|It is the final countdown to our BIGGEST event of the year and this year is going to be BIGGER than ever. Below is a snapshot of the industry reps that will be at Bob’s sharing new products and available to answer all of your questions. Some of our partners are traveling across the country to support our Open House so be sure you stop by each display to say hello and welcome them!
Over the past 25 years Touratech has created the largest product range in the industry and supplies products to nearly 100 countries. Touratech’s product range includes camping gear, luggage solutions, seats, suspension, skid plates & crash bars, guards and more. In addition to all of these great products, Touratech will be showcasing Cruz Tools!
Schuberth NA most recently attended our Season Starter Open House in 2017 and we are thrilled to have them back! We have arranged to have both the national sales rep, Glen West, and new company President, Hiroshi Mizushima, at the event!
Schuberth produces motorcycle helmets designed specifically for aerodynamic performance, and is a direct partner with BMW Motorrad. Our very own sponsored S1000RR racer, Jeremy Cook #81 is also sponsored by Schuberth and will have his custom SR2s on display at Open House. They are a must see!
Olympia, TCX, & Held – Learn about all three of these different brands with one stop at the MTA Distributing display where Gerald McColgin will be ready to share the all-new 2019 collections. You can find Gerald set up in the Olympia department on the showroom floor.
Shoei & Arai – We mentioned Schuberth will be with us for Open House but we wanted to cover ALL our customer favorites so have also arranged for reps from Shoei and Arai to join us. It will be a helmet showdown at Bob’s BMW on April 27! If you can’t find the perfect helmet at Open House, you never will! Schuberth, Arai, and Shoei are ALL quality helmets. We stock them all because each manufacturer’s helmet shell matches different head shapes. Whether you are in the market for a new lid or not, please take the time to speak to each brand rep to educate yourself and take the opportunity to get professionally fitted to ensure you have the right helmet for you!
KLIM & SIDI – Another opportunity to visit multiple brands at one display! Visit Jeff Nash who will be set up in the KLIM department showcasing the current 2019 collection of KLIM Technical Riding Gear and Sidi boots! Be sure to ask Jeff about KLIM’s new beef jerky that comes in 3 different flavors…delish!
Rev’it! – Last but absolutely NOT least, say hello to Rev’it when you stop by April 27. Rev’it has been inspiring people to ride since 1995 with its protective motorcycle gear that looks good on and off the bike! Everything from jackets, pants, gloves, boots, socks, rain suits, and more can be found in Rev’it’s collection!
Open House Schedule:
*Arrive early to get signed up and come prepared: riders must have proper attire for test rides including, DOT approved helmet, gloves, long pants, jacket, and over the ankle boots.You must be present at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. You can sign up and then come back or stick around and enjoy all the fun we have planned.
THE COMPLETELY VINTAGE 1967 R60/2
**TICKET SALES CLOSED AS OF MAY 31** Pick up your entry form at Bob’s BMW when you stop by to see the Completely Vintage 1967 R60/2 in person! This exquisite machine is on display at Bob’s until the live drawing at Bob’s BMW’s Spring Open House on April 27th.
Tickets are just 5 for $100 or $25 each. To enter online, visit bmwmoaf.org. Proceeds go towards the BMW MOA Foundation’s mission to advance rider safety, education, and training.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The BMW MOA Foundation is back with another unique find for the the 2019 Completely Vintage Raffle. The popular fundraiser for the Foundation features a very special 1967 R60/2 acquired from the BMW Museum at Bob’s BMW. Tickets for the Completely Vintage Raffle will be AVAILABLE ONLINE through March 31, 2019.
This expertly restored motorcycle featuring, nearly 100% period correct NOS parts, is truly an exceptional example of vintage BMW motorcycles. Bob Henig of Bob’s BMW acquired this flawlessly restored example of BMW’s sturdy, dependable motorcycle over 15 years ago. It came to him from a friend intimately involved in restoring classic BMW motorcycles and is one of the finest and most accurately restored R 60/2 motorcycles you will ever see. The restoration, which took place from 1995-97, utilized as many new old stock (NOS) BMW parts as possible. Even the paint and pinstriping are correct for the period.
