May 14th, 2013
Arrive Cape Town, South Africa on November 6 and depart Johannesburg, South Africa – November 19.
Experience an ADVENTURE of a lifetime! Ride South Africa’s Cape Peninsula with Bob and Suzanne this November.
The itinerary includes:
• Stay overnight in Cape Agulhas – where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet
• Spend a night at a wine and ostrich farm in a 4 star Cape Dutch Country House
• Stay 2 nights “on the waterfront” in Knysna – South Africa’s most popular vacation resort
• Enjoy an authentic Zulu cultural experience in Kwa-Zulu Natal Province
• Ride the beautiful Swazi mountains and stay at a mountaintop resort in Piggs Peak
• Spend 2 nights “on safari” in a 5-star game lodge inside Kruger National Park
For more information and to book your trip go to www.ayresadventures.com.
May 3rd, 2013
We’re GOING THE EXTRA MILE so that you won’t.
Everyday LOW PRICING on in-stock tires plus SAVINGS on installation labor…1 tire install for $50 or both for ONLY $75!* Metzler, Michelin, Avon, Continental, Dunlop, and more! Contact Us TODAY to schedule an appointment.
In case guilt tripping you is not enough, Bob’s is pleased to go the extra mile to encourage you to put fresh, SAFE rubber on your bike: Enjoy Bob’s everyday LOW PRICING on in-stock tires plus SAVINGS on installation! Contact Us TODAY to schedule an appointment.
*Certain models, such as LT’s require additional labor time, so installation price will vary. Offer cannot be combined with other promotion or discount.
May 3rd, 2013
The BEST Sport-Touring Experience For ONLY $289 Per Month!*
Purchase any In-Stock 2013 K1600GT/GTL before May 31 and get:
FREE BMW NAV IV GPS
Two years after its release, the K1600 continues to out-perform its competitors. According to Rider magazine in May 2013 the K1600, “Mr. Big Stuff,” won the comparison test. “When asked to choose only one bike, four out of five chose the K1600GT!”
Contact Bob’s TODAY to schedule a test ride on the award winning luxury sport-touring bike! Shop all K1600 GT/GTL colors and options, and enjoy unbeatable added value ONLY at Bob’s BMW! This offer ends May 31…ACT FAST while supplies last!
*Scheduled maintenance is based on BMW service checklist. It does not include wear and tear items such as tires and brakes. All services in this promotion must be completed by December 25, 2013. A minimum of 600 miles is required for the 600 mile service, 3,600 mile minimum for 3,000 mile service and 6,600 mile minimum for 6,000 mile service. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion. Listed monthly payment is based on $3,000 down, excludes taxes, tags, and applicable fees. 48 month term through 3asy ride financing. 3asy Ride is a retail installment sales contract with a balloon payment. Financing provided to well-qualified customers by participating BMW motorcycle dealers and assigned to BMW Financial Services NA, LLC or BMW Bank of North America. Rates are subject to change and are dependent upon credit approval. Contact a Sales representative for complete details.
May 1st, 2013
We believe: You ride the BEST bike, you should wear the BEST gear! Bob’s is proud to add the KLIM brand to the Premium Riding Apparel offered at Bob’s. Klim (pronounced: ‘Climb’) is the rising star in technical riding gear. With their superior GORE-TEX® materials and construction techniques, Klim guarantees your ride will stay DRY!
April 16th, 2013
Currently the museum has 3 sections: the first includes a variety of motorcycles up to 1969; the second section is the psychedelic and colorful 70’s; and the final section includes “conversational” motorcycles that have unique and fun back stories.
Bob ‘s passion is for the black and aluminum era, so one might argue the museum currently weighs a bit heavy on that period of motorcycles. As museum curator, Mr. Rubenson reminded Bob that in order to include models manufactured in the 80’s and 90s, two decades currently not represented, some of those beautiful black and aluminum machines must be rotated out.
And so the museum update begins! On Open House, April 27th, Bob and Paul will unveil the newest bikes and take visitors on a journey from 1923 all the way into the 90’s! For those who are not familiar with Bob’s personal collection, it is quite extensive so the question still becomes which models from the 80’s and 90’s to publically display?
