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40 Years of GS – A Month Long Celebration

In honor of “40 Years of GS”, Bob’s BMW invites riders worldwide to partake in an exciting month long, three-part celebration! The fun begins October 1st with a motorcycle scavenger hunt and virtual motorcycle show, and ends November 1st with a FREE Grand Finale virtual event featuring GS Ambassadors and Experts from around the world!

Riders can choose to participate in some or ALL of the fun. Eligible participants will receive limited edition “40 years of GS” collectibles and a chance(s) to WIN two very exciting Grand Prize Giveaways*

Questions? Contact hanna@bobsbmw.com

 

Worldwide GS Motorcycle Show – #showusyourGS

This is your opportunity to show off your GS to riders worldwide for a chance to win one of a kind “40 Years of GS” collectibles and a hand-made trophy built from recycled motorcycle parts! So, if you think your GS motorcycle has what it takes to WIN in one of six categories post at least two pictures of your ride on Facebook and/or Instagram and tag the images accordingly: 

  • Dirtiest – #showusyourdirtyGS
  • Most Original – #showusyouroriginalGS
  • Highest Mileage – #showusyourhighmileageGS
  • Customized – #showusyourcustomGS
  • Most Stickered – #showusyourstickeredGS
  • Most Farkled – #showusyourfarkledGS

Rules and Eligibility: 

  • Photos must be posted on Facebook and/or Instagram no later than 4:00pm EST October 31, 2020
  • A bike may only be entered into a single class
  • A minimum of two pictures must be posted
  • Photos must be tagged with the individual class hashtag (see above) PLUS #40yearsofGS and #bobsbmwmoto and #showusyourGS
  • Winners will be announced November 1st at 3:30pm EST LIVE on Facebook and ZOOM. 

Questions? Email hanna@bobsbmw.com

 
Motorcycle Scavenger Hunt – 40 Years. 40 Places. 40 Points.

During the month of October, riders of all makes, models, and styles are invited to adventure through the DMV region, collecting points along the way that will earn them a chance(s) to WIN A Two-Day On or Off- Road Training Course at the BMW Performance Center. This price includes the rental of an all new BMW motorcycle and overnight accommodations!

Earn just 40 points and automatically win a bundle of limited edition “40 Years of GS” collectibles and get entered to win the grand prize. For every 3 additional points over 40 points your name will be entered AGAIN to win the grand prize! The more points you earn, the more chances you have to WIN!

How It Works
To earn destination points, you must take a picture of yourself as directed in the scavenger hunt instructions. To earn donation and bonus points, you must submit copies of your receipts. Riders can submit documentation (receipts and pictures) in person at Bob’s BMW any Wednesday or Saturday in October from 10am-4pm. 

  • Destinations = 3 points
  • Donations = 5 points for every $40 donation towards Feeding America
  • BONUS Activities = 10 points each

Winners will be announced LIVE on Facebook and ZOOM during our Grand Finale event on Sunday, November 1 at 3:30p.m.

Download PDF of Scavenger Hunt

Questions? Email hanna@bobsbmw.com

 
Grand Finale Virtual Celebration

The event BMW enthusiasts around the world have been waiting for…a day of everything GS! On November 1st, starting at Noon EST, participants pre-registered (it’s FREE!) will log into our ZOOM room for a day filled with BMW history, knowledge, and adventure presented by some of the most re-known GS Ambassadors and Experts in the industry:

12:00PM – Welcome Message from Trudy Hardy at BMW NA and Bob Henig LIVE from The Vintage BMW Motorcycle Museum in Jessup, MD 

12:30PM – The History of the BMW GS, Since 1981 presented by Hans Muth, designer of R90S, R100RS, R80GS, R65LS and more.

1:00PM – The Engineering and Tech Specs of Today’s GS presented by Aaron Rankin of BMW Performance Center

1:30PM – 40 Years on a GS presented by Helge Pedersen, author of 10 Years on Two Wheels and operator of Adventure Touring company, GlobeRiders.

2:30PM – Competing on a BMW GS presented by Jocelin Snow, competitor and host of GS Trophy, and major contributor of NEBDR.

3:00PM – Having Fun With GS’s Since 1981, presented by Dr. Gregory W. Frazier, world traveler six times around the globe by motorcycle, successful BMW roadracer, and a prolific adventure author of dozens of books and hundreds of magazine articles. NOTE: The original 1981 heavy modified R80G/S known as “Ugly Helga” that traveled around the world resides at The Vintage BMW Motorcycle Museum in Jessup, MD.

3:30PM – Winners of the social media contest, scavenger hunt, and main event announced by Bob.

A link with login information will only be provided to those that pre-register so don’t delay. It’s FREE!

Sign up TODAY!

All registered participants will be entered to win the Grand Prize Giveaway: A Limited Edition BMW Competition Rallye Suit! 

Questions are being collected in advance. Please email hanna@bobsbmw.com

*Prizes hold no cash value, are non-transferable, and are subject to change based on availability. Substitute prizes will hold equal or greater 

The Arrival of the 2021 BMW R18

The 2021 BMW R18 Has Arrived!

After four long years developing the new R18, the biggest opposed-twin engine BMW is here! This big boxer represents the core of the brand and introduces BMW to the world of big cruisers with 1800cc’s.

Watch the R18 Coming Out of The Crate>>

The Essence of the R18

  • Unique history and brand story
  • Consistently high torque and linear power development for perfect control
  • Ultra-emotional look, feel, and sound with easy options for modifications and customizing
  • Attention to every detail and high quality workmanship; built in Berlin
  • First class handling and comfortable cruising

Tech Specs

Design Air/Oil-cooled four-stroke opposed twin boxer
Bore x stroke 107 mm x 100 mm
Displacement 1,802 cc
Rated Power 91 hp at 4,750 rpm
Max. torque 116 lb. ft at 3,000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.6 : 1
Fuel grade Premium Unleaded
Valve gear OHV
Valves per cylinder 4
Intake/exhaust diameter 41.2 mm / 35.0 mm
Throttle valve diameter 48 mm
Engine management BMS-O
Emission control Controlled 3-way catalytic converter, compliant with the EU-5 emissions standard

Reserve Yours Today Here>>

Call 301-497-8949 or complete the online form to schedule a test ride TODAY!             

One Click Shopping for Your Motorcycle.

About Bob’s Oil Change Kits
10% OFF Everyday Savings!

Here, you’ll find all that you need to find the correct BMW oil filter for your motorcycle model. We’ve made it our mission to help you get everything you need right here as quickly and easily as possible. While there are a variety of BMW motorcycle oil change kits, there are also aftermarket alternatives that can help you save a little money. The best part about these kits besides the time saved searching for individual parts, is the everyday 10% savings you will get on the oil change kit!

About Bob’s Service Kits
Full Service, Carb Rebuild, Suspension, & More!

Our BMW motorcycle service kits include everything you need to do a maintenance task on your BMW bike. We’ve studied, tested, and thoroughly researched all of the practical products you’ll need. You’ll find BMW motorcycle service kits for oil changes, cleaning, reseal kits, carb rebuilds, full service, and so much more. Don’t have a repair manual? We’ve got you. When you buy any of our BMW motorcycle service kits you’ll get 20% off any Clymer or Haynes repair manual. Look for our promo code shown in the description of each kit!

About Bob’s Luggage Kits
Upgrade and Save 10%!

Single piece luggage is still available at Bob’s. However for the shopper looking for a complete luggage set, we’ve got you covered! EVERYTHING you need that’s normally sold separately, is now bundled together as one. We even install the locks for you, keyed to your preference. Want to SAVE? Check out our DELUXE kits that include matching liners from Kathy’s Journey Designs. Upgrade to our deluxe kit and SAVE 10%!

Fighting Smart Against CoronaVirus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/30/2020

How a local Howard County business is using existing technology to fight the battle against Coronavirus.

Ultra-violet light has been successfully  killing airborne pathogens for more than a century, which is why Bob Henig, owner of Bob’s BMW Motorcycles, opted to install UVGI lights throughout the dealership’s HVAC systems to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

Jessup, MD: Bob’s BMW Motorcycles remains committed to providing the healthiest, safest, and most comfortable work environment while doing its best to provide customers with an enjoyable and complete shopping experience.

Like countless other small businesses in today’s world, Bob’s BMW Motorcycles has explored ways to help its employees and patrons feel safe and comfortable in these unusual times. In addition to closely following every guideline and recommendation outlined in the Maryland Roadmap to Recovery, Bob’s BMW has successfully identified and implemented additional methods to create a clean and safe shopping experience. Bob’s BMW is proud to announce its most recent layer of protection against COVID-19 and other airborne viruses and germs: the installation of a state-of-the-art Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) system.

