I want to say that I really enjoy your magazine. I eagerly wait to get the next month’s issue. What I am writing about is, if you have anything in the works for headlight testing. I know that several of the current and past editors have said how you can increase your riding time by going at night. If you don’t have anything in the works, would you be willing to for those of us that want to explore this type of riding? I have 1996 KTM 300 MXC that the previous owner had installed the light. Unfortunately, it not a very good light. I have looked at several different options and not sure the best route to take between halogen, HID and LED. It would be nice to know the spread and throw that the lights produce. That way those of us that want to night ride can decide what is the best one for our type of riding. Thank you for your time. Looking forward to hearing from you or seeing a test in an up and coming issue. Thanks again. Oh, I really like the new format. Keep up the good work.
Brian, night riding is an amazing way to increase the amount of hours in a day (night) to rip up the dirt. We are currently testing out a few different helmet lights from different companies and you’ll see those write up in future issues of Dirt Rider. I can tell you from personal experience that I love the Baja Designs Strykr helmet lights and often go riding at night with just one of those attached to my helmet and also I’ve used with great success helmet lights from Trail Tech. If you are looking for a bike light, Baja Designs and Trail Tech make systems that are crazy bright but will require the stator on your bike to be rewound to produce more juice to power the lights. A product that earned a mention in Dirt Rider’s Product of the Year was the Baja Designs Squadron LED light. It pumps out serious lighting power and is lightweight. Check out www.bajadesigns.com and www.trailtech.net for complete helmet light systems and awesome bike systems that will have the night looking like daylight. – Adam Booth