Yamaha is engaged on a laser lighting patent that would carry the Powersports business that a lot nearer to items utilized by the likes of BMW’s i8 and Audi’s R8.
To this point, Ben Purvis’s findings on CycleWorld cite lasers to be a much less standard choice for bikes on account of the price of the issues. With this new patent, nevertheless, Yamaha may very effectively succeed at lighting every part with a single laser supply, chopping manufacturing costs and making the tech extra possible for our beloved two-wheeled machines.
As for the way Yamaha will combine the tech, Purvis goes into additional element beneath:
– Ben Purvis (CycleWorld)
Based mostly on the patent submitting photographs, the supply of the laser will likely be below the saddle and can department out by way of fiber optic cables to wherever it’s wanted (on this case, the back and front lighting techniques).
Whereas Yamaha’s filings counsel that there’s potential for the tech to be built-in into future bike lineups, BMW’s expertise with lasers has been off-and-on at finest. Purvis costs laser lighting techniques to be within the hundreds for a single supply, making this tech extra of a luxurious than a purposeful necessity.
Couple this with the truth that BMW’s one laser-lit bike – the K1600 GTL – made an eventual transfer to LEDs, and we expect that this patent will sit tight till a extra… opulent alternative comes alongside.
Do you assume laser lighting in a bike is a good suggestion?