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.
Posted by Art Armstrong on 25th Sep 2017
product worked great, no instructions and no answer to my question about a white wire that I did not use because no one answered my question
-ViziTec note: Customer ordered kit for K1600GT(without top-case). A K1600GT-L was sent. Per printed instruction sent with package the "white wire" is only and only if you have a top-case or if you chose to install one at a later time. The white wire will modulate it. It was best to send you this extra "white wire" in case you want to add a top-case later. A courtesy. Also looking over notes email was answered.
Posted by Steve Robbin on 30th Aug 2017
I ended up buying the SB2 because I didn't need the added features of the SB3. Easy install on my 2009 BMW R1200GSA. My bike has an LED brake light, so the modulation of the SB2 really stands out. The product is very well designed and packaged. I feel more visible now when riding, and look forward to years of use. Thanks again to you and the Vizi-Tec team for your help. Best regards.
Posted by Nick on 17th Jul 2017
Love it, works well, should become a sales rep with all the other GS riders asking where to get it :)
Posted by Sergey on 11th Jun 2017
Product was very easy to install, easy to programm and looks really cool in action, got what paid for.
Posted by Tom on 11th May 2017
Super stuff! Easy install, works good and super friendly people at vizi-tec!
Posted by David on 5th May 2017
Very good product. Very good customer service.
Posted by Gary Watts on 8th Jan 2017
The installation of these SUPRABRAKE-III units in my BMW F800St and R1200GS was relatively straight forward plug and play...Brilliant. After re-reading the instruction manual carefully, I realised the useful flexibility of these units.I left the factory default setting on the unit for my R1200GS. However, I changed a setting on the unit for my F800ST as it has a bulb type brake light that requires a longer flash cycle due to the slower acting bulb filament compared to the fast acting LED light.I am most impressed with thoughtful design and operation of these brake light flashers and would thoroughly recommend this product to all motorcycle owners in the interest of improved safety. I often ride behind a ride leader in our motorcycle club. He has one of these SUPRABRAKE units fitted to his motorcycle.... and his motorcycle become most conspicuous when breaking... which lifts my alertness accordingly. Excellent product.
Posted by Garry on 3rd Jan 2017
A solid state unit easy to install. Just plugged it in, wrapped some foam around the body of the unit and zap strapped(included with kit) it in place.
Posted by Jerry on 1st Nov 2016
First off, if you are not sure if you should get SUPABRAKE-III. Just get it!
It is silly easy to install. It works great. The customer service is one of the best around. It may prevent you from getting rear-ended while riding. There is absolutely nothing negative to say about this item/company.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Oct 2016
So easy to do. I have a K1600GT, all I had to do was four screws to pop the cover (aka mud-flap) to access the back of the light, and plug it in.
Works exactly as described. I really like the "forced retrigger" to flash again when you have been stopped for a while and the "grace period" to not flash when in stop/go traffic. No other brake light modulators seem to do this.