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High beam is unacceptably weak in the 650 - 2022 model.

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Hi there,

Apologies if the subject is already mentioned, but I failed to find anything before posting.
I rode in the night and I found the overall lights of my bike worryingly weak; the high beam is hardly noticeable, not high in angle and not capable of more than 100 m.
The dealership told me that there is nothing wrong with that and suggested not to compare with cars.
I also had installed the fog lights, mostly out of security reasons (to be seen) but the high beam is a strong disappointment.
The installed heated grips along with the fog lights do only allow for 36W consumption out of the also installed 12V outlet.
So I don't know how to compensate for the missing strength as most additional strong lights come to wattages like 60 and 90!

All ideas and comments welcome.

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The headlights are correctly adjusted (angles and everything, they showed me in the dealership) but they are weak. High beam is used when there is no oncoming traffic (highway) and no other vehicles ahead in a dark road in the night.
It had been previously advertised that headlight is LED, and the european Kawasaki server displays a price of 鈧 1200 for the unit, so I already knew that I cannot simply replace bulbs as I invariably do in our cars.
As I already loaded the bike with a dual dashcam, I see little possibility for additional lights in both the appearance and consumption dimension... But I challenge anybody with the recent model to try night-riding at 100 km/h (62 mph) on a dark highway and report the impressions ;-)
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yeah, straight roads do need high beam, on winding ones I don't need 200 yards to see my way... but perhaps I becomewith age pedantic ...
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