According to owner Bob Henig, “Bob’s BMW had a unique advantage. Many business operations don’t have standalone facilities and/or they share HVAC systems, while other businesses rent their spaces and have little if any control over facility changes or investment decisions. As a small business owner that owns my facility, I didn’t think twice about installing a UVGI system into the dealership. In fact it was something we were considering even before Coronavirus hit.”

The UGVI system is similar to those used in hospitals and surgery centers for air purification. It kills 99% of all germs and viruses as air passes through the HVAC system. The technology uses UV-C light, which is particularly effective at killing airborne pathogens. Not only does this technology help eliminate viruses and germs in the air we breathe, but also on most surfaces within the air-treated environment such as clothing, carpeting, and hard surfaces like desks, merchandise, and in Bob’s BMW’s specific case, motorcycles.

“The likely barrier to other businesses following suit will be cost, but the proven effectiveness of UGVI is worth the investment,” shares Bob Henig.

Hanna Creekmore, Marketing and Communications Manager of Bob’s BMW Motorcycles, adds “The best part about the UVGI system is that it works in the background to provide the extra layer of protection to the safety measures we currently have in place. It’s reassuring that our staff and customers are as safe as they can possibly be while working in and visiting the dealership, and it helps restore a sense of normalcy.” 

 

2020 Summer Service and Gear Offers

 

Schedule Your Service TODAY to SAVE!

  1. $25 OFF Advantec BMW Motorrad Oil Change (Offer Code: SUMMEROIL) – Includes up to 5 quarts of oil. Offer limited to one coupon per VIN number. Does not include sale tax, hazardous waste fee, or other dealer charges. Cannot be combined with Service offer, or other in-store specials. Not retroactive. Must present when scheduling service; service must be completed by . 8/31/20 expiration. 
  2. $50 OFF any Service over $250 (Offer Code: SUMMERSERV) – Eligible to be used for any service with the exception of an Advantec BMW Motorrad Oil Change service. Offer limited to one coupon per VIN number. Does not include sales tax, hazardous waste fee, or other dealer charges. Cannot be combined with additional offers or discounts. Not retroactive. Must present when scheduling service; service must be completed by . 8/31/20 expiration. 
  3. $100 OFF any purchase of BMW Rider’s Gear over $500 (Offer Code: SUMMERGEAR) – In-store ONLY! Offer can be combined with Oil Change and/or Service offer. Sale items not included. Offer limited to one coupon per VIN number. Must present coupon code at time of purchase. Not retroactive. Expires 8/31/20.

Call 301-497-8949 TODAY to schedule your service. 

 

Count On Bob’s To Do It Right

Effective Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Bob’s BMW remains committed to providing a healthy work environment while doing our best to provide you with an enjoyable and complete shopping experience.

The number of customers in the showroom areas are limited to 15 at one time, so please consider scheduling an appointment in advance for the best possible customer experience. 

Please respect these guidelines while in or on Bob’s BMW property:
+ Maintain physical distance of at least 6-feet between you and others.
+ Wear a mask that covers both your mouth and nose.
+ Wash your hands thoroughly before/after touching surfaces, trying on apparel, etc.

You are welcome to browse the showroom, but please minimize touching as much as possible. This helps us to properly disinfect the dealership and contents.

Thank you for your patience, cooperation, and patronage as we continue to navigate these challenging times. The outpouring of support we’ve received from the motorcycling community warms our hearts, keeps us going, and is very, very much appreciated.

Current Showroom and Service Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 4 pm

Bob’s E-Commerce is operating at near warp speed; we’re shipping hundreds of orders daily around the corner, around the region, and across the country.

For New and Used Motorcycle Sales please call 301-497-8949 x 501, for Service x 502, for Parts, Accessories, Riding Gear, and Casual Clothing x 504.

COVID-19 Update: Effective March 15, 2020

Effective Friday, May 15, 2020

Bob’s BMW continues to operate under the following cautionary measures and will continue to ask customers to call in advance to schedule an appointment. Bob’s is committed to providing a healthy work environment while doing our best to provide our customers with an enjoyable and complete shopping experience.

Please respect these guidelines while in or on Bob’s BMW property:
+ Practice a minimum of 6-feet social distancing and no groups over 3 people
+ Limit the number of customers to 6 at one time
+ Wear a face mask covering your mouth and nose
+ Use elbows or a tissue to open doors, pour coffee, etc.
+ Thoroughly wash your hands before/after touching surfaces

If you do not call in advance to schedule an appointment, we will do our best to find a team member to assist you. You must be accompanied by a team member while browsing the showroom. One of our ongoing responsibilities is to keep track of what’s been touched so we can properly sanitize the dealership and contents every day for everyone’s health.

Current Showroom and Service Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 9 am to 4 pm

Bob’s E-Commerce is operating at near warp speed; we’re shipping hundreds of orders daily around the corner, around the region, and across the country.

For New and Used Motorcycle Sales please call 301-497-8949 x 501, for Service x 502, for Parts, Accessories, Riding Gear, and Casual Clothing x 504.

Customer Appreciation Month

Get A FREE Gift With ANY Purchase thru May 31

We are so grateful to still have our physical and virtual doors open. Thank you for your continued support. We appreciate you and are declaring “May” Customer Appreciation Month! Together, through these difficult times, we will #RideItOut

Now thru May 31 get a free gift with any purchase:

Gifts hold no cash value and cannot be transferred or substituted. Limit one per customer. Offer valid thru May 31, 2020 on online parts, accessory, and apparel purchases.

If your purchase does not qualify you to redeem a #RideItOut T-Shirt please consider adding one to your cart. Bob’s BMW is donating $1 to Feeding America for every #RideItOut T-Shirt we sell. Learn More>> 

We hope you enjoy your complimentary gift and continue to choose Bob’s BMW as your dealer of choice.

Thank you! 

Latest COVID-19 Updates:

Per the Governor of Maryland we must all agree to follow these guidelines in order to provide a healthy working environment while doing our best to provide our customers with an enjoyable and complete shopping experience.

+ Keep a 6’ social distance and no groups over 4 people
+ Wear a face mask covering your mouth and nose
+ Use elbows or a tissue to open doors, pour coffee, etc.
+ Thoroughly wash hands before/after touching surfaces

Bob’s is open for business by appointment so we can all manage social distancing, protect everyone’s health, and provide the best possible customer service levels.  Saturday while-you-wait services may be limited.

If you do not have an appointment, please come in and check with one of our staff immediately. We will do our best to find a team member that is available to assist you. You must be accompanied by a team member while browsing the showroom. One of our ongoing responsibilities is to keep track of what’s been touched so we can properly sanitize the dealership and contents every day for everyone’s health.

New showroom and service hours:
TUESDAY – SATURDAY 9 AM TO 4 PM

Bob’s BMW E-Commerce is operating as normal; we’re receiving and shipping hundreds of orders daily around the corner, the region and the country.

For New and Used Motorcycle Sales please call 301-497-8949 x 501, for Service x 502, for Parts, Accessories, Riding Gear and Casual Clothing x 506


March 24th,

To Our Customers and Friends:

First, I hope everyone reading this is healthy and that many of you have found time for a motorcycle ride or several over the past few weeks. We’re fortunate as riders to have one of the best tools for managing stress on the planet—plus you get to practice perfect social distancing while doing so, protective gear and all!

These are challenging times for everyone. This virus and its impact on our lives, families, friends, communities, careers, and businesses will test us all in some manner. But together as a community of motorcycle riders and good humans we can ride out this storm.

While we do not get to make all the decisions regarding what we can and cannot do right now since many are handed to us by state and local officials, rest assured that all of us at Bob’s BMW will do everything we can to be here for you and your motorcycle. We are fortunate to be designated an essential business so we can continue to serve your motorcycling needs. 

Please note the following important changes to our operations:

Visiting Bob’s
In order to comply with current guidelines, all visits must be by appointment only. Please call 301-497-8949 to schedule service work on your bike (ext. 502), to select and purchase a new or used motorcycle (ext. 504) or riding gear, parts, and accessories (ext. 506).

All of us at Bob’s will do our best to make you feel as welcome as always.  A hearty thank you and big smile will have to replace the handshakes and hugs for the immediate future as we remain diligent in practicing social distancing and ask that you do the same.

You can feel safe when visiting. We clean and sanitize our facility several times a day and have done so for several weeks. Between customer appointments we sanitize ourselves, the doors, restrooms, common surfaces like the coffee counter, and even motorcycle grips and gas tanks.

Our hours have changed slightly. We still open at 9 am but will close at 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Online Orders
Keep the orders coming (thank you for your patronage)! Our 24/7 e-commerce operation continues to process orders just as quickly as ever. We are still here for you and shipping out packages!