At the time of restoration, the bike was all original, had only two previous owners, and had just over 20,000 original miles on it. This specific machine underwent a full stripped-frame restoration. All driveline components were rebuilt including new bearings, seals and gaskets. The crank was done over, and the engine blueprinted. New original BMW pistons were used along with NOS valves, guides and seats to fully rebuild the heads. All cases and covers were painstakingly blasted with walnut shells to return them to the exact same luster as when the bike left Berlin. Special hardware was reused as long as all edges and faces were perfect; these were all sent out to be cadmium plated to the exact appearance of what BMW provided in the 1960s.
The details really make this restoration shine, things like axles, Europa handlebars, bar risers and pinch bolts, bar end turn signals and harness, the main and rear wiring harnesses, ignition switch plate, switch assembly, chrome hardware, ignition coil, plug caps and boots, lenses for the headlamp and tail lamp plus the internals and chrome trim rings, left and right control switches, wheel bearing retainers, chromed steel rims plus spokes and nipples and the painted hub caps, internal clutch assembly components, the header pipes with exhaust nuts and cross over, the factory side stand and a standard bench seat. The standard width bench seat and the optional 6.5-gallon sport tank are the perfect visual combination. Even the control cables and adjustors are original BMW and from the correct era. Inside the engine under the oil pump gear inspection cover is a BMW tach drive gear in case the new owner hunts down and adds that rare option in the future.
There are a few more NOS parts included and installed, but they are not original BMW items; they are period correct accessories or options offered through Butler & Smith and Flanders Corporation, the two authorized U.S. importers from that time period. This includes items like the Bowman cast aluminum deep oil pan, stainless steel mufflers, KONI heavy duty front and rear shocks, finned exhaust nut covers and the Albert left-hand mirror. Wheel rims and spokes, NOS to start with, are also perfect, as is the exhaust system, all chromed and plated parts, fasteners, hardware, rubber, cables, adjustors and springs.
All the paint and expertly applied hand pinstripes of the correct size and location were done utilizing the factory-correct Glasurit Avus black materials. The machine has always been stored in a temperature-controlled environment and is always parked on wood or carpeted floors. It has never been in the rain since the restoration, and it has seen regular dustings, shines and the occasional bath and re-wax.
The rubber parts are perfect. A NOS original battery strap from Bob’s personal stash will also be included. Not one drop of oil has collected under this machine over the years, and while it has been over a decade since it was last ridden, it was expertly pickled for long-term storage. The fuel tank is clean and dry, and there are fresh oils in all driveline components.
This machine is supplied with additional items such as an original owner’s manual, a complete original tool kit in the pouch, a rare original BMW shop rag, the correct tire repair kit in the small tin and one black knob key, one flat spare key plus one special square key to fit the tool compartment on top of the sports tank. There is simply not another BMW R60/2 available anywhere on this planet that one could acquire that is as perfect as this machine.
Tickets are on sale through March 31, 2019. Purchase online at bmwmoaf.org, by calling (864) 438-0962 or by mailing an entry blank and payment to the Foundation. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at Bob’s BMW in Jessup, Maryland, on April 27. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets are $25 each or five for $100.
Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!
Please remember Bob’s BMW will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday November 23. We will reopen on Saturday, November 24 for our main in-store Black Friday Sales Event with light refreshments, and most importantly unbelievable storewide savings and doorbuster prices you do not want to miss!
We would also like to take this opportunity to announce and to invite you to our annual Holiday Cheer event on December 8. This year Holiday Cheer will be in combination with the nationwide 2019 Adventure Bike Premiere Open House!
There will be complilmentary chili and beer (and other refreshements) for you to enjoy while Bob’s BMW presents: The Evolution of the BMW GS. Complete event details are available ONLINE.
In closing, Bob’s BMW wants to extend it’s warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving to you and your family!
The Ultimate Black Friday Sale You’ve Been Waiting For!
