Looks like the standard / Euro bike will use a LED tail lamp & turn signal setup, while the version pictured uses standard bulbs.I just compared those photos to the ones I took when I saw the bike up in Eugene, and both the taillamp and grips look identical to me. What differences are you seeing?
Just make sure you meet DOT regulations in the US if you do a "tail tidy". Someone creamed a buddy of mine that did a tail tidy. Rear brake light was out of DOT regulation and the person who rear ended him got off scott free. He got hit AND had to pay to fix the person's car along with his own medical bills.Holy fender eliminator is mandatory lol. But either way the tailamp will be getting changed out for me. Going to be looking towards an integrated led tail light
Well.. The results were the results. Someone got hurt and someone got away with it due to legal loopholes. If the defendant in the case can prove unsafe tampering with signaling equipment that's out of DOT regs, then they can be not found responsible for hitting someone. It's stupid, but in the US that defense works.You know.. maybe it's cause I'm new to this riding thing but I've never thought about how having a fender eliminator would affect the results after an accident if it were to occur... definitely gave me something to think about now.
Same here and ever since considering this bike or any bike in the segment I knew little things like this would be sacrificed for other areas to be focused on. Now if this was a liter, that would be a different story.Typically I don't really like the way any tails look on bikes, and I think I may be among a fair amount of people as typically the first mod you see would be a fender eliminator. All of your points are very valid (obviously) and I appreciate the concern and trying to ensure members of the community stay safe