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BMW presents Connectivity optional equipment.

Multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display offering a wide range of features.

Providing fast and clear information for the rider with the least possible distraction from what is happening on the road – this is achieved with the unique operating concept of the new Connectivity option by BMW Motorrad featuring a high-quality 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display.

BMW presents connectivity

Munich. Providing fast and clear information for the rider with the least possible distraction from what is happening on the road – this is achieved with the unique operating concept of the new Connectivity option by BMW Motorrad featuring a high-quality 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display.

Fast and safe information with the least possible distraction from the traffic situation. The rider can access motorcycle and connectivity functions quickly with a great level of comfort thanks to the advanced BMW Motorrad multi-controller and the integrated approach. In addition the new TFT display combines the familiar “classic” display of data such as rpm and speed with new technology thereby providing an enormous range of features.

When developing the new TFT display, the BMW Motorrad engineers placed a major focus on designing all the rider interaction activities so as to keep rider distraction to an absolute minimum. BMW Motorrad is setting new standards in this respect as it was possible to find suitable display ideally suited to a large number of specific applications. The interaction activities can be regulated by the well-proven multi-controller.

Using the phone and listening to music in comfort while riding. If the rider for example connects a smartphone and a helmet equipped with BMW Motorrad communication system using the TFT display, he can easily access the media playback and phone functions. These phone and media functions can be used without having to install an app. If a Bluetooth connection has been established with any standard smartphone, the rider can enjoy listening to music while riding. Of course the rider can also jump back and forwards in his music collection. The rider can see all his smartphone contacts in the TFT display and can select and call contacts using the multi-controller. If there is an incoming call while on the road, the rider can quickly take or reject the call with a single tip of the controller.

BMW Motorrad Connected App with practice-oriented arrow navigation and numerous additional functions. The free BMW Motorrad Connected App is a world first for motorcycles offering everyday-suitable and practice-oriented arrow navigation directly via the TFT display. Both the navigation itself and the ability to access the app functions directly on the motorcycle represent a real stand-alone feature. The BMW Motorrad Connected App also offers further features such as recording your ridden routes or displaying ride statistics and information.

The arrow navigation in the form of turn-by-turn arrow directions directly in the TFT display and provides very precise turn indications including lane guiding. Last destinations or points of interest can also be called up directly using the TFT display. This basic navigation is especially interesting for motorcyclists who want to handle everyday riding or short trips comfortably without having to take any additional equipment along.

For touring riders with higher demands, the BMW Motorrad Navigator is still recommended since it provides specifically optimised navigation for motorcyclists and features the respective planning and routing functions. The Navigator is also operated using the multi-controller. The operating focus can be simply transferred from the TFT display to the Navigator.

Integrated On-Board Computer PRO with numerous display and setting options. Apart from these comprehensive Connectivity functions, the new TFT display also displays ride-relevant information in an attractive and very clear manner. Here too, the BMW Motorrad multi-controller turns operation into a very easy task. The new TFT display also features the On-board Computer PRO with numerous display and setting options.

The new TFT display offers state-of-the-art and simple access to the motorcycle settings and information. Intuitive information graphics display valuable information. In this way the rider can for example read the tyre pressure settings at the front and rear very simply without being distracted from the traffic situation. Not only the actual tyre pressure settings are displayed but also what tyre pressures are recommended in the respective situation.

The new Connectivity option will be launched in autumn 2017 on the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure. Further models will follow.

Timonium Motorcycle Show

Timonium Show tickets at Bob's BMW

The biggest and best indoor motorcycle show in the Mid-Atlantic region is just around the corner! The Timonium Motorcycle Show kicks off Friday, February 9 and goes through Sunday, February 11.

You can get your tickets to the show in advance at Bob’s BMW at a discounted rate–ONLY $10 (reg. $18). 

The show offers you an opportunity to check out new 2018 models from various manufacturers, an aftermarket upgrade area, custom and vintage competition, Travel, Touring, and Adventure section that includes the world’s most famous Adventure Riders like Lisa & Simon Thomas, Lois Pryce, Austin Vince, Steph Jeavons, and Motorcycle Tour experts like Ayres Adventures, Beach’s Motorcycle Adventures, and MORE!

WHAT’S NEW AT THE TIMONIUM MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Virtual Reality Test Rides

Virtual Reality Rides Bob's BMW

This year, at the Timonium Motorcycle Show attendees will be able to experience the thrill of two wheels without even leaving the fairgrounds! All weekend long, Bob’s BMW Motorcycles will be offering FREE Virtual Reality Test Rides at its booth in the Main Hall.  

Whether or not you have a motorcycle license, does not matter. This opportunity offers non-riders the ability to see what the fun is all about and what they’re missing!

