Originally Posted by tallguy-09
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?
From the BMW Media Guide:
The first motorcycle in the world with main headlight featuring full-LED technology including integrated daytime running light for even greater safety when riding during the day and at night.
For decades now, BMW Motorrad has been regarded as a frontrunner when it comes to issues of safety in connection with motorcycling. With its innovative strength, BMW Motorrad established itself as a trendsetter very early on and will continue to offer additional safety benefits for motorcycling.
The latest example of the innovative power of BMW Motorrad in this area is the first ever full LED headlight with integrated daytime running light to be used in serial motorcycle production, available as an option for the R 1200 GS. Globally unique, this LED main headlight with daytime running function illuminates the road with a level of brilliant clarity not previously known.
The headlight’s LEDs are strikingly distinctive and powerful with their double glass lenses. The option also includes a rear light with two light bands, making for an even more high-quality rear view.
The switchover between daytime running light and low beam can be set to automatic in the instrument cluster menu.
With daytime running switched on, the motorcyclist benefits from significantly increased perceptibility in the daytime and therefore increased safety. In addition, there is the striking look of the horizontal “U” which - like the light rings in the K 1600 models - will soon become an unmistakable trademark of the new GS.