Safety

ADAPTIVE XENON HEADLIGHT.

The antidazzle unit fitted as standard in the main headlamp consists of a centred, swivelling xenon projection module with reflection mirrors. Height sensors on the front and rear wheel suspension supply data for permanent headlight levelling. Thanks to pitch levelling, the headlamp can always illuminate the optimal, predefined area on straight roads, irrespectively of the riding mode or laden state.

The optional adaptive headlight also features a step motor that converts the standard static reflection mirror into a swivel unit. The mirror is then swivelled over an axis as a function of the inclination, compensating for the vehicle's roll angle. The dipped beam therefore experiences compensation for both inclination and pitching. Both movements are superimposed so that illumination is directed into the corner. This results in a considerably improved illumination of the road in corners and therefore a huge boost to active riding safety.

The vehicle's inclination is determined via a sensor box installed at a central location. The data are distributed over the CAN bus and are also used for the traction control DTC. The complex algorithms utilised here are all BMW Motorrad developments that are unique on the market today.