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post #1 of 4 Old 11-23-2015, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
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Headlight variations

Hi!

I am a future strommer who spend a lot of time looking at pictures and dreaming of how my perfect v strom 650 will look like

I would like to know what options are available when it comes to the headlights...

Are there other motorcycles that share the same construction?

to clarify what I don't like about the headlights; I would prefer something with less sharp sides, the best I could find would be something like on this picture:

https://www.google.pl/search?q=v+str...FH2vv_0HgqM%3A
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-23-2015, 07:23 AM
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Hmmm, interesting question? Would like to know if anyone has put that much effort into the headlights...

I will say that most of the strommers here do not ride thier bikes for the looks but rather the function(s). The first Gen bikes are ones only a mother can love. The second gen bikes, IMO, look pretty good but are still not beautiful machines. I love my Wee2 because it does a lot of differnet things, does it without being too vibey and has a huge aftermarket for gadgets/upgrades. Oh yeah, and it has a very reliable reputation.

PS - you can't see the headlights when you are riding it, just what they illuminate.

Good luck.

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post #3 of 4 Old 11-23-2015, 10:18 AM
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Believe it or not, the cat's eye look of the headlight lenses are a safety feature. The human brain is wired to notice predator faces. The V-Strom front end and that of many other bike models has the look of a predator face. That's why so many makes and models of motorcycle have that cat's eye look. That's also the reason you don't like the look. That look has been determined to be more likely to be noticed by the driver who would turn in front of you if the front of the bike didn't get his attention.

Speedstar masks are available for first generation models. You can make your own with window tint film.
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-23-2015, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for answering, the predator eye instinct you mentioned is interesting.

I will save "speed star". If no other options are available I will use this technique to make my bike more appealing to me

I will have auxiliary lights mounted on the crash bars so the diminished light would be compensated for anyways.
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