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Cool stuff and nice explanation in the video -

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post #2 of 28 Old Jul 3rd, 2010, 12:07 am
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That's cool--but where is the big buck that jumps out and breaks the adaptive headlight assembly?

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That's cool--but where is the big buck that jumps out and breaks the adaptive headlight assembly?
You have to provide that on your own . . .

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The "Stock" headlight on my LT cost $400.00 to replace after a rock put a 2 inch hole in it 4 years ago. Just how much will this bad boy cost??

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We have these on our 1 series convertible, and they really do work. For reference the adder is a $900 option on the car (but you get two of them).

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The "Stock" headlight on my LT cost $400.00 to replace after a rock put a 2 inch hole in it 4 years ago. Just how much will this bad boy cost??
This will be a good after-market opportunity for Cee Bailey's and vendors of those film products that protect paint and light assemblies.

Reading the press release, I did not know what "adaptive headlights" were; the video made it clear. I've seen this on my brother's Lexus and thought it was a gimmick. On a bike... what a great idea. FLIR w/HUD might be interesting, too.

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I have the adaptive lights in my X5, and it is a cool technology. I am wondering if the motorcycle version is tracking into turns like the automotive version. You will get spoiled quickly with being able to see into corners without a dark dead spot to worry about. That is why I quickly put HID floodlights on the R1200R ! Complexity aside, it is a good idea. Besides, the bikes are so computer-driven and dependent now that the complexity/cost argument is kind of a moot issue anymore.


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We have the same adaptive lighting on our 3 Series and it DOES make a huge difference; when I get into my Ford pick up, can't see anything.

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Oh how 'I" long for your old Hodaka Super Rat.

We have the adaptive lighting on our X5 and it has simply spoiled me driving at night. I like the little levelling dance they do everytime the switch is turned on. Lights are always shinning in the same place no matter what the load in the car is. Pretty cool stuff. Will definitely make riding at night safer. Of course, I just bought my 1300GT three weeks ago and now this. I told the dealer I'd probably wait for the new LT to come out before I pull the trigger and he was certain the LT wouldn't be brought back. Oh well, the 1300 is still a great bike and when I wear it out in 10 years from now I'll look at the next generation GT/GTL. Maybe by then they'll have a small V-8 in it.
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This will be a good after-market opportunity for Cee Bailey's and vendors of those film products that protect paint and light assemblies.

Reading the press release, I did not know what "adaptive headlights" were; the video made it clear. I've seen this on my brother's Lexus and thought it was a gimmick. On a bike... what a great idea. FLIR w/HUD might be interesting, too.
FLIR with HUD with a rotary cannon would be even more interesting!

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We have the same adaptive lighting on our 3 Series and it DOES make a huge difference
Completely agree on that.

I have a 3 series, too, and the combination of Xenon lights + Adaptive control is amazing, when I drive my wife's car (or my '06 LT) I feel like I'm blind...

No wonder that I started looking for a Xenon mod for my LT, right after buying the 3-series

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FLIR with HUD with a rotary cannon would be even more interesting!
That's EXACTLY what I thought after I posted that comment. FLIR, HUD, and a Phalanx-type computer-controlled minigun for those darn deer.


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FLIR with HUD with a rotary cannon would be even more interesting!
The design studies for a possible LT replacement (not the GT or GTL) have been rumored to have a HUD.


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It finally occured to me what this first look at the new headlights reminds me of. Remember Johnny Five, the quirky little robot from "Short Circuit"?


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It finally occured to me what this first look at the new headlights reminds me of. Remember Johnny Five, the quirky little robot from "Short Circuit"?

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That's EXACTLY what I thought after I posted that comment. FLIR, HUD, and a Phalanx-type computer-controlled minigun for those darn deer.

I was thinking more for cell-phone wielding cages that cut be off! That would be more effective than any laws they can pass. :-)

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That's awesome, Howard.

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It finally occured to me what this first look at the new headlights reminds me of. Remember Johnny Five, the quirky little robot from "Short Circuit"?


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That's awesome, Howard.
It happens every once in awhile.

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We have these on our 1 series convertible, and they really do work. For reference the adder is a $900 option on the car (but you get two of them).
So figure $1500-$1800 for the bike?

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What was the car back in the day that had adaptive tracking, at least in the simple form? I was thinking it was a cyclops, but not sure on that?

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It was the Citroen DS, very popular in the cabrio version nowadays:




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What was the car back in the day that had adaptive tracking, at least in the simple form? I was thinking it was a cyclops, but not sure on that?
Wuzn't that the Tucker??? At least on this side of the pond.
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I thought I'd be able to resist the new bike.. rats. =)

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IIRC at least from the movie the Tucker had a light in the center of the grill that was adaptive in nature.

Also Johnnie 5 was re incarnated in Wall-E from Disney.

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Yes, it was the Tucker. The middle headlight turned left and right with steering. Not sure how it was done, but it worked. Way ahead of of its time - at least in that regard.


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Wuzn't that the Tucker??? At least on this side of the pond.

That is it Dick, the Tucker. Thanks for helping the stuck brain.

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