January 27 2011.

Warwickshire-based distributor Performance Parts has added DC Chain and Racing Batteries to its range of high-end performance enhancing products. A selection of products from both brands were unveiled to the trade at the NEC earlier this week.

Lead/acid batteries have been around since the 1850s and can weigh-in at a mighty five kilos. Lithium batteries use the same technology as an IPhone, weigh less than one kilo, and riders can take advantage of the type of massive weight-saving that would normally cost a fortune to achieve on high-tech superbikes.

"The adoption of the Racing Batteries in machines such as Harley-Davidson has opened up an unexpected new market for us," said Colin Peabody of Performance Parts. "For example, historically with Harley, there has been no space under the seat for rider communications products. But the fitment of a smaller Racing Battery has opened up a space and provided an opening for us in the touring market in the process."

The recommended retail price is between £129 - £300 depending on fitment and application. 

Contact: Performance Parts on 01788 869100 or visit