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Old 03-08-2013, 08:10 AM   #6136
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:12 AM   #6137
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:38 AM   #6138
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I can think of one reason. Only the daytime running light is on.
Oh, I see, you can now switch on the lo-beams manually? On my Canadian spec 2010 the lo-beam light is on all the time. Is there a difference between US-EUR when it comes to the lights/DRL?
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:01 AM   #6139
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Oh, I see, you can now switch on the lo-beams manually? On my Canadian spec 2010 the lo-beam light is on all the time. Is there a difference between US-EUR when it comes to the lights/DRL?
In Europe it's mandatory by law that the DRL are to be dimmed, or automatically turned of as soon as the 'normal' evening/night lights are turned on.
However on motorcycles you have to drive with the 'normal' lights all of the time. So riding with the DRL-only on your bike can get you in trouble with the law
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:03 AM   #6140
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Oh, I see, you can now switch on the lo-beams manually? On my Canadian spec 2010 the lo-beam light is on all the time. Is there a difference between US-EUR when it comes to the lights/DRL?
Daylight is not low-beam. Daylight is an optional component... you can then configure the bike to switch automatically between daylight and low-beam depending on the light situation (same as in cars).
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:14 AM   #6141
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:33 AM   #6142
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In Europe it's mandatory by law that the DRL are to be dimmed, or automatically turned of as soon as the 'normal' evening/night lights are turned on.
However on motorcycles you have to drive with the 'normal' lights all of the time. So riding with the DRL-only on your bike can get you in trouble with the law
This will of course depend on each country's laws. The bike is setup to run DRL only or DRL with low beam, as we have all seen pictures which show that. In the U.S. there is no mandatory headlight law for motorcycles, but rather an industry agreement that all bikes will be sold with low beams on all the time. Now that we have DRLs I think that agreement has changed.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:48 AM   #6143
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This will of course depend on each country's laws. The bike is setup to run DRL only or DRL with low beam, as we have all seen pictures which show that. In the U.S. there is no mandatory headlight law for motorcycles, but rather an industry agreement that all bikes will be sold with low beams on all the time. Now that we have DRLs I think that agreement has changed.
Is this 100% sure?
Because when vehicles here started having mandatory headlights, everybody said it came from the States and it was law there already.
(and actually indeed vehicles that happened to be US-spec imported DID have day-lights BEFORE European)
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:51 AM   #6144
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schisi: Congrats on your new bikes..

Now that the bikes are in owners' hands, you might want to start a new thread... "2013 1200GS LC owners Show and Tell thread".
Show and Tell, I second that motion!
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:54 AM   #6145
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Is this 100% sure?
Because when vehicles here started having mandatory headlights, everybody said it came from the States and it was law there already.
(and actually indeed vehicles that happened to be US-spec imported DID have day-lights BEFORE European)
Not a law, just an industry agreement, but the result is the same as everyone in the industry complied.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:55 AM   #6146
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The Pro shows additional Information such as automatic trip counter, fuel consumption (current and average), voltage, stop watch and speed. And you can customize the display, e.g. decide what information should be shown and where (upper or lower part of the display).
schisi, is the owners manual in digital format or printed?
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:06 AM   #6147
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Not a law, just an industry agreement, but the result is the same as everyone in the industry complied.
I'm a bit slow.
So you can ride the GS (USA spec.) with only the U-shaped DRL ON or would the LED lo-beams come on automatically as well as soon as the engine is running?

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:34 AM   #6148
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Don't know about the US laws.


http://www.caradvice.com.au/103267/d...ory-in-europe/

Mandatory in the European Union for new vehicles, but each country can decide whether they make it a "top priority" in their traffic laws.
In Belgium for instance, you won't get fined if you drive (cars) without any lights DRL or normal lights during day time.

In Italy otoh, you always have to drive with DRL or other on the highways and autobahn.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:44 AM   #6149
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:44 AM   #6150
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2013 GS One World Kick Off Party

Not that I have a new GS to show off but Long Beach BMW (Californina) did. The other day they hosted the kick off of BMW's One World Tour featuring 2 riders and their brand new GS's that will be riding around the world.

LBBMW put on a great event with an open bar and Famous Dave's BBQ.









even got a free t-shirt, the guys at Long Beach BMW are a class act.

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