Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
I second that. I have only the lowbeam as I have a modulator on the high bulb. But so far, for me at least, the low HID makes the hi-beam somewhat superfluous. In the future, I do intend to add those HID Hellas you mention for the real dark and lonely empty spaces I could end up riding to.
Re price: It was US$260 shipped 2-day from UK. There are "budget" kits from an eBay vendor mentioned in these forums for something like US$160, but I don't know if anyone has reported back with an install vis a vie components and quality. HID-Online has come highly recommended by this forum for a while now.
The recent pictures posted here from a French show look like the next year's model will just be a retro-fit of the low beam. Not a true HID implementation where the bulb axis is shifted via servo to modulate between hi/low beam. I could be wrong, but the photos didn't look like the factory HID fixtures on my car or the others I've seen.