All my life, I’ve been pretty good about patents and trademarks. So I’m a bit confused as to why BMW isn’t. The “Motronic” in my bike is actually a Hella product called BMS, as I just learned from the FAQs over at f650.com. This explains a great deal about why it bears so little resemblance to a modern Bosch engine management system, even as it bears resemblances to pieces of so many others.
Did I say anything about wanting to learn a new EFI control codec? No, I did not.