Mr. Rubenson explains, “many of the bikes in Bob’s collection have amazing stories behind them, but to be museum worthy, bikes must fit three criteria. First, the bike must be attractive. Next it needs to be original; no customizations or modifications. Third, if it is not original it should be 100%, perfectly, and authentically restored. There are many bikes in Bob’s collection that are a hoot to look at and have interesting back stories to read about but unfortunately due to lack of space they cannot have a permanent place in the museum. Instead those bikes are saved for event days and are brought to the museum just for the day to spotlight.”
A prime example of this is the K1100LT we are “inducting” into Bob’s collection at this year’s Open House. Iron butter, Dave Cwi will be joining us at Open House to turn his bike over to Bob’s collection and share exciting stories of his many encounters riding hundreds of thousands of miles on this reliable machine.
So in summary, Bob’s is updating the Vintage Museum with newer and very cool motorcycles and wants you to be the first in line to see them on April 27! Not to mention all of the other fun and exciting things going on that day including an onsite DYNO machine to test your bike’s power and performance, a bike show with an award presentation including ribbons and trophies, tech session, guest speaker, food, prizes, one day specials, and lots of on-site vendors!
April 15th, 2013
As business grows, so does our team of fun and friendly motorcycle enthusiasts! Bob’s is happy to welcome our new Service Assistant, Chris Coogen, and Jim Leitholf, our new Parts/Apparel/Accessory Specialist. With that said, Bob’s is also pleased to announce we are looking to fill two more positions: Apparel Sales Specialist and E-Sales Assistant.
If you like shopping here you will love working here even more, just ask our newest employees who have both been loyal Bob’s BMW customers for years. Jim used to visit the shop across the street and every time would say to his self, “what a cool place this would be to work.” I suppose that is how he came up with, “Living the dream” as his one-liner on his name tag. (Bob lets all of his employees have a little fun with their name tags). So now, after years of serving on the Anne Arundel Police Department, Jim suits up in the morning, hops on his 2004 R1150GS and rides to Bob’s to provide the same exceptional customer service he received as a customer on the other side of the counter!
Our new Service Assistant, Chris is another long-time customer. After years of teaching math, science, and computers to middle school children, he decided it was time for a career change and shifted gears towards another passion of his…BMW motorcycles, specifically /5’s! Chris will be assisting technicians in the service department to help them to provide your bikes the best service possible.
As for the newest positions available, below is a description of each.
Help us spread the word so we can fill these positions as soon as possible. Perhaps you are the perfect person for the job or maybe you know who the right person is…we pay for referrals! Anyone interested can complete a Bob’s Application and send it directly to Suzanne.firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 301-497-8949 ext. 211.
April 15th, 2013
The cost is $225 per rider and includes nightly entertainment, a keg of beer at the campsite, five meals including a pig roast, slideshow presentations, prizes, and of course off-road seminars and GPS routed rides for all skill levels.
GS Rider of Bob’s BMW, Michael White stated, “I went to the ride last year. It was awesome. Lots of different types of terrain and a nice mix of riders.”
Should you decide to partake in this epic off-road adventure you can pre-register online. Then mark your calendar and get you and your bike ready to head to Woodward Caves Campground on June 7th. Arrive, get settled in, and enjoy your first evening by the campfire eating, drinking, and getting to know your fellow riders! Be sure to pace yourselves Friday evening because Saturday is going to be a fun-filled and very exciting day of riding through “diverse terrain, including stunning forests surrounded by lush foliage, narrow bridges, sand crossings, and never-ending gravel and rock.”
Throughout the day, seminars will be held teaching off-road riding techniques and mid-way through the day, you will stop for a scenic lunch at Hyner Run State Park. The day ends with a pig roast accompanied by ice cold beer awaiting you back at the campground. That evening you will enjoy a prize ceremony along with an exciting presentation from a surprise guest.
