Who Makes Harley Davidson Batteries?
Deka - East Penn Manufacturing
Deka (East Penn Manufacturing) is currently the official manufacturer of a majority the official Harley Davidson motorcycle batteries. Deka had won the contract from Yuasa which was the original producer for Harley, while that is a large hit in their portfolio Yuasa remains OEM for several other brands including Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Honda power sport applications. It's not entirely clear what year Deka took over the Harley battery production from Yuasa, we believe that it was some time in the mid to late 2000’s.
About Deka - East Penn Manufacturing
East Penn Manufacturing is a 520-acre single-site battery manufacturing complex located in Berks County, PA. This massive campus is capable of not only producing several different product lines of batteries and automotive wiring, but they also have an onsite smelting & recycling facility. This facility processed approximately 30,000 batteries per day equating to 200M pounds of Lead, 11.8M pounds of plastic, and 6M gallons of acid.
Deka Harley Battery Quality
East Penn Manufacturing is known to have one of the lowest defect rates in the battery industry. Since Deka controls the entire manufacturing process - from the raw materials to the finished product - they are able to create a solid product from the bottom up with strict quality controls throughout the entire manufacturing process. It is also worth noting that East Penn has also earned ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 accreditation.
Where Can I Get a Deka Motorcycle Battery?
While Harley has a patent on the color of the battery case, Deka does offer the same exact battery in a light grey casing in their ETX power sport series. We offer a drop down year make and model selector to help you find the right battery for you'r bike on our PowerSport Cross-reference Page. You can browse our full selection of Deka motorcycle batteries right here. If your interested in a Deka battery but not sure which model fits your bike then feel free to give us a call toll-free at 1-877-775-4381 to talk to a battery specialist today.