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Powersports Batteries: AGM vs. Lead- Acid

Lead-acid batteries and AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) batteries are both types of motorcycle batteries but they have a few key differences.

First, lead-acid batteries

are the older technology and have been around for decades. They have a liquid electrolyte solution that can spill if the battery is sitting in a position of heavy vibrations and movements. On the other hand, AGM batteries have a fiberglass mat that absorbs the electrolyte, making them spill-proof and maintenance-free. Second, AGM batteries are generally more expensive than lead-acid batteries, but they offer several advantages. They are more resistant to vibration and shock, which makes them ideal for use in motorcycles and other vehicles. They also have a lower self-discharge rate than lead-acid batteries, which means they can hold their charge for longer periods of time. Finally, AGM batteries are often more powerful than lead-acid batteries, which means they can provide more starting power to your motorcycle's engine. This can be especially important if you have a larger or mor

e powerful motorcycle that requires a lot of energy to start. In summary, while both lead-acid and AGM batteries can be used in motorcycles, AGM batteries offer several advantages including being spill-proof, maintenance-free, and more powerful. However, they do come at a higher cost.



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