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Vololights Brakeless Deceleration Indicator
  • Vololights Brakeless Deceleration Indicator
  • Vololights Brakeless Deceleration Indicator
  • Vololights Brakeless Deceleration Indicator

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Vololights License Plate Frame

When it comes to slowing down, motorcyclists do not always use their brakes. This can cause a potentially dangerous situation for drivers/riders behind you who are watching your lights and not your speed. Vololights solves this problem by detecting deceleration by any means via a 3 axis accelerometer. Whether you are using engine braking, downshifting or simply applying the brakes Vololights senses the change and speed and communicates your rate of deceleration to fellow drivers/riders through variable flashing brake lights, giving a clear indication of the urgency with which you are slowing down. So whether you are downshifting to take a turn or slamming on the brakes to avoid hitting a turtle, Vololights has your back.


  • License plate frame mounting 
  • Provides additional surface area of lighting to get you noticed
  • Requires your plate size to fit within our guide rails, dimensions at bottom of page here
  • Simple 2 wire installation to 12VDC, typically connects to rear license plate illumination power or a fuse block in a CANBus motorcycle system
  • Integrated license plate illumination
  • No tapping of brake signal lines
  • Everything necessary for installation and calibration is included in the box
  • Dimensions:
    • Width: 7.00"
    • Height: 4.00"
    • Hole horizontal center to center: 5.75"
    • Hole vertical center to center: 2.7"
  • See for install instructions
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Fitment Notes & Exceptions

This is a universal fit part; it may or may not fit without modification.

  • Residents of the following states should check sizing before ordering: Alaska, New Mexico, Minnesota
  • Will not work on bikes with swing arm mounted license plates with no shock absorption including:
    • Ducati Diavel
    • Ducati Monster
    • Some Can Am Spyders
    • MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster
  • May not work on Triumph Bonnevilles or Thruxtons with Lucas tail lights due to the angle of the license plate bracket
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Vololights Brakeless Deceleration Indicator 4 5 5 5
Great safety enhancement! Works ad advertised and I can notice cars keep a greater distance! Looks OEM on my K1600! September 7, 2015
Nice added safety feature I ride a Tuono V4R, before installing the VL cars would get dangerously close to my tail when engine braking. My wife once was following me in the car, and she too got scared because she did not pick up fast enough how rapidly the bike slows down when just engine braking. I normally hit the brake lever a couple of times to flash the back light and signal that I'm slowing down, but this is not overly safe, so I decided to give the VL a try. Installation was pretty easy, I used the no-longer-necessary license plate light to power up the unit. The only thing I would complain about is that the description of the expected light flashing patterns during installation is not too clear in the instructions. Basically you should: - insert the plate in the VL, close the top, pull the wiring through and connect it to the bike - power up the unit, still not bolted on to the bike plate holder - put it in a vertical position - tilt up, you will see the intermittent slow flash, alternating between top and bottom light - keep tilting up to a horizontal position - at a certain point the flashing pattern will change to a fast one - if you are able to see both patterns, you're good. When you're done with this, turn the bike power off, and install the plate firmly to your bike. At this point, you're ready for calibration. Here's what the instructions missed in my opinion: when you are ready to calibrate, you put the bike on a flat surface and hold it vertically, turn the power on, and the lights will start flashing rapidly. This is ok, it's just an indication that you need to do the first setup using the magnet. I did not understand this from the instructions and thought that something was wrong. I was not expecting any flashing at all, this threw me off. All is good, follow the instructions, use the magnet, and you're good to go. Cars are staying further away from me now, this is excellent. Instructions aside, the product works well, highly recommended. June 16, 2015
Cars backs away from me.. Before installing this product, I noticed that cars behind comes real close to me when stopping.. Now, I can see that they are slowing down and moving further away every time I decelerate without hitting the brakes. It just takes time for me to figure out how to make it in stealth mode. I followed the instructions many times and it seems like it did not go through stealth mode. so I give up and kept it into default settings. but ill try to play with it next time What matter is... it's working. Installing is not that bad. you may need to shave the plate a little bit for it to fit. other than that. its working. December 7, 2014
Works great It was easy to install on my 2014 Triumph. Lights up every time it detecting deceleration. October 1, 2014
Will not work properly with BMW C600 Sport I purchased one of these plates from VOLOLIGHTS directly several months ago. First, with the BMW CAN-Bus, you CANNOT connect to the license plate light, but must run a fused line from the battery directly. Even still, after calibrating and re-calibrating it, I cannot get the product to perform as advertised. I am in communication with Vololights re: my difficulty, and so far, the best solution seems to be to wait until early 2015 when they expect to have a version for CAN-Bus available. In the meantime, it works when brakes are applied, but not independent of brakes. Doesn't seem to sense the off throttle slow down on its own, until the brakes increase the rate of decrease. September 16, 2014
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Vololights Brakeless Deceleration Indicator
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Clara S: Safety. I want for others to see I am decelerating or braking so they can back off Sep 22, 2015
Herman v: Safety issue. This capability may become standard equipment in 2016 on high-end motorcycles. Sep 12, 2015
Clifton E: My bike should be as visible as possible especially when slowing in traffic, this item activates if you slow not just brake. Sep 8, 2015
WILLIAM DAVIDSON J: Safety is of prime importance to me. Jul 29, 2015
Alex I: I use my engine brake a lot, even when riding in traffic, and I see cars behind me coming too close. I usually hit the brakes lightly a couple of times just to flash the back light. I like knowing that this product will do the work for me, because who knows, I might forget to tap on my brakes just when I happen to have a distracted cager behind me. Extra lights also don't hurt. Apr 19, 2015
S U: Safety, I ride a KTM 690r and have had some comments form other riders that my brake light is hard to see. Dec 29, 2014
Glynis P: A Christmas present for my son. Dec 17, 2014
Daniel C: Safety. Nov 13, 2014
Damien L: A really great idea to help communicate better with drivers behind you Sep 15, 2014
Kevin S asked: After you come to a stop are the Red LED's still on?
Oct 13, 2014
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A S: Kevin S, Jesse from Vololights here.

Vololights will stay on for as long as the deceleration event is occurring plus two seconds after. If an acceleration event is measured at any point, the lights will turn off immediately.
Oct 13, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will it work on a 2015 Vespa Primavera? Oct 7, 2014
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A S: Jesse from Vololights here.

A great resource is the 3rd product image on the Revzilla page that shows actual dimensions of the product.

While it is difficult to confirm individual motorcycles, from stock images of the Primavera it appears there is enough clearance above the fender to fit.
Oct 13, 2014
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Priscilla L asked: Will this fit on the 2015 Suzuki Boulevard S40? Sep 16, 2015
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Clifton E: YES this is a great simple easy way to help drivers to wake up and notice that your bike is slowing. I think the plate on your zuch is below your brake lamp an should be easy to access and will be very visible. Ride Safe Sep 16, 2015
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A shopper asked: Which Can-Am Spyders are on the Do Not Use/Will Not Work On list???????? Sep 9, 2015
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Paul M asked: Will this work on the 2014 BMW F700? Saw some issues with working with the canbus sytem. Jul 23, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does this cause all break lights to flash during deceleration or only the lights that are on the plate frame? Jul 13, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hi,
I have a Canadian CBR 125 (2008) and am wondering if this product will fit my bike. Any thoughts?
Jul 2, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hi, I have a Canadian CBR 125 (2008) and am wondering if this will be a good fit? Any ideas? Jul 2, 2015
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