BUDS2 instructions

Сomputer requirements

The hardware and software of your computer are critical to ensure an optimal BUDS2 performance. 

For the normal functioning of BUDS2 your computer must meet the minimum requirements:

  • Processor type (important!):

-Intel: 3rd generation or later Core i5 or Core i7 processor, or

-AMD: FX or Ryzen processor

  • Processor frequency:

-2 GHz or higher for dual-core processors, or

-1.5 GHz or higher for processors with four cores or more

  • RAM (important!):

-8GB or more (16GB is the best!)

  • Storage:

-at least 5 GB available on the C drive:

-a solid-state disk (SSD) is recommended

  • Screen:

-resolution of at least 1366 by 768

  • USB:

-two USB ports available

  • Operating system:

-Microsoft Windows 7 with service pack 1, 64-bit, or

-Microsoft Windows 10, 64-bit (the best!)

-Microsoft Windows 11

BRP recommends using the PC for BUDS2 and other BRP usages only. 

Diagnostic tools from other powersport vendors, some computer security suites and some remote administration software have occasionally interfered with the correct operation of BUDS2.

Computer administrator privileges are required for BUDS2 installation.

BUDS2 can be run on less weak computers, but each case is unique.

If you use the Windows 7, then download and install the Microsoft .NET Framework 4: https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=17851


Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 

BUDS2 is need a Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable versions installed on the computer.

BUDS2 uses Microsoft Visual C++ x86 versions.

Check installed versions on your computer: Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs & Features.

Install x86 versions (if missing).

If you have already installed BUDS2 from our link, then all needed files can be found in the folder with the BUDS2 software installed, which is located on your computer:

C:\Program Files (x86)\BRP\BUDS2

Or you can download the required files from the Microsoft website.

For 32bits & 64bits Operating systems download and install:

1. Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 (x86) Redistributable


2. Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 (x86) Redistributable


3. Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 (x86) Redistributable


4. Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 (x86) Redistributable Update 3 RC:



IMPORTANT! If you have already installed the package C++ 2015-219 (or 2015-2022, etc.), then you will not be able to install the package C++ 2015.

First, you need to uninstall the package C++ 2015-219 and then install the package C++ 2015!


Install/update the Java: https://www.java.com/en/ 


IXXAT Driver for MPI interface.

1. Disconnect the MPI interface from the computer.

2. Download and install (if it is not yet installed) the IXXAT (VCI) driver:

3. Restart your computer after installation is completed (important!).

4. Connect the MPI interface to your computer.


Once you have installed the required additional files, you can proceed with the installation of the BUDS2 software.

BUDS2 installation instructions can be found here (opens in a new window).

Instructions for registering a BUDS2 license can be found here (opens in a new window).

Instructions for using BUDS2 are located in the manual folder, which is located in the folder with the BUDS2 software installed: C:\Program Files (x86)\BRP\BUDS2\manual

Video BUDS2-Navigation


If BUDS2 not recognize the connected MPI interface (message VCI Not Found) :

  • if MPI LED USB does not light green: 

Disconnect the MPI interface and reinstall the IXXAT (VCI) driver.

Restart your computer after installation is completed and connect the MPI Interface.

Check in Device Manager that your computer correctly detects the connected MPI interface:

Start > Control Panel > Device Manager

  • if MPI LED USB is light green: 

Check if are installed all needed packages Microsoft Visual C++ x86 versions listed above.

Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs & Features.

Install/update the Java.

Try to use the USB port 2.0.


If BUDS2 not recognized the connected vehicle.

Make sure that your computer meets the minimum requirements.

If the RAM is less than 8GB, then rescanning the vehicle may help (steps below).

Make sure that the vehicle model is 2017+.

Check if are installed all needed packages Microsoft Visual C++ x86 versions listed above:

Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs & Features.

Install/update the Java.

Run BUDS2 with Administrator rights.


Deactivate the option VCI connected with BUDS2:


Press on Scan.:

If the parameters of the computer are lower than specified in the minimum requirements, then the scanning of the vehicle can take a considerable time.
To increase the speed of the BUDS2 software, you must close all applications that can take up RAM and slow down your computer.