Brighter is better when it comes to riding a motorcycle at night; for the most part, we want to see the road (and any nocturnal critters who might be on it). The stock H-D headlight works well but could still be brighter, and the guys at Kryakyn feel the same way. Kryakyn has teamed up with the folks at Xsighting Lighting, a division of Valeo Sylvania, to bring the unparalleled performance of high-intensity-discharge (HID) lighting to the motorcycle world. This headlamp has approximately three times more lumen output than a standard halogen H4 headlamp system, and it has both high- and low-beam functions with a very intense wide-beam pattern. This headlamp also reduces current draw and operates at 35 watts (or 2.73 amps); the draw is 47-percent less than a standard halogen unit. The Kryakyn headlamps cost around $489, and the style is unique to Xsighting Lighting for Kryakyn.
We wanted to test one of these units on our '04 Road King. As it turns out, the 7-inch headlamp fits all '80-'06 FLHT models (FLHT, FLHTC, FLHTCU, and so on) and '94-'06 Road King models, making for a simple bolt-on install.