A few years back, getting full LED headlamps in affordable motorcycles was a sure shot aftermarket job. With time, manufacturers have started offering the superior headlamp set-up as stock in many affordable motorcycles. LEDs offer much better illumination than the regular halogen lamps as they are much brighter and also consume less energy when compared to the halogens. Here are 5 bikes in the market that offer full LED headlamps.
Yamaha Fazer 25
Price starts at Rs. 1.38 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi
The Fazer 25 is the fully faired version of the naked bike and gets all the features and specifications similar to the FZ 25. The bike gets a semi-body fairing that allows it to cruise on the highways without windblast affecting the rider too much. The Fazer 25 also offers the similar level of smoothness like the FZ 25 and is quite quick too. The bike gets the same full-LED set-up similar to the FZ 25.
The LED unit does well to brighten the night, with a wide, useful spread on low beam. The high beam though could have been better, as it feels more like a small spotlight.
Price starts at Rs.1.54 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi
Bajaj Dominar is the most expensive Bajaj bike in the market and it is a quite value for money product. The bike is the first Bajaj bike to offer full-LED set-up in the market. It offers both the high beam and low beam in full LED glow that makes the bike a perfect companion for night rides. The Dominar gets a long feature list including dual-channel ABS, which is optional, a slipper clutch and a fuel injection and liquid-cooled engine. The bike is aimed at the long-distance riders and it gets all the ingredients right for the recipe.
In a first on an Indian bike, Bajaj gives you a full LED headlamp in a mosaic frame. The headlamp is bright and illuminates pretty well when in complete darkness too. Bajaj claims that the headlamp meets European standards, which makes the bike visible from a distance of approximately 1.5 km! I can’t disagree as I could see the headlight of another Dominar that was being tested more than a kilometre away.
Honda CBR 250R
Price starts at Rs. 1.64 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi
Honda launched the new CBR in India after a long gap. The new motorcycle does not get many changes except a few additional features and an updated BS IV compliant engine. The new CBR now gets a full LED headlamp set-up which is much better than the previous bike. The new CBR 250 also offers optional ABS.
TVS Apache RR 310
Price starts at Rs. 2.23 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
The flagship TVS bike has gained instant popularity in the market due to its aggressive looks. The bike already enjoys a long waiting period of seven months. It is the first fully faired bike from the brand and it comes with many new features. The TVS Apache RR310 gets a dual LED projector headlamp to start with. The bike also gets a vertically mounted LCD console with features like top speed, lap timer and more. The Apache does not offer a slipper but ABS is present as a standard feature.
KTM 390 Duke
Price starts at Rs. 2.44 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi
The most expensive Duke available in India gets a host of high-end features. The new Duke that was launched last year gets an extremely sharp styling that includes an angular headlamp that gets a full LED set-up. The 390 Duke also gets a full LCD console that is unique in the segment. The 390 Duke is the fastest affordable bike in the Indian market and can do 0-100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds.