SHORAI LFX™ BATTERIES NAMED OFFICIAL BATTERY FOR FALKNER/LIVINGSTON AKRAPOVIC RACE TEAM FOR PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB
SUNNYVALE, Calif., (June 25, 2013) – Shorai Inc., a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of prismatic cell, lithium iron phosphate power sports batteries, has been named the official battery for the Falkner/Livingston Akrapovic Team racing bikes, participating in the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) on June 30, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Former Pikes Peak Champion and 2005 King of the Hill rider, Micky Dymond, will compete for the team on a Ducati Multistrada, motorcycle of choice for Falkner/Livingston winning riders the past three years in the 1205 Pro Class. Shorai LFX™ batteries are an industry leading 80 percent lighter than their lead-acid equivalent with 20 percent greater starting performance, giving the riders a quick start advantage in the “Race to the Clouds.”
“This is the first time Shorai LFX™ batteries will be used for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and we are excited to showcase all its benefits,” said Kevin Riley, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Shorai. “We are thrilled Micky Dymond and the Falkner/Livingston Akrapovic Team has chosen to use our batteries on all three of their race bikes at this year’s event.”
“As a three time Pikes Peak competitor, I’m thrilled to race here again on the Ducati Multistrada using Shorai LFX™ batteries,” said Micky Dymond, pro rider for Falkner/Livingston Akrapovic Race Team and returning Pikes Peak Champion. “Since the batteries are lighter than the typical lead acid equivalents, I’m looking forward to a quicker start time, giving me an opportunity to take the lead early on in the race.”
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb began in 1916 and is the second oldest motor sports race in America. The PPIHC is a long-standing tradition in the Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. The race takes place on a 12.42 mile course beginning at 9,390 feet with 156 turns and ending at the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak. One of the main obstacles of the race is the increasingly thin air that causes slow reflexes, diminished muscle strength and 30 percent reduction of power for internal combustion engines as competitors advance up the peak.
Shorai makes nearly two dozen battery options designed to fit market needs for street, dirt, touring and cruiser motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, personal watercraft, riding lawnmowers and utility vehicles. Shorai LFX™batteries are 80 percent lighter than their lead-acid equivalent, with 20 percent greater starting performance, do not sulfate and have an extremely low self-discharge rate. Available at a variety of authorized resellers worldwide, Shorai LFX™ batteries can be purchased at over 2,500 dealers and also online at www.ShoraiPower.com.
About Falkner/Livingston Racing FL Racing was founded in 2003 by longtime friends Paul Livingston and Rod Falkner when they set their first Land Speed Record at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The race team is made up of friends from the motorsports world who have racing in their DNA and like to use their diversified talents and resources to achieve a common goal. By 2013 the team had set numerous Land Speed Records in 50cc, 125cc, 650cc, 750cc, 1000cc, 1350cc, 1650cc, and 3000cc classes and many class wins at Pikes Peak. The team has managed special Baja, Bonneville, and Pikes Peak race projects for Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Triumph, and Ducati. For additional information, please visit http://spidergrips.com
About AkrapovicAkrapovic is immersed at the highest levels of racing in every category through partnerships with Akrapovic Moto GP teams, World Superbike teams, Supercross and Outdoor Motocross teams, as well as Dakar. Visit website www.akrapovic.com for more about the complete line of Akrapovic exhaust systems.
About Shorai Founded in 2010 and based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Shorai Inc. has quickly become the world’s principal producer of prismatic cell, lithium iron phosphate power sports batteries. Shorai is leading the market’s conversion from traditional lead-acid batteries to lighter, more efficient and higher performance lithium starter batteries. For more information about Shorai, product offerings, upcoming sponsored events or local Shorai dealers, please visit www.ShoraiPower.com.