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It’s that time of year when Bob lets customers shop tax free on parts, accessories, and apparel! You shop and Bob pays the sales tax…our treat through April 23rd on in-store and over the phone orders.
 
Happy shopping!
 
*Offer applied to regularly priced parts, accessories, and apparel. Motorcycles, service labor, kits, sale items, and other select products not included. The following brands have chosen not to participate in the promotion: Arai, BMW, Schuberth, Touratatech, and Wunderlich. Offer cannot be combined with additional discounts. 

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Lineup of 2022 BMW Motorcycles

Treat Yourself Right in 2022: Give Yourself A Shot of Vitamin BMW!

All new 2022 BMW motorcycles are arriving daily. Check out what BMW has in store for you this year. Questions? Ready for a test ride? Call 301-497-8949 to speak with Jim or Todd in Sales. 

 
2022 K1600GT

Base Price: $23,895
Colors: Mineral White, Blackstorm Metallic, Light White and Racing Blue Metallic/Racing Red
Cruising or racing along landscapes? All it takes to decide that on the K 1600 GT is a small twist of the wrist. The revamped engine control unit of the legendary six-cylinder engine provides even more intensity in all areas. This means that you can now unleash the torque even more forcefully. The motorcycle now develops the 160 hp rated output 1,000 rpm earlier, at 6,750 rpm. Engine drag torque control (dynamic engine brake control) and Dynamic ESA help ensure stability and are optimally adapted to the now even more emotionally designed riding modes: for intensive performance touring. Read More>>

Options: Comfort and Tour Package

Comfort Package includes keyless ride, central locking system, shift assistant Pro, anti-theft alarm.

Tour Package includes audio system 2.0, LED additional headlight, engine protection bar. 

 

2022 K1600GTL

Base Price: $26,895
Colors: Blackstorm Metallic, Gravity Blue Metallic, Mineral White Metallic
Sometimes it’s the small things that make a trip unforgettable. That’s why the K 1600 GTL is exclusive down to the last detail: be it the available armrest for your companion, the sophisticated, optional liners for cases and top case or the numerous chrome parts that make your bike look perfect. You yourself can rely on the best light conditions you could have hoped for thanks to the full LED headlight with adaptive headlight. Turn night into day – and enjoy riding around the clock in ideal light conditions: for exclusive comfort and visibility. Read More>>

Options: Tour Package inlcudes Keyless Ride, central locking system, shift assistant Pro, anti-theft alarm, LED additional headlight, engine protection bar.

 

2022 K1600 B

Base Price: $22,545
Colors: Blackstorm Metallic, Manhattan Metallic Matte, Meteoric Dust Metallic 
With the K 1600 B one thing is for sure: nothing is more exciting than a long tour. The vast landscape whizzes past you while you are totally relaxed. Enjoy unleashing the power of the legendary six-cylinder engine. From then on, you are virtually eating up the road ahead of you, turning relaxed cruising with luxurious comfort into adventurous performance touring. Just like you would expect from the elongated and dynamically drawn bagger outline. Read More>>

Options: Comfort and Tour Package

Comfort Package includes Keyless Ride, central locking system, shift assistant Pro, anti-theft alarm.

Tour Package includes Audio system 2.0, LED additional headlight, engine protection bar,
footboard or storage compartment.

 

2022 K1600 Grand America

Base Price: $27,745
Colors: Blackstorm Metallic, Manhattan Metallic Matte, Meteoric Dust Metallic 

You will experience every mile more intensively with the K 1600 Grand America. And yet you’ll never get enough: thanks to the standard additional headlight and the full LED headlight with adaptive headlight, you can now travel more confidently than ever before, even at night. Thanks to its swivel function, the light cone remains constant and adapts seamlessly when you lean into corners. After all, what’s better than maintaining sight of the horizon even in the dark? The standard audio system 2.0 also opens new dimensions. Apart from intuitive menu navigation and numerous sound profiles, there is not much to see: the antennas have been concealed. Read More>>

Comfort Package includes Keyless Ride, central locking system, shift assistant Pro, anti-theft alarm.

