World's first bike adaptive headlights

Published: 25 February 2011

Imagine riding along a road at night where the headlight was actively trying to see round corners.

Well, now you don't have to because for the first time ever on a motorcycle, BMW is offering its Adaptive Xenon headlight system as an option on the K1600GT and K1600GTL.

It works by using ride height sensors in the front and rear wheel axles to know when the bike is pitching or diving, so when you accelerate, a motor on the headlight means the beam stays flat rather than reaching for the sky.

To read the full test on both bikes, pick up a copy of this week's MCN.