Make Your Motorcycle Being Seen. Stay Alive

Did the car ready to maneuver see you? Lightning Strike is a motorcycle visibility/safety system created by Judd Smith, a retired engineer from Honeywell Aerospace. It is designed to make a motorcycle more visible on the road. The system uses high-intensity LED lights equal to that seen on a police motorcycle, only the system doesn’t uset use red or blue lights.  The way Lightning Strike works is by simply pressing a button, just like a horn. If you feel a car driver is going to pull-out on you or turn left in front of you, hit the button and the front of the bike lights up.  Let go of the button and it turns off. Watch the video demonstration.  More info at 480-209-9764.

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17 Responses to “Make Your Motorcycle Being Seen. Stay Alive”


  1. 1 seymour Dec 21st, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Great idea, seriously.

  2. 2 Rick Lossner Dec 21st, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Need it on chrome. Lots of chrome

  3. 3 roscoe Dec 21st, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Good idea, but…
    Are they legal?
    Do they de-sensitize people to emergency vehicles?

  4. 4 richard Dec 21st, 2013 at 11:46 am

    This is a good idea. I ride a Roadking and I sometimes find myself in a position where I sense that someone does not see me and might make that left hand turn in front of me, or is going to pull out in front of me. I quickly flick my high beams on and off a few times. When you do that your running lights go out each time your high beams are turned on calling attention to the car driver that may not have seen you. I know it has worked on occasion as I can see the car change course, stop a little fast etc.

  5. 5 Stefan Dec 21st, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Personally, I wouldn’t give too much weight to the legality of it. I would rather be on the side of the road, explaining the safety aspects of the lighting system rather than giving my side of the story to the officer, strapped to a gurney and being loaded into the ambulance – assuming I’m lucky enough to survive…

  6. 6 McGillicutty Dec 21st, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    flashing lights give me the heebie-jeebies

  7. 7 rob Dec 21st, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    The problem with this is that the rider operates it when he thinks he needs it……………………..

  8. 8 Badams Dec 22nd, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Have a set of motolights on a 2013 FLRX; clears lanes, people think its motor patrol when i am behind them, they clear a path; it matters when riding Socal freeways and coastal roads. These could be mounted inconspicuous, hit them through intersections, on and off ramps, interchanges…..piece of mind is worth it.

  9. 9 Zipper Dec 22nd, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Being hit from behind at a red light bothers me even more. Make the system for front and rear. ..Z

  10. 10 fhp scott Dec 22nd, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Good idea, hope it helps save lifes.

  11. 11 mdsphoto Dec 22nd, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I can see someone suing a rider for having these because it caused them to have a seizure while driving.

  12. 12 HD Rider Dec 22nd, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Why not just install a set of LOUD exhaust pipes?

    Loud Pipes Save Lives.

  13. 13 robin Dec 22nd, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Good idea.
    Have the pipes face forward so anyone about to make that lefty in front if you will be paralyzed by the pulsing sound waves.
    Not.
    Loud pipes do not save lives, they sell bumper stickers

  14. 14 Blackmax Dec 22nd, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I agree, A great idea
    maybe until a cop stops you for using a “flashing / strobe” light on a non emergency vehicle
    but I really think as it gains more popularity you can probably beat the ticket.
    Another reason why you should have a better charging system, stock, instaed of as an upgrade.
    (See previous article on upgrade for H-D Charging system)
    For an add-on that just might save your rear end …..

  15. 15 ChrisSkor Dec 23rd, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Flicking headlights at cars about to turn in front of you! Interesting, doesn’t that mean “go ahead and turn”?

  16. 16 Chris Dec 23rd, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I don’t like the idea of guys putting these on their bikes then using them to “clear lanes” and “clear a path” by duping motorists into thinking you are the Motor Patrol. That type of selfish behavior gives all motorcycle riders a bad name.

  17. 17 thomas Dec 23rd, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Thats a great idea,,,,

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