There comes a rare time when the stars align and the bearded biker dude up in the sky delivers a fantastic deal. In the world of motorcycle batteries, it’s in the form of the Chrome Pro YTX14-BS
This is a maintenance-free gel battery that delivers all the shots. It provides 200 CCAs of starting power, more than enough juice for most rides. It’s fully rechargeable and has an impressive lifespan of 2,000 charges.
It’s sealed in and completely maintenance free, so you can safely mount it any way you like, and it won't sprout a leak – even if the battery itself is punctured. No need to make a mess with topping up, either.
Aside from the basics, what we like about the Chrome Pro YTX14-BS
is the built-in LED gauge that displays the battery's voltage. This can give you a fair warning if your battery is approaching a low voltage situation.
While this is a useful feature in theory, in practice we find that the onboard voltmeter is not as accurate as a dedicated multimeter. Some bike models might also make it difficult to view the LED screen itself, so it kind of beats the purpose. Still, it’s useful to give a rough estimate of battery performance.
But the best part? The great price! The value for money on this battery can't be beaten for similar products in its class. For one, it performs even better than OEM batteries – at half the price! Couple that with a 12-month warranty and excellent customer service, and you have yourself a winner.
Overall, this is a fantastic motorcycle battery that covers all the basics – plus more – at an unbelievably good price. If you’re an everyman motorcycle owner who just needs a great battery without worrying about any of the technical specifics, you can’t go wrong with this one.