May Newsletter 2013

Shorai Battery Facebook Page Giveaway
MotoGP Giveaway

Last Chance to win $900 CASH and Two Tickets to MotoGP Laguna Seca. Enter Now.

We will be picking the winner of our MotoGP Giveaway this weekend, which includes a $900 Visa  and two passes to the Laguna Seca Round of MotoGP.  Enter now, by liking our Facebook page, and Following us on Twitter.  Full details of the giveaway can be found here. (More)
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Information Page

We will be a the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel California!

Building on the success of its Automobile counterpart, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering will offer a spectacular display of classic sports and racing bikes lined up on the pristine lawn of the Driving Range at Quail Lodge Golf Club.

This year's event showcase the finest motorcycles from the past, present and future. We will be displaying our own classic, restored Maico, at our booth.  Stop by and say "Hello"... (More.)

Endurocross  coming to Las Vegas:

Shorai is a proud sponsor of the 2013 GEICO Endurocross Series.  We will be in attendance this weekend at the Orlean Arena in Las Vegas.  Please stop by our booth in Vendor row.  Below is the latest release from Endurocross:

There is no doubt that Taddy Blazusiak, the four-time GEICO AMA EnduroCross, Fueled by Monster Energy Champion is the favorite to win the title again in 2013 but he will face a stacked field of riders gunning for the top spot. The remainder of the field has... (More)

Shorai LFX™ Battery featured in the May issue of Superstreet Bike Magazine:


In the current May issue of SSB, they drop a LFX18L2-BS12 Shorai battery into their long term test Kawasaki ZX-6R to lose significant weight. A great article on how to get some easy performance gains with some simple modifications.

*Article and images by Brain Hatano of SSB.

Also, in the issue is a short feature on our Shorai charger...(more)



Frequently Asked Questions

Battery Tech: New lithium-ion battery design that’s 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster

Currently, energy storage is all about trade-offs. You can have lots of power (watts), or lots of energy (watt-hours), but you can’t generally have both. Supercapacitors can release a massive amount of power, but only for a few seconds; fuel cells can store a vast amount of energy, but are limited in their peak power output. This a problem because most modern applications of bleeding-edge tech — smartphones, wearable computers, electric vehicles — require large amounts of power and energy. Lithium-ion batteries are currently the best solution for high-power-and-energy applications, but even the best li-ion battery designs demand that industrial designers and electronic engineers make serious trade-offs when creating a new device.

Which brings us neatly onto the University of Illinois’ battery...(More)