So last night after having an amazing dinner at Capital Grille down in Galleria area / Houston Texas, I go to start up the bike (a 2019 R1250GS Adventure HP) around 9:30pm only to discover handlebar / front wheel wouldn't unlock. Initially thought the FOB wasn't being recognized, but the TFT came on, I was able to start the bike. After 10 mins of turning the bike on/ off, turning the handle bars all the way left to lock / unlock it (holding down the start button for a 3 to 5 secs), it was clear the locking switch mechanism was dead. While I could hear it make noise when holding down to lock steering wheel, pressing it once turned bike on but the unlocking of the handle bars wouldn't work. Bike / TFT came on but couldn't hear the familiar lock release. Got flathead screw driver from the restaurant's manager and tried to pry the lock pin back while turning the bike on... a few tries.. no luck. I went as far as disconnecting the keyless fob plug to hopefully reset the connect somehow. I did't have any of my tools.. else I would have tried to disconnect the main electronic plug to the key start button assembly. I could also have tried to disconnect the battery as well to hopefully reset it, but again, no tools. At the end, just called BMW road side assistance which came an hour later and picked up bike. I told agent about steering wheel locked and can't just push bike onto a trailer.. He says he has let dispatcher know the situation and they will have specialized tools / dolly for this. Of course, when the wrecker guy comes, he has no idea that steering /handle is locked to left. No specialized tools, etc. We both had to improvise and basically man-handled this thing onto a lift that had an angled lift ramp into cargo type truck. Basically we maneuvered best we could.. pushing bike toward left turn and then rocking her into proper angle / placement by pivoting her on kickstand. That took 20 mins lol... Luckily was only 5 miles from dealership. Transport folks kept bike overnight, dropped her off this morning at 9:30am to Mancuso, while I got a free Uber ride home courtesy of BMW RoadSide.. back to crib before midnight.. wasn't too painful.. but dam.. what if I was on a ride to Alaska and it went out in the Yukon.. makes me think twice about locking the bike in the wild (or keyless for that matter lol). I wonder if a keyed bike would have had the same issue? I wouldn't think so since the key would have mechanically unlocked the pin ? Anyone, Mancuso just called and said.. yes, locking mechanism is hosed, they have to order an entirely new start button / keyless locking assembly.. will take 2 to 3 weeks.. What say the expert on what else I could have tried? Have this happened to anyone else?