Noob question here: Does anyone understand the difference between the manual and auto modes of HSC Pro? The Rider's Manual doesn't really explain it. This is on a 2021 bike.
Squeeze twice?I can tell you the manual mode works by squeezing the brake lever twice and hold activates. Same again to deactivate. Auto deactivation works by taking off almost normally but you will notice the extra resistance, I guess a bit like when you have a pillion opposed to riding alone.
I never used it to set automatically though. I like to be the one deciding when is it needed
Wonder if you can just give the brake lever a squeeze to release it like you would in manual mode?On my 2019 RT I use the manual HSC function ie come to a stop, hard squeeze of front brake, let go, brake remains applied and so bike won't roll backwards on a hill. To manually cancel give another hard squeeze of brake, or just ride off using clutch/throttle control as usual.
When I bought my bike new the salesman warmed me against using the automatic HSC. He told me that if automatic HSC is selected in the Settings menu and you come to a stop on an incline of 5 degrees or more, the brakes will automatically remain on when you manually release the brake lever. This to automatically stop you from rolling back. But what if you have come to a stop on an incline and you want/need to roll back? For example: You pull up in front of a parking spot on a cambered road and want to roll back into it so your back wheel is against the kerb. If the camber is 5 degrees or more you won't be able to roll back even if you have released the brake. I don't fancy being stuck out on the road unable to roll back into a parking space. My HSC auto is switched off.
In auto it also comes on when stopping down hill, which can catch you out if your not careful Mine is in manualThanks for all of the responses! I get the difference now. I will have to find a hilly parking lot or something to play with it and try the two modes out. The manual mode has already been useful in my driveway and I will definitely, at the very least, be using that mode.
And pretty much every bike has this safety feature, not just BMW's!...BMW's have an automatic safety device to keep really stupid riders from hurting themselves (unnecessarily). When you drop this thing in gear, and LEAVE THE FREAKIN' KICKSTAND DOWN, it acts like a kill switch. Who knew?🤔 (Well, I did know once upon a time, because it worked that way on my last two Beemers. However, I had forgotten that (a) I had left the kickstand down, and that ( b) it's the #1 reason nooby BMW riders stall their bikes. 🙄😖)...