ECU Mapped !
+1 what Classic11 & MD11 have said.
I was in the dealership yesterday. Owner and chief mechanic both said no new maps from BMW for the R1200R. He cautioned against the idea, obviously.
Maybe our bikes share the same ECU as the GS,RT,and S100RR. It is a BOSCH BMSK ME9 274 ECU.
Reading on the S1000RR Forum, it is able to learn and adapt to changes made, for instance adding an exhaust slip-on can, without being remapped. It's parameters are maybe a bit more narrow than say a
Power Commander V unit:
Power Commander V, Power Comander 5, Powercommander
So it may be just a bit slower adjusting than the newest version, but still a decent OEM unit. Remapping, or flashing, the BMS K+ unit with aftermarket maps has been around for a long time. Here is a post 4 years old.
DIY ECU hacking of BMSK - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
It is necessary to remove/open the ECU unit and solder onto the access pins before the process can be done. It can't be done through the OEM diagnostic plug on the R1200R motorcycle. AFAIK
The newer line ECU in the K1600GT is a Bosch MED 17 ECU. A British company claims to be able to remap this unit by accessing via the OBD. (Diagnostic Port) Read more:
A Remaps UK First to Market with EDC17 MED 17 on the new BMW range! | Remaps UK News - 0845 269 4064
May be available by the end of this year. There is a difference in top speed, among some other ECU issues, between the two K1600 models, and so this will be great news for them.
Doesn't change our situation though.
At first, I kind of thought las was just takin' a piss.
You know, drop a bombshell, highly reccommend it to all, and then clam up without saying who the dealer was.
But the more I read about the issue on the various sports bike forums, it was a good education for an old geeser like myself. Thanks for the motivational jolt.
So like they say,
The las laugh, laughs best.