I’d like to share a new slogan I believe all motorcyclists can use thanks to our friends at the Motorcycle Industry Council: We will “RIDE IT OUT” together. Consider including #RIDEITOUT when posting anything motorcycling related. I’m confident that both motorcyclists and our neighbors who may not ride bikes will instantly get the overall intent.

Finally, I personally and publically want to extend a BIG THANK YOU to our dedicated staff who have continued to serve the large and seemingly growing number of new and existing customers who have been calling, scheduling, and purchasing new and used motorcycles, and lots of other stuff from Bob’s these past few weeks. Thank you for your big smiles, commitment, and dedication. You give all of us great hope, strength, and confidence that we all will really RIDE IT OUT together.

Thank you for your continued support,

Bob@Bob’s

Owner, Rider, Enthusiast, Husband, Father, Community Member, and Collector 

Providing Essential Service

DEALERSHIP SPOTLIGHT, BY MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL (MIC)

The service center and police bikes inside Bob’s BMW in Jessup, Maryland.

Bob’s BMW in Jessup, Maryland, provides an essential service to law enforcement as well as to local farmers. RideReport recently spoke with owner Bob Henig over the phone.

Q: Bob, do you work with many law enforcement vehicles? 

A: We have 30 to 35 police bikes that we are responsible for servicing. Currently, the Maryland State Police and about seven Maryland counties, plus the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, rely on Bob’s BMW for all their needs. Last week, we were notified that we were awarded a statewide, three- to five-year bid to provide police motorcycles to any department or jurisdiction in Maryland that wants to purchase these motorcycles, thus shortening these departments’ time frames measurably.

Q: That’s quite a fleet. But how often do they really need service? 

A: Just this past Thursday, we had three police officers in here getting their motorcycles worked on. These police officers are out there using their motorcycles and, on an ongoing basis, there hasn’t been a week where one, if not more, police motorcycles have come in here because of scheduled service. Or they might get a nail in a tire and need a replacement immediately. These past three weeks, there has hardly been a day when there hasn’t been an officer at our shop needing our assistance. 

Q: We’ve heard from some powersports retailers who only sell parts and accessories that they have been asked to remain open by law enforcement, too. Why is that?

A: All powersports dealers – new and used bikes or just the parts, accessory and riding gear operations – typically sell heated gear, gloves, technical underlayers, and a variety of things law enforcement use daily. Having multiple retailers open can be necessary because officers need to be able to go and get replacement riding gear or parts when and where it’s convenient to them. They may get a flat tire, or they need a new face shield when they are out working and not near their usual shop. 

Q: Has social distancing made any difference?

A: Instead of having officers work side by side in a car, with motorcycles, they can have their social distancing. Perhaps it’s possible that during this health crisis, motorcycle use in the U.S. might start expanding. When there’s an incident, arrival times can be quicker for police officers or EMS on motorcycles, especially when traffic is an issue.

Also, one of our customers – he’s not a motor officer, he’s a helicopter pilot for a regional police department – he was in here the other day picking up a battery for his personal bike, and he was in full uniform. It’s because he often rides his motorcycle to and from work. He uses it for commuting, as do thousands of our customers, because motorcycles are efficient and can save on fuel. The average BMW gets over 40 mpg. 

Q: How else have you seen motorcycles used for work? 

A: We have about a dozen customers who are in farming, or who keep livestock, or who have to tend to orchards, and they use motorcycles and ATVs to do their jobs. I’ve had several customers use a modified GS (model motorcycle) to inspect their fields, or miles of fences, or to go check on their animals. And they need service and parts for their vehicles. 

Q: Anything else you’d like to add? 

A: There’s a whole social world on a motorcycle that doesn’t exist in a car. When motor officers patrol hiking and bike paths or neighborhoods, or manage large events, they can be more easily seen as a friendly and supportive part of their community. 

The team here at Bob’s is proud to be able to serve our law enforcement officers and the greater community. We’re not only a community connected through motorcycling, we’re a community helping one another.

And, if we follow the rules from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), listen to our highly experienced health professionals and to all our hard-working elected officials trying to save as many lives as possible, I believe we can all ride it out together. We must work as one gigantic community.

This Q&A was edited for brevity and clarity.

BMW R 18 Celebrates Its World Premiere

On Friday, April 3 2020, the new BMW R 18 will celebrate its long-awaited world premiere. BMW Motorrad will officially present the announced production bike featuring the Big Boxer for the cruiser segment.

This world premiere will take place LIVE on BMW’s Facebook Page at 8pm Central European Time, 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific. Leading up to the premiere, you can follow along @BMWMotorradUSA on Facebook and Instagram as we count down to the reveal.

Immediately after the unveiling, initial information about the motorcycle including photos, videos and the configurator will be activated on www.bmw-motorrad.com/r18countdown.

BMW is setting aside 180 units of the R 18 Launch Edition. These early production bikes will be available exclusively for pre-orders which will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis. You can pre-order the Launch Edition R 18, by visiting https://pre-order.bmwmotorcycles.com/#/pre-order/R18, starting Friday, April 3.

If you are one of our customers hoping to be among the 180 riders in the US to receive this limited edition BMW Motorcycle, you MUST visit the designated URL: https://pre-order.bmwmotorcycles.com/#/pre-order/R18 to reserve your space. While Bob’s BMW is very excited to roll out the red carpet to deliver the bikes upon their arrival, we are unable to reserve or place the pre-orders for you. If you have any questions about the bike or the pre-order the process, contact us immediately so you do not miss this very exciting opportunity!  

About The Concept R18

The BMW Concept R18 is a new prototype flat-twin engine – the highest capacity boxer motorcycle ever produced. Simply named ‘Concept R 18’, this pure, stripped-down, raked-out bike gives more than a hint of what’s coming – in the cruiser segment. Clearly an exciting bridge between the aforementioned ‘hommage’ bike and the forthcoming series production motorcycle, the Concept R 18 has presence, attitude and promise in equal measures. The focus is the huge boxer engine – physically much larger in size than the 500cc version used in the hommage showbike, and designed to make a real statement. The spoked wheels have been chosen (21” front and 19” rear) to match the considerable proportions and the overall stance of this latest showbike which exudes attitude and presence. The modified front end and fishtail exhaust contribute to its custom, hand-made feel.

Low and long, raked out and understated, the Concept R 18 is a thing of beauty, with its polished aluminum cylinder covers, subtle color treatment to the motor, teardrop tank and fork, and areas of pin-striping with golden yellow tint in the deep, layered paint treatment. There are only three metal surface treatments used – either blasted, painted or polished – to give a clean, authentic atmosphere for the bike, while the iconic Metzeler-branded RILLE tires have a custom-made tread pattern and special color treatment on the sidewalls.

Anyone familiar with BMW bikes from the ‘50s will recognize the Pagusa-style seat, with embossed logo and hammered area on the leather. Open shaft-drive, cantilever rear suspension, a twin-Solex carburetor from a BMW 2002 car, a 1950s Bosch-inspired LED headlight mounted between the fork legs, no visible switchgear – the list goes on. And a walk around the Concept R 18 (as the motor’s plaquette proudly states) includes many surprises. For sure, it’s the continuation of a story that started with the R 5 Hommage.

Virtual Garage Happy Hour!

Zoom with Bob’s BMW Sunday, March 29 at 4pm EST
#stayintouchwhilestayingaway

Missing your riding buddies? Need to escape from your significant other but can’t leave the house? Bob’s BMW has you covered!

You and all of your friends (feel free to share meeting ID 625-762-7466) are cordially invited to a Virtual Garage Happy Hour hosted by Bob Henig at his home garage this Sunday at 4pm! Grab a beer, glass of your favorite liquor, cup of coffee, etc. head to your garage or just grab a seat on your couch and meet up online with fellow riders and enthusiasts from all over for a video teleconference tour of Bob’s Home Garage.

Bob will pick one or two bikes from his collection to talk about and then we will open the happy hour up to hear from other riders and to learn how you have been incorporating motorcycling into your daily lives of the new social distancing norm. 

There is no cost to use ZOOM. You don’t even have to create an account to participate in a ZOOM meeting!

There are additional instructions and a summary of how to use ZOOM HERE>>
    1. Just download the ZOOM app to your phone or computer
    2. Click Join Meeting
    3. Enter Meeting ID# 625-762-7466 or copy and paste this link in your browser* >> https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6257627466
    *Google Chrome recommended

If this works out the way we hope it does, we look forward to others sharing their garages with us! 

See you on Sunday! 

Important Note: Being our first ZOOM meeting, we are limiting the number of spaces in an effort to keep the process as seamless as possible. The meeting room will be open starting at 3:45pm EST so arrive early to join the fun!  

A SPECIAL COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM BOB & BOB’S BMW

Latest COVID-19 Updates:

Per the Governor of Maryland we must all agree to follow these guidelines in order to provide a healthy working environment while doing our best to provide our customers with an enjoyable and complete shopping experience.

