This product is specifically designed to interface with all the new and old BMW motorcycles where a 2 or 3 wire CANBus system are present. Ported from our best selling product the SB2 platform offers more options in terms of hardware and software then the older SB1. 100% CANBus compatible!
In order to keep the product a true plug-and-play, we had to craft a custom connector for some models. Hence the price increase over the other SB2 and/or model specific/complexity. Germans have never been known to make their designs simple :p
It's a proven fact that motorcycles can decelerate more rapidly than most cars and trucks. The combination of a motorcycle's narrow profile and the brisk change in velocity during braking is the most common cause of rear end accidents involving motorcycles, and often the results are fatal to the rider. Vizible Technologies' SupaBrake modulators are designed to enhance the reaction time of the vehicle behind you. It is designed to pulsate your vehicle's brake light(s) with a variable number of flashes calculated by its embedded algorithm. The algorithm is based on the rate at which you apply your brakes. As a result, the brake light(s) are flashed in a more subtle manner at lower speeds(when brakes are frequently used), and more aggressively at higher speeds(when brakes are not used for longer time intervals). Whereas other simpler products on the market that continuously "blink" their brake light(s) with an annoying repeating sequence - each and every time their brakes are applied! Our Supabrake product pulses in driving conditions when you need to get the immediate attention of drivers without annoying them.
Upon applying the brakes, the SupaBrake sends a burst of pulses to your motorcycle's brake light(s). The duration of the burst is a function of the time elapsed between the current brake cycle and the previous. After the burst, the unit allows the rear brake light to function normally(solid brake light). This algorithm is designed to eliminate target fixation as found in cheaper, passive versions that continuously "blink" the brake light(s) even though the vehicle is at a complete stop.
Example at low speed
When the frequency at which the driver/rider applies the brakes increases, (i.e. during low speeds such as city driving), the shorter the burst of flashes to the rear brake(s) light will be. If the brakes are applied within 0 - 12 seconds, the brake light will NOT flash - thus allowing it to function normally (solid brake light). This condition is most valuable during heavy stop-and-go traffic so as not to annoy the person or police in the vehicle behind you.
Example at cruising speed
When the frequency at which the driver/rider applies the brakes decreases, (i.e. at cruising speed), the longer the burst to the rear brake light will be. This condition is most valuable during quick sudden decelerations at speeds which require quick reaction to changes in traffic conditions or other driver's intentions. It has been scientifically proven that a quick flashing of a vehicle's brakes will alert the driver behind much sooner ... and the SupaBrake Flasher does this for you.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
Don't put other outdated bulkier modules on your motorcycle that pulsate your brake light each and every time you apply your brakes. Most of these cheaper annoying modules will continue to flash your brake light(s) with the same irritating routine even when you are completely stopped in traffic. This is not only illegal and annoying it detracts from the visual appearance of your vehicle and other drivers/riders attention to the road. Some of these "zombie-like" flashers claim to have an accelerometer module that will supposedly give you a couple of hundreds milliseconds reaction time. We have experimented with these in our lab and road tests, they don’t work due to the nature of engine vibration, road vibration and mounting angle. Simply too many noise vectored components giving them very poor sensitivity. That is not the best way to implement this sort of technology. At best they are just for marketing. Be careful you always get what you pay for.
Showing reviews 1-10 of 48 | Next
Posted by Kelly on 12th Jun 2019
This is the second unit I purchased. I continue to be impressed how easy this is to install. What makes this so easy to install is the real connectors used for the specific bike combined with the detailed instructions including pictures of the bike. It is so rare today to find people that work so hard to make such great product end to end.
Posted by Ted S. on 10th Jun 2019
Installed on a 2018 S 1000 XR. I had previously installed an Evo-Tech tail tidy kit with their upgraded tail/brake light and Horning LED turn signals. The Evo-Tech tail light uses the auxiliary 3-pin connector that comes on this bike.
Installed the SB-2 between the stock harness as instructed and the unit works flawlessly with the brake light unit and turn signals, even with the non-stock setup. Had it programmed in a couple of minutes to my preferred profile.
I have brake flashers on all of my bikes, and it was hard to find one that works with the BMW's. The Vizi-Tec product is awesome and will be standard equipment on all of my future bikes.
Highly recommended, essential safety equipment on any bike.
Posted by Rick H on 29th Mar 2019
I initially reached out to VIzi-Tec with a question. It was answered very timely and after my questions were answered, I placed an order. The order was filled that same day and came promptly. The product does everything advertised and more. Super easy to install, just plug and go. Like sprinklers, the difficult part is getting to the right place on the bike. Once that is accomplished, then the install literally took less than a minute. My suggestion is to read the manual a couple times and maybe watch a video... once the programming is understood it is super straightforward. Highly recommend this product and company!
Posted by Patrick G. on 28th Mar 2019
Truly plug and play. Works exactly as described. Simply an outstanding product that improves your visibility to following drivers. And the customer service is the best I’ve encountered in the biking industry!
Thank you Bernard and crew!
Posted by BradS on 29th Oct 2018
Truly a great product. Installation could not be easier - no splicing and unit is small enough to fit in the recess behind the brake light. I never bothered with changing the programming - it did exactly what I wanted right out of the box. No unnecessary bluetooth interface. No wonky accelerometer. It does what it does well and is install and forget. Also appreciate that Bernard was so willing to share his knowledge of the arcane wizardry that is CANBus as I wanted to expand this system to additional accessory lights.
In short, I am an engineer by trade and I know a well engineered product when I see one. I installed a Supabrake is on both my bikes and is certainly a winner with me..
Posted by Rick Kilton on 17th Jul 2018
This is the second one I've purchased for my bikes. Installation doesn't get and easier. Programming the unit is a snap. I believe this product is a must now a days with everyone driving around looking at their cell phones. It really grabs your attention.
Posted by Michael Moora on 28th Jun 2018
An excellent product, that clearly is the result of a quality program, and a desire to excel. For old farts like me, it would be nice to have a hard copy of a portion of the user manual pertaining to set-up, and tuning of the device.
Posted by Arron Dobson on 20th Jun 2018
Excellent product! Easy to install and program. The online manual is easy to read. I would give it five stars if the price was a bit less as the total gets pricy with shipping.
Posted by JP Fernandez on 29th Dec 2017
Had some questions about install, how upstream in the harness the module was inteded to fit, and was resolved in a snap. Installed in 5 minutes.
Posted by Marc Gagnon on 13th Nov 2017
Very easy to install when you have retired the 4 screws.
Work very well.
Showing reviews 1-10 of 48 | Next