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PROFESSIONAL DETAILING AT BOB’S BMW

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The level of detail required to bring your motorcycle up to your desired quality will depend on the condition of the bike when it arrives. Wheels, windshield blemishes, profound scratches, metal polishing, rust concealment & treatment, painting, decal removal, etc. will all be estimated at time of quote. We offer four levels of detailing options—starting at $195—for all motorcycles, any year, make, or model.

For a FREE quote, call 301-497-8949 ext. 502 TODAY to schedule an appointment!

Motorcycle detailing at Bob's BMWThe Importance of Motorcycle Detailing
To protect your investment and keep your motorcycle in like-new condition it is important to not only care for it mechanically but also to care for its physical condition. One of the most important things you can do to preserve your motorcycle is to have it professionally detailed at least one time per season.

Unfortunately unlike 4 wheels, motorcycles can’t just be run through the local car wash to clean off all of the dirt, brake dust, bugs, road tar, tree sap, or pollen. So to keep you riding as much as possible instead of spending your free time cleaning your bike, Bob’s BMW offers professional detail services. Our Professional Detail Specialist has over 15 years of detailing and refurbishing experience.

Motorcycle detailing at Bob's BMW Motorcycles

HELMET TRADE IN EVENT

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Bob's BMW Trade In ProgramIs your helmet 5 years or older? Not sure how old your helmet is? All new helmets are required to have their production date stamped on them so if you can’t find the date, you definitely need a new one!

Based on extensive safety research and testing, all major helmet manufactures agree it is important to replace your helmet every five years. Over time, the material slowly loses its protective qualities. As time passes, the EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam, hardens and after about 5 years the materials are no longer able to protect you in the event of an impact. Those of you with children are probably familiar with this. Similar rules apply to the protective qualities in car seats.

Not to mention if you weren’t properly fitted for your helmet, you very well could be riding around in a helmet that does not even fit which as you can imagine will not protect you as it is designed to do if you were in an accident.

Bob's BMW Motorcycles Trade In programAbout Bob’s Helmet Trade-In Program
In an effort to help the riding community stay safe, we are collecting expired and damaged motorcycle helmets between March 1 – April 30, 2017. To reward your good deed, Bob’s BMW will give you 15% OFF your new helmet when you trade in your old helmet! The 15% discount applies to all helmets, even closeout helmets! Helmets traded in will be destroyed and disposed of by Bob’s staff. The offer cannot be combined with any other discount and is valid in-store only.

Bob’s stocks helmets in a wide variety of brands, colors, styles, and price ranges. Start the season off right by taking advantage of Bob’s first ever Trade-In Helmet Program.

 
 

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Positive Changes for 2017

Each year Bob’s BMW sits down as a team to reflect on the previous year so we can refocus and reenergize for the coming year. We always base our decisions on Bob’s BMW’s mission:

To provide customers with an experience that consistently exceeds their expectations and create an environment where team members have the opportunity to grow and achieve their goals.

We are committed to:

  • Investing time and resources in staff training and education
  • Researching and testing products in order to pick and choose the best available product options for our customers
  • Providing a generous staff-to-customer ratio at all times
  • Helping team members improve their quality of life by providing a healthy work-life balance

To continue achieving these goals while being the best possible resource for our customers, as of February 6, Bob’s BMW will be adjusting its hours of operation to a five-day work week and will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.

New Showroom & Service Hours
Tuesday-Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed (out riding!)

Bob’s BMW Online Store
As always bobsbmw.com will remain open 24/7, 365 days a year and will continue processing orders Monday through Saturday.

Remember, the online store offers the convenient and free option to order online and pick up in store.

We understand change is not always easy and can seem uncomfortable or perhaps inconvenient at first. But we believe that change is good and is the only way to improve and grow. We will very much appreciate your patience over the next few weeks as we all adjust to this very positive change for 2017.

Thank you for your understanding, and here’s to a great 2017!

World Travelers on Urals Arriving in Jessup on Jan. 3!

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leavinghomefunktion UralsJust last week Bob’s BMW learned of the leavinghomefunktion project and was instantly intrigued. After speaking with the world travelers they were able to coordinate a last minute detour to Bob’s BMW on January 3, just days before they reach their final destination in New York.
 
