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Has anyone installed one of the new, smaller and lighter(and much more expensive) batteries in their 650R yet?

I was browsing this site and they have 2 models for our bike (and most other bikes too):
http://www.shoraipower.com/s-100077-Ninja-650R.aspx

But since they seem to offer them for so many bikes I wonder if they are bike-specific and will truly fit the tight space under the seat. They have size and spec info here:
https://www.shoraipower.com/t-battery-specs.aspx

They offer shims to help with fitment.

While the price is a bit extreme, the almost 5 lbs. weight saving might be worth it to me. Plus they last longer than normal batteries. Maybe dealers might offer this option for the new (heavier) 2012 650R?

Thoughts?
 

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I have seen people spend much more to save much less weight. If you need a battery anyway it's only like 50 bucks more. I just replaced mine, I wish I had known about these
 

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I dunno, I could probably save more weight by skipping lunch. When it comes to electric, i'd rather have the best battery possible than the lightest. Some fat AGM, hell id ccpt a few more pounds for more power. But then, im sport-touring/commuting orientated (like the bike IMO) but if I was going to track days, worth a look. For me though, first step would be losing 100lbs, THEN look at cutting bike weight.
 

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Unless you're buying a new battery anyway, ASSUMING these work as well or better than other batteries, I can't really see the point of a 5 lbs savings on a (non SUPER) sport motorcycle.
 
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