September 22nd, 2016
Bob’s Now or Never Sale started yesterday and the phones are already ringing off the hook! We compiled pages of products in preparation for tomorrow’s Swap Meet—items that are 40% OFF, some even more than 40% OFF, and many BELOW dealer cost!*
Whatever items have not already sold will be available at tomorrow’s Swap Meet and Oktoberfest Celebration but be sure to arrive early, prepared with your shopping list in hand because this stuff is going fast and once it’s gone, it’s gone forever!
September 1st, 2016
*APR applies only on select models. APR covers 3asy Ride up to 48 months and conventional 60 month loans, and is subject to credit approval through BMW Financial Services. APR covers 3asy Ride up to 48 months and conventional 60 month loans, and is subject to credit approval through BMW Financial Services. Shopping Spree offer ends September 3, 2016. The shopping spree applies to accessories only, is only eligible with specified models, and varies by model. Shopping spree CAN be combined with current factory incentives and BMW purchase programs (i.e. military or emergency personnel); however it cannot be combined with exclusive Bob’s BMW programs (i.e. new rider, MSF coach). Please ask yours sales person for complete eligibility details and required documentation. Some restrictions do apply.
**Select in-stock models.
August 19th, 2016
*Offers end August 31, 2016. 0.9% APR for qualified buyers through BMW Financial Services. APR covers 3asy Ride up to 48 months and conventional 60 month loans, subject to credit approval. APR is compatible with Factory and Loyalty/Conquest incentives. Loyalty/Conquest incentive available to current or former BMW customers and current non-BMW motorcycle owners. Trade in is not required. Specific financing terms based on credit approval. MOA Members must provide original voucher to redeem $500 off accessories-no photocopies, or reproductions will be accepted. Voucher has no cash value. Limit one per customer and purchase. Voucher must be completed in full. Shopping Spree applies to accessories only and is only eligible with specific 2016 models. It CAN be combined with current factory incentives, MOA incentives, and BMW purchase programs (i.e. military or emergency personnel); however it cannot be combined with exclusive Bob’s BMW programs (i.e. new rider, MSF coach). Please ask yours sales person for complete eligibility details and required documentation. Some restrictions do apply.
August 19th, 2016
Visitors, Customers and Friends,The Baltimore-Washington Ride for Kids® event here in Howard County, Maryland is just around the corner. I would hope that most of our customers know at least something about the Ride for Kids®, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation,(PBTF) and our involvement with this fine organization.
I have been personally involved for over 20 years now. Bob’s BMW has done substantial levels of FUNdraising with events like auctions, Galas, and even two Ultimate Bike raffles (UBR1 & UBR2) and hundreds if not thousands of personal solicitations on my part and that of our staff. We’ve had customers donate motorcycles so we could fix them up, sell them and raise money through these efforts. Those donations generate a tax letter for that generous individual. We have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years and our grand total is much closer to the 1 million dollar mark than one half these days.
The need is great, the cause is good and the organization stands well above most other non-profits in the entire world in terms of how they manage the money and how little of what comes in is used for fundraising, management, salaries or general overhead.
So here’s the personal request: Please join us. Please ask a friend to join us as well. You’ll be part of a fine group of caring motorcyclists, riding all brands of motorcycles on September 25th for this event. If you’ve never been before you will be impressed and you will leave touched. Complete details on the ride including registration is available ONLINE.
Sure I know that many of you will be busy or have another reason you cannot attend. That’s normal. So the next request I would make is to ask if you’d care to make a donation, right here, right now. Cash, check or credit card works.
For those who frequent the dealership, donations can be rung up on a credit card at the front counter with or without another purchase or even added to a Repair Order. We are happy to accept personal and business checks. September is usually the big month for in store and online donations.
If you desire to write a check or tender a credit card for $100 or more please let my staff know to inform me so I can thank you personally.
I know that my business sells expensive toys so I also know that many of my customers have money available to support worthy causes. And I also know that the PBTF and RFK are not the only good causes out there asking for your money but this is truly one of the most worthy causes affecting children. They are rated one of the very best by Charity Watch and Charity Navigator every single year.
