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This is clever. As you lean over in a curve the headlight normally follows the bike so light is not shed where you need it. This adapter changes that.

http://www.gizmag.com/jw-speaker-ada...-review/41191/

Standard low-beam motorcycle headlights are next to useless in dark corners, so this week we've been playing with an aftermarket gadget that sorts the problem out. The J.W. Speaker Model 8790 is an Adaptive Matrix LED headlight that fires up additional angled lights as you lean your bike over, to fill in the blind spot you get when you're cornering in the dark, and hopefully a kick in the backside for manufacturers that have been selling us rubbish headlights for generations.
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This is clever. As you lean over in a curve the headlight normally follows the bike so light is not shed where you need it. This adapter changes that.

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Standard low-beam motorcycle headlights are next to useless in dark corners, so this week we've been playing with an aftermarket gadget that sorts the problem out. The J.W. Speaker Model 8790 is an Adaptive Matrix LED headlight that fires up additional angled lights as you lean your bike over, to fill in the blind spot you get when you're cornering in the dark, and hopefully a kick in the backside for manufacturers that have been selling us rubbish headlights for generations.
That's awesome! Wonder what the price is though. Jw speaker lights are not cheap, at all.

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The new FJR has adaptive turning lights built into the fairing. I'd like to see all bike mfrs do this.

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so its a good light for a drunk

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so its a good light for a drunk
It will give you a better view of the pavement in that instant before contact.
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Amazing ... I like it .... I want one ...

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Had a look and it only works on low beam which is almost useless here as well as being an ugly star wars looking LED face.
Back to a wing and a prayer for me.
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That's awesome! Wonder what the price is though. Jw speaker lights are not cheap, at all.
It says it retails for $800.
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BMW 1600K's (starting in 2012?) came out with their version of "adaptive lighting" that uses a reflector mounted over the light that can pivot as you lean & direct light in the direction your going-just different engineering trying to solve the same problem.
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