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    Adaptive Cornering Lights
    on: December 03, 2022, 11:54:41 pm
    December 03, 2022, 11:54:41 pm
    Ok so I have about 6500 miles on my GT Explorer now and I have ridden a few times at night but I don't really notice the adaptive cornering lights - do they work?  What should I experience?  I have tried to lean it over and over, faster and faster but I just don't notice anything different.

    Thoughts any one?

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    Re: Adaptive Cornering Lights
    Reply #1 on: December 04, 2022, 02:06:33 am
    December 04, 2022, 02:06:33 am
    Only have done a couple night rides and my adaptive headlight worked great. I believe it only functions on “dipped” or low beam.

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    Re: Adaptive Cornering Lights
    Reply #2 on: December 05, 2022, 12:40:13 pm
    December 05, 2022, 12:40:13 pm
    On my Gen3 I confirm that they only work on low beam.
    Their effect is very faint and almost impossible to notice if you have the foglights on.

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    Re: Adaptive Cornering Lights
    Reply #3 on: December 05, 2022, 04:38:58 pm
    December 05, 2022, 04:38:58 pm
    Got to say the Gen 4 headlight is an enormous improvement on Gen 1 😀
    Tiffen - splendid idea - in the lunge

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    Re: Adaptive Cornering Lights
    Reply #4 on: December 05, 2022, 09:09:57 pm
    December 05, 2022, 09:09:57 pm
    Dunno about the gen4, but I'd make the same comment WRT to gen3 vs gen1.

    I don't do much night riding, but haven't really noticed corner lighting kicking in.
    Presumably it is something to put in the sales brochures, rather than actually being a useful feature.
    Last Edit: December 05, 2022, 09:12:32 pm by KenW

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    Re: Adaptive Cornering Lights
    Reply #5 on: December 06, 2022, 10:16:42 am
    December 06, 2022, 10:16:42 am
    Agreed. Sounds good on paper, but I've not been blown away with the adaptive cornering lights (eg I've not even noticed them!).

    I have adaptive cornering lights on my car and they are very obvious when they come on and are actually useful. I don't think cornering lights work well on any motorbike TBH.

    Anyways, the rest of the bike is awesome  :001:


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    Re: Adaptive Cornering Lights
    Reply #6 on: December 10, 2022, 03:18:29 am
    December 10, 2022, 03:18:29 am
    I definitely notice mine working at night
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    Re: Adaptive Cornering Lights
    Reply #7 on: December 11, 2022, 03:15:40 pm
    December 11, 2022, 03:15:40 pm
    Didn't notice on my 5k km test on a rally explorer, thought they weren't working either !

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    Re: Adaptive Cornering Lights
    Reply #8 on: December 11, 2022, 05:58:38 pm
    December 11, 2022, 05:58:38 pm
    This is my first bike with cornering lights.  That said, I really had to look hard to make sure they were even functioning.  While I did confirm that they light up in a curve, they seemed exceedingly dim and insufficient in the presence of the headlight and I doubt they will be of any benefit.  Now I'm curious to check with some of my brothers and see if their bikes have them and, if so, whether or not they perform any better.
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    Re: Adaptive Cornering Lights
    Reply #9 on: December 12, 2022, 10:59:34 am
    December 12, 2022, 10:59:34 am
    In any case guys, cornering lights are useless if they only light up one meter in front of the bike.
    A real adaptative cornering light would be an actual projector that would shift the low/main beam toward the inside of the curve (BMW had such an oscillating system on the main beam of their high end Xenon lights 10 years ago or something; actually it was keeping the beam horizontal-ish during cornering).
    A couple 180° LEDs won't ever achieve this.
    Good idea + bad implementation = marketing gimmick (once again).

     



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