The lesson I have learned well over the years is that most people don’t give because no one has asked them to, so I’m asking you to consider giving to this excellent organization. It will always be an honor to deliver your money if you cannot join us at this great event but the 50 mile police escorted back roads ride is very scenic, highly enjoyable, and just one of the reasons you should consider attending. And if you do I hope you’ll let them know, when they ask you, if you wish to give your donation or fundraising efforts credit to your local motorcycle dealership, you’ll say yes and then tell them it is Bob’s BMW. You’ll also get personal recognition.
A generous donation of any size can be securely made ONLINE TODAY!
Owner, Rider, Enthusiast
July 26th, 2016
Bob and Suzanne are very happy to announce the hiring of Joe Southard as the new General Manager of Bob’s BMW Motorcycles. For the past 35 years, the Bob’s BMW’s mission has been to provide the riding community with a complete ownership experience that consistently exceeds expectations. With Joe on board we plan to polish the Ultimate Motorcycling Experience to an even brighter sheen and make our red carpet even plusher for our customers, all while striving to make Bob’s BMW an even better place to work.
Bob & Suzanne knew they had found the perfect fit for this position when they met Joe.
Solid Background – with 15 years of leadership in retail, sales, merchandising, and operations Joe has the skills to raise the bar at Bob’s. He has proven results in implementing strategy and operational best practices, building effective teams, and creating and maintaining a positive and energetic working environment.
Candor and Caring – Joe sincerely cares about helping the customer, helping the business, and helping the employees. He has the unique ability to communicate what you need to hear, not just what he thinks you want to hear, in a genuine and kind manner.
Passion for Motorcycling – a lifelong rider and enthusiast, Joe fits right in. He enjoys working on his four Nortons just as much as he enjoys riding them and we’re sure there is a BMW in his future. No matter where he has lived— Minneapolis, Detroit, Nashville, Buffalo, Baltimore—he has always strongly connected with the motorcycling community.
If you find yourself wondering, what about Bob? The hope is now with Joe on board we will be able to get Bob out of his office more so we can all see him even more around the dealership, across the street at the new museum, and hanging out at rallies and other motorcycling events!
So the next time you stop by the dealership, please be sure to introduce yourself to Joe and give him a warm welcome!
June 2nd, 2016
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 1, 2016…BMW riders who register to participate in a leg or the whole route of the upcoming Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride by June 15, will receive a free gift from the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America (MOA). The three-week cross-country motorcycle adventure for women, presented by BMW Motorrad USA, commemorates the 100th anniversary of Adeline and Augusta Van Buren’s historic motorcycle ride across the United States.
In 1916 – three years before women had the right to vote – the Van Buren sisters set out on a bold journey: to prove that women could be military motorcycle couriers. Their transcontinental ride made the Van Buren sisters a brave, adventurous inspiration for young women across the nation. One hundred years later, modern women riders are following in their tire tracks with the same spirit and determination.
Beginning July 3 in Brooklyn, New York (where the Van Buren sisters commenced their journey in 1916) and concluding July 23 with a group ride into San Francisco, CA, the Sister’s Centennial Motorcycle Ride will raise awareness and funds for two women’s charities: Final Salute, Inc., a national women’s veteran’s organization, which provides temporary and permanent housing for the over 500,000 homeless female veterans in the U.S.; and the Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists, which supports scholarships to increase the number of female instructors and coaches for road, dirt and track motorcycle rider training.
“We encourage BMW Riders to participate in all or part of the journey,” commented Sarah Schilke, National Motorcycle Manager, BMW Motorrad USA. “Motorcyclists all over the country are enthusiastic about this coast-to-coast celebration of female pioneers, but we recognize that not all are able to commit for the entire three-week event. That’s why event organizers are offering local riders the option of joining the group for one to three days, allowing them to share the road and event experience with us. As one of the event sponsors, the BMW MOA has generously offered to reward BMW riders who participate in all or part of the event with a special gift.”
Day Rider Registration Option
The day rider option includes riding with the “main” group of riders, a route sheet of the day’s ride, rider support, dinner with the group and a commemorative T-Shirt. This registration option is for a maximum of three days. Riders wanting to join the event for four or more days would need to register differently. The day rider option does not include tolls, fuel, hotel rooms or entry fees to museums or other venues. Separate payment is required for those items.
The extended family of the Van Buren sisters will be on the ride, including Adeline’s grandson Dan Ruderman, great-granddaughter Sofié Ruderman and great-grandson Skyler Ruderman. Nieces and nephews of the Van Burens will also be on the ride, including Robert Van Buren, great nephew of the sisters as well as his daughter Sarah Van Buren, great-great-niece of Adeline and Augusta.
