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Bringing my car modding experience to the table here in this:

There are a few ways to go about this. The best way is to replace the entire headlamp housing with a LED replacement housing. This is what my old Buell Blast had. These can be bright and focused, however they will have minimal glare. They also look modern and some designs will also come with nifty daytime running lights. The downside is that these things aren't the cheapest mods on the block.

Another way is to get a drop in LED bulb. If you know what to look for, you can find some really powerful bulbs for decent money. This is what I did with that Honda Rebel I had. The problem here is that a strong LED bulb (in my case, an 8000lm CREE) in a reflector housing can be more blinding than the Sun. Somehow after adjusting the headlight bucket down this was no longer an issue for me. Your mileage *will* vary.

Another way, you can try going the HID route. HIDs are an older tech compared to LEDs, however there are reflector housing-specific HIDs out there. When properly installed they shouldn't have much more glare than Halogen, however they'll let you see further. Of course, HIDs can be taxing on a some bikes' electrical systems (YMMV) and you may have to hide a ballast somewhere, so it may not be the best option.

And finally, you could keep with Halogen, but change out your reflector housing for a projector. This allows you to have better focused light but not blind people and I think projector kits are cheaper than LED kits.
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