 

2022 G310R

Base MSRP: $5,045
Colors: Black Storm Metallic Triple Black, Racing Red, Light White/M Motorsport with M Package
The strength of the G 310 R is in its lightness and agility. The 313cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine not only delivers fun in the big-city, but also when you are redefining the city limits when changing corners quickly. Read More>>

 
2022 G310GS

Base MSRP: $5,945
Colors: Cosmic Black Triple Black, Polar White, Kyanite Blue Metallic
The G 310 GS is the perfect companion for discovering your city, beyond its borders and off the asphalt roads. Thanks to the comfortable GS ergonomics and high-quality equipment, this bike is designed for everyday riding. Read More>>

 

2022 F750GS

Base MSRP: $9,999
Colors: Black Storm Metallic Triple Black, Light White, and San Marino Blue Metallic
Take a short break from everyday life. Expand your horizons. With the BMW F 750 GS. The adventure bike masters all routes, whatever the terrain. The comprehensive standard equipment with ABS Pro, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and LED indicators, as well as the optional Pro riding modes, leaves nothing to be desired. And the new “extra low” seat height as special equipment makes embarking on your next adventure easier than ever before. Read More>>

Options: ZSL Select Package or ZPP Premium Package

ZSL package will contain GPS Prep, Cruise Control, Ride Modes Pro, Heated Grips, Dynamic Engine Brake Control and Luggage Rack.

ZPP package will contain all options from ZSL plus LED Style Element, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Keyless Ride, TPM and Dynamic ESA.

 


2022 F850GS

Base MSRP: $12,595
Colors: Black Storm Metallic Triple Black, Racing Red, and Racing Blue Metallic
The F 850 GS is ready for everything that may come its way. In particular on alternating terrain, it offers you safety and comfort with a variety of features – and plenty of riding enjoyment. Read More>>

Options: ZSL Select Package or ZPP Premium Package

ZSL package will contain GPS Prep, Cruise Control, Ride Modes Pro, Heated Grips, Dynamic Engine Brake Control and Luggage Rack.
ZPP package will contain all options from ZSL plus LED Style Element, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Keyless Ride, TPM and Dynamic ESA.

 

2022 F850GS Adventure

Base MSRP: $13,595
Colors: Black Storm Metallic Triple Black, Light White, and Kalamata Matte Metallic
Ready for a journey into the unknown: On asphalt or off road, the F 850 GS Adventure overcomes almost every surface. Its new standard features and extensive optional equipment give you the opportunity to individualize this GS however you see fit. Read More>>

Options: ZSL Select Package or ZPP Premium Package

ZSL package will contain GPS Prep, Cruise Control, LED Fog Lights, Ride Modes Pro, Heated Grips, Aluminum Side Case Holders and Dynamic Engine Brake Control.

ZPP package will contain all options from ZSL plus LED Style Element, Gear Shift Assist Pro, KeylessRide, TPM, LED Fog Lights and Dynamic ESA.

 

2022 F900R

Base MSRP: $8,995
Colors: Black Storm Metallic, Bluestone Metallic, Light White/Racing Red and Racing Blue
The pure and powerful design of the F 900 R simply demands to be challenged. This dynamic roadster gives you the opportunity to get your adrenaline racing. The F 900 R responds with precision and accuracy. This means that you can engage its power intuitively, as if translating your thoughts directly into riding pleasure. Read More>>

Options: ZSL Select Package or ZPP Premium Package

ZSL package will contain Heated Grips, TPM, Dynamic Traction Control, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Ride Modes Pro and ABS Pro.

ZPP package will contain all options from ZSL plus Dynamic ESA, Headlight Pro, Dynamic Engine Brake Control, Adaptive Headlight, Keyless Ride, GPS Prep, Cruise Control and Saddle Bag Mounts.

