m-Unit Basic

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The m-Unit Blue and the new m-Unit Basic by Motogadget pack an unbelievable amount of tech into a tiny package with a footprint smaller than the average smartphone. At it’s core, a solid-state micro controller and fuse block replacement manages your bikes vital functions while providing a self-correcting monitoring system for electrical faults. In addition, it offers scores of features while simplifying your system by replacing loose relays and modules with programmable solid state components that provide superior performance and long term reliability.

Motogadget produced the m-Unit Basic as a response to market demand as a step up from the older V.2 while not having the Bluetooth capability and accompanying features of the m-Unit Blue. You can compare the differences between the m-Unit V.2, Basic and Blue here.

The new m.Ride phone app enables you to sync your phone with the m-Unit Blue via Bluetooth® LE technology giving you access scores of new features absolutely unique to this product. Not sure you want that level of connectivity? No problem, program and diagnose your m-Unit manually just like the V.2 Perhaps our favorite feature is the Secure Encrypted “Keyless Go” function allowing you to turn on the ignition with a tap of the start button while your phone in in proximity like a modern luxury car, alternatively you can use your traditional key when your phone isn’t available. Make sure you review all of the features in the new m-Unit Blue in the tabs above.


Here are just some of the full complement of components, supplies & tools offered by Revival Cycles to help with your motorcycle restoration.

  • Complete digital push-button control unit; optional 4 or 5 push-button operation
  • Complete replacement of all OEM fuses. 10 independent circuits are digitally supervised; a circuit will be shut down in case of interferences. On removing the interference, the safety feature will be automatically reset.
  • Integrated, digital, load-independent flasher relay; with programmable switch-off feature (optional), selectable m-wave mode
  • Integrated digital brake-light modulator with programmable flashing sequence, acceleration controlled emergency brake-light
  • Integrated starter relay for solenoid switch (up to 30A switching capacity)
  • Smart and fully configurable load control / shut-off for maximum starting power of battery on starting process
  • Low and high beam control (up to 200W switching power) using just one push button
  • Integrated digital horn relay
  • Integrated position-independent alarm system
  • Integrated hazard light feature
  • Internal LEDs that provide the status of the vehicles electrical system at a glance
  • Diagnostic feature for layout of input, output, circuit switching status plus diagnosis of electrical circuit, short-circuits, etc
  • Pairing of m-unit with other Motogadget products via LIN bus
  • Parking light, high beam flasher
  • Two fully configurable auxiliary outputs AUX1 and AUX2
  • Calibration and current monitoring allows defect detection of all lights and blinkers
  • 1 battery mounting terminal and 2 mounting holes, one of which is used as a ground.
  • The m.unit Basic use spring terminal blocks. This is done by pressing the orange colored insert, then inserting the cable end into the terminal block then pressing down on the orange insert.
  • The m.unit Basic inputs have the same maximum current (0.01A) and minimum wire cross-sections (0.1mm²).
  • The V.2, Blue, and Basic outputs have the same *maximum current (10A) and *minimum wire cross-sections (1.5mm²). *Start outputs for the V.2, Blue, and Basic are 30A and 2.5mm². *AUX outputs for the m.unit Blue and Basic are greater than the m.unit V.2 Blue and Basic=20A V.2=16A

Dimensions and specifications

L/W/H: 101 x 61 x 28 mm (4" x 2.4" x 1.1")
Weight: approx. 180 g
Mounting: 2 x M5 screws, stainless steel (mounting and ground terminal), 1 x M5 screw-on terminal for battery positive
Operating voltage: 6V - 20V
Operating temperature: -20 °C... +80 °C


1 x input (+12V switched) for ignition lock or m-Lock
11 x control pilot inputs (minus/ground, switched) for left turn signal, right turn signal, low beam/high beam, starter, horn, brake light, kill switch, kick stand switch, LIN-Bus, AUX1 and AUX2


10 x Outputs (+12V) for left turn signal, right turn signal, Lo-beam, Hi-beam, starter, horn, brake light, ignition, AUX1 and AUX2

The m.ride App is now available for Android (from version 6.0) and for iOS (from iPhone 5). The modern Bluetooth® LE is used to couple the m.unit blue with the smartphone. This requires certain requirements for the smartphone’s hardware. 

USER MANUAL for download for installation and use.




m-Unit Basic/Blue Manual

m-Unit Basic/Blue Comparison

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  • 4

    Posted by Geo on Jan 5th 2021

    Very trick, replacing a ton of wiring, relays, and crap on an XS650. Not on the road yet, but this unit sure helps!

  • 5
    Motogadget M-Unit

    Posted by Tom T. on Dec 29th 2020

    Worth every penny! Outstanding! Makes wiring a breeze!

  • 5
    m unit (not blue)

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 13th 2020

    amazing unit, very easy to wire. had alittle trouble with the starter wiring on a harley but revival helped me with my question within a day. this thing is worth every penny .

  • 4
    Great product

    Posted by Reginald on Sep 5th 2020

    Easy to hook up, works great, a must have on any build. Only wish I would have bought the blue upgrade with bluetooth function built in to control your bike from your phone.

  • 5
    Amazing and easy to setup

    Posted by Stephanie W. on Sep 5th 2020

    I am still working on the wiring (bought the wiring kit, totally worth it!) as I am rewiring my 1980 Honda CX500. This unit is simple to use but with the ground and battery terminals being so close together be careful when hooking the terminals in...That's my only concern - maybe the ground terminal could have been on the opposite side of the battery terminal instead of in the middle?

  • 5
    M unit

    Posted by Dirk v. on Jun 3rd 2020

    Extremely high quality, great instruction for installation. Small and compact.

  • 5
    Highly recommended

    Posted by Michael on Sep 4th 2018

    Works exactly as advertised and even better. So much simpler and more robust that the electrical system in my old BMW.

  • 4
    motogadget m-unit

    Posted by Brent B. on Sep 28th 2017

    If you'r rewiring an old bike, seriously consider using this with the wiring kit. I have no wiring experience. The m-unit simplified the job, the wiring kit made the intimidating chore approachable.

  • 5
    Project Engine Swap Done no problems

    Posted by Leo H. on Sep 17th 2017

    Every stock switch and component works flawlessly on a Honda with an engine swap from a much larger cc Yamaha motor and it's RR and TCI.