Used: Rizoma Zero indicators review

Brighten up your life with Rizoma’s new Zero flashers

I'VE just fitted Rizoma's smart new Zero indicators to my Ducati Streetfighter. They're an updated version of the Zero 11's and are completely new for 2014; machined from solid aluminium they feature a single high-power LED.

As is usually the case with Rizoma products they come packaged brilliantly and look the business before the unboxing process even begins. Inside the packaging you find fitting instructions that are relatively difficult to follow unless you speak Italian, the indicator itself, and a resistor to make sure they flash at the appropriate speed.

Fitting is fairly straightforward although there's a good chance you'll have to do some stripping and crimping. The Italian firm's indicators are all universal fit and so rarely come with connectors that match those on your bike. In my case I had plastic connectors on the Ducati akin to the type you find on a trickle charger, the Zeros on the other hand came with bullet-style connectors. I decided to cut both ends and start from scratch with some smaller bullet connectors bought from my local Maplins.

Fitting the rear indicators took roughly an hour and although I couldn't get the difference in performance to come out on camera, the LED Zeros are noticeably brighter and help massively to tidy up the rear-end of the bike.

At €49 (£40) each they're by no means cheap but the quality is definitely there and they have an important practical purpose too. Well... that's what I keep telling myself anyway.

Available from Rizoma in Silver or Black.