 

2022 F900XR

Base MSRP: $11,695
Colors: Light White, Black Storm Metallic Triple Black, Racing Red
XR stands for the uncompromising combination of athleticism and long-distance performance: Adrenaline for days, curve for curve. On the new F 900 XR, you can keep hunting these curves without stopping – mile after mile. Read More>>

Options: ZSL Select Package or ZPP Premium Package

ZSL package will contain GPS Prep, Cruise Control, Dynamic Traction Control, Ride Modes Pro, Heated Grips, ABS Pro and Saddle Bag Mounts.

ZPP package will contain all options from ZSL plus Dynamic ESA, Keyless Ride, Main Stand, Headlight Pro, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Adaptive Headlight, Dynamic Engine Brake Control and TPM.

 

2022 RnineT Pure

Base MSRP: $10,995
Colors: Aluminum, Black Storm Metallic, Mineral Gray, Cosmic Blue Metallic/Light White, and Teal Blue Metallic Matte
This Boxer engine boasts a mighty 1,170 cc displacement. With its 109 hp, it ensures exciting moments on every journey – whether in the city or beyond. Because in the 4,000–6,000 rpm range, it now runs even smoother thanks to its better-rounded power and torque curve. Read More>>

Options: ZSL Select Package or a lesser contented model with separately
available options to meet the needs of customers 

ZSL package will contain Ride Modes Pro, Heated Grips, Cruise Control, Adaptive Headlight, Dynamic Engine Brake Control and Dynamic Traction Control. Additional single options as well as Billet Packs are available at additional costs. 

 

2022 RnineT Scrambler

Base MSRP: $13,495
Colors: Kalamata Metallic, Granite Gray metallic, Black Storm Mettalic/Racing Red, Blue Metallic/Light White
Reduced to the essential. But full of self-confidence. The BMW R nineT Pure. The powerful air/oil-cooled engine gives you goosebumps on the tarmac. Its classic roadster look with the compact fuel tank and slim rear reminds you of the early days of BMW Motorrad. The purist design and the many possibilities for customization invite you to create your very own personal bike.

Options: ZSL Select Package

ZSL package will contain Ride Modes Pro, Heated Grips, Cruise Control, Adaptive Headlight, Headlight Pro, Dynamic Engine Brake Control and Dynamic Traction Control. Additional single options as well as Billet Packs are available at additional costs.

 

2022 RnineT Urban G/S

Base MSRP: $13,995
Colors: Imperial Blue Metallic
Power through the city traffic or prefer to take a spontaneous trip over gravel roads? The air/oil-cooled boxer takes your ideas on board. And makes for very fun travel. Its drivability is balanced and full of exciting dynamics whenever it matters. The optimized torque curve guarantees you dynamic pulling power between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. 

Options: ZSL Select Package 

ZSL package will contain Ride Modes Pro, Heated Grips, Cruise Control, Adaptive Headlight, Headlight Pro, Dynamic Engine Control, Dynamic Traction Control and Black Cross Spoke Wheels

 

2022 RnineT

Base MSRP: $15,945
Colors: Black Storm Metallic, Aluiminum Matte, Night Black/Aluminum Matte, Mineral White Metallic/Aurum
Thanks to its modular design, the R nineT is perfect for expressing your individuality. With the Option 719 Classic billet pack made of pure aluminum, you can create stylistic accents on your bike. And with the intricately-produced Option 719 bi-color Sport cast wheels, you will leave a lasting impression. Read More>>

Options: ZSL Select Package
ZSL package will contain Ride Modes Pro, Heated Grips, Cruise Control, Adaptive Headlight, Headlight Pro, Dynamic Engine Brake Control and Dynamic Traction Control. Additional single options as well as Billet Packs are available at additional costs.

 

2022 R1250R

Base MSRP: $14,995
Colors: Black Storm Metallic, Mineral Gray Metallic, Light White/Racing Red Blue/Racing Red
The R 1250 R is designed for a dynamic appearance. Equipped with the all-new Boxer engine – with a maximum torque of 105 lb-ft, the reworked engine delivers more power than ever before. The variable camshaft control BMW ShiftCam is innovative technology that offers optimum performance in every engine speed range. During a relaxed cruise or a sporty tour, experience the pure thrill of riding along with the typical punch of the Boxer engine. Read More>>

Options: ZPP Premium Package
ZPP package will contain Chrome Exhaust, Heated Grips, TPM, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Ride Modes Pro, Dynamic Engine Brake Control, ABS Pro, Dynamic Traction Control, Keyless Ride, GPS Prep and Cruise Control.

