BMW Motorrad offers an additional daytime running light with LED technology as an ex works option. BMW Motorrad was the first manufacturer to use "angel eyes" with LED technology in the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT Maxi scooters and this technology continues to be used in the R 1200 GS. In the case of the R 1200 GS, for example, the lighting unit consists of for LED elements and is integrated within the main halogen headlight. The daytime running light allows other road users to differentiate the motorcycle much more clearly, thereby offering a huge safety benefit. What is more, the use of LED technology means a lower level of energy consumption and an extended lifetime. The daytime running light is switched on either automatically via a light sensor or manually instead of the main headlight using the
“Daytime running light” switch. When darkness falls or when entering a tunnel, there is an automatic switchover to the halogen main headlight, providing optimum road illumination to ensure excellent visibility.