Braking and being seen by the traffic behind is of essential importance for motorcycle riders. That is why BMW Motorrad has developed the dynamic brake light as a component of the Strategy "Safety 360°". It can warn drivers of following vehicles even better about when the motorcycle in front of them is braking.
This additional brake light function, which is still limited to the EU / ECE area, warns following traffic in two stages when the motorcycle in front brakes hard or makes an emergency braking maneuver. Stage one is activated when the motorcycle decelerates from speeds above 50 km/h. In this case the brake light flashes with a frequency of 5 Hz. As the motorcycle approaches standstill (< 14 km/h), the hazard warning flashers are also turned on in the second stage. These remain turned on until the motorcycle accelerates again to a minimum speed of 20 km/h. The demonstration video below shows the difference between conventional brake lights and the Dynamic Brake Light System.
The dynamic brake light is available as an option with ABS Pro (in conjunction with the option “Ride Modes Pro”) from model year 2016 for the models R1200GS, R1200GS Adventure and S1000XR (European models only). The K1600GT, GTL and GTL Exclusive luxury tourers, also Euro only, will feature this safety feature as standard from model year 2016 - as the ideal supplement to ABS Pro.