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Ballistic Performance 8 Cell EVO2 Battery

The 8 Cell EVO2 model is our primary product. The 8 Cell model will work with everything from 450cc MX bikes to 1000cc multi-cylinder motorcycles. This battery is robust, impact resistant, water resistant, and has more starting punch than 90% of all the powersports lead-acid batteries available. Most motorcycles in this range use an OEM battery that weighs up to 10.7lbs. The 8 Cell Ballistic Performance Components EVO2 Battery weighs a little over 1.5lbs. That is a weight savings of 9.3lbs for less than $160! If your powersports vehicle has a modified motor or operates in extreme conditions then we would recommend upgrading to the 12 Cell for added durability.

  • Dimensions: 112MM (L) x 60MM (W) x 103MM (H) Measured from top of terminal
  • Available with the Negative Terminal on the Right or Left
  • Weight: 825 grams (1.81 lb)
  • Voltage (Charged): 13.6V
  • Amperage: 15 Pbeq A/H
  • Cold Cranking Amps: 275 CCA
  • Operating Environment: -18°C (0°F) to 60°C (140°F)
  • Typical Applications: 1000cc and under multi-cylinder motorcycles and 450cc singles.

Note: Ballistic Batteries may not be a drop in replacement, some modification to battery box, terminals etc may be necessary. See Ballistic / Yuasa Comparison charts below for detailed measurements and weights.

Your powersports vehicle is the pinnacle of modern technology. It is made with the latest lightweight, high tech materials to be the most high performance vehicle on the road, lake, track or trail. You have modified your powersports vehicle with the best in carbon fiber, titanium, and magnesium in an effort to gain every last ounce of performance. Yet, under your seat is a heavy hunk of lead that was designed in the mid 1800’s.

Ballistic Performance Component Batteries use the latest, state of the art lithium ferrous energy storage technology available to provide you with a smaller, lighter, higher energy battery. Each Ballistic Performance Component Battery is assembled by hand in the USA using computer designed custom proprietary cells, cases, and hardware. As a result, Ballistic Performance Component Batteries will provide more energy out of a smaller package while requiring almost no regular maintenance and under most conditions a longer service life than existing lead acid batteries.

  • Up to 80% smaller than the stock battery
  • Up to 10lbs Lighter than the stock battery
  • Service life of over twice a lead acid in similar conditions
  • Industry leading 3 year warranty
  • Designed, developed, and assembled in the USA
  • Hard mounted brass terminals for a direct replacement installation
  • Completely “dry” technology so batteries can be mounted in any direction
  • Non-toxic, recyclable
  • Applications for powersports vehicles from 50cc - 1800cc
  • Tested extensively by professional race teams
  • Impact and water resistant
  • Works with the orignial equipment charging system
  • No trickle charger required, loses only 10% of charge over a year of static use

