BMW’s Dynamic Brake Lights in Motorcycles

admin@throttle|Updated: August 10, 2016 18:40
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After the success of BMW’s Dynamic Brake Lights in cars, it will use this feature in motorcycles. The main aim of Dynamic Brake lights is to warn the driver of the following vehicle. It works in two stages.


The first stage is activated when the motorcycle starts to decelerate from a speed of 50 km/h due to emergency braking. The brake light flashes at a frequency of 5 Hz. The second stage activates when the speed of the motorcycle reaches 14 Km/h where the hazard lamps are switched on and remain on till the motorcycle again gains a speed of at least 20 km/h.


BMW Motorrad has stated that Dynamic Brake Light technology will be available only in European markets initially. The company will provide Dynamic Brake Lights as a standard feature in their 2016 K1600GT, GTL, and GTL Exclusive Tourer bikes. It will come as an optional feature in 2016 R1200GS, R1200GS Adventure, and S1000XR bikes.