Assuming everything falls into place perfectly (i.e. no surprise breakdowns!), the group of 5 traveling on 4 Urals are expected to arrive at Bob’s this Tuesday to share their exciting 2 year adventure with YOU!
 
We understand this is short notice but it’s an awesome opportunity! We hope you can help us welcome the creators of the leavinghomefunktion project on January 3, 3pm, at Bob’s BMW! Check Bob’s Facebook Page for updates.

LEAVINGHOMEFUNKTION: PRESS RELEASE

leavinghomefunktion has been printing its tracks throughout the European, Asian and N. American continents with the image of x4 wobbling Ural 650s with sidecars. The leavinghomefunktion project is formed by an international group of 5 artists: Kaupo Holmberg (EST), Elisabeth Oertel, Johannes Foetsch, Anne Knoedler (DE), and Efy Zeniou (CY) who have over the past 2 years packed their lives and belongings into their 2×1 meter sidecars.

leavinghomefunktionThe group opted for the longest way to the West – one which crosses the entire East. Initiating this type of expedition meant exchanging their everyday comforts with the opportunity of learning from a diversity of social, economical and geographical conditions. Through this project they attempt to underline the importance of opening up to new input, shifting through different points of view and seeing the world through their own eyes – something which largely relies on the local reactions and forms of reception. A great point they find in such an adventure is learning how to adapt and integrate with daily lives in foreign territories and pushing their boundaries in ways which would expand their world views both physically and mentally.

Their decision was to use the unreliable 80s/90s Ural 650. This choice in vehicle was backed up by the idea of self integration: These bikes can be spotted in some of the most remote and unexpected regions of the world and thereforethey would be easy to find spare parts for and to repair – not to mention breaking the ice with local residents. Through this journey with old-timers they have had a wider chance of encountering how local settlements adapt as well as influence their daily environments. During the short bursts of time spent with locals they record how they work together to overcome communication barriers, find solutions and exchange knowledge through personal stories. While experimenting with documentation techniques they attempt to explore understandings of “territories” which are generally received and understood through mass and social media.

40,000 KILOMETERS IN 4 STAGES

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STAGE 1 – Crossing Europe and into Eurasia which finalized with their
1st wintercamp in the Caucasus region.

STAGE 2 – Crossing the Republic of Georgia,Russia, Kazakhstan, Siberia, Altai, Mongolia and the Russian Far East. Managing “The Old Road of Bones” left the group curious about how much they could push their boundaries further which led them to their 2nd wintercamp in Canada where they kickstarted preparations for The Kolyma Challenge.

STAGE 3 – The Kolyma Challenge was their most peculiar adventure so far. This took place in the remote regions of Sakha and Chukotka – extreme landscapes which are inaccessible to the average landway vehicle. By transforming their Urals with pontoons and propeller drives they opened up new ways for coming in contact with the isolated settlements found along the 1600 km Kolyma river. Having completed their waterway travels in Chukotka they re-transformed their Urals with an un-foldable trailer bridge which enabled them to manage the reoccurring river crossings that were expected throughout the undomesticated tundra.

STAGE 4 – The group has recently landed in Alaska and will continue to huff and puff all the way to New York City. Before Xmas is upon us they will shift from the Northern Lights where the lonely buffaloes roam to the concrete jungles of a glimmering traffic which never sleeps! This last stage is expected to be full of local surprises as the leavinghomefunktioners push their Old Soviet bikes through a highly westernized context.

EVERY LITTLE PUSH COUNTS

URALS in waterThey sleep under the stars, or in the rain – even between swamps if need be. When the taiga and the tundra turns into a city they get to know the hospitality of friends of friends of friends…which makes the world a bit less stranger. Their main financial objective is to keep the Ural with a pulse (i.e spare parts and fuel) and for the travelers to continue collecting,processing and editing all the information which the Ural brings their way. The project is like the perfect backdrop whether you are into Huckleberry Fin, Kafka or the Beats but keeping in business for them means keeping in touch with reality at a different level. Parallel to a life on the 3-wheeler they host live presentations, develop crowdfunding campaigns, produce marketing material and correspond with book publishers, bloggers, newspapers, tv channels and magazines. Their wheels keep running through online supporters which contribute with small donations in exchange for some unique gifts from their landway adventure. To enable supporters to access the leavinghomefunktion piggy bank and give the artists a little push in their creative efforts the group has created a PATREON page www.patreon.com/leavinghomefunktion where people can give adonation and receive a unique set of gifts from the road.

