Review/observations of the 6400 lumen H7 LED Headlight bulb kit for the Yamaha Super Tenere
The Cyclops LEDs provide a more effective, better quality light with improved width & height with whiter, fuller, consistent light void of some of the holes/dark areas in the oem H7 pattern. This is impressive given that the oem dual projector design headlight with both always on low & high already provides good quality lighting relative to many other bikes. Both bulb types provide a similar cutoff pattern on low while the Cyclops high beam is more diffused, that at first blush doesn’t provide the same distinction between low & high as the oem H7s, but in reality provides a much larger (wider & higher) pattern of visibility & definitely provides further reach as demonstrated by the much brighter reflective road signs that become visible well beyond the reach of the oem lights. It’s like watching a wide screen tv vs 4:3 ratio…your eyes & brain get to process more info from a wider field of view, which is a good thing increasing the safety factor. Definitely a worthwhile upgrade, particularly when factoring in the dramatically lower current draw (approx ½ the oem setup), increased durability & service life. The quality of the individual components is impressive in this era of offshore manufacturing + the attention to sourcing, design, detail & durability with the massive heat sink, full time on fan (Darryl pride fully states only 1 failure in nearly 50k units over 2 years!), a controller that pulses power to extend service life, top level moisture rated connectors, best available emitters with inherent superior vibration resistance vs non-LEDs (they tested them under water!) & the custom designed replacement covers (longer) that reuse the oem o-ring to keep moisture out make this a complete kit that offers real value. I would classify this as a refinement upgrade on the S10 with many significant benefits, of which increased conspicuity from other drivers is always a good one because of the brighter, whiter light output. Adjusting the lights down seems to improve the effectiveness of the LED setup & will help reduce any increased glare for oncoming drivers. Thank you for the prompt replies to my many questions & helping identify the correct install & nuances of the LED light kit….your responsiveness & “customer service first” attitude sets a “gold standard”… thank you Darryl & Team Cyclops!
Reviewed by: Mike Mulligan from Vancouver, BC, Canada.