There has been a great deal of buzz surrounding BMW Motorrad’s introduction of their new 6-cylinder touring bike, the 2011 BMW K1600GT. The bike will be a technological marvel, with features such as:
- 3-Mode E-Gas Electronic Throttle Control
- S1000RR-Style Traction Control and Lean Sensor
- Push-Button Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA)
- Adaptive Headlight Technology
The BMW adaptive headlight has really gotten the public’s attention, and Bavarian Motor Works hopes the technology will substantially increase safety during night riding. Basically, the low-beam headlight can adapt during cornering and braking, ensuring that the road ahead is illuminated even while the bike is leaned over or the front end is loaded during front brake application. The system utilizes a lean sensor coupled with a stepper motor to adjust the xenon projection beam via reflector mirrors.
BMW Adaptive Headlight Demonstration
Here’s a great video from BMW showcasing how the adaptive headlight technology will work on a dark road.
Overall, we can’t help but believe this technology is a true breakthrough in safety. Need to insure a BMW? Visit BMW Motorcycle Insurance.