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Ballistic Performance 8 Cell EVO2 Battery 3.9 5 38 38
Not great in the cold I've had one of these in my VFR800A for a couple of years now. I've used LiFe technology in other applications and am pretty familiar with its strengths and weaknesses, and I commute to work on my bike all year round. Very reliable battery, cells have maintained their balance, and battery provides good cranking *IF* the temperature is 50F or above. Below that, cranking power goes down quickly to the point of resetting the clock and trip odometers before the motor will start (if it starts). I've actually put a heating pad in the battery box to pre-heat it on cold days using an external USB booster, which helps a lot. I'd probably replace it with a 12-cell model next time for a little bigger capacity margin. Lead battery costs have gone up, so this is still a win in my opinion due to improved reliability and lifetime. March 12, 2015
The battery I've been waiting for. After much research, and because I never liked the OEM batteries on my 2009 Honda CBR1000RR, I purchased this. The original battery, as well as a replacement a few years later, always felt like the battery was weak, no matter what. I believe that Honda, in an effort to eliminated as much weight from the bike as possible, just installed a battery too small for this motorcycle. And the area allowed for it is extremely small as well. This EVO2 make a world of difference. It always starts with plenty of juice. It performs as advertised. Now, hopefully it will last a long time. February 22, 2015
Perfect so far I installed this just before my riding season was over so not much time to test it. It is surprisingly light. It's like it weights nothing compared to an acid battery. I left it in the bike for the winter so far and every time I tried my bike started instantly with a strong cranking. It keeps the charge even in very cold weather with no problem. February 17, 2015
Don't buy this!!!! Don't buy this battery OR the overpriced charger! I bought my 8-cell in Feb of 2014. Waited for warm weather and began using it May. Last week (Nov 2014) I bought Ballistic's charger to "balance charge" the battery, removed the black BMS port cover to begin the balance charging process and discovered the port was loaded with corrosion so bad that one of the 5 pins was entirely gone. Now I'm stuck with a battery I can't properly charge and a specialized charger I don't need. I contacted Ballistic and they are completely unwilling to replace the battery, claiming I've damaged it. I bought the charger through Schnitz Motorsports and they are also unwilling to return it because it is a used electrical item. In summary, I'm out $300 for a battery that doesn't work in the cold like a standard lead or gel battery. It's ONLY good quality is that it is 6 or 7 pounds lighter than a standard battery. Whoopee! Honestly, I've never dealt with a company so unwilling to stand behind their product. If I lived near their headquarters, I'd launch both the charger and battery through the front windows of their building. November 25, 2014
Very very good Sim, eu recomendo!! Mais compacta e com maior tempo de duração! Apesar de ser menor, na própria caixa da bateria você pode utilizar o acabamento interno para compensar o tamanho da baterria que é um pouco menor! November 13, 2014
A battery for dedicated purposes, unreliable, expensive, necessary evil? You decide! This is my second Ballistic. The first one, used as a backup, started to perform badly just after two years of seeing very little action. These batteries are small, light, pack a punch and are great as a portable spare. The drawbacks are price, poor performance at low temperatures, and in my opinion more unpredictable and unreliable than a standard batt. Why I insist on these? Well I like the idea, they are easy to carry on a plane, shed weight off the bike, in concept there are the path to the future. Would I recommend them? Well, yes and no. It all depends what you want to achieve. I did not get much after sales support when my battery started to play games. I did not get an invoice from Revzilla either that supports my warranty. A word of warning: Be very meticulous in ordering the right post location for your battery as these come with Left or Right ground. If you order the wrong one you have two issues: 1. the fitting will be difficult because the posts have a L shaped plastic shield and going over those with the wires will surely break them (happened to me). Also, wrong post location may lead to connecting the battery the wrong way and frying all circuits! Yes, I did that too but since I had a ground cutoff switch I realized my mistake seconds from disaster. October 20, 2014
no more corrosion This battery was easy to install, just use the foam that comes in the box to fill in the additional space that will be in your battery tray. You may have a little bit of trouble making your battery leads reach the terminals, but with a bit of fancy footwork and clever thinking you should be good to go with the stock set up. I do recommend purchasing the ballistic battery quick charger set up as well, it comes in handy if your bike sits for too long. That being said, I have let mine sit for two months and it started up with no issues. September 29, 2014
Compact and Powerful I ordered this battery because I needed the smallest battery possible because I bobbed the tail of the bike and real estate is at a minimum. I assumed I was going to run into cranking issues as the bike is a 1000cc Vtwin sportbike. (2002 Aprilia RSV Mille) However up until this point I have had ZERO issues with the battery, the bike fires right up every time. Some reviews say that the battery doesn't do well in cold conditions but I live in south Louisiana so that doesn't happen too often and if it does I drive something with a heater. September 29, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Z I: best buy! Mar 11, 2015
David U: based on reputation stated on biker websites and forums Nov 17, 2014
Parker B: This battery will be used on a cafe racer style 1980 cb750k. Chose this because of size and ability to mount in any orientation. Oct 17, 2014
James M: Superor product at an excellent price. And the three year warantee! Oct 15, 2014
daniel i: my bike is a little under powered trying to save weight Jun 2, 2014
chris m: This is my second Ballistic battery for a second bike. I live in Dubai. Liquid batteries don't last very long here because of the heat. I also ride a lot on the track and these batteries are extremely light weight May 24, 2014
Nathan L: Needed a new battery and didn't want to deal with lead-acid batteries anymore. Price is steep but I'm hoping it is an overall upgrade worth the extra money. May 7, 2014
Kyle K: My scooter battery died and I needed another battery this has exceeded my expectations!! Feb 14, 2014
Joel D: Lighter, less delicate Jan 12, 2014
Ahren K: Bike needed a new battery, and a 9 pound weight savings and 3 year warranty had me sold. Aug 23, 2013
A shopper asked: Will the Ballistic Performance 8 Cell EVO2 Battery work for a 81 Honda cb 750 c? Nov 12, 2014
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Jason S: I think so. Have you gone to the Ballistic site yet? There, you can enter your bike year, make, and model, and it will suggest a battery for you. You can also call them. I've melted two of them, and I'm trying to figure out why. So, my advice would be to check your charging system first; make sure your regulator is healthy, etc. Nov 13, 2014
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jeff f: should work fine. use the packing foam to fit in battery box (evo's are much smaller than oem batteries). just cut to fit. don't forget to put foam on the bottom. vibration is a battery's worst enemy. also order with the terminals oriented like your existing battery (unless you have long cables that will reach either side). Nov 13, 2014
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Andre Fraga F:
Yes i think! but you will need to adjust the battery hole with foam! The battery is a little small! Inside the battery box has a foam type, You can use!
See on instruction for batterry sizes!
Nov 13, 2014
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Iain M: Yes it will - I put it in an XS 650 build last year - it's a great battery - strong starter - doesn't fade over time - I will definitely buy another one for this year's project - a 1978 KZ1000 Nov 13, 2014
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William f: If you make sure of the size and orientation of the post you can find one to fit about anything, I've had mine about half a season so far and it's been great. Nov 12, 2014
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Randall C: Probably- considering it has the cranking amps of the normal battery but it's half the size Nov 12, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does the 8-cell EVO2 Battery fit my Ducati Monster 696? Sep 14, 2013
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Daniel H: I honestly don't know. But if I remember correctly the manufacturer's website has a fairly comprehensive list of what batteries fit which bikes. Good luck. Sep 14, 2013
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Sujeeth S: Yep. Easy.
Generally, with twins, if the displacement is < 800 cc , u should've no trouble.