The ride route will follow the Van Burens’ 1916 route as closely as possible, often along the Lincoln Highway. Combining scenic routes, community events, and important stops along the Van Burens’ own journey, the route is designed to facilitate both safe and adventurous touring as well as the courage and capability of women as cross-country motorcycle riders.
Women, and men, have additional shorter-duration options for participation, including attendance at the Launch Party in Springfield, MA, July 4, 2016, and the Grand Finale Party in San Francisco July 23rd. A Meet & Greet registration option in Carson City, NV on July 22nd allows riders to join the cross-country participants on the final leg of the trip, where the group crosses the iconic Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.
For registration information and options, visit the event website at www.SistersMotorcycleRide.com.
For more information on the history-making Van Buren sisters, visit: www.sistersmotorcycleride.com/womens-motorcycle-ride-inspiration and www.VanBurenSisters.com.
BMW Motorcycle Owners of America
The BMW Motorcycle Owners of America is comprised of a network of 32,000 BMW motorcycle enthusiasts representing all 50 United States, 10 Canadian provinces, and seven continents. who started with the same spark for motorcycling that you did. Its history dates back over 40 years to five friends who formed a motorcycle club to stay in touch with each other.
Membership is $40 per year and includes numerous benefits. For more information about the BMW MOA and member benefits, visit: http://www.bmwmoa.org/.
BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 341 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 153 BMW motorcycle retailers, 126 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at: www.bmwusa.com
May 23rd, 2016
MAY 19, 2016
BMW Motorcycle Magazine
Bob Henig’s new museum of vintage motorcycles will be unveiled on Saturday, May 21, from 10am-3pm at 10630 Riggs Hill Rd. Suite Y (across the street from Bob’s BMW Motorcycles) in Jessup, Maryland. The Grand Opening is free to the public and showcases over 65 vintage and classic BMW motorcycles, sidecars, riding gear, memorabilia, art and more that Bob has collected over the years.
“I’ve always collected things and always enjoyed sharing what I collect,” says Henig, who first opened a vintage museum in his dealership in 1999. Now he has moved his motorcycles and accessories collection from his home storage and dealership to a new 3,600-square-foot space covering two floors of a separate building. The museum contains BMW models dating from 1925 to the present day, restored or not. In a few cases, motorcycles are still in their shipping crates. Plus Steib sidecars, cases of manuals, advertising art and even a child’s tricycle version of one classic model, are on display.
Some of the unusual pieces are a 1913 Indian (one of two non-BMW motorcycles featured), two 1940s BMW models used in World War II, a “kneeler” that set a land speed record of 132mph, and a 2001 special edition C1, designed to be ridden without needing a helmet.
May 16th, 2016
The Baltimore Sun
by Lane Page
You won’t smell the exhaust or hear the engines roar — Bob Henig’s BMW Motorcycle Museum in Jessup is not interactive — but it’s not hard to imagine yourself wearing aviator goggles with the wind in your hair.
If anyone does ride these bikes, it is their owner, as he rotates some in and out of display.
Creating a museum wasn’t Henig’s excuse to start collecting motorcycles; it’s the other way around — “a hobby run amok,” he says.
“I’ve always collected things and always enjoyed sharing what I collect,” says Henig, who first opened his vintage museum in 1999. “It’s just stuff, unless I get to share it.”
This month he’ll be sharing a lot more. More than 65 motorcycles, accessories and riding gear have been moved from home storage and his dealership across Guilford Road to two museum floors dedicated to BMW bikes, art and history. A grand opening on May 21 will unveil some 3,600 square feet of vintage bikes, Steib sidecars, cases of manuals, advertising art and even a child’s tricycle version of one classic model.
BMW models dating from 1925 to the present are on display, restored or not. In a few cases, they were never taken out of the shipping crate.
Some, like the 1913 Indian (one of two non-BMW motorcycles in Henig’s collection), may conjure memories of silent movies, while two 1940s BMW German models are reminiscent of World War II, in which they were indeed used.
Another bike, the Kneeler, was built without a seat but with a sidecar for an outrider and was designed for straight speed — it set the land record of 132.45 miles per hour. In contrast, the 2001 semi-enclosed, special-edition BMW C1 was considered the safest bike on the road and designed to be worn without a helmet.
