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This is a Yimatzu brand GTX12-BS Sealed Lead Acid (SLA), Maintenance Free (MF), AGM class, GEL electrolyte, 12V battery. This is the highest grade of SLA battery produced by Yimatzu and continues to rank as a top performing MF battery in the North American marketplace.

Yimatzu AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) technology introduces the advantage of suspending the electrolyte within an internal glass mat structure. This significantly reduces risk of vapour leak and provides substantially higher power capacity, increasing both total life span as well as the range of each individual cycle.

Yimatzu AGM series batteries provide a virtually maintenance free and risk free power solution by self-containing the acidic electrolyte. This is crucial for vehicles where impacts can occur, such as powersports, mobility and watersports. Yimatzu AGM battery design will maintain its performance and long-term storage characteristics for several times longer than a conventional lead battery. To remain factory-fresh this battery is shipped dry along with an easy-fill pack of high-density electrolyte to be added at the time of installation.

Yimatzu GEL electrolyte technology provides a safer battery with higher performance characteristics; greater cycle length and battery life-span. Yimatzu GEL impact and vibration dampening properties increase battery durability while providing superior resistance to temperature fluctuations and extremes. Yimtazu GEL ensures uniform electrolyte suspension, even plate discharge profiles, higher material heat capacity and top rated leak proofing from both evaporation and battery impact.

It is the combination of these two technology types along with industry leading manufacturing systems which allow Yimatzu to produce an unrivaled Maintenance Free AGM battery and deliver them worldwide at a lower cost to the consumer. A finished product which provides the high power capacity and unmatched life expectancy of the Yimatzu AGM series, along with the improved deep cycle performance, stabilized discharge profile, advanced leak proofing and extended battery life of Yimatzu GEL electrolyte technology.

Note that a Yimatzu AGM battery with GEL electrolyte is different and far superior in almost every application than a GEL cell battery. GEL cell batteries are typically more expensive with less forgiving recharge protocols and do not offer the same power capacity as their size-comparable AGM counterparts. GEL cell batteries occupy a very small percentage of the total market and should only be used when specifically directed by the manufacturer; typically when low power is required at a slow discharge rate.

This GTX12-BS battery type is very commonly (though not exclusively) used for ATVs, scooters, electric start dirt bikes, dune buggies, go karts and riding lawnmowers as well as many other variations of powersports, mobility, watersports and 'lawn & garden' products.

Each Yimatzu non-factory-activated type battery contains a powdered compound which transforms the acid solution into a gel once mixed - the same technology used for Yimatzu's line of performance factory activated pre-filled gel batteries. This allows for a combination of the near unlimited shelf life of a fillable battery while giving the user the highly sought after performance and safety of a gel battery.

Product Specifications:

  • Length: 8.7cm (3.43in)
  • Width: 14.75cm (5.81in)
  • Height: 13cm (5.12in)


This battery is sometimes referred to as YTX12-BS, M3RH2S, ETX12, 12-BS, CYTX12-BS, ES12BS, CTX12-BS, PTX12-BS. Common applications of this battery include (but are not limited to) the following machines:

  • up to 2010 Arctic Cat 250 (150cc)
  • 2006 Arctic Cat DVX250, 2x4 (250cc)
  • 2009 - 2014 Arctic Cat DVX300, Utility (300cc)
  • 2006 - 2017 Bombardier (Can-Am) DS250 (250cc)
  • 2010 - 2013 E-Ton Vector250 (250cc)
  • 1986 - 1987 Honda ATC125M (125cc)
  • 1990 - 1996 Honda TRX200 FourTrax (200cc)
  • 1986 - 1988 Honda TRX200SX FourTrax (200cc)
  • 1985 - 1987 Honda ATC250ES Big Red (250cc)
  • 1985 - 1987 Honda ATC250SX (250cc)
  • 1985 - 1987 Honda TRX250 FourTrax (250cc)
  • 1997 - 2003 Honda TRX250 Recon, ES (250cc)
  • 1997 - 2017 Honda TRX250 TE, TM, FourTrax Recon (250cc)
  • 1985 Honda FL350R Odyssey (350cc)
  • 2013 - 2017 Kawasaki KVF300 Brute Force (300cc)
  • up to 2011 Kymco Mongoose, MXU (250cc)
  • up to 2011 Kymco Mongoose 300 (300cc)
  • up to 2011 Kymco MXU300SD (300cc)
  • 2005 - 2017 Polaris Phoenix, Sawtooth (200cc)
  • 1988 - 1993 Suzuki LT230E QuadRunner (230cc)
  • 2002 - 2016 Suzuki LT-F250, Ozark (250cc)
  • 2011 - 2013 Yamaha Grizzly 300 Automatic (300cc)
  • 2009 - 2012 Aprilia Pegaso Strada, Factory Trail (1000cc)
  • 2001 - 2004 Aprilia RST Futura (1000cc)
  • 2004 - 2011 Aprilia RSV 1000 Factory (1000cc)
  • 2000 Aprilia RSV 1000 Mille (1000cc)
  • 2001 - 2009 Aprilia RSV 1000 Mille (1000cc)
  • 2001 - 2005 Aprilia RSV 1000 Mille R (1000cc)
  • 1999 Aprilia RSV 1000 Mille SP (1000cc)
  • 2003 - 2011 Aprilia Tuono (1000cc)
  • 1998 - 2000 Bimota SB8R, SB8RS (996cc)
  • 1996 - 1999 Bimota YB11 (1000cc)
  • 1997 - 1999 Bimota SB6R (1100cc)
  • 1994 - 2003 Honda VF750C, C2, D Magna (750cc)
  • 1990 - 1997 Honda VFR750F (750cc)
  • 1989 - 1998 Honda PC800 Pacific Coast (800cc)
  • 1998 - 2001 Honda VFR800FI Interceptor (800cc)

Battery - GTX12-BS Yimatzu, AGM, Maintenance Free

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