Products advice: Upgrading my headlight
Q. I have a Yamaha XJR1300 and the stock headlight is rubbish.
It's not bright enough to be visible during the day and makes night riding a bit tricky so I want to put a brighter bulb in there.
What's the maximum wattage I can use?
quiffsterz, MCN technical forum
A. Eatscs01 on the forum reckons you should either go for an HID upgrade, or a 100w/80w bulb.
Ignore those so-called brighter bulbs. If you want more light (lumens) then the above will do the job.
And an HID kit uses a ballast and an igniter. It is NOT just a bulb. Alternatively, take a look at Osram's new motorcycle bulb range, claimed to be much brighter than OE bulbs.