Originally Posted by MJS
The dealer doesn't "cut" the key. They order it from BMW with the chip already programed to your VIN. My dealer wants / needs to see the registration or the bike prior to placing the order.
Be glad it isn't a Volvo. I lost my key/fob for my wife's car. $500 and two visits later, it was replaced/reprogrammed by the stealer.
I chased every viable option - there are none. At least on my Ford, you can program the keys yourself!
I know that the insurance companies insist on them but chipped keys on motorcycles are a PITA!