Here are 3 good choices for lights to add to your bike. All 3 do both tailight and brakelight functions (they have 3 wires). Price runs about $8.00 to $12.00.
#1 Tailight is 2 or 3 times brighter than #2
If you drive in traffic, this light could save your life, and it fits the Virago 250 like a glove – easy replacement of existing reflector
Here is one of the brightest tailight/stoplight that you will find for $9.99 shipped (price varies). It is much brighter than the stock unit and some competing lights. You can mount it right above the stock tailight – remove the reflector and mount it using the reflector’s metal bracket. Check ebay for “Red Double Stop Tail LED Light for Motorcycle”. Dimensions are 3.9 inches wide x 2.1 inches high – or 105 mm W x 55 mm H. It has 18 LED’s and it has three wires that are about 8 inches or 21 centimeters long. Like most motorcycles, the stock tailight/stoplight on the Virago 250 is not enough, and the bike needs additional lights to be seen by other drivers.
#2 Not as bright as #1
Tailight is 1/3 to 1/2 as bright than #1
Brakelight is about 2/3 as bright than #1
9/27/13 – I just put this light on my other bike.
It is 120 mm W x 34 mm H x 38 mm
Like the light above, it does both tailight and brakelight functions (it has 3 wires).
It has 28 LED’s:
23 LED’s for the tailight and brakelight functions
5 LED’s for the license plate light
#3 I did not test this one.
It is 4 inches W x 1.25 inches H x 1 inch D. Bolt centers are at 85 mm.
It has 21 LED’s and does both tailight and brakelight functions (it has 3 wires).