+ Keep a 6’ social distance and no groups over 4 people
+ Wear a face mask covering your mouth and nose
+ Use elbows or a tissue to open doors, pour coffee, etc.
+ Thoroughly wash hands before/after touching surfaces

Bob’s is open for business by appointment so we can all manage social distancing, protect everyone’s health, and provide the best possible customer service levels.  Saturday while-you-wait services may be limited.

If you do not have an appointment, please come in and check with one of our staff immediately. We will do our best to find a team member that is available to assist you. You must be accompanied by a team member while browsing the showroom. One of our ongoing responsibilities is to keep track of what’s been touched so we can properly sanitize the dealership and contents every day for everyone’s health.

New showroom and service hours:
TUESDAY – SATURDAY 9 AM TO 4 PM

Bob’s BMW E-Commerce is operating as normal; we’re receiving and shipping hundreds of orders daily around the corner, the region and the country.

For New and Used Motorcycle Sales please call 301-497-8949 x 501, for Service x 502, for Parts, Accessories, Riding Gear and Casual Clothing x 506


To Our Customers and Friends:

First, I hope everyone reading this is healthy and that many of you have found time for a motorcycle ride or several over the past few weeks. We’re fortunate as riders to have one of the best tools for managing stress on the planet—plus you get to practice perfect social distancing while doing so, protective gear and all!

These are challenging times for everyone. This virus and its impact on our lives, families, friends, communities, careers, and businesses will test us all in some manner. But together as a community of motorcycle riders and good humans we can ride out this storm.

While we do not get to make all the decisions regarding what we can and cannot do right now since many are handed to us by state and local officials, rest assured that all of us at Bob’s BMW will do everything we can to be here for you and your motorcycle. We are fortunate to be designated an essential business so we can continue to serve your motorcycling needs. 

Please note the following important changes to our operations:

Visiting Bob’s
In order to comply with current guidelines, all visits must be by appointment only. Please call 301-497-8949 to schedule service work on your bike (ext. 502), to select and purchase a new or used motorcycle (ext. 504) or riding gear, parts, and accessories (ext. 506).

All of us at Bob’s will do our best to make you feel as welcome as always.  A hearty thank you and big smile will have to replace the handshakes and hugs for the immediate future as we remain diligent in practicing social distancing and ask that you do the same.

You can feel safe when visiting. We clean and sanitize our facility several times a day and have done so for several weeks. Between customer appointments we sanitize ourselves, the doors, restrooms, common surfaces like the coffee counter, and even motorcycle grips and gas tanks.

Our hours have changed slightly. We still open at 9 am but will close at 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Online Orders
Keep the orders coming (thank you for your patronage)! Our 24/7 e-commerce operation continues to process orders just as quickly as ever. We are still here for you and shipping out packages!

I’d like to share a new slogan I believe all motorcyclists can use thanks to our friends at the Motorcycle Industry Council: We will “RIDE IT OUT” together. Consider including #RIDEITOUT when posting anything motorcycling related. I’m confident that both motorcyclists and our neighbors who may not ride bikes will instantly get the overall intent.

Finally, I personally and publically want to extend a BIG THANK YOU to our dedicated staff who have continued to serve the large and seemingly growing number of new and existing customers who have been calling, scheduling, and purchasing new and used motorcycles, and lots of other stuff from Bob’s these past few weeks. Thank you for your big smiles, commitment, and dedication. You give all of us great hope, strength, and confidence that we all will really RIDE IT OUT together.

Thank you for your continued support,

Bob@Bob’s

Owner, Rider, Enthusiast, Husband, Father, Community Member, and Collector 

A Message from Bob

COVID-19 UPDATE: As of March 24, 2020 in accordance with local government and health authorities, the showroom will be closed to the general public with the following exceptions:

  • Service and Motorcycle Sales available by appointment only. Hours are Tuesday thru Saturday, 9am-4pm.
  • Parts, accessory, and apparel orders can be made online, shipments will continue.
  • Questions? Call 301-497-8949 during business hours. For Sales, ext. 504. For Service, ext. 502. For Parts, ext. 506.

 

Message from March 12, 2020

To Our Customers and Friends:

At Bob’s BMW, our first priority is always the health and safety of our customers, staff, and community. With that in mind, I want to personally share an update on what we are doing in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We have been closely monitoring the evolving situation and carefully listening to what health experts at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) are sharing.

Grand Re-Opening

Due to the growing health concerns and caution about large gatherings, we will be postponing our Grand Re-Opening originally scheduled for March 21. The dealership will remain open on March 21, and we still invite you to come by any time during our usual operating hours to see the showroom upgrades we completed over the winter.

Visiting Bob’s

Our goal is for you to continue feeling confident and welcome when visiting Bob’s. We are exercising an abundance of caution in the attempt to keep customers and staff safe and healthy and have enhanced all our existing internal cleaning procedures:

  • We are cleaning all public areas and offices even more frequently and thoroughly, with extra steps taken to sanitize public areas.
  • We are using disposable disinfectant wipes throughout the day on all contact surfaces, including grips on motorcycles, to add that extra measure of cleanliness and protection.
  • We have asked employees to stay home if feeling sick.
  • We will be doing the basics like washing our hands far more often and encourage you to do the same.
  • We are offering everyone a little more personal space (aka social distancing).
  • Our entire facility is equipped with industry leading air HVAC, exchanging, filtering, tempering, and conditioning the air inside many more times per hour than standard systems.

Should changes to our current procedures or business operations occur, we will do our best to take the required actions and communicate information to our staff and customers in a timely manner.

Part of our mission at Bob’s is to be a safe, fun, and professional haven for all motorcyclists and that has not changed. Just as we encourage you to enhance your riding skills through training and ride with all the gear all the time (ATGATT) to stay safe on 2 wheels, we will do our best to personally and professionally mitigate the risks involved surrounding COVID-19.

If for any reason, you have concerns about visiting Bob’s in person, our General Manager Joe Southard or Owner Bob will be happy to speak with you. Please keep in mind getting parts, accessories, and apparel delivered right to your doorstep is always an option—just visit our website, call, or email us to place your order.

Thank you for your continued support and business.

Sincerely,

Bob @Bob’s  

Staff Review – 2019 BMW F850GS

When it comes to perfecting the big bore adventure bike, BMW has never been one to rest on its laurels for too long. Ever since Gelande Strasse graced the headlines of the industry, each new iteration of the GS has brought new levels of refinement and performance.

When the F series first debuted, it was meant to tip the scales more in the favor of dirt than street. It was a compliment to the boxer GS, which was incredibly competent off-asphalt but had a bias towards the street. The F700GS actually was my introduction to BMW bikes, and spent a fair amount of time evaluating the 800GS before owning a 2009 1200GS for about a year. It was this arc of ownership that led me to land on the new F850.

The main differences between the F and the R series are as follows. The R is renowned for it’s stump pulling low end torque with top end highway manners sitting at low revs. It also has the low maintenance drive shaft and anti-dive Telelever front end, while the F800 has inverted telescopic forks and a chain drive. I loved the eager revving nature of the 800, but it lacked the low end grunt of the boxer to muscle through low speed technical terrain. However the chain drive configuration is much more beneficial for off-roading, given the flexibility to alter the gearing with different sprockets. In the dirt, the 800 was much more apt to climb over rugged terrain with its taller ground clearance and 21 inch front wheel, and the slender profile was easier to maneuver in tight narrow trails. The suspension of the 1200 was a dream on the back roads, yet the front end of the 800 had a bit too much give for my aggressive riding style. The under-seat gas tank of the 800 made for exceptional low speed handling on the street, but the bike did have a tendency to get a bit light in the front end with long range high-speed cruising. It was clear that BMW had listened to the market feedback when they designed the 850, and created what I found to be the perfect balance between the F and R series over the course of a 7,900 mile trip through the Canadian Maritimes.

The route I had planned for the F850 covered a wide swath of terrain, from the Fjords of Sagueny and the coastal mountain curves of the Cote-Nord Region, to the rugged Alpine-esque off road terrain of Newfoundland. I set off on the month long trip loaded to the gills with as much luggage I could fit, and saw the first differences almost instantly. Although the decision to move the gas tank to the “traditional” location was met with confusion, it vastly helped with weight distribution. With a front/rear wheel load distribution of 49/51, the front wheel felt incredibly planted and confidence inspiring while navigating the chaos of the I-95 corridor. Furthermore, the introduction of a Steering damper helped the 850 track like an arrow. Cruising along at 70mph only called for the revs to hover above the 4,000rpm mark, which put it closely in line with the cruising pedigree of my old 1200. Better yet, at one point the TFT dash read a shocking 56 MPG consumption rate! Getting off the highway and onto the back roads towards the Adirondacks High Peaks revealed the prowess of the revised suspension. The front end is truly progressive in its feedback, and responds wonderfully to rider inputs. The initial bite of the brakes gave me enough compression to trail brake into a corner, and as the stroke compressed it sailed over imperfect asphalt with ease. Not once did I feel it bottom out, even with the worst potholes the road had to offer. Despite the heavy load of camping gear, a month’s worth of clothing, and camera gear, the bike still eagerly attacked even the most technical curves with composure. While on paper the bike did gain weight, I never noticed it comparatively to the old model.

