SKU: VL1006

Accessory CAN Bus controller for BMW R1200LC Series

(2 customer reviews)


CAN Bus accessories controller for the BMW R1200LC series of bikes that allows you to add accessories to your bike, some of which can be controlled via the BMW Wonderwheel. This unit plugs into your existing motorcycle harness avoiding any warranty / reliability concerns.

Product Description

This CAN bus accessories controller fits BMW R1200 LC Series motorcycles. It plugs into your BMW’s CAN bus controller system, any warranty concerns regarding altering wiring on your motorcycle are needless. Adding a CAN bus accessory controller to your CAN bus equipped bike is a bit of a no-brainer in our opinion. An accessory controller gives you the opportunity to easily add necessary (or not so necessary) motorcycle accessories to your bike.

Auxiliary lights for motorbikes are maybe the biggest category of bike accessories to mention here. For a good reason as the more lights, the more visible the rider to other road users. And the more a rider can see in the dark. Further there are also louder motorcycle horns which you can add. Or a GPS / SatNav. Or, for those who drive in autumn or spring or through all year, heated clothes and gloves are amazing (believe us, we’ve road-tested them…).

Apart from the easy addition of motorcycle accessories to your bike, the VoloCan CAN bus accessory controller uses some really smart technology. It offers integrated functionality of auxiliary lights strobing in time with your hazard lights or turning off an auxiliary light when signalling. All seamlessly working together so you can just focus on what is happening around you. Read on to learn more about all VoloCan features.

The VoloCan fits the following BMW models:

  • BMW R1200 GS
  • BMW R1200 GSA (GS Adventure)
  • BMW R1200 RT
  • BMW R1200 RS
  • BMW R1200 R

PLEASE NOTE: If your BMW motorcycle is NOT equipped with the TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) then please get in touch, we can offer this CAN bus accessory controller for BMW models without TPMS too.

Be seen earlier. Features for your aux lights and indicators

VoloCan offers enhanced light management

VectoLabs’ VoloCan offers thought-through features to make you and your bike more visible to other road users.

Any auxiliary lights strobe when the flash-to-pass button is pressed. You can also adjust your aux lights’ brightness with the BMW wonderwheel.

Due to the VoloCan’s inverse flashing feature you will be much more visible when activating your hazards.

Day/night-time brightness is automatically adjusted by the CAN bus controller, the controller sees the CANbus signal to turn on the dipped headlight when light levels fall low enough. The controller then reduces the power of the lights in accordance to the fading daylight so as not to dazzle other road users.

When you indicate, the system dims your aux lights. As a result the surrounding traffic can see your indicator rather than the bright auxiliary light and are aware of your intention to change direction.

Deceleration and break light features

Following traffic often has no idea of how quickly a bike can decelerate when the throttle is closed. This can result in the rider being rear-ended and sustaining severe injuries and a trashed bike.

The VoloCan comes with an inbuilt accelerometer which measures deceleration force, whether this is by closing the throttle or applying the brakes.  Hence, the accessory controller detects deceleration it will give an output to an auxiliary brake light (if fitted) to warn following traffic that you are slowing. Giving them a chance to slow as well, reducing the risk of injury to you and damage to your bike.

You can adjust the output of the decelerometer to show either a solid brake light or strobing light to really get the attention of whoever is behind you.

BMW CAN bus system


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Download the Instruction Manual

Installing the VoloCAN is really easy. Have a look yourself, its all described in the Instruction Manual.

Motorcycle CAN bus system

Additional information


– 12v Motorcycle Battery
– CAN bus connector
– Dip switches


– 2 x ports for aux lights (4A max each)
– 2 x ports for aux rear lights (2A max each)
– 1 x port for high current accessories e.g. heated jacket (8A max)
– 1 x spare port (4A max)


– 11cm x 5.2cm x 1.5cm

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Accessory CAN Bus controller for BMW R1200LC Series

  1. Josip

    Great! Very nicely packed box with all cables and instructions in colors. Easy installation and connection of additional lights and other consumers for my BMW R 1250 GS. Thanks MOTO-mate for your patience!

  2. Nigel H. with his R1200 RS

    A couple of weeks back, having pondered whether & how to fit some auxiliary lights for the past couple of years, I contacted our fellow RS owner and supplier / fitter, Phil (Moto-Mate).
    Phil recommended some lights for me and suggested I add a VoloCAN unit to gain more benefits from the lights. I’d indicated that electrics are like a foreign language to me but Phil was convincing that I could sort them out and would be on-hand for advice. Well I’m glad I listened to him as I have fitted them with no wiring issues and a great outcome.
    The light brightness can be adjusted with the wonderwheel. The lights automatically dim when the indicator is flashing and they flash when the hazard lights are on. They also strobe when the horn is applied or when the passing light is flashed.

    In case you wonder I have no relation to Phil other than shared threads on the forum, we have never met, that said I would recommend his services to you.

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Product Summary

Accessory CAN Bus controller for BMW R1200LC Series