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BMW Motorcycles Battery Chart

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If your motorcycle battery is dead then you have come to the right place!

This motorcycle battery finder will help you select the right battery for your motorcycle. Whether you’re going for a cheap lead-acid battery, a better quality one, like a VRLA or AGM or whether you want to step into the future and buy a lightweight Lithium battery, this guide is for you.

We’ve listed every make and model we can find. For popular manufacturers you can click the link below to be taken to their dedicated page. If your bike isn’t in our ‘popular’ list, it’ll be in the table below.

We’ve used the popular brand Yuasa as our reference. If you don’t want a Yuasa battery, never fear, you can use our motorcycle battery cross reference chart at the bottom of the page to see the corresponding reference number for other popular makes including Exide and MotoBatt.

And if you want to switch to a lightweight Lithium battery (they also almost never go flat), then we’ve got a handy conversion table for you lower down the page too.

What are you waiting for? Ready, steady, CHARGE!

Table of Contents

BMW Motorcycles Battery Chart

MakeModelCCYearHigh CrankingVRLAAGMConventional
BMW60-560000- YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWAll K Models100083-93  53030 
BMWC112500-  YB14L-A2 
BMWC115000-  YB14L-A2 
BMWC120000-  YB14L-A2 
BMWC600, Sport60013-16YTX14-BS   
BMWC650GT65011-16 YTX14-BS  
BMWF65060093-01  YB12AL-A2 
BMWF65065093-08  YB12AL-A2 
BMWF650, S60093-  52515 
BMWF650CS/GS/ST60098-02  YB12AL-A2 
BMWF650GS65008-11  YB12AL-A 
BMWF700GS (auxilary battery)70011-16YTZ14S   
BMWF800ST, GS, GT, R, ADV80008-16GYZ16HYTX14-BS  
BMWHP21169 YTZ12S   
BMWK1100093 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWK1100089-92  52515 
BMWK100100083-94  52515 
BMWK100LT/RS100083-91  52515 
BMWK100RT100083-93  52515 
BMWK1100-LT110093-98 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWK1100LT/RS110090-95 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWK1100RS110093-96 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWK1200 Cruiser120098-02 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWK1200LT, GT120005-09 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWK1200LT, GT, RS, S120097- YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWK1200R, S120005-16GYZ16HYTX14-BS  
BMWK1300GT130009-10 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWK1300R, S130009-16GYZ16HYTX14-BS  
BMWK1600GT, GTL160011-16 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWK7575085-86 YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWK7575087-92  52515 
BMWK7575093-95 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWK75, RT75085-95  53030 
BMWK75, -S, -RT, RTJ750   52515 
BMWK75C75085-86 YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWK75C75087-93  52515 
BMWK75C, S75085-95 YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWK75RT75092-96 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWK75S75085-86 YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWK75S75087-92  52515 
BMWR nineT Scrambler117014-16GYZ16HYTX14-BS  
BMWR100 CS, RS, RT, S, T1000-84  53030 
BMWR100, -CS100080-84  52515 
BMWR100/7100076-84  53030 
BMWR100CS100076-84  53030 
BMWR100GS, -Basic, -Mystic100090-95  52515 
BMWR100GS, PD, R, RS, RT100087-95  53030 
BMWR100PD100090-95  52515 
BMWR100R100000- YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWR100R100091-95  52515 
BMWR100RM100091-95  52515 
BMWR100RT, R100RS100087-94  52515 
BMWR1100GS110094-00 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWR1100R, LT, RS. RT110094-01 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWR1100RS, RT110093- YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWR1100S110099-02 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWR1150 GS115099-04 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWR1150 GS Adventure115002-05 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWR1150GS, R115000- YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWR1150R/RS/RT115001-05 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWR1200C, RT120098- YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWR1200GS Adventure120009-YTZ14S   
BMWR1200GS Adventure successor120009-YTZ14S   
BMWR1200GS successor120009-YTZ14S   
BMWR1200GS, K1200R120005-13GYZ16HYTX14-BS  
BMWR1200R successor120009-YTZ14S   
BMWR1200RT120005-13 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWR1200S, R120005-16GYZ16HYTX14-BS  
BMWR25/2/3250    B49-6
BMWR26260    B39-6
BMWR26, R27 Single Cylinder26055-69   6N11A-1B
BMWR27260    6N11A-1B
BMWR45N45078-88 YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWR50/2 Twin Cylinders50055-69   B38-6A
BMWR50/5500  YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWR50/R 50S/R 50-2/500  YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWR50/S Twin Cylinders50055-69   B38-6A
BMWR51/R51-2-350000-   B49-6
BMWR60, R60/2 Twin Cylinders60055-69   B38-6A
BMWR60/560070-73 YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWR60/6, R60/7600-84  53030 
BMWR60/6, R60/760069-84  53030 
BMWR60LS60000- YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWR60S60000-   12N14-3A
BMWR6560085-  52515 
BMWR6565084-95  53030 
BMWR65/GS60086-92 YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWR65LS60081-85 YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWR65LS65078-84 YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWR69 – R69S70055-69   B38-6A
BMWR69S600    B49-6
BMWR75/575070-73 YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWR75/675069-76  53030 
BMWR75/6, R75/7750-84  53030 
BMWR75/775076-84  53030 
BMWR75-5 (Bicylinder)75000- YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWR75-675000-  53030 
BMWR8080086-92  52515 
BMWR80 G/S80081-86 YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWR80 G/S80090-95  52515 
BMWR80, R80RT80084-95  53030 
BMWR80, R80RT80085-  52515 
BMWR80/7, R80RT800-84  53030 
BMWR80/7, R80RT80078-84  53030 
BMWR80ET80000-  53030 
BMWR80GS80088-  52515 
BMWR80GS, R80ST80080-96 YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWR80R80091-95  52515 
BMWR80ST80086-90 YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWR850R85095-97 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWR85C85099-01 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWR85R/RT/GS, R25985001 YT19BL-BS51913* 
BMWR90/6, R90S900-84  53030 
BMWR90/6, R9OS90069-76  53030 
BMWR90ST90000- YT19BL-BS51814* 
BMWS1000XR100016 YTX9-BS  