Route 138 and 132 running along the St Lawrence Seaway are a must visit for motorcyclists, and gave me the perfect opportunity to stretch the new engine’s legs. The route goes for miles as it crests and falls along the mountains right on the shore. Steep grades and S curves required quick adjustments of rider input, and the 850 came through in droves. The mid-range spread of torque is much more immediate and linear than its predecessor. Give the throttle a quick twist and it leaps forward to attack the road ahead, and encourages you to find the ceiling of its rev limit. Peak power comes in at 6,200 rpm, so this is a bike that wants to be ridden on the boil, but is perfectly content and tractable in the low end. The Quick Shifter in conjunction with the slipper clutch made for a stellar combo coming into sharp downhill turns. You’ll be coming along at a good clip and within a quick flick of the foot you’re engine braking down two gears and picking your line without locking up the rear. When it’s time to hit the apex, the howl of the engine as you pin the throttle and quick shift up is an intoxicating thrill. This new engine sounds absolutely spectacular with the new 270 degree firing order. Upon start up it settles into a low V-Twin esque rumble, and has an aggressive sound that refrains from being obnoxiously loud as the revs climb. The new addition of the dynamic ride modes . The Dynamic mode isn’t just a moniker for sportier throttle response, it’s truly responsive to your level of input. Come on the throttle softly and the bike will roll along smoothly, but give the throttle a quick snap and you may send the front wheel airborne! The Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Island also gave me an opportunity to unexpectedly put Enduro Pro to the test! On the route down from the highlands (about 1500 feet up) was some very inconsiderate road construction. The asphalt had been torn up entirely, and in its place was dirt turned to mud by a still-falling rain. The 12% downhill grade was more like a mudslide than a road, but Enduro Pro helped carefully modulate the throttle inputs and kept the rear end from stepping out severely. The ABS performed flawlessly as well, and kept the front end from washing as I tried to keep the descent in check amidst a flow of traffic.

The multitude of trails branching off from the Cabot provided some equally challenging (yet far more enjoyable) off-road excursions. One particular trail was a span of double track with ruts, sand, and large rocks sporadically mixed in between. But up on the pegs the 850 chugged up and over the obstacles without even breaking a sweat! The tractable low end power made light work of rough terrain and the suspension never bottomed or pogo-ed. On an open stretch of gravel Enduro Pro turns the bike into an absolute riot of a bike! With street biased tires, the traction control will let you whack the throttle and pitch the wheel out to drift the bike around, but will stop short of an enthusiasm-induced high side. Better yet, the ABS is calibrated to allow aggressive front braking on loose surfaces without taking a dirt nap. The bike can tear down a fire road at breakneck speeds without even batting an eye at the terrain below. Dynamic ESA on the rear shock does an exceptional job of keeping the rear end composed under rapidly changing terrain. It softened the blow of an unexpected bump without a jarring hit coming through the pegs or wallowing out from being overly soft. Among all the electronics on the new model, the TFT dash brings some fantastic functionality to the table. First and foremost, the screen is exceptionally easy to read in the brightest of sunlight. It also gives immediate access to critical bike information such as tire pressure, fuel mileage, engine temperature, and voltage. The smartphone / Bluetooth integration is a wonderful addition as well. When paired up, you can be streaming music from your phone to your helmet, and having control over playing and skipping songs all from the wonderwheel! Being able to have this functionality without taking a hand off the bars is more convenient and safer than having to operate the buttons on a helmet comm.

In the month I had on the road, there was not one single issue with the bike, and it performed absolutely flawlessly. It tirelessly consumed road miles, conquered technical terrain with ease, and was a downright blast to ride! I spent almost an hour on the Fleur De Lis Trail in Cape Breton finding the edge of the tire’s contact patch and the 850 was always ready for more. The F series is now ready to go toe to toe with it’s big brother boxer, and performs better than it’s predecessor in every way imaginable.  

If you are interested in test riding the 2019 BMW F850GS, call 301-497-8949 TODAY!

Bob’s BMW has one remaining in-stock 2019 F850GS with a current incentive of $2,500 OFF!

Gift with Purchase plus Savings!

Pick Your Gift With Purchase…Plus Save 10% on Maintenance Kits!

Save 10% on any maintenance kit and choose a free gift with purchase! Use promo code SERVICENOW at checkout to select a BMW branded Travel Case to store a quart of oil and that comes with disposable towels, gloves, and funnels. Or pick a BMW retro  shop rag, at no cost! 

Bob’s is proud to offer customers 10% savings every day on oil and filter kits and for just a limited time only is extending that 10% to all of our service kits! Choose from our wide variety, all-in-one kits including full service, carb, suspension, clutch kits and MORE. 

Use promo code SERVICENOW to save.

Our Service Kits were developed so that, rather than navigating through multiple pages for the parts you need and worrying about picking the right ones, hoping you’re not forgetting something, you simply come here, click once or twice, and EVERYTHING you need to do a particular maintenance task on your specific model will be on its way to your door almost immediately. If there was ever a way to buy time-saving peace of mind in a box, this is IT!Kits are organized by model and include everything you need to get the jobs done. 

The New F900R and F900XR

With the new Dynamic Roadster F 900 R and the F 900 XR in the Adventure Sport segment, BMW Motorrad is further expanding its product range for the popular mid-range. Both models offer sporty riding fun, straightforward handling and a unique range of equipment options, packaged to offer attractive value for money. Based on a powerful shared backbone, the two models differ significantly in terms of character and positioning.

 

The new BMW F 900 R – the Dynamic Roadster for purist riding fun.

Self-confident, sporty, active, focused on a dynamic experience – this is how fans of the BMW F 900 R could be described. The new dynamic roadster by BMW Motorrad conveys a sense of freedom and a modern lifestyle.

At the emotional level, sports-style and aggressive design meets inspiring performance in terms of engine output, torque and sound.

In addition, there are aspects such as a wide range of potential uses, a high level of suitability for everyday riding and ergonomics that make the F 900 R of equal interest to experienced sports riders and newcomers.

The new BMW F 900 XR – a genuine “XR” for the mid-range.

“XR” stands for an uncompromising mix of sportiness and touring capability. Having established this family with the BMW S 1000 XR, BMW Motorrad is now expanding it with the addition of a mid-range model. The design style and vehicle concept clear refer to the kinship with the “big sister”.

The F 900 XR also demonstrates easy mastery of the Adventure Sport segment’s key qualities: sporty riding dynamics combined with upright, GS‑like ergonomics, outstanding long-distance and passenger suitability and a design that conveys a powerful sense of character.

The new F 900 XR also benefits from the technology transfer from the upper class: Adaptive Cornering Light, Keyless Ride or Intelligent Emergency Call are all unique features in the mid-range.

In addition to sporty riders, the XR is also aimed at newcomers and motorcycle returnees due to its easy accessibility, low minimum seat height, A2 capability and attractive entry price.

Technology benchmark in the segment.

The two new models F 900 R and F 900 XR currently set the technological benchmark in the mid-range segment with their high-quality standard equipment (Connectivity, LED all round as standard) and their wide range of optional extras – in some cases unique in this class (including Adaptive Cornering Light, Keyless Ride, Dynamic ESA, Riding Modes Pro, Shift Assistant Pro, Intelligent Emergency Call, ABS Pro, MSR, DTC, DBC, RDC).

Drive featuring further developed 2-cylinder in-line engine with increased capacity and power along with new engine drag torque control.

In the new F 900 R and F 900 XR, enhanced riding dynamics are ensured by the further development of the 2-cylinder in-line engine first introduced in 2018 in the F 850 GS, now with 77 kW (105 hp) and an even fuller torque curve. The main factor here is an increase in capacity to 895 cc (previously 853 cc). With an ignition distance of 270/450 degrees and a new underfloor silencer system, the engine offers a particularly emotional sound.

In addition to the standard anti-hopping clutch, the new F 900 R and F 900 XR can be fitted with engine drag torque control (MSR) for the first time. It prevents the rear wheel from slipping as a result of abrupt throttling or downshifting, thereby ensuring even greater safety.

Two standard riding modes, ASC and ABS.
Riding modes Pro with DTC, ABS Pro, DBC and MSR as ex works options.

