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Thread: Pics of the 2021 RT are emerging

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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy35 View Post
    A supplemental light pointed to the side is just going to light up the pavement one foot from the front wheel when leaned into a turn. Adaptive lighting will point the beam up and out into the direction of the turn. I have a pair a Denali's on my bike and they don't do diddly in terms of lighting up a curve.
    I have always run my driving lights “cross eyed” for this reason-it helps raise the beam. RH light is aimed downroad at left shoulder of the road, LH light aimed downroad at right shoulder. Both lit on high beam, dipping to low beam drops out the RH light, both can be dropped out via the power switch. No issues with oncoming traffic.

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    I wonder if the ACC hardware will be installed on every bike and be able to be 'activated' after purchase.

    I can't see BMW building bikes at the factory where some have the hardware and some don't. It would make more sense IMO to install it on every bike similar to what Tesla does. That way any buyer can do an 'upgrade' after purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy35 View Post
    From MaxBMW, the active headlight assembly for a five year old K1600GT is $2,300+. Just the xenon bulb alone is over $300. I don't think you'll be seeing prices drop. EVER.

    Having said that, if I was going to buy one, I'd get that too. That's a real life-saving feature in my opinion.

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    I've found an even better life-saving option and it costs far less. I don't ride at night! What's the point? The riding risk is higher and enjoyment is far lower given you can't see your surroundings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by utahskies View Post
    I've found an even better life-saving option and it costs far less. I don't ride at night! What's the point? The riding risk is higher and enjoyment is far lower given you can't see your surroundings.
    Well, that's certainly one solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by utahskies View Post
    I don't ride at night! What's the point?.
    To get to where you are going, maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    To get to where you are going, maybe?
    Or, if you are in some areas, commuting home from work during the short-day months.

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    I guess my riding is all for pleasure and not commuting. With that, I find no benefit in riding at night since I can't enjoy the landscape and again, the risk factor increases.
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