Several single options and Billet Packs are available to help your make the R 1250 R your own. 

 

2022 R1250RS

Base MSRP: $15,695
Colors: Black Storm Metallic, Light White, Imperial Blue Metallic
Each tour is determined by two factors: time and distance. With the new BMW R 1250 RS you can get more out of every tour. The rich 105 lb-ft torque and 136 hp of the new boxer engine accelerate you quickly to your cruising speed. The innovative BMW ShiftCam technology offers you more torque over the entire speed range, so you can rocket to an impressive sprint in every riding situation.

Options: ZPP Premium Package.
ZPP package will contain Chrome exhaust, Heated Grips, TPM, Dynamic ESA, Keyless Ride, GPS Prep, Cruise Control, Center Stand, Saddle Bag Mounts, Dynamic Traction Control, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Ride Modes Pro and ABS Pro.

Several single options and Billet Packs are available to help make the R 1250 RS your own. 

 

2022 R1250GS

Base MSRP: $17,995
Colors: Black Storm Metallic/Black/Achat Gray Triple Black, Black Storm Metallic with 40 Years on GS Edition, Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red with Rallye Style Package, Light White
Unbridled curiosity, the courage to discover something new again and again: This is what the R 1250 GS stands for. It has been an icon for four decades – and still continues to inspire with new features. The new LED light design gives it a brilliant appearance and offers maximum visibility: This is ensured by the LED swivelling headlights with adaptive headlights and the Cruising Light. Additional equipment such as seat heating give you extra comfort and, thanks to the seven riding modes, you can master any driving situation with confidence. Read More>>

Options: ZSL Select Package or ZPP Premium Package

ZSL package will contain the Keyless Ride, Heated Grips, Chrome Exhaust, GPS Prep, Cruise Control, Hand Protectors, Case holders, Seat Heating and TPM.

ZPP pcakage will contain all options from ZSL plus Dynamic ESA, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Ride Modes Pro, Dynamic Engine Brake Control and Lights Package (Adaptive Headlight, Headlight Pro, Cruising Light).

 

2022 R1250GS Adventure

Base MSRP: $20,345
Colors: Black Storm Metallic/Black/Achat Gray Triple Black, Black Storm Metallic with 40 Years of GS Edition, Light White/Racing Red/Racing Blue with Rallye Style Package, Ice Gray
The R 1250 GS is the queen of the touring enduro It’s just made for impassable routes, adverse conditions and the most remote destinations. That is why we have further optimized the high standard of touring suitability and comfort. From driver assistance systems, lighting technology and advanced riding modes to a USB socket, the R 1250 GS Adventure offers you everything you need to explore unknown places. And thanks to the powerful boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam, you can reach any destination with ease. Read More>>

Options: ZSL Select Package or ZPP Premium Package

ZSL package will contain Keyless Ride, Heated Grips, Chrome Exhaust, GPS Prep, Cruise Control, Pannier Mounts, Seat Heating and TPM.
ZPP package will contain all options from ZSL plus Dynamic ESA, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Ride Modes Pro, Dynamic Engine Brake Control and Lights Package (Adaptive Headlight, Headlight Pro, LED Aux Lights and Cruising Light). 

 

2022 R1250RT

Base MSRP: $19,695
Colors: Alpine White, Mineral White Metallic, Racing Blue Metallic with Style Sport, Black Storm Metallic Triple Black
The R 1250 RT is the perfect companion for your tour: Its legendary BMW ShiftCam Boxer engine pulls just as powerfully over country roads as it does over winding mountain passes. Its new front end makes it look more dynamic and slimmer. On the other hand, there is a wide range of features such as the extra-large 10.25″ TFT display or available Active Cruise Control (ACC) – providing extra comfort on your journey. Read More>>

Options: ZPP Premium Package

ZPP package will contain Keyless Ride, Chrome Exhaust, Central Locking, Seat Heating, Alarm, Connectivity, 12V socket, Dynamic ESA, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Ride Modes Pro, Active Cruise Control, Adaptive Headlight, Dynamic Engine Brake Control, Headlight Pro, TPM and Aux Lights.

