The battery used to be a simple matter of pulling off the seat and quickly gaining access. Now with mass centralization taking hold throughout the motorcycle world, that rather heavy component is often moved to a spot that depends more on engineering design than easy access and maintenance.
Don’t get me wrong, though. Despite all the extra work required for these formerly mundane maintenance tasks, the performance benefits reaped from the drive to make every component as compact and light as possible is completely worth it. All it takes is an aggressive carve into your favorite corner or a quick blast at your favorite racetrack to bring all the hassle into perspective. sr