The new F 900 R and F 900 XR already offer the “Rain” and “Road” riding modes as standard. The standard trim also includes ABS and ASC Automatic Stability Control, which is disengageable.

With “Riding Modes Pro” as an ex works option, the sporty characteristics of the new F 900 R and F 900 XR can be experienced even more intensively. The additional riding modes “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro”, Dynamic Traction Control DTC and banking capable ABS Pro are available, along with Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and the new engine drag torque control (MSR).

Chassis with steel bridge frame, lightweight plastic tanks and the electronic suspension Dynamic ESA as optional extras.

Like the GS models in the F Series, the new F 900 R and F 900 XR make use of a steel bridge frame that integrates the engine as a load-bearing element and a fuel tank that is now back in its classic position in front of the rider. Front wheel control is taken care of by an upside-down telescopic fork, while the rear wheel is guided by a double-sided swinging arm with central suspension strut.

The light, plastic-welded fuel tanks with a capacity of 15.5 litres (F 900 XR) and 13 litres (F 900 R) are a world first in motorcycle construction. The bolt-on steel rear frame has also been newly developed for the F 900 R and F 900 XR in order to create a visually short and slim rear. While the new F 900 R is a dynamic roadster focusing on sporty use and therefore shorter spring travel, the new F 900 XR – with its somewhat longer spring travel – offers a noticeable increase in comfort and therefore an even wider range of potential uses.

With the BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), available as an optional extra and almost unique in these vehicle segments, it is possible to further enhance the dynamic riding experience, riding comfort and also touring and passenger suitability, since the damping of the rear spring strut is automatically adapted to the conditions depending on riding state and manoeuvres.

Adaptive Cornering Light unique in the mid-range segment as part of the optional extra Headlight Pro. Powerful LED lighting units all round as standard.

Even greater safety is offered by the Adaptive Cornering Light as a component of Headlight Pro, which is unique in the mid-range and comes as an optional extra ex works. Here, the rider benefits from improved illumination of the road when cornering for even safer riding at night. All lighting units in the new F models are based on LED technology as standard.

 

Perfectly readable colour 6.5-inch TFT screen with BMW Motorrad  Connectivity as standard.

The BMW Motorrad developers attached great importance to optimum readability for the instrument cluster – even in difficult lighting conditions. In addition, information diversity, display quality and user-friendliness are unmatched. The graphics on the screen are visually adapted to the sporty on-road world. Additional Core screens are available in conjunction with the optional Pro riding modes. The standard BMW Motorrad Connectivity is a unique feature in the mid-range, offering the ability to conveniently talk on the phone, listen to music or navigate while riding.

Perfectly designed ergonomic triangles for dynamic riding fun and – in the case of the F 900 XR – excellent segment-specific wind and weather protection for touring and travelling.

As a dynamic roadster, the F 900 R offers a particularly sporty, active seating position.

Meanwhile the F 900 XR offers an impressively active yet relaxed riding position for touring and travelling. The front fairing including an adjustable windshield combines a sporty look with sound rider protection.

Various low and high seats along with the optional lowering feature also allow individual adjustment to various body heights.

Three powerful colour and style variants each for an unmistakable sense of character.

Three dynamic colour and style variants for the new F 900 R and F 900 XR ensure unmistakable characteristics.

The new F 900 R is available in Blackstorm metallic, San Marino Blue metallic and Style Sport in Hockenheim Silver metallic/Racing Red.

In addition to Light White, the new F 900 XR offers the two Style variants Style Exclusive in Galvanic Gold metallic and Sport in Racing Red.

The highlights of the new BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR:

• The new BMW F 900 R: the dynamic roadster for purist riding fun.

• The new BMW F 900 XR: a genuine “XR” for the mid-range.

• The powerful common backbone integrates the further developed
2-cylinder in-line engine with an increased capacity of 895 cc
(previously 853 cc).

• Further enhanced output and torque: 77 kW (105 hp) at 8 750 rpm and 92 Nm at 6 500 rpm.

• More than 87 Nm torque in the relevant lower speed range from 4 500 to 8 500 rpm.

• 35 kW (48 hp) version available for licence class A2.

• High level of running smoothness due to two opposed counterbalance shafts.

• Two riding modes “Rain” and “Road” as well as ABS and ASC as standard.

• Riding Modes Pro with two further riding modes as well as Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), ABS Pro, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and engine drag torque control (MSR) as ex works options.

• Steel bridge frame for optimum rigidity, robustness and riding precision.

• Newly developed slim steel rear frame.

• World first in motorcycle construction: light, plastic-welded fuel tanks with a capacity of 13 litres (F 900 R) and 15.5 litres (F 900 XR).

• Front upside-down telescopic fork and aluminium double-sided swinging arm with rear central suspension strut.

• Spring travel: 135 mm (F 900 R) and 170 mm (F 900 XR) at front, 142 mm (F 900 R) and 172 mm (F 900 XR) at rear.

• Electronic suspension adjustment Dynamic ESA at rear as an ex works option.

 

• ABS Pro for even greater safety when braking at an angle as an ex works option.

• Fairing with practical wind and weather protection and adjustable windshield (F 900 XR).• Sophisticated ergonomics and numerous seat alternatives.

• Adaptive Cornering Light unique in the mid-range as part of the ex works option Headlight Pro.

• Perfectly readable colour 6.5-inch TFT screen with BMW motorcycle connectivity as standard.
• Powerful LED lighting units all round as standard.

• Intelligent Emergency Call as an ex works option for swift assistance in emergency situations.

• Keyless Ride for convenient activation of the locking functions by remote control as an ex works option.

• F 900 R in dynamic roadster design with muscular front section, aggressive headlight graphics and short, slim rear section.

• F 900 XR in Adventure Sport look with striking contours and sporty, dynamic fairing.

• High-quality workmanship down to the last detail.

• Three powerful colour and style variants each for unmistakable roadster and adventure sport characters.

2020 BMW Motorcycles

Model Year 2020 – Pricing And Equipment Updates

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 22, 2019…BMW Motorrad USA is pleased to announce pricing and equipment updates for the following model-year 2020 motorcycles. Please note that this communication is intended to highlight the changes vs. respective model-year 2019 models, as opposed to listing all of the features and options that are offered.

Models Included in this Communication:

G 310 R / GS            F 750 / 850 GS / GS Adv                    S 1000 R / RR

C 400 X                    R 1250 R / RS / RT / GS / GS Adv      K 1600 B / GT / GTL

C 650 GT                 R NineT + Scrambler, Pure, /5

The NEW R 1250 R / RS

BMW’s outstanding boxer engine received a significant technical update beginning with the model year 2019 R 1250 GS, GS Adventure, and RT, resulting in a considerable improvement in performance and operating characteristics. For model year 2020, the R 1250 R and RS receive the same notable engine enhancements in addition to the new standard features, options, packages, colors, styles, and ‘Option 719’ selections noted in the model details below.

  • 1,254 cc vs. 1,170cc
  • 136 vs. 125 hp (+9%)
  • Best in Class Torque: 105 vs. 92 lb-ft (+14%)
  • 49.5 vs. 47 mpg (+5%)
  • BMW ShiftCam Variable Engine Timing system
  • More balanced power delivery
  • New cylinder head covers, manifold routing and engine spoiler

New Options:

  • Additional features added to Ride Modes Pro:
  • Configurable Hill Start Control Pro w/ smoother brake release and the ability to select ‘automatic brake activation’ to automatically engage the brake when stopping on an incline of 5%+
  • Dynamic Brake Assist (DBA): in emergency braking situations, DBA increases rear-brake force more quickly and reduces engine torque, even if the throttle is open
  • 2 new ‘Option 719’ Billet Packs: HP and Classic

Please Note:  milled mirrors are available with the R 1250 R, but are not offered with R 1250 RS billet packs.


THE NEW MY 2020 R 1250 R

MSRP $14,995

For MY 2020, there is a base price increase of $650 from $14,345 to $14,995 vs. the R 1200 R to account for the addition of standard TFT Display, Connectivity, On-Board Computer Pro, Headlight Pro, Hill Start Control and extensive engine improvements.

Colors

Available colors include Black Storm Metallic (MSRP $0), Pollux Metallic Matte (only available with Exclusive Style Package: MSRP $500), Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red Paint (only available with Style HP Package (MSRP $600), and Paint ‘Option 719’ Sparkling Bronze Metallic (MSRP $950).

