i agree, but as far as the light are concerned, why let company make the bulbs in the first place, i have a brighter bulb on my kwaka 1100, only because the stock one is pants,and also as i do most of my riding at night,surely it safer for me to see where im going, not that some car drivers see it anyway, but i digress, mot every 4 yrs in stupid, for example, why dont vosa say if car is,nt serviced every year then must have a mot every year, i mean they know everything about us they can check every thing we do, they dont mind spending money on spying on us, then go the rest of the way and make garages log each time the car is serviced, it will stop people doing their own cars, but thats what they want anyway,(not that i would stop fixing my own car,and if they start yanking wiring looms about they if they break a wire,are they going to pay to fix it, if they start yanking sensor wiring(as ive noticed laguna 2,s and most upto date renults are going to have lots of problems,
With you all the way on the subject of bulbs for bikers. However, I fitted Philips Motovision bulbs to my Yamaha FZ6-SA. I'm not a night biker, so extra bright bulbs weren't going to help me. Motovision bulbs, rather than dazzle, give-off a slight golden orange reflection to help other drivers spot you comming up behind them.
I'll admit that some drivers can find motorcycle headlights distracting at times, but that's partly due to the poor conditions of our UK roads. When a bike hits an uneven surface, it jumps around more than a car would, and so causing a flickering effect to other road users.
I avoided doing the dual fox light mod on my bike, as apparently it does dazzle oncomming traffic, and would be an MOT failure in any case.