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Originally Posted by travr6 View Post
Nice write up. I fail to understand why some of the manufacturers do this single headlight thing when I have yet to meet a single person that likes it.
It's pretty simple really.
The manufacturers were looking into accident statistics and found that a lot more sport bikes were having cars pull out in front of them than cruisers were.
Some bright spark realised that it was because the sport bikes had two headlights, and that this caused them to look like a car at a much greater distance than what they were really at.
Hence the drivers thought "Oh look, there is a car in the distance, I have plenty of room to pull out," and only realised it was a bike quite close when it crashed into the side of them.

That is also why this mod is a bad idea.

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