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Old 02-16-2011, 01:30 PM   #1

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Default Price Drop on Ballistic EVO 2 Batteries

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Old 02-16-2011, 01:54 PM   #2
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It appears to me that the biggest incentive to buy one of these 'newfangled' batteries is the remarkable reduction in weight.

F'rinstance, the MotoBatt (MBTX12U) I just bought for my Sprint ST (replacing a Yuasa YTX14-BS) weighs 10-1/2lbs (according to one site). The recommended 8-cell Ballistic is 1lb, 10oz.

It is also a couple of centimeters shorter in all three dimensions. Maybe in four, but only time will tell.

BUT, they are priced like women's swimwear. The smaller, the more expensive. I paid $60 for the MotoBatt, the Ballistic lists at a hundred dollars more.

So, not for me. Yet. I'll be watching, though, as I see this as an exciting new development in battery tech.
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