Harley introduce LED headlights for 170 models

Posted: 13 Oct 2013

Left: Stock headlight Right: LED

For some time now, especially in cars, LED headlights have been all the range. Over the last year or so we’ve seen them appear on motorcycles; the Ducati 1199 Panigale has them standard, BMW use them on several models among other manufacturers.

Now, Harley-Davidson have rolled out an LED lighting system for both new and old models. The lamps produce a bright-white beam that lights up surroundings and draw the attention of surrounding traffic while still being easy on the eyes. Many stock lamps waste light energy with the beam bouncing off in directions useless to the rider while these LED lamps pack more of a direct punch, meaning more light is focussed towards a direction the rider will actually need.  

Harley-Davidson have announced they’ll offer the new LED headlights on 170 models dating as far back as the 1970s and will be available at your local dealer, who’ll fit them too.