ZSL Select Package (MSRP $2,950):

  • DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
  • New Next-Gen Dynamic ESA with Auto-Ride Height Adjustment and Auto Damper Settings
  • Keyless Ride
  • Gear Shift Assist Pro
  • Ride Modes Pro with Dynamic and Dynamic Pro Modes, New Hill Start Control Pro, and New Dynamic Brake Control
  • GPS Preparation
  • Chrome Exhaust
  • Heated Grips
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Cruise Control
  • ABS Pro
  • Center Stand
  • Saddle Bag Mounts

Total MSRP = $17,945 with ZSL

Optional Packages/Single Options

Below options and packages are available for ordering outside of ZSL:

  • New Option 719 Black/Dark Brown Seat (MSRP $250) (only with ‘Option 719’ Sparkling Bronze Metallic)
  • New Style Exclusive Package (MSRP $500) includes: 
  • Pure Tank Cover
  • Pollux Metallic Matte
  • New Style HP Package (MSRP $600) includes:
  • Sport Display
  • Pure Tank Cover
  • Engine Spoiler
  • Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red Paint
  • New Option 719 Classic Wheel (MSRP $995)
  • New Option 719 Sport Wheel (MSRP $995)
  • Luggage Rack (MSRP $175)
  • Low Seat (MSRP $0)
  • New Option 719 Billet Pack Classic (MSRP $2,700)
  • New HP Billet Pack (MSRP $2,700)
  • New Sport Package (MSRP $350) includes:
  • Sport Seat
  • Sport Windshield
  • Sport Handlebars


THE NEW MY 2020 R 1250 RS

MSRP $15,695

For MY 2020, there is a base price increase of $450 from $15,245 to $15,695 vs. the R 1200 RS to account for the addition of standard TFT Display, Connectivity, On-Board Computer Pro, LED Headlights with style element, Hill Start Control and extensive engine improvements.

Colors

Colors available are Black Storm Metallic (MSRP $0), Austin Yellow Metallic Matte (only available with 451 Style Sport Package: MSRP $500), Imperial Blue Metallic (only available with 452 Exclusive Style Package: MSRP $400), and ‘Option 719’ Sparkling Bronze Metallic (MSRP $1,100).

ZSL Select Package (MSRP $3,150):

  • DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
  • New Next-Gen Dynamic ESA with Auto-Ride Height Adjustment and Auto Damper Settings
  • Keyless Ride
  • Gear Shift Assist Pro
  • Ride Modes Pro with Dynamic and Dynamic Pro Modes, New Hill Start Control Pro, and New Dynamic Brake Control
  • GPS Preparation
  • Chrome Exhaust
  • Heated Grips
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Cruise Control
  • ABS Pro
  • Center Stand
  • Luggage Rack
  • Saddle Bag Mounts

Total MSRP = $18,845 with ZSL

Optional Packages/Single Options

Below options and packages are available for ordering outside of ZSL:

  • New Option 719 Black/Dark Brown Seat (MSRP $250) (only with H08 ‘Option 719’ Sparking Bronze Metallic)
  • New Style Sport Package (MSRP $500) includes:
  • Gold Calipers
  • Pure Tank Cover
  • Engine Spoiler
  • Austin Yellow Metallic
  • New Exclusive Style Package (MSRP $400):
  • Gold Calipers
  • Pure Tank Cover
  • Pollux Metallic Matte
  • New Option 719 Classic Wheel (MSRP $995)
  • New Option 719 Sport Wheel (MSRP $995)
  • Low Seat (MSRP $0)
  • New Option 719 Billet Pack Classic (MSRP $2,700)
  • New HP Billet Pack (MSRP $2,700)


THE MY 2020 R 1250 GS

MSRP $17,895

Color Changes

Deletion of the prefix “HP Motorsport” from Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red Paint.

Option and Package Changes

For MY 2020, the Cross Spoke Wheel option code only applies to wheels with black rims. 77K is the new option code for Cross Spoke Wheels with gold rims (now available with all paint colors and style packages as a $500 single option, with the exception of the 456 HP Style Package). Within 456, 771 black Cross Spoke Wheels are now available as an alternate option (+$50) to the 77K gold Cross Spoke Wheels included within the 456 package.  The High Comfort Seat, HP Battery, and Alarm have been removed as factory options.


THE MY 2020 R 1250 GS Adventure

MSRP $20,195

Color Changes

Deletion of the prefix “HP Motorsport” from Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red Paint.

Option and Package Changes

For MY 2020, the 771 Cross Spoke Wheel option code only applies to wheels with black rims (standard on this model). 77K is the new option code for Cross Spoke Wheels with gold rims (now available with all paint colors and style packages for $50, as a single option or within 456 as an alternate option (+$50) to the 77K gold Cross Spoke Wheels included within the 456 package.

The Aluminum Tank, HP Battery, and Alarm are no longer factory options.

The Chrome Exhaust has been removed from ZPP Premium Package, reducing the price of ZPP by $150 to $3,350.


THE MY 2020 R 1250 RT

MSRP $18,645

Arrival TBD

Color Changes

The following new paint colors are available for MY 2020: ‘Option 719’ Sparkling Bronze Metallic (MSRP $1,800), Blue Planet Metallic/Ivory (MSRP $1,800), and Manhattan Metallic (replaces discontinued color Carbon Black Metallic within Style Package Elegance: MSRP $450). ‘Option 719’ Blue Planet Metallic and ‘Option 719’ Sparkling Storm Metallic have also been discontinued.

Option and Package Changes

As of MY 2020, the Saddle Brown Seat can now be combined with all colors. The Dark Brown Seat has been added as a new option ($250).  The High Seat is no longer offered as a factory option.


The NEW MY 2020 R nineT /5

MSRP: $12,495

The first ‘Option 719’ Special Edition commemorates the 50th anniversary of the R75/5. This limited-volume offer will appear as package 47B (MSRP $2,500) on the R nineT Pure.

Equipment Included:

  • Lupin Blue Metallic / Smoke paint
  • Silver Spoked Wheels/Rims
  • Heated Grips
  • Chrome Exhaust
  • Chrome Mirrors
  • Black Seat w/ white piping, chrome strip, roundel
  • Knee Pad on tank
  • ’50 year /5’ Badge
  • Silver forks w/ gaiters


MY 2020 R NineT Pure

MSRP $9,995

Option and Package Changes

For MY 2020, ASC has been added as standard equipment. ZSL has been eliminated and heated grips are now offered as a single option. The Alarm and Aluminum Fuel Tanks are no longer offered as factory options. Package 47B R nineT/5 Edition has been added and includes the equipment referenced previously (MSRP $2,500) including new color HOB ‘Option 719’ Lupin Blue Metallic / Smoke.


MY 2020 R NineT Scrambler

MSRP $12,995

Option and Package Changes

For MY 2020, ASC has been added as standard equipment. ZSL has been eliminated and heated grips are now offered as a single option. The Alarm and Aluminum Fuel Tanks are no longer offered as factory options.


MY 2020 R NineT

MSRP $15,495

Arrival TBD

Color Changes

For MY 2020, the following new colors have been added: ‘Option 719’ Pollux Metallic/Aluminum (MSRP $950) and ‘Option 719’ Mars Red Metallic Matte / Cosmic Blue Metallic Matte (MSRP $1,100).

Option and Package Changes

ASC has been added as standard equipment. ZSL has been eliminated and heated grips are now offered as a single option. The Alarm is no longer offered as a factory option. Blue Planet Metallic / Aluminum paint has been discontinued.


MY 2020 G 310 R

MSRP $4,945

Color Changes

Cosmic Black 2 (MSRP $0) replaces Cosmic Black. The name Pearl White Metallic Motorsport has been changed to Pearl White Metallic.


MY 2020 G 310 GS

MSRP $5,795

Color Changes

Strato Blue Metallic (MSRP $0) replaces Racing Red.


MY 2020 C 400 X

MSRP $6,845

Arrival TBD

Option Changes

For MY 2020, the Alarm is no longer offered as a factory option.


MY 2020 C 650 GT

MSRP $10,995

Color Changes

Hockenheim Silver Metallic (MSRP $150) is new for 2020 and replaces the discontinued Blue Ocean Metallic.

Option Changes

The Alarm is no longer offered as a factory option.


F 750 GS

MSRP $10,395

Option and Package Changes

On the MY 2020 F 750 GS, ZSL Select Package pricing has been reduced from $2,400 to $1,850 with no changes to equipment. ZPP Premium Package pricing has been reduced from $3,450 to $2,450 with no changes to equipment. A new ZEP Essential Package (MSRP $480) will be offered with Luggage Rack/Saddle Bag Mounts, DTC, Ride Modes Pro w/ Dynamic/Enduro Modes, and ABS Pro. Please note that ZEP on this model does not include TFT Display/Connectivity.  HP Exhaust, Alarm and Comfort Seat are no longer offered as factory options.


F 850 GS

MSRP $13,345

Base MSRP / Standard Feature Changes

A $150 base MSRP increase on the F 850 GS and GS Adventure includes the addition of standard TFT/Connectivity (a $600 customer option value).