Visitors can also see race-winning bikes, a high-tech 1989-90 Autobahn Blaster and the 1954 Agusta motorized unicycle.
“There are only a few truly extraordinary BMW motorcycle collections here in the United States, and Mr. Henig’s museum would be on that list,” says Jim Hopkins, a fellow collector of BMW bikes and memorabilia.
Like Henig, Hopkins saw a BMW bike in high school and never forgot it. Decades later, he purchased that very model.
“BMW motorcycles,” he says simply, “are works of art.”
April 11th, 2016
THE LATEST: BMW MOTORRAD NEWS
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Wes Fleming from BMWMOA
BMW Motorrad achieves its best overall result so far in the MOTORRAD magazine readers’ vote Motorcycle of the Year 2016. Victory in five categories and a total of nine podium places.
With victories in the categories Sports Bikes, Touring/Sport Touring Bikes, Enduros/Supermotos, Crossovers and Modern Classics as well as two second and three third places, BMW Motorrad achieved its best result so far in MOTORRAD magazine’s 18th Motorcycle of the Year 2016 readers’ vote, which encompassed 208 motorcycle models.
“All of us at BMW Motorrad are thrilled by this result. Once again I would like to thank the MOTORRAD readers warmly for their vote and the trust they have placed in us. Once more this amazing response shows that we provide optimum products for our customers in nearly all the categories we are represented in. This result is a strong validation of our development work up to now – which we will continue with determination to be able to offer our motorcycle fans the best BMW motorcycle in each market segment,” said BMW Motorrad Director Stephan Schaller.
The BMW S 1000 RR took first place for the second time in a row in the Sports Bikes category with 23.4% of the readers’ vote. The participating MOTORRAD readers once more honored the outstanding combination of high performance, high active riding safety thanks to Race ABS and Dynamic Traction Control DTC as well as the optional electronically controlled suspension Dynamic Damping Control DDC.
In the Crossover category, the BMW S 1000 XR took first place with an outstanding 26.7% of the votes. MOTORRAD readers were won over by its fascinating mix of dynamic sports-oriented riding characteristics, excellent sports touring qualities and individual design.
When it came to vote on the best Touring/Sports Touring Bike, BMW Motorrad scored a double success. As in the previous year, the R 1200 RS came first thanks to its excellent all-round qualities with regard to dynamic riding, sportiness and touring suitability. It received 24% of the votes. In third place in this class as in 2015 was the R 1200 RT, the established travel tourer of the BMW Motorrad range for the last 30 years.
The “subscription” winner, as it were, in the Enduros/Supermotos class is the R 1200 GS / Adventure with 23.4% of the votes, its eighth win in this category since 2009. The big GS finds the readers’ great approval thanks to its unique long-haul adventure travel character and the fun it provides riding on country roads and off the beaten track.
BMW Motorrad achieved victory number five with the R nineT and the R nineT Scrambler in the Modern Classics category. Just over 30% of readers voted in favor of the the unrivaled mix of classic design, lifestyle, state-of-the-art technology and sporty dynamic riding from the new world of BMW Motorrad Heritage.
As in 2015, BMW Motorrad took places two and three in the Naked Bikes category with the unfaired BMW R 1200 R flat twin and the sports-oriented four-cylinder S 1000 R. The C 650 Sport/C 650 GT took second place in the Scooter category.
The award ceremony was held on 14 March 2016 in Stuttgart, Germany. Nearly 52,200 readers took part in the 18th readers’ vote on the Motorcycle of the Year, which is considered to be the most important motorcycle and scooter readers’ choice in Europe. Well over 750,000 readers have participated in the polls since 1999.
March 24th, 2016
This Saturday Roger Lyle of MotorcycleXcitement will be at Bob’s BMW presenting:Track Days: Start to Finish, Everything You Need To Know!
Whether you’re an expert or newbie—you don’t want to miss this! Get all of your questions answered and share your experiences with other riders. Ride away feeling confident, amped up, and ready for your first track day of 2016!
This event is FREE and open to all makes and models so grab your friends and ride to Bob’s BMW March 26! Seminar begins at 11AM.
Annual membership, first track day, & leather rentals ONLY $225 ($350 value!)
Also, be sure to check out Bob’s NEW SPORT BIKE SECTION, you can’t miss it! Race suits, leathers, helmets, boots, gloves, jackets, accessories, AND MUCH MORE!