Honda Announces Expanded Application for New
Battery now approved for additional Honda
Torrance, Calif., August 12, 2010 – Available
exclusively through Honda Powersports dealers,
the advanced GYZ20L battery has recently been
certified as an approved replacement part for
additional Honda motorcycle, ATV and PWC models,
American Honda announced today.
Designed as a true “Next Generation” battery,
the GYZ20L has a larger capacity than the
battery it replaces, as well as a 50% lower
static discharge rate and a dramatically
improved recovery rate. A low static
discharge rate is especially important for
Powersports vehicles since they often sit for
extended periods of time between operation.
Jointly developed by Honda R&D and Yuasa
Battery Inc. to meet the rigorous demands of the
2009-2010 Gold Wing touring motorcycle, the
GYZ20L features larger and thicker plates, heavy
duty TIG-welded terminals and a specially
formulated electrolyte to enhance performance.
In addition, new construction techniques help
increase durability and further extend battery
Utilizing comparable dimensions to the YTX20L
battery, the GYZ20L is an ideal premium battery
upgrade for virtually all Honda motorcycle, ATV
and personal watercraft applications that
currently use the YTX20L.
Given the GYZ20L’s improved durability, 50%
lower static discharge rate, 11% higher amperage
capacity and 81% greater life cycle performance
capability, the new battery can help ensure
consistent starting and ample electrical power
when it’s needed most.
The GYZ20L can be used as a premium battery
upgrade for the following Honda models:
2001-2008 GL1800/A Gold Wing; all 2002-2009
Aquatrax; as well as all TRX650/680 and VTX1800
models that currently use the YTX20LBS battery
as standard equipment.
The factory filled and sealed GYZ20L requires
no checking or filling of electrolyte levels for
the life of the battery and virtually eliminates
the possibility of battery acid spills or
In addition to genuine Honda replacement
parts, American Honda offers a full line of fast
moving parts, including Pro Honda chemicals and
oils that are specifically designed for the
unique requirements of today’s high performance
motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft and
scooters. Pro Honda products, like the new
GYZ20L, are available exclusively through 1,100
plus Honda motorcycle dealers nationwide.