Option and Package Changes

ZSL Select Package pricing has been reduced from $2,400 to $1,350.  ZPP Premium Package pricing has been reduced from $3,450 to $2,150.  A new ZEP Essential Package (MSRP $480) will be offered with Luggage Rack/Saddle Bag Mounts, DTC, Ride Modes Pro w/ Dynamic/Enduro Modes, and ABS Pro. Please note that it does not include TFT Display/Connectivity, which is now standard equipment on the F 850 GS and GS Adventure.  The HP Exhaust, Alarm and Comfort Seat are no longer offered as factory options.


F 850 GS ADVENTURE

MSRP $14,445

Arrival TBD

Base MSRP / Standard Feature Changes

A $150 base MSRP increase on the F 850 GS and GS Adventure includes the addition of standard TFT/Connectivity (a $600 value).

Option and Package Changes

ZSL Select Package pricing has been reduced from $2,450 to $1,550 to reflect the addition of TFT/Connectivity as standard equipment. ZPP Premium Package pricing has been reduced from $3,600 to $2,250 to reflect the addition of TFT/Connectivity as standard and removal of the Center Stand.  A new ZEP Essential Package (MSRP $550) will be offered with Saddle Bag Mounts for Aluminum Cases, DTC, Ride Modes Pro w/ Dynamic/Enduro Modes, and ABS Pro.

The HP Exhaust, LED Fog Lights, Alarm and Double Seat are no longer offered as factory options.


MY 2020 S 1000 R

MSRP $14,045

Arrival TBD

Color Changes

Deletion of the prefix “HP Motorsport” from N2E Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red Paint.  New for 2020, is N2X San Marino Blue Metallic ($150) which replaces N1G Racing Red/Black Storm Metallic.

Option Changes

The Alarm is no longer offered as a factory option.


MY 2020 S 1000 RR

MSRP $16,995

Color Changes (as of August 2019 production)

Deletion of the prefix “HP Motorsport” from Light White/Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red Paint.

New for 2020, Hockenheim Silver Metallic will be offered as an additional paint option.

Option and Package Changes

Carbon Pack is available as of 9/19 production ($1,900 MSRP), which includes: M Carbon front/rear fender, M Carbon upper fairing side panels, M Carbon chain guard, and M Carbon sprocket covers.


MY 2020 K 1600 B

MSRP $22,145

For 2020, base MSRP includes the addition of standard Reverse Assist and Audio System w/ GPS Prep, Bluetooth, and Sirius. As a result, this equipment has been removed from ZSL and ZPP Packages, and pricing has been adjusted as referenced below.  The Extra High Seat has been removed as a single option.

Color Changes

New for 2020 is limited volume Lupin Blue Metallic – only available for the bagger with ZLB ‘Special Edition: Lupin Blue Metallic’ (MSRP $650). ZSL is required for this color. Also new for MY 2020 is Hockenheim Silver Metallic (MSRP $200). This color is available for both the bagger and Grand America.

ZSL Select Package Changes (Bagger)

ZSL MSRP has been lowered from $3,900 to $1,850 to reflect the addition of Reverse Assist and Audio System w/ GPS Prep, Bluetooth, and Sirius as standard equipment.  The remaining options in ZSL include:

  • Keyless Ride
  • Gear Shift Assist Pro
  • Floorboards
  • Central Locking System
  • LED Auxiliary Lights
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • Engine Protection Bars

Total MSRP = $23,995 with ZSL

ZPP Premium Package Changes (Grand America)

ZPP Grand America/Premium Package MSRP has been lowered from $5,500 to $3,450 to reflect the addition of Reverse Assist and Audio System w/ GPS Prep, Bluetooth, and Sirius as standard equipment. The remaining options in ZPP include:

  • Keyless Ride
  • Gear Shift Assist Pro
  • Floorboards
  • Central Locking System
  • High Windshield
  • LED Auxiliary Lights
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • Additional Top Case Speakers
  • Engine Protection Bars
  • Top Case

Total MSRP = $25,595 with ZPP


MY 2020 K 1600 GT

MSRP $24,045

Arrival TBD

For 2020, base MSRP includes the addition of standard Reverse Assist. As a result, this equipment has been removed from the ZSL Select Package and pricing has been adjusted.

Color Changes

New for 2020 are H0D Option 719 Blue Planet Metallic/Ivory (MSRP $1,800) and H08 ‘Option 719’ Sparkling Bronze (MSRP $1,800).  H03 ‘Option 719’ Blue Planet Metallic and H04 ‘Option 719’ Sparkling Storm Metallic are no longer available.

ZSL Select Package Changes

ZSL MSRP has been lowered from $3,500 to $2,550 to account for the addition of Reverse Assist as standard equipment.  The remaining options in the ZSL Select Package include:

  • Bluetooth Interface Control
  • Keyless Ride
  • Gear Shift Assist Pro
  • Audio System with Satellite Radio and GPS Preparation
  • Radio Software
  • Central Locking System
  • LED Auxiliary Lights
  • Anti-Theft Alarm

Total MSRP = $26,595 with ZSL

Option Changes

The Extra High Seat has been removed as a single option.  A new ‘Option 719’ Dark Brown Seat has been added for MY 2020 (MSRP $250).


MY 2020 K 1600 GTL

MSRP $26,245

Color Changes

New for 2020 are Black Storm Metallic (MSRP $0), H08 Option 719 Sparkling Bronze Metallic (MSRP $1,800), and H0D ‘Option 719’ Blue Planet Metallic/Ivory (MSRP $1,800).  Light White, H03 ‘Option 719’ Blue Planet Metallic, and H04 ‘Option 719’ Sparkling Storm Metallic are no longer available.

Option Changes

The Extra High Seat and Tubular Handlebars have been removed as single options.

A new ‘Option 719’ Dark Brown Seat has been added for MY 2020 (MSRP $250).

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 Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; technology offices in Silicon Valley and Chicago, and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is the BMW Group global center of competence for BMW X models and manufactures the X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7 Sports Activity Vehicles. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 348 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 149 BMW motorcycle retailers, 121 MINI passenger car dealers, and 38 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 Motorrad products is available to consumers via the Internet at: www.bmwmotorradusa.com.

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Journalist note: Information about BMW Motorrad and its products in the USA is available to journalists on-line at https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/usa.

Customer Service Reminders for the Holidays


Please keep the following in mind as you shop with Bob’s BMW over the holidays:

 
Holiday Hours

Bob’s BMW wishes everyone a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year. In observance of the holidays, we will be closed:

  • Tuesday, December 24 
  • Wednesday, December 25
  • Tuesday, December 31
  • Wednesday January 1

Last Day To Order Online

We don’t want anyone to be disappointed so please make note that December 16 is the last day to order online and to receive your shipment by December 25! Free shipping on all orders over $99. Local? Consider free in-store pick up! Shop online and pick up in-store.

 

Renovation in Progress

For almost two years Bob has been working closely with BMW Motorrad to design a new and exciting showroom for our customers to enjoy! The new floor plan captures the sleek contemporary elements of the BMW Motorrad brand with Bob’s personal love of BMW heritage and passion for motorcycling.  

Bob’s BMW is excited to announce the remodel is officially underway! Since mid-November Bob has been hard at work every day, night and most weekends with help of the team. We’ve been repairing walls, painting, taking down old fixtures and replacing them with new ones, laying new flooring and more. Implementing these changes has made the entire showroom look different each day. View Gallery of Images

Every customer in our database will be invited to the Open House Grand Remodel Celebration scheduled for March. Until then, over these next few months we encourage you to stop by and see the construction in the works. Grab a cup of coffee, find Bob or any team member and let us fill you in on the exciting new plans while you shop incredible end of year sales. 

Be Part of Bob’s History

Most importantly, when you come to visit please be sure to sign a piece of Bob’s BMW history! We’ll have a panel from the old showroom on the floor for customers to sign and later be showcased in the dealership. Customers are invited to share their favorite memory of Bob’s or simply autograph the panel so that you are personally part of this monumental milestone!

Bob’s BMW thanks all of its customers and the motorcycling community at large for supporting the dealership since 1981.

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Supports BMW Motorcycle Owners of America Members


Congratulations! You just made the best decision of your life. Now you want to know a little more about this tribe of people known as BMW motorcyclists. That’s where the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America comes into play. We are an enthusiastic group of over 25,000 that love these machines as much as you do. We  eat, sleep and breathe BMW motorcycles and we want to welcome you to the family. 

The BMW Motorcycle Owners of America, known to most as the “MOA,” offers several options for membership. For only $49 per year, you get full access to everything we do, including twelve issues of the BMW Owners News, an annual copy of the BMW Owners Anonymous Book, a saddlebag full of discounts  and access to everything digital. Want to go green and save a few pieces of paper? Take advantage of our digital subscription and save a little cash along the way. And, don’t forget MOA members receive discounted rates on  our unbeatable Roadside Assistance plans.  

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