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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
4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
3.9 / 5
Ease Of Install
3.9 / 5
Durability
4.1 / 5

Fitment Notes & Exceptions

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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

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4.2 / 5.0
27 Reviews
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Bang For The Buck
3.9 / 5
Ease Of Install
3.9 / 5
Durability
4.1 / 5
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Ease Of Install
1 / 5
Durability
1 / 5
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
Ride:
2008 Kawasaki KLR650
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
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
not the ideal motorcycle battery
Great concept, tech specs look good, but battery start-up performance thus far during the winter months is not good. My BMW F800GS is almost impossible to start in colder temps. Ballistic Performance has a video posted showing start-up procedure in colder weather, and my experience is no where near as good as what's shown in the video. Two to four minutes trying to start-up, with the bike electrical system and my GPS and other electronics gear continuously resetting, is not good. However, I have decided to keep the battery and see how it does in spring and summer (reinstalled old lead battery for the remainder of the winter). There is a tremendous weight savings with the Ballistic Performance battery, and that high on the bike the weight is definitely noticeable. Hopefully the battery will function in a more acceptable manner in 60+ degree temps.
March 13, 2014
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Does not work below 50° Fahrenheit. Do not buy!
This battery has left me stranded every time it gets below 52°… I contacted Ballistic and they said this is normal for this battery in cold temperatures. It was 50°!!!. This battery does not perform as advertised - 'operating temps : 32°-140° Fahrenheit.'. An outright lie. False advertising for a garbage product, and no they would not refund my money. Do Not Buy!!
May 12, 2013
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Technology is Awesome
I was a little nervous about buying this. $150 is a nice chunk of cash. However, I am happy with my purchase.

I checked the voltage of the battery after unboxing and it read an even 13.5 volts. I used some scrap, inch-thick neoprene to fill in all the extra space and to immobilize the battery.

I did have to clip some plastic off from around the positive terminal to keep it from blocking the cable, but other than that, the install was painless.

Fired up my 1983 Honda Nighthawk 650 on the first try. Plenty of juice. It's only the first day, but so far so good.

Thanks, RevZilla!
January 17, 2014
Ride:
1983 Honda CB650SC Nighthawk
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Nice and light!
I have a 2010 Yamaha R6
Pros:
Its about 10lbs lighter than the original
It starts up nice and solid with my HID lights

Cons:
it was shipped to me with a weak charge, not sure if this was the battery its self or if its just been sitting on the shelf's for awhile (jump started my bike in 2nd and drove around the block and 'its fine' now... Works great but still makes me nervous)

Not really a 'Con' but worth noting,
The battery is smaller than the original dimension wise, but comes packed in a nice fitted pad of foam, I used the original battery as my template and cut the foam to match the dimensions so this new battery wouldn't get jostled around
January 13, 2014
Ride:
2010 Yamaha YZF-R6
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2002 Honda VFR800A Interceptor ABS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
3 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2009 Honda CBR1000RR
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Light, well built
Polarity is opposite a standard 05 WR 450. Had to reroute battery cables but fits almost perfect!
October 27, 2012
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
Quality battery, This is my second ballistic battery. the first one is still in use and not showing any signs of failing.
Just follow the directions on maintenance. Should solve starting problems on ktm 450 sxf
Jon M on Mar 2, 2016
based on reputation stated on biker websites and forums
David U on Nov 17, 2014
Quality battery, This is my second ballistic battery. the first one is still in use and not showing any signs of failing.
Just follow the directions on maintenance. Should solve starting problems on ktm 450 sxf
Jon M on Mar 2, 2016
best buy!
Z I on Mar 11, 2015
based on reputation stated on biker websites and forums
David U on Nov 17, 2014
This battery will be used on a cafe racer style 1980 cb750k. Chose this because of size and ability to mount in any orientation.
Parker B on Oct 17, 2014
Superor product at an excellent price. And the three year warantee!
YogaMan on Oct 15, 2014
my bike is a little under powered trying to save weight
daniel i on Jun 2, 2014
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
chris m on May 24, 2014
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.
Nathan L on May 7, 2014
My scooter battery died and I needed another battery this has exceeded my expectations!!
Kyle K on Feb 14, 2014
Lighter, less delicate
Joel D on Jan 12, 2014
Bike needed a new battery, and a 9 pound weight savings and 3 year warranty had me sold.
Ahren K on Aug 23, 2013
best buy!
Z I on Mar 11, 2015
This battery will be used on a cafe racer style 1980 cb750k. Chose this because of size and ability to mount in any orientation.
Parker B on Oct 17, 2014
Will the Ballistic Performance 8 Cell EVO2 Battery work for a 81 Honda cb 750 c?
A shopper on Nov 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Does the 8-cell EVO2 Battery fit my Ducati Monster 696?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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.
I want to get a smaller battery for my cafe racer/brat build. I have a CD250u 1989 and im going to keep the starter motor. I live in NZ where the climate is pretty temperate. The amps per hour are lower on these batteries, does that matter? What size ballistic would suit my build best? Could i get away with the 4 cell?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We presently use the 8 cell to start a Tohatsu M50D2 outboard motor. This is a 42 cubic inch (697cc) 3 cylinder engine with average 140 psi compression. The starter motor has nine teeth and the flywheel 83 (9 to 1 ratio). We tried a 4 cell and it DID turn the engine over but it was obviously not re-assuring. So we went for the 8 cell which whips the thing over like nothing. I would suggest that you try the 4 cell because Ballistic ads imply that it will do the job for your size engine. We have had excellent luck with these batteries and we also bought the recommended charger because we do not run an alternator.
Alex
Mad Russian Racing
Richmond, Maine USA
Lithium batteries requires a special charger... but could I still jump start it like a normal lead acid battery should it be drained?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Will the Ballistic 8 volt EVO2 fit in the battery compartment of a 2003 Yamaha FZ1?
A shopper on Feb 24, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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.
How important is it to insulate this product from vibration? I intend to install this battery in a custom-made aluminum box to fit under the motorcycle frame. Do I need to allow for insulation in the battery box? Matt
A shopper on Jun 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Great battery, had if for two years now. Started right up after not using all winter.
will this battery fit my CCW tha misfit?
A shopper on Nov 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: anything is possible
Would this light a 360 watt light bar?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2016
I have a 2013 KTM Duke 690 - which cell size would be best?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2016
What size does a klr 650 need.?
A shopper on Feb 29, 2016