Originally Posted by mtbenson
The purpose of the chipped key is to ensure that your stolen bike is parted out rather than kept whole.
It's possible to disable the EWS system in the software with a flash. I don't know if anyone is selling such a solution commercially yet but it was defeated in the vehicles years ago. It's a simple $100 flash to remove EWS in certain BMW vehicles so you can use any key/ECU in other vehicles etc.