MB5U Motobatt 12V AGM Battery
Motobatt MB5U QUADFLEX AGM
Generally Powersports batteries available in the marketplace today have been largely unchanged for years. Motobatt designed, and continues to upgrade its own products to meet the ever changing demands of the industry. Powersports vehicles now are almost exclusively Fuel Injected, and have additional power loads vs older models ie Thermal Fans, Fuel Pump, Injectors, ECU, ABS Braking, Telemetry, Traction Control, Electronic suspension and Projector Headlamps, just to name a few!
Additionally, Performance ECU, Heated Grips, Sound systems, GPS, Communication equipment, and charging outlets are all common aftermarket accessories. With all those extra loads Manufacturers are still using Starting lighting and ignition Lead Acid batteries as Original Fitment.
Motobatt has designed a battery that is a perfect balance between Ignition and Power Supply. Compared with older machines when the battery only had to start the engine and operate some low wattage bulbs, we now have a situation where Amp draw at Ignition and during operation has increased dramatically. Also the battery is cycling deeper and constantly. Hence the requirements for a battery that can retain CCA under higher load conditions as well as “cycle”.
CCA numbers alone are only part of the story, more CCA than the manufacturer specifies is wasted where it could be used to create more AH or “run time” in layman’s terms.
Motobatt batteries are designed to deal with repeated starts, additional accessory loads and faster recovery from heavy cycling. We have improved an old design by packing as much active material inside the battery in the smartest way possible. Many lower cost batteries are below manufacturers specifications, and as such expire rapidly or completely fail to deal with the task altogether.
Motobatt patented Quad Flex terminal design creates a shorter current path to the battery cables for a stronger inrush of current resulting in improved starting. As a bonus the two unused terminals make a safer, universal attachment point for accessories like charger leads heated grips etc. The terminals are made of heavy brass and are excellent conductors of electricity and will not bend or distort while in use or transport or use. They offer attachment from the top, side or front of the battery for infinite fitting solutions.
Incorporating additional lead in the form of larger thicker plates is only part of the story. Each plate is individually wrapped in Absorbed Glass Matting or AGM. This assists with the vibration found on many Powersports vehicles, it also reduces failures due to migrating particles inside the battery which result in short circuits and weld breakages.
AGM batteries have a much lower self-discharge rate than wet flooded types, and as a higher Amp Hour battery, the Motobatt battery can discharge more deeply and recover repeatedly, a standard wet flooded battery cannot withstand this type of cycling without premature failure.
Motobatt is a Factory Activated battery. It comes to you pre-conditioned ready to install out of the box. You don’t have to add acid, however due to storage variations in the supply chain you should always put the battery on an AGM type charger prior to fitting. This will ensure your battery is in the fully charged state it is designed for. 80% of premature battery failure in Powersports applications is caused by incorrect activation of the battery plates. As well as this you have to mess with acid, top up levels and deal with corrosion on terminals, or worse the machine itself.
Please look at our Battery Care section to understand how to achieve the best life from your Motobatt battery.
Motobatt Quadflex batteries come with a 1 Year full replacement warranty!
Motobatt USA will ship your battery fully charged and ready for use, but should you let it sit before install, keep it on a maintainer ready to go.
MB5U battery is a Sealed AGM (Absorbed Glass Matt) Design. This means it is filled and charged at the factory, then permanently sealed.
Check out the Installation Guide tab for more details.