Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Beavercreek, OH
Headlight difference and output pattern questions
I'm used to riding motorcycles that have the headlight mounted on the forks, so it turns and points wherever the tire points. (500cc cruiser and 225cc dual sport)
For those of you who went from motorcycles with a similar headlight setup to a V-Strom with its fixed position headlight that always shines straight ahead, how different or weird is it when riding that the headlight doesn't point in the same direction as the tire?
(I realize I would have this difference with most of the bikes I'm looking at, but I figured since I'm investigating the dl650 the most, I'd ask it in this forum.)
And 2nd question, does the headlight on this bike put out a nice light pattern (ie, good side distance/depth and forward shining ability)? I know I could change the bulb out, but I'm hoping it's already good (I'm somewhat disappointed in my current bikes' headlight output patterns).