Cheers
Sep 14, 2013
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Charles P: I suggest calling Revzilla for fitment. Oct 1, 2013
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alexander c: Yes but don't let it ever drain down to 0 or you will damage the cells Sep 14, 2013
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A shopper asked: Lithium batteries requires a special charger... but could I still jump start it like a normal lead acid battery should it be drained? Oct 14, 2014
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Zachary M: Yes. They jumpstart the same as a lead acid battery. Be very careful to not let lithium batteries completely discharge as it can damage them. I let mine completely discharge from a parasitic draw and I believe it negatively affected the cranking capacity.
Nov 12, 2014
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Christopher W: Ive jumped it with another car when my alarm drained it. Works fine bro! No worries. You can hook up a battery tender to it also. Treat it just like a regular battery man Oct 26, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will the Ballistic 8 volt EVO2 fit in the battery compartment of a 2003 Yamaha FZ1? Feb 24, 2012
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RevZilla: Your 2003 Yamaha FZ1 takes a YT14B-BS battery. According to Ballistic Performance's comparison chart linked in the product description, the 8 Cell is the correct one for your bike. It is a little smaller than a standard motorcycle battery so we would suggest getting some foam padding from a hobby shop and cut it to fill the space. May 2, 2012
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Frost785: Dimensions (Standard): 4.5" (L) x 2.5" (W) x 4.25" (H)

just measure where your battery goes for me the batter was smaller then the space i cut some foam that came with the battery to keep it snug. Haven't even charged my battery once or even thought about it.
Jun 4, 2012
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A shopper asked: will this battery fit my CCW tha misfit? Nov 4, 2014
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
8 Cell / Right-Side Negative 815322 100011 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
8 Cell / Left-Side Negative 967252 100011L In Stock: Ships within 24 hours