Here’s what you’ve been waiting for! This year, use online promo code BFDEAL and/or present your coupon in-store to get 20% OFF your entire parts, accessory, and apparel purchase*
PLUS the first 50 customers with a BMW order of $50 or more, will receive a special gift: a BMW Motorrad cap! No promo code required.
You can expedite your in-store shopping experience by shopping online and choosing in-store pick up at check out. Come by Saturday to pick up your order and enjoy complimentary refreshments at our main-in-store Black Friday event! Or have your order delivered to your doorstep with FREE shipping on orders over $99!
*Discount taken from original MSRP. Sale items not included. Some restrictions apply including Progressive, FirstGear, Touratech, and Schuberth. Cannot be combined with additionals discounts.
About General Charles G. Boyd
“Charles Graham Boyd is a retired four-star general of the United States Air Force. Boyd is a highly decorated combat pilot who served in Vietnam; and is the only Vietnam War prisoner of war (1966-1973) to reach the four-star rank.”
- Flew F100s and F105s in SE Asia during Vietnam War
- Shot down on April 22, 1966 while on his 105th mission
- POW for 2,488 days in various prisons in North Vietnam. Released from Vietnam prison on February 12, 1973 as part of Operation Homecoming
- Final assignment was as Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.
2008 BMW R1200GS
This 2008 BMW R1200GS was a gift to General Boyd. The bike was designed to replicate that of a fighter plane, spotlight the General’s air force career, thank him and honor him for the sacrifices he made for his country, and celebrate his extraordinary will to survive. Not only did the General survive 7 years as a Vietnam POW, he fought and survived a diagnosis of Stage 4 cancer. When he was diagnosed, he told the doctors, “I don’t kill easy.” And, indeed he did not. After beating the cancer, to celebrate his victory, in the fighter pilot tradition of doing a “Victory Roll” after shooting down an enemy, Boyd invited his motorcycle buddies to join him on a Victory Roll Ride. At the start he was presented with this machine you see on display today.
355th Fighter Wing
“The 355th Fighter Wing has earned a heroic combat lineage. During the Vietnam War the 355th Fighter Wing was one of the first to see combat, and employed the F-105 and A-7 in thousands of missions against targets across North Vietnam.”
510th Fighter Squadron
The 510th Fighter Squadron provides combat airpower on demand to U.S. and NATO combatant commanders as well as the National Command Authority in order to meet National Security objectives. At the start of the Vietnam War, the 510th was located at Clark AB in Philippines, later relocated to Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam, the birth place of the “BienHoa Buzzards”. In Vietnam, the 510th flew over 27,200 combat missions.
Meet Author Elspeth Beard on the final leg of her U.S. Book Tour
Austin, Texas – October 25th, 2018 – In 1982, 23-year-old Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo motorcycle journey around the world. Her adventure—spanning the course of two years and crossing over four continents—took her through deserts, mountain ranges, and war ravaged countries. Along the way, she faked documents to cross borders, fended off sexual attacks, evaded biker gangs and corrupt law enforcement convinced she was trafficking drugs, survived brutal crashes and life-threatening illnesses, and had fallen in and out of love. By the time she and her 1974 BMW R60/6 motorcycle returned to England two years later, she was 30 pounds lighter and decades wiser. This is the coming-of-age story of a young woman on a journey—and the bike that carried her through it all.
Upon her journey’s conclusion and return home to London in 1984, Elspeth Beard stored all evidence of her journey—journals, tapes, and photos—into a cardboard box in the back of a cupboard where they remained for more than 30 years. Now over four decades after her journey, Beard’s story has been brought to light and finds new meaning within today’s contemporary context. Charting the globe at a time when solo-female journeys were neither common nor celebrated, Elspeth Beard reflects on the challenges she faced as a woman on the road, with vivid presence, honesty, and wit. Lone Rider is not only the culmination of Beard’s journey on her bike, but her journey beyond her bike through life.
