BMW Motorrad Software Updates
BMW release software updates periodically to rectify previous bugs or improve functionality.
As these vehicle’s age any software faults become apparent and are released in the way of a ‘flash’ update. Flash software updates completely rewrite a control units operating data (OS), much like when manufactures of mobile telephones or tablet computers release an update. There is however a difference in the update process.
These software updates cannot be performed by the end user. To update any software within your motorcycle it needs to be connected to a stable 14v power source and a genuine BMW tool to update. These updates vary in time from 10 minutes to 4 hours depending on file sizes.
Some motorcycles (like the F800 series) suffer from cutting out issues, this was resolved in a later software release from BMW. This is why it is important to keep software update as a fault like this could have had hours of diagnostics without resolve.
The cost of a complete BMW Motorrad software update service is £83.00 + VAT (this service completly updates all modules in the motorcycle to the latest BMW software version).