You will literally be sitting on the motorcycle with a virtual reality headset that will provide a massive field of view and your choice of an exciting on-road, off-road, or track experience. Upon selecting which type of ride you want to take, your virtual reality ride will begin and you will experience all the reasons to ride: the view, the sound, the thrill, excitement and exhilaration! While nothing can replace the real feel of taking an actual motorcycle out for a test ride, these virtual reality rides are the next best thing.

No sign up is required, just visit Bob’s BMW Motorcycles in the Main Hall and tell one of the friendly faces with a Bob’s shirt on, you would like to take a virtual reality test ride on a 2018 BMW Motorcycle!

 

Display from The Vintage BMW Motorcycle Museum 

vinatgeThe Vintage BMW Motorcycle Museum at Bob’s BMW is excited to display a dozen special machines from a collection of over 90 ultra-rare BMW Motorcycles, at the 2018 Timonium Motorcycle Show.

A BMW from every decade from the 1920’s when BMW produced its very first motorcycle thru the 2000’s will be represented in this NEW show display.

The 1925 R32 to be displayed is one of just 3,090 produced between 1923 and 1926 in BMW’s Berlin factory and one of just sixty-four documented examples known to exist today. This machine was previously owned by Butler & Smith, the US Importer for BMW, from the early 1950’s until late 1980.

Museum owner, Bob Henig, Museum Curator Paul Rubenson, and Vintage BMW expert Patrick Arndt will be available all weekend to answer questions, discuss the distinct features of the bikes, and share details about BMW Motorrad’s history and its unique place in the motorcycle world.

Stop by Bob’s BMW TODAY to get your discounted Timonium Show tickets!

BMW Motorrad Riders Gear: EnduroGuard Suit

SIDI Boot Clearance

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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

rider-school-blogVisit Bob’s BMW by May 31 to enter to WIN YOUR CHOICE OF ANY MSF Rider Course! It is free to enter and no purchase is necessary! Limit one entry per person. The winner will be announced on June 6 and will receive a voucher good for ONE class, valued up to $345, taken through the Rider School at Howard Community College. This voucher holds no cash value and is non-transferable. Should the winner choose a course valued more than $345, the winner is responsible to pay the difference. Voucher is good thru June 6, 2018.

License-Earning Motorcycle Courses

Basic Rider Course

This is among the most popular course and is a license earning course. It is for you if you’ve never ridden a motorcycle, you have limited riding experience, haven’t ridden in a long time or could benefit from comprehensive information about safety and road skills.

The Basic Rider Course (BRC) requires the completion of a three-hour online component before class meets. Students will be required to bring proof of completion to class. Students must provide a valid email address at time of registration in order to receive instructions to access the online module. Students may arrange for access to HCC computer labs, if needed, to complete this portion.

Cost: $345

Scheduling: Three-hour MSF eCourse, two evening classroom sessions and two range sessions

  • Classroom sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings
  • Range sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning or afternoon
  • Weekday classes are also available, starting Monday and finishing Wednesday

Back By Popular Demand: Basic Rider Course for Women

Are you a woman who would like to obtain a motorcycle license but would prefer doing so in a setting with only women? Ask about the Basic Rider Course for Women. This is a once-a-year class, held on Monday, June 19-Sunday, June 25. This class is limited to 12 students and will fill quickly.

Absolute Beginner Course

This course offers smaller class sizes and more individualized instruction. If you want to learn to ride, but you’re a little nervous about it, this is a good fit.
Cost: $460

Scheduling: Three-hour MSF eCourse, two evenings and two weekend days
Daytime classes are also available on weekdays

Alternate Basic Rider Course

This is a shorter, more advanced version of the basic-level course that is completed in just one day. This is for you if you’re an experienced rider with recent road time who needs to earn a license. Note: If you have any doubt at all about whether this course is right for you, choose the Basic Rider course.
Cost: $260

Scheduling: One weekend afternoon, generally Saturday

Improve Your Ride

Extra Practice in Basic Riding Course
A Rider School Exclusive

These small classes include two hours of personalized instruction, and the instructor will tailor the content to meet your needs. This is an ideal choice if you’ve completed a licensing course (anywhere) and you want additional seat time or if you’re looking simply looking for a “tune up.”

Cost: $55, non-refundable.

Scheduling: One weekend afternoon (typically Sunday)

Experienced Rider Course/BRC 2

During nine riding exercises, instructors will advise you about how to improve skills and eliminate bad habits. At the end, you’ll receive an ERC completion card. Specifically, this class is recommended if you have a Class “M” license and want to refine your skills or you need the ERC to ride on a military installation. You should have your own two-wheeled motorcycle, which is licensed and insured and can pass our safety inspection.

Cost: $230, nonrefundable

Questions? Call 443-518-4971.

RESERVE YOUR 2017 TODAY!

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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http://www.leavinghomefunktion.com

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