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Season’s Greetings On Ice from Bob’s BMW

Service Specials

NO CHARGE MOTORCYCLE DETAIL

Let Bob’s do the dirty work so you can spend your free time riding. This month ONLY get a complimentary motorcycle detail, when you bring your bike in for the regular mileage service.* This complimentary Level I detail may be redeemed same day of service or up to 30 days after. To redeem offer customer much mention free detail when scheduling service appointment. Ask about upgrading to a full service detail for an additional fee.

Call 301-497-8949 ext. 502

*Mileage services including oil and filter change only are not eligible. Maximum two hours for Level I detail. Detail may not be exchanged or substituted and holds no cash value.


WINTER STORAGE

Prepped for winter and ready to ride when spring arrives. All brands welcome. Spaces are limited!

Monthly Fee Includes:

  • Clean, climate controlled, secured facility
  • Safety recall verification (for BMWs only)
  • Multi-point inspection
  • Fluids and tire pressure checked
  • Battery tested, charged, and re-tested at pick up (battery tender required)
  • Fuel stabilization
  • Bike washed and chain lubricated (if applicable)

Call 301-497-8949 ext. 502

*Monthly fee varies by Model/Size. Min. 3 month storage. BMW Motorcycles eligible for free month with any service $499 or more completed prior to pick up. Call for pricing details.


NO CHARGE SERVICE LOANERS

To help the polar bears in the riding community stay on the road all winter long, Bob’s BMW is extending its service loaner program and offering loaners at NO charge (reg. to $75/day) to ALL customers who come in for regular mileage service now thru February 28!*

Service Loaners are available at no charge to customers that purchase a new or pre-owned advantage certified motorcycle* (factory or extended warranty not expired) from Bob’s BMW Motorcycles. All other Service customers can utilize service loaners at a rate of $75 per day.

Call 301-497-8949 ext. 502

*Based on availability. Limit one day per customer.

 

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SENA TECHNOLOGIES GETS SMART…HELMETS

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Motley Moto visited with SENA at the 2016 AIMExpo in Orlando, FL. We were able to get hands on with the upcoming SENA SMART HELMETS as well as get a glimpse of some upcoming products. SENA announced the IRC HELMET just before last year’s AIMExpo but they still have not hit the market. Hoping to see these in the wild soon. This motorcycle helmet is the first in the world with Intelligent Noise Control ™. This technology was designed by riders, for riders and offers “noise-canceling headphones” to keep riders “calm, alert, and focused.” Available in three colors: Glossy Black, White, and Matte Black.

Another nice product announcement is the Cavalry Half-Helmet. This is a half helmet with Bluetooth built into the helmet allowing riders to communicate through the intercom, listen to GPS directions, and more using HD speakers and a mic with Advanced Noise Control™ technology.

For a selection of current SENA accessories to enhance your ride, visit Bob’s BMW online store.

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Bob's BMW Motorcycles is one of the largest, most respected BMW dealerships in North America, and the winner of numerous awards for overall excellence, merchandising, customer satisfaction, and community service. Bob’s is well known throughout the world for the passion and professionalism they bring to this business and sport. Bob's impressive brick and mortar Retail store, Dealership and Vintage Museum, serving the bustling Washington DC — Baltimore — Northern Virginia – Suburban Maryland area as well as surrounding mid-Atlantic region is the destination of choice for BMW enthusiasts everywhere for over 30 years. Bob's is a National leader in sales and service of new and used BMW motorcycles along with clean used offerings from most all brands and Bob’s offers complete refurbishing and restorations on any year BMW built since 1950. Since the beginnings in 1981 Bob’s has won praise for their huge inventory of genuine BMW parts, Accessories, and Riding Gear for all riders plus casual Apparel. Their ability to deliver what customers need when they need it is unparalleled. Bob's also specializes in high quality Used BMW motorcycle parts and hard-to-find Vintage BMW parts and accessories. One visit, one phone call or a few mouse clicks opens up the whole world of BMW Motorcycles.

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