So, working with many of the motorcycle aftermarket parts companies, I’ll occasionally get asked to try out products, good gig, huh?
Old friend Erik Stephens from Twisted Throttle and his marketing director Marisa McInturff offered to let me try out a set of their Denali D-7 4.5” flood lights. Hard to say no to an offer like that? Right!?! ( I gladly accepted)
Because I was already on the road and heading west, I had them sent to my friends Steve and Patty Loster’s house in Tucson. Steve and Patty both work at the Kawasaki, KTM and Triumph dealer in town. Steve is the service manager and Patty is the financing manager. Since the shop is also a Twisted Throttle dealer, Steve was more then qualified to do the install. He was able to do the install in his garage while I was out getting my hitch carrier upgraded at Joehauler in San Marcos a few weeks back. The install is the simplest form, the D-7’s are hooked directly to the battery and controlled by a single switch that’s activated when the key is on. It’s all 15,330 lumens on or off, there isn’t a dimmer wired in. They are mounted to the SW Motech crash bars tucked in as far as possible to avoid being knocked off in case of a tip over. THANKS Steve for the seamless install!
Here is the product description of the Denali D-7’s from the Twisted Throttle website
At over 15,000 lumens the DENALI D7 light kit is one of the brightest LED lights under 4.5 inches period. A pair of D7s feature 14 high-intensity 10-watt LEDs that are focused through a proprietary single-piece optic specifically engineered to create a full bodied spot beam that can reach over 1500ft at an intensity of 1.0 lux. A pair of D7s will outshine 14 D2 lights and produces more than twice the light output of the D4. Not only are the new D7s incredibly bright but they’re strong too. The robust heatsink and Active Thermal Management work together to keep this high-powered lamp cool enough to maintain maximum light output when you need it most.
Because the new D7 has so much power there’s no need for a selection of optics. The standard optic set benefits from the raw power of this array to have best-in-class spot coverage at a distance perfect for picking out wildlife way beyond the range of your motorcycle’s normal high beam. With lumens to spare the D7’s optics were designed to preserve a near-flood-beam pattern resulting in an amazingly wide (200ft) beam that helps illuminate the sides of the road. In a way the combination of incredible intensity and optics that are neither too distance-focused or flood-oriented is the best of both worlds.
I can say without a doubt that these things put out lots of light!
When taking pictures for this post, it was difficult to take night shots because of a mount of lumens these things produce. I also haven’t fully mastered taking good pictures yet 🤭😉
In addition to the D-7’s, I had requested a Denali B-6 license plate brake light. The B-6 normally mounts to bottom of your license plate but because of the Camel ADV tail tidy and the angle the plate sits at, Steve thought it best to mount it on top of the plate. It gives the LED’s a more direct rear facing mounting point. The double brake lights along with the Cyclops multifunctional turn signals all together, make a VERY visible rear end in full daylight or at night.
I hope this little post helps sell a few Denali lights , it’s all really good products from a company I’ve done business with for over a decade. Heck, even the founder of the company has hosted me twice at his house, thanks Erik! Also, personally knowing most of the people behind the scenes that run all the companies I’ve mentioned here makes me want to help out where I can.
Twisted Throttle , Camel ADV, Joe Hauler and Cyclops Adventure Sports