Well it seems like that someone in the engineering department thought: “Well this bike is slow. It doesn’t need high beams. Herp derp.” There’s high beams only in the Swiss version of the bike.
I mean, seriously. This is almost everything I can see while driving:
Oh, sorry. I lied. THIS is what I actually see:
That glare doesn’t help at all.
The pics are actually a bit darker than it actually is, but I made a rough estimate of my vision.
2-3m, well lit with the headlight. 3-5m, low light. 5-7m, a teeny tiny bit of light. >7m, pitch black. I’m literally driving 5km of my daily trip with only relying on my memory! I fortunately have some references where the road is, such as reflective road signs and lights on people’s yards but that’s about it.
And people don’t switch to low beams when they come towards me! Is it that they don’t see me, or is it that they don’t just care? I think it’s the latter. (I believe that people think that I’m driving a bicycle, but still. Infuriating.)