About me

I am one of those quirky Bulleteers who spend more money on their thumpers than on their wives. Being a bachelor does make the job a lot easier. However I have never being shy of trying out new things on my royal ride. Since the time I got my own bullet, I have steadily experimented with mods.

Mind you these are not mods that aim to change the look of Bullet and make it a “HARDLY Davidson”. No thank you. I very much love the old style charm of Royal Enfield. These are mods that aim to get the best out of your Enfield so that you can break a leg with your ride without literally breaking your leg starting it.

So in the interest of the “Bullet brotherhood”, I am sharing my list of mods that have actually made my Bullet experience better. Please do feel free to post in the comments section any products that you feel deserve mentioning in my list.

Also read my review on Bullet mechanics in Delhi NCR and Must have Royal Enfield Bullet accessories

Monday, November 23, 2015

Onella Cree LED headlight for Royal Enfield review

Onella Cree LED headlight in daylight
Onella Cree LED headlight for
Royal Enfield in daylight
I have never been impressed by HID lights. They put undue strain on your battery and also blind the oncoming traffic if not properly installed. Installing high beam Low beam function with HID was another game altogether. However I was not very happy with my Halogen lamps as due to their low light I would miss potholes even in city. To say nothing of the badly lit roads when I travelled outside. Anyways when I chanced upon this relatively less known product from moto95. I decided to give it a try. I knew Cree was a very well known LED manufacturer, so if everything else fails the light still would be good enough. Since the manufacturers are from Jaipur the online payment method was a bit cumbersome. The money transfer took place and the product promptly arrived. On first look the headlight looked beautiful. However installing it was not so easy. There was no DIY available and in the name of instruction there was just a wire diagram. I finally found a mechanic who was willing to experiment. After much trial and error finally he had the headlights installed. However some functions like amber glow for left indicator would not work. Also the passing light switch did not work. When I contacted the seller they informed that they are working on these changes. After some time they informed that passing light function will not work however they will correct the amber glow for left indicator problems. It has been 3 months since and I am still waiting for a solution.

I am quite impressed with the headlight brightness though. Also the angel light that lights up as soon as you switch on the ignition is very good to look at and attracts attention. Now only if their promises were equally good.

Onella Cree LED headlight Daylight running lamp
Onella Cree LED headlight for Royal Enfield DRL
Onella Cree LED headlight low beam
Onella Cree LED headlight for Royal Enfield low beam
Onella Cree LED headlight high beam
Onella Cree LED headlight for Royal Enfield high beam
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Onella Cree LED headlight for Royal Enfield comparison light off
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Onella Cree LED headlight for Royal Enfield comparison light on
Stock Halogen lamp light on
Stock Halogen lamps for Royal Enfield comparison light on

Pros or advantages of Onella Cree LED headlight for Royal Enfield

Consumes less power than OEM headlights. Very beautiful to look at. Very bright white light. Angel eye function. Hi beam low beam a snap. 

Cons or disadvantages of Onella Cree LED headlight for Royal Enfield

Risk Alert: moto95 is not an established seller. Use of online payments where there is no guarantee of replacements/refunds. Passing light function does not work. Advertised amber glow for indicator light does not work. Seller not easily contactable or available for replacements or refunds. Installation instructions not clear. Installation quite complicated even for experienced mechanic. Light is not uniform you get three distinct beams coming out.

Further improvements required in Onella Cree LED headlight for Royal Enfield

The manufacturer needs to sort out the issues with the headlight before selling the product. This seems more like one half of the Thar headlight that seller is selling rather than headlight specifically made for the bullet. Also to instill more confidence in buyer the seller must put up the product on ebay, amazon or flipkart which provide guarantee and replacements in case of defects.

Usage instructions for Onella Cree LED headlight for Royal Enfield

Though I first came across these headlights when they were sold through moto95.in site. Over the time I have found many other sellers selling updated version of the same. The major difference is that the latest versions have just the three pin direct fit and a wire for DRL. Due to this the install is simple. In case you are investing in these headlights do remember to check the wiring to understand whether you are sold the latest version or not.

Where to buy Onella Cree LED headlight for Royal Enfield

Can be bought online from moto95 website or from Royal motorcycles. People in Delhi/NCR can buy the same lights from Talwar Automobiles in Karol bagh for as low as Rs. 6500/-. Do keep in mind however that Talwar does not give any replacements or refunds on their items.

Price (approx) of Onella Cree LED headlight for Royal Enfield

Rs. 9999/- from moto95.in
Rs. 6500/- from Talwar Automobiles