Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Palma de Mallorca
As far as I know, all BMW´s have had illuminated hazard lights buttons, EXCEPT for the GT. This system could only work with BMW anyway, as they are the only manufacturer to have individual switches for the turning lights on each grip.
From your post, I take it that you never know what speed you are doing because you never ever take your eyes off the road to check your speedo.
I will listen to advice, but I do not like it being shouted at me.
From your profile I see you were born in 1958.
I was born in 1947 and got my first bike, a Bultaco, when you were 2 years old.
My first "real" bike, a 350 cc I bought when I was 17, when you were 6.
I was driving double-decker red London buses in central London when I was 23 and at 25 was driving 50 ft articulated trucks all over Europe.
The British driving tests for both types of vehicle are rigourous.
I have ridden bikes on dusty roads and tracks in North Africa several times.
I have ridden in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Spain, amongst other countries in Europe.
Anybody who has been to these countries will testify that in some of them, it can sometimes be "exhilirating", to say the least.
I have ridden along the coast from Monaco (France) to Genoa (Italy) several times, a motorway that goes in and out of tunnels hundreds of times with traffic moving a speeds at over 90 mph.
Lastly, but not least, I have driven several times in and out of the UK, where, as you probably know, they drive on the left side of the road.
Adapting to this, on both sides, something that you may never experience, can, for the first few miles, test the abilities of even the most experienced driver/rider, especially when you come to the first, what we English call, roundabout.