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 Jerry on 27th Apr 2019
This unit comes as advertised, plug and play. It takes as long to remove the seat as it does to instal this unit. I tweaked the Grace Period which was easy, once you read the 24 page Table of Contents. I have left all other settings at default as this seems to work for me, but configuring other settings is easy.
Service through Vizi-Tech was excellent. I recommend this product.
My riding buddies agree it is a great unit.
Posted by Ian Price on 8th Feb 2019
I have Supabrake 3 rear brake light modulators fitted to all my motorcycles . Easy plug and play installation. Great quality product.
Posted by Todd Fulkerson on 1st Dec 2017
I just installed this in my 2018 Ducati Monster 1200S and it works straight out of the box. Plug and play. It was harder to get to the tail light connector than plug this in.
I bought this after the run around with several other brands that claimed to be universal but wouldn't work in my motorcycle so I couldn't be more pleased. I haven't tried modifying the configuration yet. I will probably do that at some point and I'm confident that I'll be able to tweak it to perfection. Definitely highly recommended for your late model Ducati's.
Posted by PSKP on 5th Oct 2017
Bought and used an older model 9 years ago and had to get another one for my new bike. It's top-notch and necessary for the additional peace of mind. Highly recommended.
Posted by Scott on 6th Jul 2017
I had SupaBrake-II on my Triumph Street Triple, it performed wonderfully for over 2 years. When I got my Ducati Multistrada I immediately knew I wanted to get one for it as well. The new SupaBrake III does everything the SupaBrake II does and adds even more features. The plug and play harness was perfect and allowed me to install the modulator in under 15 minutes. Worked right away out of the box and provides a great visual notification to traffic behind you. I haven't spent any time programming the new one yet as the default settings are pretty darn close to how I want it anyways.
Posted by Ian Price on 5th Jun 2017
Such an easy to install safety extra for my bike. Quality is second to none
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Aug 2016
This is a great little product that just plugs straight in with no complicated splicing etc
Totally recommend to others
One improvement needed ... add frac celebration sensor to the brake light too
The stand alone (x/y/z) acc. sensors for detecting change in velocity simply do not work nor is it effective enough to be used for this application(motorcycle). We have bought and experimented with these in our lab. End result was.. garbage. Reason being too many vector components. Even after software filtering. Avoid them. If someone is trying to sell these... they are nothing more then a marketing plot.
The only way to implement this technology is to pull real-time road speed off the wheel. This is what car manufactures do. You will get true delta in speed and thus instant feedback that we can inject into our brake light algorithm. We will visit this next year and do it right!
Posted by John F on 27th Jun 2016
Was truly plug and play. Everything was high quality, and VERY compact.
I haven't quite figured out a couple features, but that's really because I spend my little free time riding. Programming is straightforward, I just haven't messed with some of the attributes yet. A bit over 1500 miles over the last few months. No issues.