Battery Cross Reference Chart

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Now you know your battery model number, this handy battery cross reference chart will help you find the correct part number for three popular battery manufacturers: Yuasa, Exide and MotoBatt.

Click on a battery model, to be taken to a retailer where you can find the cheapest and buy online.

Click to buy YuasaClick to buy ExideClick to buy MotoBatt
51913GEL 12-19MB51815
Click to buy YuasaClick to buy ExideClick to buy MotoBatt

Lithium Battery Upgrade Chart

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A lithium motorcycle battery is a worthwhile investment.


For me, the weight saving is brilliant but the main selling point is that, unlike a traditional lead-acid battery, they hold their charge for months and months. So even though they are slightly more expensive than a quality lead-acid battery, they will last far longer, probably twice or three times as long as a lead-acid.

Bikes tend to be used less frequently than cars and so it’s normal to go a few months without turning over your engine. The result? Your motorcycle battery dies and you can’t recover it. If this sounds like you, then go for a Lithium battery – you won’t regret it.

Both JMT and Shido are quality brands. They are both lightweight but cunningly they use the same physical-sized housing as a standard battery so you don’t have to mess around with foam padding. If you want the ultimate in compact size and weight saving, then go for an Aliant but you’ll need to pad out your battery housing box.

You’re looking at a weight saving of around 2kg and up to 5kg when you switch to a lithium motorcycle battery. MotoGP teams spend tens of thousands of pounds trying to find a 1kg weight saving and you can get a 2kg saving for around £70!

Click to buy YuasaClick to buy ShidoClick to buy JMT
Click to buy YuasaClick to buy ShidoClick to buy JMT

Frequently Asked Questions

My motorcycle battery is dead and won't charge
A motorcycle battery is a ‘live’ product, that is to say, once it has been commissioned, it is giving off energy, discharging. A by-product of this process is sulphation, so if you don’t keep your battery charged (either by riding the bike or using a battery charger), it will eventually get to a stage where the sulphation causes a short-circuit and you won’t be able to start your bike - or recover your battery. You could try a battery charger with a reconditioning mode, like this one or just buy a new battery.

What battery do I need for a 125cc motorbike?
Every motorbike is different. See the battery finder on this page.

What's the longest lasting motorcycle battery?
If you want a long-lasting motorcycle battery or one that will survive winter, go for a Lithium battery. They take 3 to 5 times as long to lose their charge compared to a lead-acid battery.

What's the best battery for my Harley?
Your best bet is to go for a battery with a higher cranking amperage. If you have a large V-twin engine, definitely don't buy a cheap battery as it won't be able to handle many start cycles. It's a false economy. Either go for a high-cranking lead-acid battery, usually fitted to touring bikes or a Lithium battery which has around 50% more cranking power than standard lead-acid batteries.

My battery clicks but my motorbike won't start
The noise you can hear isn’t the battery clicking but the starter solenoid. This solenoid is the first thing to receive power from the battery and it’s a relay that then opens the solenoid but there isn’t the power to turn the starter motor. The only good news in this situation is that the battery is probably still in a state where you can rescue it but you need to get it straight to A&E - dig out your charger, quick!

Do I need to top up my battery acid?
The only battery you’ll need to top up is a non-sealed (flooded) motorcycle battery. The acid itself doesn’t evaporate but the water-element of the acid mixture does, leaving a more concentrated solution. Top it up using distilled water (boil a kettle, let the water cool then use that).

How long will a motorcycle battery last?
Correctly maintained, a motorcycle battery should give you 48 months of use. However if you don’t ever charge it and rarely use the bike, it could be dead within 6 months. If you rarely use the bike and don’t have access to power where the bike is parked - it’s worth removing the battery and giving it a full charge every couple of months. Or even better - get out and ride!

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