When you wake up Sunday, grab some breakfast, tour the largest cave in Pennsylvania, located right at the campground, or get an early start back to your home base, it’s your call.
Off-road riding is so limited in our region which is why Bob’s is always thrilled to share cool events like this one, that provide GS riders opportunities to get their bikes dirty and have some fun.
If you know of an upcoming dual sport adventure, training course, or group ride, contact email@example.com. We want to provide as many resources to our customers as possible. GS Riders of Bob’s BMW Facebook page is a great source for GS enthusiasts to share information with one another and of course you can always check our events calendar for both Bob’s events as well as other events hosted in the region.
Finally, if you decide to register for this or any other adventure throughout the year, email firstname.lastname@example.org so you can represent Bob’s BMW to the fullest!
April 15th, 2013
Not only is Lee’s art interesting, so is he! Lee got his “figure it out, make it work” approach from his father who was an engineer and got his artistic side from his mother, a talented artist and musician. In high school, after getting a reputation for having a steady hand, many of friends began turning to him to do custom brush work on their cars and motorcycles. He graduated junior college with an Associate of Arts degree in commercial art and went on to work as a freelancer, for ad agencies, at design studios, and for a local television station in his town. Later he became the staff artist of the Grand Forks Herald newspaper in North Dakota. Years later he landed in Maryland after being offered and accepting a job in Washington D.C. as senior illustrator for Knight Rider/Tribune News Service (now McClatchy Tribune).
If you visit his website, you will see his talent goes far beyond metal sculptures. In fact, his sculptures are more of a hobby. That is not to say the sculptures are armature by any means; just that the story telling and attention to detail in his illustrations is even more impressive!
April 15th, 2013
Having just ridden the 2013 R1200GSW, one might assume he emailed his Sales Manager from Morocco to request a 2013 GSW be put aside, but he didn’t. After 30 plus years in the business and after seeing the newest GS live up to everything the reviews have said; Bob knew customer demand was going to easily surpass BMW supply. And the last thing he would ever want to do is take the keys out of the hands of one of his customers…he would never live that down!
So long story short (too late!) upon his return, what was sitting on the showroom floor? A brand new 2012 R1200GS left from last year’s inventory in his favorite color scheme, Alpine White. Hence, the back story of how Bob chose to upgrade to a 2012 GS as opposed to the all new 2013 R1200GSW model.
The service department just finished customizing paint and adding on accessories, fully loading Bob’s newest toy making it ready for his next adventure and long route to work he frequently takes advantage of. In the coming images, you will see the installation of PIAA LED driving and fog light sets, front and rear Weiser LED turn signals, BMW Nav IV GPS, Hammerhead shift lever, Adventure foot pegs, Interphone iphone holder, Bob’s BMW engineered wrist wrest, GrabOn grip covers, and BMW Vario hard luggage, fitted with red Kathy’s bag liners to compliment the red in the alpine white color scheme and custom painted red Hepco & Becker engine guards.
This motorcycle is an all around great example of the fun you can have working with our parts, accessory, and service departments to customize your dream machine to make it an even bigger dream come true! If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, stop by and speak with any of our parts and accessory specialists or technicians in service.
April 12th, 2013
Tax deadline day is just around the corner, reminding many of us how nice it would be to STICK IT TO THE MAN! Bob’s wants to help…Friday, Saturday, Sunday, AND Monday any parts, accessories, or apparel purchased will be TAX FREE! If there is something you want and it isn’t in stock, simply place your order, pre-pay in full and still get it tax free!
Prior years our customers have saved over $10,000 during Bob’s tax-free days…surely you want a piece of that?! Stop by, call, email, fax, shop ONLINE, send us a message in a bottle, whatever! Just get it done and paid in full by Monday, April 15 and get it tax free!
*This offer applies to parts, accessories, and apparel paid in full in-store and/or being shipped within Maryland– with the exception of items that have been previously ordered or on an existing repair order. Sorry our no-tax offer does NOT apply to new motorcycles, used motorcycles, scooters, or sidecar rigs. Tax will appear on all invoices (required by law) but the equivalent amount will be deducted from the total.