About our Battery Systems

Sycl Battery Systems
All of our ultralight products are designed to work with standard motorcycle electrical systems and their operational charging voltage.  These are worlds smallest, lightest, and most powerful motorsports battery systems. Weight savings of up to 9.8 lbs . Applications available for motorcycles up to 1200cc.

Our batteries use A123 Systems Nanophosphate™ chemistry.  These are Lithium Iron Phosphate cells and are quite different from the Lithium Ion units found in laptops.  They are very powerful and do not need any maintenance including trickle charging to last up to 10 years!

Light Weight: Our smallest system weighs less than 13 oz.  and measures 1" D x 4" W  x 3" H

Better Engine Cranking Power! Up to 415 CCA (better than OEM wet cells)

We offer 3 types of battery systems with or without quick disconnect cables.

• 2.3 Ah which is designed for bikes under 450cc and has 120 CCA 
   13 oz.  and measures 1" D x 4" W  x 3" H

• 4.6 Ah which is designed for bikes between 450cc and 750cc has 240 CCA
  1.3 lbs.  and measures 2" D x 4" W  x 3" H

• 6.9 Ah which is designed for bikes between 750cc and 1200cc  and has 360 CCA
  1.8 lbs.  and measures 3" D x 4" W  x 3" H

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About Motorcycle Batteries
There are 2 main characteristics of battery systems which will help determine which battery system you need: Pulse discharge capacity, and Amp hour capacity.

Pulse Discharge Capacity refers to the battery systems ability to output a burst of power for 10 seconds. This is a good way to compare with Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) of a lead acid battery. This should help in determining what battery you should choose. Sycl battery systems are very powerful in terms of pulse discharge capacity. For example, our 4.6 AH systems which are rated at 240 amps, are capable of starting 1000cc bikes while weighing roughly 1.3 lbs. This makes them ideal where weight reduction and space limitations are a primary concern. In this area, lead-acid batteries simply can not compete. They generally weigh 5-9 times what a Sycl battery system weighs, and are in some cases 4 times the size.

Amp Hour Capacity  or Ah refers to a battery systems ability to supply one amp for one hour at a given voltage. Sycl battery systems offer significant amp hour capacity for their size. Our 6.9 amp hour battery weighs just 1.8 lbs. Using this battery as an example, it can supply 1 amp for 6.9 hours at 13.8 volts. While this is significant capacity for a performance battery, it does have limitations. What this means is that the 1.8 lb. battery system which starts and runs your motorcycle will not be ideal for powering your Alarm, Clock, GPSs and other power draining accessories while your bikes charging system is not running, if you do not disconnect the battery as suggested. This is important to understand as it will help to determine if this is a suitable choice for your bike. Our battery systems are designed for performance and race use. They are not deep cycle or marine batteries converted for performance use.

Charging Your Battery
All Sycl batteries come fully charged and ready to install. Even if left on the shelf for 6 months your new battery system will be within 95% of full capacity. You do not need to charge your new battery system prior to installation.  Should you manage to discharge your battery somehow, you have a few choices to get it recharged.  Damage can occur if the battery is discharged to under 4 volts or over 14.8 volts.  (check your bikes charging system regularly)

• 1.  Automotive type battery charger providing 5 amps for 15 minutes.
• 2.  Do not use battery charges with a desulphate mode. They will damage battery.
• 3.  Battery Tender™ or Battery Tender Jr.™ CAN be used if battery is only slightly
Q: Can I keep it on a Battery Tender regularly when not in use?
A: We discourage the use of Battery Tender devices on all of our battery systems for extended use. Over time, these devices can damage your battery system. Consider what happens when you leave a cell phone on a charger all the time- the battery loses significant capacity and its lifespan is shortened.
Q: How do I select the right battery?
A: Since these batteries are for racing and high performance in some cases you can use a smaller battery for just starting your bike.  In most cases in temperatures above 50° the 2.3 AH unit will start a 650cc + bike and the 4.6 AH has been used on 1100cc Twins.
Q: Can the battery catch on fire?
A: Prolonged repeated starting attempts on a smaller Sycl battery than recomended can overheat and damage the battery.  It will not catch fire like early Lithium Ion batteries.
Q: What is the Quick Disconnect Harness?
A: The Quick Disconnect Harness allows you to easily transfer one battery to multiple bikes.  Or it can be used to make sure that there is absolutely no drain on the battery.
Q: How long will the battery last?
A: Life expectancy is 5 to 10 years with moderate to regular use.
Q: What is the Amp Hour (Ah) rating?
A: An amp-hour is one amp for one hour, or 10 amps for 1/10 of an hour and so forth. It is amps X hours. If you have something that pulls 20 amps, and you use it for 20 minutes, then the amp-hours used would be 20 (amps) X .333 (hours), or 6.67 AH. The accepted AH rating time period for batteries is the "20 hour rate".

for questions please email:  or call 435.899.9358.