HID headlight

Aprilia Futura – High Intensity Discharge headlight (HID) install

For most of us, the headlight on the Aprilia RST 1000 Futura is good enough, but there’s always room for improvement.

So if you want to turn night into day then fitting a High Intensity Discharge (HID) kit is the way to go, providing you can afford the £300 or so the kit will set you back.

Most riders opt for a HID low beam only, leaving the mains as standard, while some go the whole way.

Whichever you choose to do, Bob Davis’ excellent guide will tell you all you need to know. You can download a copy of it here: Bob Davis’ HID Install guide

Don’t forget that, as with any electrical modification, it can cause problems if not done properly or a connection works loose. You also need to make sure your charging system is up to the job before you do this one.

More information on HID kits can be found here:

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