Braking in dangerous situations is one of the biggest safety risks for every motorcyclist. Especially when following traffic is unable to react in good time. This is why BMW Motorrad developed the dynamic brake light, which helps to better alert the drivers of following vehicles to the braking motorcycle in front of them. With the dynamic brake light, BMW Motorrad is the first manufacturer in the world to transfer this proven safety concept, which up to now had only been known in the automotive sector, to motorcycles.

The brake light's additional function, which is currently still limited to the EU and ECE area, is split into two levels. Level one is activated by rapid deceleration from speeds over 50 km/h. The brake light warns following traffic with a frequency of 5 Hz. In level two, the hazard warning lights system is additionally activated by panic braking to at least under 14 km/h. This remains active until the vehicle accelerates to a speed of at least 20 km/h again.

The dynamic brake light is only available as a piece of optional equipment ex-works in connection with ABS Pro (in connection with optional equipment Pro Riding Modes) from model year 2016 onwards for the models R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure and the S 1000 XR. The tourers K 1600 GT, GTL and GTL Exclusive will have this extra safety feature as standard from model year 2016.