Varta High-Tech Bike Batteries
Varta is re-launching its range of premium quality 12V motorcycle batteries to increase coverage of the high performance sector, including machines such as the Yamaha R6 and Suzuki GSX 1300R.
The range includes 10 new Varta LF gel batteries, featuring the latest AGM (absorbent Glass Mat) technology, which gives three times the service life of conventional lead acid batteries. These come with an acid pack, allowing customers to commission the battery themselves when required, thus improving shelf life for the trade. AGM technology also means that the battery is totally leak- and spill-proof.
Varta Product Development Manager Tony Miller believes that the new product range represents a significant move away from the practice of factory-filled bike batteries, with their inherent stocking and charging problems. “By the time factory-filled batteries from the Far East reach this market, many may have already degraded to the point where quality and longevity become real issues,” he says.
The re-launch is accompanied by new packaging, including carrying handles that make it easier for customers to carry the battery away and commission it themselves, following simple, on-box instructions. Varta will also be issuing a new catalogue to assist the trade with product identification and stocking.