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Shorai Lithium Battery LFX18A1-BS12
  • Shorai Lithium Battery LFX18A1-BS12
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Shorai LFX Lithium Iron Battery LFX18A1-BS12

Shorai LFX Lithium motorcycle batteries are some of the lightest and most powerful replacement batteries available. Most powersports enthusiasts have gotten used to hooking up a tender to their lead-acid batteries, all the time. Shorai LFX have a much slower self-discharge than the best lead acid batteries (1/6 to 1/7, on average), they do not sulfate as capacity drops, and they are the ultimate "deep cycle" battery. This means that they can still crank your vehicle even if the remaining capacity is quite low. A fully charged LFX can sit for a year or more and still retain adequate starting capacity, without damaging the battery. As such, any vehicle which has no current flowing when the key is OFF should not need a tender. At most this battery only needs to be charged every 6 to 12 months, depending on the use and average storage temperature. Newer vehicles may have a significant draw even when the key is OFF, to maintain clocks and computers, etc. In this case Shorai expects that a few hours of riding per month will be all that is needed to avoid tending. If you know that you will go a number of weeks or months without riding, you can either attach a tender, or disconnect the negative cable from the battery. In any case, during storage you may use the voltage chart above and an accurate voltmeter, and consider recharging when the battery is around the 50% capacity remaining mark, or above.


  • Faster cranking for better starts
  • Ultra light- one fifth the weight of lead-acid batteries on average
  • Holds unloaded charge for one year without maintenance
  • Zero sulfation for longer service life
  • Super-fast recharge rate
  • No explosive gasses during charge, no lead, no acid
  • Military spec carbon composite case
  • Multiple terminal connection options
  • Includes adhesive back foam sheets
  • Factory activated
  • Environmentally friendly
  • 2 year warranty


  • 12 V- Volts
  • 270 CCA- Cold Cranking Amps
  • 18 Ah- Amp Hours
  • 18 A Max Charge Rate
  • Weight: 2.19 lbs/0.997 kg
  • Case Size 1: 66mm/2.6" x 148mm/5.83" x 105mm/4.13"
  • See Shorai Specs PDF below for full fitment guide

Battery Terminal Location:


  • All Shorai Batteries require charging out of the box prior to use.
  • It is extremely important that you use only the appropriate battery for your bike. A battery with incorrect amperage may damage the battery and your bike.
  • Shorai Batteries require a charging system output of 13.1 Volts or higher at idle and must not exceed 15.2 volts at maximum output.
  • Shorai Batteries may not be a drop in replacement for all bikes, some modification to battery box, terminals etc may be necessary.
  • Shorai recommends NOT using a charger or tender if it has a desulfation mode which cannot be turned off. Shorai has confirmed that the Battery Tender brand does NOT have a desulfation mode and are OK for use with Shorai LFX batteries. However the best possible charger/tender for the Shorai LFX is the Shorai SHO-BMS01 Battery Management System.

Fitment Notes & Exceptions

This is a universal fit part; it may or may not fit without modification.

  • All Shorai Batteries require charging out of the box prior to use
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Shorai Lithium Battery LFX18A1-BS12 4.6 5 157 157
Revzilla falls short Revzilla order site says this battery will fit but battery site says bike needs a battery with more power. Battery is working fine with no extra accessories. August 4, 2016
Shorai is BAE Does everything better than stock battery. You don't realize how heavy the stock battery is until you physically pull it out and replace it. Just from starting it up, I could immediately feel the difference. I highly recommend changing your stock battery to a Shorai as soon as possible. July 6, 2016
great battery Bought this for a GS 650 and it is working great. The battery comes with inserts to fill battery box in bike if it is not a perfect fit depending on your bike application but I can report it does fit the GS. Battery is much lighter than acid type. Very happy with purchase and will be looking for one for my ZX10R when I need to replace battery in it. July 4, 2016
Good battery light and reliable I picked this battery because it goes in a track bike that only gets started and ran a few times a month. The battery is light and shaved a pound or so off of the one that came out of it also the battery lives on a battery tender and has not given any issues on starting or draining the charge. June 21, 2016
Shorai LFX - a Phenominal Battery Bought this battery for our 1982 Virago (electrical power hog) café racer build. It has exceeded our expectations and never seems to lose top-end power. Smaller, lighter, and extremely well made battery. Would highly recommend for your bike build or other power sports application. June 15, 2016
Not enough of a benefit to switch These batteries have been nothing but problems since day 1. The first battery I had was in for a total of 2 months and would not keep charge and eventually had to be sent in for warranty. I even purchased their specific charger and cabling to try to remedy the situation since they warn against using traditional chargers. After they sent me the new battery for the warranty I had that battery installed in the bike for only 4 hours of use before it literally exploded blowing fuses all over the bike and ruining the electrical system. Lithium batteries have their limitations and in my opinion after personal experience are not worth the added headache. I was in the middle of a bike trip and the bike was rendered completely useless so it stopped the trip real quick. After reading more about the complications that lithium batteries can have beyond the problems that I experienced I count myself lucky that my problems were not more severe. Although the support team was prompt and seemed to want to help I just can't justify the few lbs of weight savings and supposedly the extra power for a high price tag and a picky battery that is unreliable and dangerous. Turnaround time for the whole thing after receiving now the third battery will only be a little under a year. So in my book the price is not worth the price you could possibly pay. June 10, 2016
Easy to install and good performance so far Easy to install and good performance so far. Concerned about damaging battery if using conventional trickle charge so added Shorai battery management system June 7, 2016
Save weight and improve cold starts! The battery installed in less than 15 minutes and shaved about 9lbs off my 821 Hypermotard. It also comes ready to rock and roll with no charging required! The bike cranks several magnitudes stronger on cold mornings and after long periods of inactivity. Can't recommend this product enough. June 1, 2016
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