‘I can see into the future with brighter NC’
It’s amazing how you often don’t notice things until you’ve had a bike a while...
Before the winter months, I hadn’t really ridden the NC750X in the dark. I had no need to, plus if I’m being honest I’ve never really liked riding at night as I always feel that little bit more vulnerable – some road users have enough trouble seeing us in the light. However, as the clocks turned back I had no choice – it was dark when I’d get up and dark when I’d leave the office at night.
The NC was given a makeover for 2016, which included LED head and taillights. If I’m completely honest I hadn’t paid much attention to these until I started riding in the dark.
It’s a simple, unassuming change, but it makes a huge difference when riding in the dark. When you’re on an unlit road with no other vehicles around, the light is clearer and illuminates much further into the distance than the bikes I’ve ridden with conventional headlamps. On these I always find myself wishing they were brighter.
You’ve also got to think that as the LEDS emit a brighter, more solid light, this doesn’t just mean you can see further ahead, but it also helps in making you more visible to road users – which can only be a positive.
On top of the LEDS both helping you see more clearly and be seen in the dark, the clear white light looks much cooler and more modern than the yellowed glow of a conventional headlamp.
‘I don’t much like riding in the dark, but as the clocks went back I didn’t have much choice’
Cool, clean and more powerful, the NC’S new LED lights make a big difference 4900 MILES