myReview: Watsen Design Ducati Scrambler Turn Signals
Having dealt with my rear turn signals by way of a new LED sequential tail light, it was time to turn my attention to the stock bunny ears on the front of the bike.
Turn signals are a dime a dozen, but it can be hard to find the right pair for the look you’re going for, especially when you’re looking for something that feels like it was built specifically for your bike.
Enter the Watsen Design Ducati Scrambler LED turn signals. A “3 LED system of approximately 220 lumen output” with “resistor assemblies for easy replacement of stock signals, usually without fast flasher issues.” Music to my ears.
|Total cost (CAD)||$136.50|
There is no question that these turn signals were designed specifically with the shape of the bike’s components in mind. They are extremely minimal and yet somehow avoid sacrificing brightness and visibility. If anything, I feel like these are more likely to grab the attention of drivers than the stock lights; they are super bright.
Installation is a bit of a pain in the neck, but it’s no fault of Watsen Design’s. You have to partly remove the tank, running the wires can be a bit tight, and the front forks make dealing with the turn signals on the Scrambler frustrating, to say the least. For their part, Watsen Design ships the lights plug-and-play and provide what may be amongst the most detailed installation instructions for an aftermarket part I’ve seen.
Watsen Design is a small company out of Alberta that takes orders in batches and does take a while to fulfill them as most products are made to order. It took a little over two months for me to receive mine, but I feel like the results are worth the wait. Other turn signals, even those built with the Scrambler in mind, don’t really compete with these aesthetically. Watsen will only charge you when your order is ready to ship by way of PayPal invoice.
All in all, I think these are excellent turn signals; they really narrow the front of the bike and are designed so meticulously you might think they were stock if you didn’t know any better.
As a bonus, you can also use them as rear turn signals if you don’t go the integrated route for that like I did.
If you’re in the market for turn signals, they’re a no-brainer for me; I thoroughly recommend them.