The new SB3 for your KTM!
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 Yannis on 19th Jul 2016
Amazing safety device that can literally save ones life. I used a different type of flasher in the past for my K1200RS and liked the functionality, but always wanted to have the ability to tweak the pattern. The SB3 gives me that ability and much more.
The SB3 feels well made, with quality components and sealed from dust and humidity. The installation is a two minute plug and play. The SB3 is tiny and sturdy making it easy to tuck under the pillion seat and zip tie it in place. Its impossible to install it the wrong way.
The unit comes with a good stock profile that will probably suit most users. I wanted to explore other profiles and create my own by modifying the variables. With a tiny bit of patience to cycle through the verification flashes of the rear brake light, I programmed and re-programmed it until I ended up with a profile that I liked, <188.8.131.52.3.1>, if anyone is curious.
The manual makes it sound somewhat more complicated than it is, but in essence its about counting blinks and holding/releasing/holding the brake lever. You can't go wrong playing with combinations and if you don't like the result, it can be changed in less than a minute.
PS: If you don't care about customizing the flashing profile, the SB2 or the SB3 do about the same. I personally like the SB3 flexibility and I will soon be ordering more for my other bikes.