I can't think of anything I'd want to see on a HUD that I wouldn't be stopping to take a peak at anyway, compass and GPS for example. Changing settings on a HUD (setting way points, etc.) would be a lot harder to do while riding, compared to siting in a car seat or airplane cockpit because you whole body is involved with maintaining system balance.
HUD seems more applicable to mechanical system issues needing to be continually monitored, such as RPM, Oil Pressure, Fuel, Speed, Altitude, Weapons Systems.
What do you need to see while you're riding other than a fog free lens? Calorie Consumption rate, VO2, Heart Rate, Blood Alcohol Level, Woodie Alert?
Seriously. I could see it now. Here you are fiddling with your HUD settings on a gentle section of the slope. You're not paying attention, end up catching an edge, face plant, bash your $350 googles and then serious butthurt ensues!
I also ride motorcycles and have been for longer than I have been able to drive a car. Still don't see how you are comparing a headlight for a motorcycle that goes well over 100 mph and some LED lights that will be used for snowboarding. Huge difference in the headlight/lamp designs, the use for them and the speed at which both objects are traveling. I understand that a single LED bulb that shoots five feet isn't going to work which is why I got one that clearly shoots 80 meters. Yes, on a motorcycle if you can only see 80 meters when traveling over 100 mph you are in trouble. I don't know about you but, my snowboards do not travel nearly as fast as my CBR so I don't need to see as far.
For simple argument sake, lets say I am traveling at 15 mph, which is about 6.5 meters per second. Now if I have a 80 meters of visible light ahead of me that would give me about 12.5 seconds until I get to that 80 meters. I hope my reaction time is good enough that in those twelve seconds I can move out of the way of whatever object might be in my path.
I've ridden many bikes with all sorts of headlights, from factory set-ups on strett bikes to PIAA aftermarket lamps on barely-legal track bikes.
My point is/was that I have seen enough good and bad headlights to have a fairly good idea of what will/won't work for sliding down a mountain in the dark (where you have to see well enough to avoid obstacles, as you do on a bike).
This experience comes from having ridden this bikes. THAT is what motorcycle experience has to do with the topic at hand.
It shoots 80 meters and in the store with the lights on you can clearly see it shining across the store. Seems like it will work well and if I really wanted to drop some cash they have ones that are as bright as a car headlight and shoot 200 meters but they are like $400. For $50 I'll try these and if they don't work well I have a headlamp that I can wear for other activities.
Also what does motorcycle experience have to do with riding on snow at night?
Very nice!! Snowboard goggles are so nice when you riding motorcycle at night.