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Established in 1946, the family-owned Shinko Group began as a manufacturer of bicycle tires and tubes in Osaka, Japan. Today, the same family-owned Shinko Group has grown into a respected world-wide manufacture of rubber products.
In the late '90s, the Shinko Tire Group purchased the motorcycle tire technology and molds from Yokohama Rubber Co. and began production and worldwide distribution of motorcycle tires under the Shinko Tire brand. With manufacturing based in South Korea and design based in Japan, the company has seamlessly combined Japanese engineering and design principles with South Korean production and quality control standards. Ongoing product testing in the USA and R/ D at Shinko Tire's factory means a continuous path of exciting tires to meet the need of today's motorcycle riders and builders.
In the United States, Shinko Tires are imported and distributed by HardDrive American V-Twin products, a division of Western Power Sports (WPS), which has been in the powersports distribution business for 61 years. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with warehouses located in Boise, Idaho; Fresno, California; Ashley, Indiana; Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania; Midlothian, Texas, and Midway; Georgia, Shinko Tires USA, in conjunction with HardDrive American V-Twin Products and WPS, are proud to bring you the Shinko line of motorcycle tires.
Fort Worth TX - January 19, 2021 -Twin Power's new Shocker Gel Battery lineup launches nanogel technology, innovative design and an affordable price to the motorcycle replacement battery market. The company will begin shipping the products to dealers this month.
There are numerous benefits to Shocker Gel cell batteries, all of which are particularly impactful in motorcycle applications. The extra thick plates and sealed packaging for the battery cells allows the units to be leak free, maintenance free, and vibration resistant. In addition, riders love the increased cycle life, resistance to sulfation (chemical changes to the battery when it does not receive a full charge), wide operating temperature range and superior cold weather performance. Because of their design, gel cell batteries can be mounted at any angle, which is a great benefit for custom bike designers and builders.
In addition to nanogel technology on the inside, the Shocker Gel battery doesn't disappoint on the exterior, either. Twin Power included unique flush-mount battery terminals which provide consistent amperage transfer and eliminate the arcing and corrosion that can affect a traditional-style battery terminal. Shocker Batteries feature a robust ABS case with a matte black finish. A unique blue top identifies the gel series batteries.
Twin Power used an independent lab to test the Shocker Gel battery lineup for high-rate discharge, ten-hour discharge, vibration, short circuit and cold cranking amps.
"We've tested the hell out of these batteries in the lab and on the road and we love their performance," said James Simonelli, brand manager for Twin Power and Biker's Choice brand products. "This is a true innovation in battery performance for motorcycles and we are really excited to be bringing it to the market. With nanogel technology and an affordable price, the Shocker Gel won't let you down."
Fitments are available in all popular 14, 20 and 32 Amp configurations. Retail prices are $112.15 for the 14 Amp model, $142.95 for the 20 Amp and $185.95 for the 32 Amp unit. Go to https://twinpower-usa.com/ for more information.
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