Previously published in the UK, Lone Rider made its debut to the US in June. This captivating book charts Beard’s progress around the globe in richly descriptive chapters that reflect on her experiences, from “Pretty Boys and Biker Gangs: New Mexico to California,” to “Bell Helmet For a Burka: Iran to Istanbul.” The book is accompanied by stunning full-color original photographs taken by Beard throughout her journey, capturing scenes such as riding alongside camels on the roads of Rajasthan, India, mending a punctured tire in the middle of the Pakistani desert abyss, and the expectant day before she set off on her two-year adventure. In 320 pages, Lone Rider tells the complete story of a woman’s round-the-world journey on her bike, from charts of fuel purchased and maintenance serviced, to accounts of love, loss, struggle, and freedom.
ELSPETH BEARD’S EAST COAST TOUR SCHEDULE
November 5th Union Garage – NY
November 7th BMW Motorcycles Charlotte – NC
November 9 -11th Expo East – Reeb Ranch, Hendersonville – NC
November 14th Velocity Cycles – Mechanicsburg – PA
November 17th Bob’s BMW – Jessup MD (CLICK HERE for complete event details)
Email email@example.com to reserve a space.
|SHAWN THOMAS, BMW AMBASSADOR
You have likely seen Shawn Thomas on dealer TV screens promoting BMW products and/or promoting Rawhyde Adventures during his time there as a lead instructor. It was in 2004 when Shawn began his career as a BMW dealership employee, and took to the sport of Adventure riding. 13 years later Shawn has traveled the world offering tours and training focused on motorcycles, parts, and apparel.
He will be at Bob’s Open House hosting mini-clinics throughout the day discussing ride mode electronics, connectivity, adventure apparel, ergonomics for adventure riding and MORE!
The entire trip was filmed by a TV crew to create Neale Bayly Rides and we are thrilled to announce Neale will be riding to Bob’s Open House to meet and greet customers and share about his past and upcoming BMW motorcycle adventures (one coming up as soon as November 2018)!
TEST RIDE YOUR DREAM BIKE
NOTE: Riders must have proper attire for test rides including, DOT approved helmet, gloves, long pants, jacket, and over the ankle boots. You must be present at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. You can sign up and then come back or stick around and enjoy all the fun we have planned.
SPEAK WITH THE MANUFACTURERS
Learn about the latest and greatest products that are coming soon or that have just been released and are in-stock TODAY like the all new Cardo Scala Communication Systems! See product demos, get technical questions answered about your personal equipment, and grab some swag from the tables!
Stay tuned for complete list of vendors.
SALES & DOOR PRIZES
Schuberth C4 VS. Shoei Neotec 2
Two Top-Of-Line Modular Helmets! Which is right for you?
Below is a comparison between the Shoei Neotec 2 and the Schuberth C4. Both modular helmets are excellent options providing premium safety and comfort, but without knowing the features of each, it is not easy to decide which is right for you. So lets begin…
SHELL & WEIGHT
CHIN BAR OPENING SYSTEM & CLOSURE
PRICE & COLOR
Stock up on T-Shirts & SAVE!
Not all motorcycle apparel is made for riding. CELEBRATE our riding culture with stylish Motorrad T-Shirts and exclusive designs from Bob’s!
Purchase ANY regular priced t-shirt and get a Bob’s exclusive tee 50% OFF!
Use promo code BOGOSHIRT at checkout!
AUGUST SPECIAL: GIFT WITH EVERY ALTRIDER PURCHASE ($35 value!)
Thru August 31, ONLY at Bob’s BMW, when you purchase ANY AltRider accessory you will receive a complimentary AltRider T-Shirt and sticker, plus an AltRider branded firestarter to IGNITE YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE!
Simply toss your firestarter in your pack, set out on your journey, and easily ignite your campfire at night for more relaxation time! Enter promo code FREEGIFT at checkout to redeem your special gift!Bob’s BMW offers a full range of AltRider’s premium accessories to protect and enhance your BMW: skid plates, engine guards, headlight covers, side stand feet, waterproof luggage and MORE! Shop NOW>>
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|Exclusive offer thru July 31 at Bob’s BMW on BMW Riding Suits!
Purchase the jacket and pants and SAVE up to $200 at checkout.
No promo code required! Simply add products to your cart to SAVE!
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