The Bike: 2014 KTM 450 SX-F
Shorai Battery Weight: 1.36 lbs, this is exactly 2 lbs less than the 3.36 lb stock battery that came on my KTM 450. You’ll never find this much weight loss for less money.
Shorai Battery Price: $114.95 Buy on Amazon for $86.95
At first look you can tell the LFX09L2-BS12 is very well made. It is little smaller than the stock battery and comes with adhesive backed foam to fill out the KTM’s stock battery holder. The battery’s shell looks and feels very sturdy.
With the Shorai LFX09L2-BS12 battery, my KTM 450 SX-F has started up perfectly every time. Starting the bike doesn’t seem any different, it may even start better than stock and I’m sure I haven’t exactly used it in the most ideal circumstances.
- Infrequent riding
- Short motos
- Spring rides where it wasn’t exactly warm out.
Shorai recommends the slightly heavier, slightly more expensive LFX14L2-BS12 for use with KTM’s motocross bikes. They also have an even lighter and less expensive LFX07L2-BS12, but I didn’t have the balls to try that. After over 20 hrs of use I have had absolutely no issues with the Shorai LFX09L2-BS12 battery.
Shorai LFX09L2-BS12 Battery Gallery
Final Thoughts on Shorai LFX09L2-BS12 Battery
I know it’s only a 2 lb weight reduction, but if you’re looking to cut some weight from your e-start KTM, this is where you should start. You will never find a cheaper way to cut 2 lbs from your bike.