Here is a comprehensive review of Maddog Scout-X fog lights. “Reliability”, “Ruggedness”, “Bike Specific Mounts” and Good “Light throw of up to 150 meters make Maddog Scout-X a better choice.
- Highway Safety
- Better than Chinese Aux Lights
- Discrete Lights
- Maddog Scout-X are Powerful Aux Lights
- Maddog Scout X are Rugged Aux Lights
- Versatile Mounting
- Scout-X Lights Bike Specific Mounts
- Maddog Scout-X for Royal Enfield 500
- Maddog Scout X Price
- Our Verdict on Maddog Scout-X
- Maddog Scout-x Gallery
Almost all off-road adventure riders agree that the stock headlights are not sufficient to illuminate your path efficiently. This is where the Maddog Scout-X Aux Light come into the picture. In this REVIEW we will explore the different features of the Scout-X lights, what users have to say about them, and how they are better in terms of cost and reliability.
On the highways you need to see things around so spotlights are not of much use, on the highways you need the Aux lights with the “floodlight” effect. The Maddog Scout-X are perfect for highways as they have both Flood and Spot. The Maddog Scout-X increases your visibility drastically and keeps you aware of oncoming traffic thereby keeping you safe while you are riding on the highway. All user reviews undoubtedly agree on one thing “Scout-X Lights are really BRIGHT” and that too up to a long distance. These Maddog Scout-X aux lights can also be used as an effective Daytime Running Lights.
One user from Bangalore mentions in his review that he replaced his 12-LED 36-Watt Aux light [24-LEDs / 72-Watt a pair] with the 4-LED Maddog Scout-X [8 LEDs on 2 Scout-X] and the performance difference was tremendous. The earlier 12-LED light throw was just 50 meters. On the highways you want to see much further and you need an aux light like Scout-X which can illuminate up to a distance of 150 meters.
Better than the Cheap Chinese Lights
Chinese aux lights are cheap and unreliable and other aux lights are expensive but the Maddog Scout-X is reliable and is “Made in India”. The Maddog Scout-X comes with an 18 month warranty. It is made with Nichia technology which is an exemplary Japanese technology. Unlike Chinese aux lights that have loose wiring, the Maddog Scout-X light has good water resistant connectors eliminating the possibility of a short-circuit or fuse. Unlike Chinese fog lights which have thin wiring, the harness is nylon braided, quite thick and well protected with fire-resistant sleeve. No stripping or cutting required.
Maddog Scout-X users like the discrete size of the lights. Unlike other cheap bulky aux lights, Maddog Scout-X are just 3 inch in diameter and the lenses are 2 inch in diameter. User reviews mention that the Scout-X lights are small in size not in performance. Being small in size the Maddog Scout-X outperforms other auxiliary lights.
Power and Coverage
Its colour temperature is 5000K, power consumption is 3.2 A, and its light is 4800 lumens which gives you illumination that is perfect for night riding. Though the official Scout-X website claims the beam distance to be 200 meters, actual user reviews reveal that the Scout-X lights are effective up to 150 meters, still a good throw. You can also adjust the light horizontally or vertically, which is great feature.
IP-67 rated fog lights. The Maddog Scout-X light built quality is premium and rugged as well. Constructed with aluminium and polycarbonate material, the Maddog Scout-X light is very sturdy and the harsh elements of the nature including dust, dirt, UV-light and rain. The lights are held together by not 2, 3 or 4 screws but by 8 screws. The Maddog Scout-X lights are well sealed so no dust and water can get into the light and tamper with its performance. It is easy to install, you can do it home yourself.
One user from Delhi mentions in his Maddog Scout-X review that he had bought the Chinese Aux lights prior to Maddog Scout-X for around 2700 but the Chinese built aux lights didn’t last long and soon he had water and moisture depositing inside the lights, this is because of the inferior quality sealing. He mentions in his review that he was quite impressed with the high quality of the material which “seals” the light completely. The Wiring Harness has all the connections pre-built and ready. Battery Terminals, Ignition Terminals, Relay [40 Amp Relay], Fuse, Sockets and Connectors are all ready and you don’t have to do a thing, Just connect them correctly as mentioned in the Instruction guide.
The credit of the success of the Maddog Scout-X lights also goes to the robust mounts and clamps. Maddog Scout-X Lights installed at various locations using different mounts. Universal Bike Mounts are made of Aluminium. Can be fitted on Engine Guard, Crash Guard or Handle bar.
Go for Bike Specific Scout-X Mounts & Clamps
Also with the Chinese Aux lights, the bolts tend to get lose over time and there is a risk of the Aux lights falling off if you fail to notice the issue. The Maddog Scout-X on the other hand comes with good universal clamps. But there is a word of caution here, one Maddog Scout-X user review suggests buying the bike-specific mounts instead of the Universal Maddog Mount which are secured by using only one Allen key. The bike-specific mounts offer better grip and stability. This is especially true for high vibration bikes like the Royal Enfield Classic 500. Maddog has bikes-specific clamps for:
- Royal Enfield Himalayan
- Royal Enfield Interceptor
- Royal Enfield Classic
- KTM Adventure
- KTM Duke 2017+ Models
- Bajaj Dominor
Maddog Scout-X for Royal Enfield Classic 500
Given their vibration levels, the Royal Enfield Bikes can be unforgiving for the aux LED lights. But Maddog has a special mounting accessories for the Royal Enfield Classic 500 bike.
The pro switch that comes with the Maddog Scout-X is of superior quality with nylon braiding. The mount in the Maddog Scout-X package can be sturdily fitted on the leg guard/ crash guard of your Royal Enfield bike and the light can be adjusted too. Fixing the Maddog Scout-X light on your Royal Enfield is simple and easy, you can do it yourself. The Maddog Scout-X completely changes the look of your Royal Enfield giving it a sleek, captivating appearance.
Maddog Scout-X is priced at Rs. 5750/. But with all the mounting accessories, switch, harness etc., the price of the entire Maddog Scout-X package is about 10K. The Maddog Scout-X is cheaper than the Maddog Alpha [which costs Rs. 9749] by almost 70%. The Maddog Scout-X lights are 35% cheaper compared to the Maddog Delta [which cost Rs. 7749]. The Maddog Scout-X lights are much cheaper when you compare with the International brands like Denali.
Reviewers claim that Maddog Scout-X lights are worth the investment, as they strike the perfect balance between quality and cost. The biggest benefit of Maddog Scout-X is “Reliability”. If you regularly ride on the highways or in off-road conditions than you need aux lights that will not fail. You cannot rely on the cheap Chinese aux lights if you are an ardent rider.