Do you have a headlight bucket with no extra space behind the bucket? No problem, the back/connector side of our Native H4R2 is the same size as a halogen.
Low beam 5800 lumens
High beam 5800 lumens
+5700k color temperature
+30,000 hour expected life.
+Same size connector side as a halogen H4.
+ 2.2+.2 amps at 13.8vdc
+fits headlight reflectors with through hole minimum id of 34.5mm. Does not fit G650Xchallenge without modification to remove lip in through hole.
1 year for manufacturing defects.
Posted by Kevin on 13th Nov 2019
I bought a Native H4 (R1) in 2016 for my Suzuki DR650 not for the better headlight but for the lower power consumption so that I could use heated gloves and jacket. I have an aftermarket round headlight not the Suzuki lens. The Native solved my power consumption problems and did a good job of lighting the road. I was a little concerned that I had too much light getting into oncoming traffic. The combination of the Native with the aftermarket headlight lens that caused that. After about three years of use the Native H4 started to fail intermittently; not the high or low beam but the whole freaking thing. That is kind of 'exciting' when you are on the way to work on dark country roads. I'm guessing that the fan was failing causing it to overheat.
I started to shop around for a replacement and was pleased to find out that there is a R2 2nd generation version of the Native H4. No fan. Lots of heat sink. The heat sink is inside of the reflector but we will see how that performs in the long run. I was also please to see that LED 's are placed almost exactly where the filaments are on an original H4 and are back to back, not just on one side. The placement works to so that the lens disperses the light as it is designed to do. High and low beam are very close to how they should be but a whole lot brighter. I will let you know in another three years how this one holds up.
Posted by Brian on 18th Sep 2019
Picked up this to have a better night time riding experience than the stock GSPD lighting. Much better than stock, still need to have aux lighting if going down a dark road and want to see the deer. Would definitely recommend this.
Posted by DH on 4th Sep 2019
1. I DO NOT RIDE AT NIGHT!!!
2. This review only applies to my ride, the headlamp housing/reflector/lens on that bike.
OK, I was interested in having an LED headlamp to reduce current draw as I run a lot of lighting/heated grips/heated vest, etc. On a 1981 Suzuki GS850G, the electrical system is challenged so I have gone over to full LED lighting.
Nonetheless, in spite of warnings about LED bulbs not matching the reflectivity of stock headlamp design, I have found that while doing an after dark test that the pattern on both LOW BEAM & HIGH BEAM is superior to the 55/60w PIAA H4 Halogen bulb I had been using.
AGAIN, I have a Vetter Windjammer Fairing and I believe the headlamp housing/reflector/lens combo is what came on that fairing (tho can't guarantee it!).
This bulb throws a much whiter (cold bluish white) light, brighter than the H4 I feel. It also throws that light out to both side in a wider pattern. It does not shine into the eyes of oncoming cars or I would have gotten some annoyed flashes as I was out for awhile testing.
On HIGH BEAM, the distance lighted up ahead was extended by 100-200 feet beyond the H4 Halogen. I felt a bit safer if I was forced to ride at night. Also a wider light cone tot he sides.
You may find different results on your particulars.
As tho current draw, which was the main reason I purchased this bulb;
1. Voltage readout went up from 13.4v to 13.7.
2. My Kuryakan multicolored LED voltage meter went from a single green lit to both greens lit. At idle stays at a single green where it used to drop to the amber LED range.
3. When I plug in my Battery Tender after a ride it goes to green in about 30-40 seconds when it used to take a few minutes to reach full charge.
So fo my needs, 120% success. Very happy.
I just hope it holds up for many years.
Posted by Justin M on 31st Aug 2019
The LED upgrade was an easy swap into a 2014 Ducati Hypermotard. The beam pattern is identical to OEM, which was a total and pleasant surprise. The cutoff is perfect and most the light is close to it so that’s great. The brightness output is much better than stock so that’s a lot safer for the back road commuting that I do. The fan isn’t very loud at all, and gives me the piece of mind that the heat is dissipated similar to an OEM bulb into the front cavity where it was originally designed. The heat sink is such a good design I imagine the fan provides extra operating margin. A great product overall.
On another note, I have an HID upgrade in my Ninja 250 and the light output seems brighter and more usable than the Ducati. I think it’s do the the additional spreading and lack of a defined cutoff. Good for me, bad for oncoming traffic. Can’t have it all I guess.
Posted by Ron Cichowski on 8th Jul 2019
Back end physically fits where a standard H4 fits. Diameter of heat sink is slightly larger than Bosh Reflector Lamp opening. A Dremel with a sanding drum widened the opening by 1 millimeter and the lamp dropped in. (Or you could pay $10 extra for the reduced diameter version of this bulb)
Light is brighter and a higher color temp than standard tungsten lamp. There is a little dark wedge in the lower quadrant on high beam. But it is small and only shows up under very specific conditions.
Light is a good enough improvement that I'll probably add this bulb upgrade to my other two bikes. I'm interested to see just how long the tiny cooling fan built into the heat sink lasts.
Posted by Chris Vopat on 24th Jun 2019
Have had the H4R2 in my Honda CB1100 for a few weeks. Just bought a second one for my Bonneville, which is famous for having a very weak headlight. I had another LED in this bike, but the beam pattern was not excellent, and it only lit up the upper half of the headlight reflector. This bulb puts out a better beam, and gives a much brighter appearance to the front of the bike, which is good for visibility to other road users.
Posted by 2biker on 6th Jun 2019
I was looking for an LED bulb that would fit in the tight headlight bucket on my Honda. Also, I was wary of a rear-mounted heat sink melting the wires that are tightly packed in my headlight housing. Also, I have an H4 LED bulb on my Bonneville, and the brightness of the headlight in daylight,and the beam pattern are so-so. This bulb fits in the same space as a halogen, doesn't direct any heat rear-ward, and the headlight is very bright in daylight, increasing visibility to cars, and casts a respectable beam on the ground at night. I've only had it for a few days, but I'm thinking of buying one for my Triumph.
Posted by bmwhead on 8th May 2019
Airheads are renowned for the poor stock lighting and low factory charging output. This led is a solution for both, works great and has restored my confidence in riding the ole BMW at night.
Posted by XcoGo on 6th May 2019
Easily fits in the small Xco headlight. Nice beam pattern and lots of light in the right places.
Posted by RE owner on 28th Apr 2019
Simple install. Put outs a lot of light, very bright. Frees up some watts