 

2022 S1000XR

Base MSRP: $17,945
Colors: Black Storm Metallic Triple Black, Racing Red, Light White/M Motorsport with M Package
Always fighting for the racing line: every curve a few degrees deeper, a few millimeters tighter. mile after mile. With the new S 1000 XR, you have a motorcycle that also makes no compromises. It combines athleticism and long-distance performance in perfect form. Its sporty aggressiveness comes from the RR. Its outstanding ergonomics with the upright, relaxed seat position, however, allows you to fight for every curve and straightaway all day. Read More>>

Options: ZSL Select Package or ZPP Premium Package

ZSL package will contain Heated Grips, TPM and Luggage Grid.

ZPP package will contain all options from ZSL plus GPS Prep, USB Socket, Hand Protection, Center Stand, Keyless Ride, Dynamic ESA Pro, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Cruise Control, Adaptive Headlight and LED Auxiliary Lights.

 

2022 S1000RR

Base MSRP: $16,995
Colors: Black Storm Metallic, Mineral Gray Metallic, Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red with M Package
Always pushing to the limit and in search of the ideal line, you’ve got 205 HP beneath you. Unbridled power pushes your RR to the max – with a maximum torque of 83 lb-ft at 11,000 rpm and a torque curve of at least 74 lb-ft over a range of 5,500 to 14,500 [rpm]. Ten years after the first generation of the RR first mesmerized the world of motorcycles, we’re now entering the next level of performance. We have updated almost every component of the RR – from the front to the rear. The result: less weight and noticeably higher performance. Read More>>

Options: ZPP Premium Package

ZPP package will contain Endurance Chain, Sports Silencer, Dynamic Damping Control, Ride Modes Pro, USB Socket, Heated Grips, Cruise Control and TPM.

M Package (required with and only available with Light White/Racing Red/Racing Blue color) contains Blue M Brake Calipers, Black Fuel Filler cap, M GPS Lap Trigger software, M Sport Seat, M Lightweight Battery and Forged Wheels.

 

2022 M1000RR

Base MSRP: $32,495
Colors: Light White M Motorsport
High performance, high-tech materials, the highest-quality workmanship and exclusivity down to the last detail: The M RR is the first M model from BMW Motorrad. Its genes come directly from professional racing. The M RR and M RR with M Competition package offers pure racing technology for the highest performance demands in motorsport and for adrenalin-driven perfectionists on the road.

Options: The M 1000 RR will be available in one color and one configuration. Each bike will be equipped with the M Competition Package which contains M GPS Lap trigger Software, Passenger Kit, Rear Seat Cover, Carbon Package (M Carbon Front and Rear Fenders, Upper fairing Side Panels, Carbon Tank Covers left and Right, Carbon Chain Guard and Carbon Sprocket cover) and M Billet Pack (Engine Protectors, Folding Brake and Clutch Levers, M Rider’s Rearsets and Front Brake Lever Guard).

 

2022 R18

Base MSRP: $15,995
Colors: Black Storm Metallic, Manhattan Metallic Matte, Mars Red Metallic, Galaxy Dust/Titan Silver Metallic
The new R 18 invokes the history and the iconic hallmarks of the BMW brand. The result is a true BMW cruiser that is full of character, surrounding the largest displacement boxer engine we have ever built with timeless design features such as the tear drop fuel tank and the double-cradle frame.

Options: ZSL Package or ZPP Package. Plus a wealth of individual options available.

ZSL Select Package will contain Heated Grips and Cruise Control.

ZPP Premium Package will contain the options Adaptive Headlight, Hill Start Assist, Headlight Pro, Heated Grips, Cruise Control and Reverse Assist.

Neither Package: Individual options as desired to a base bike: 
Spoked Wheels, Locking Fuel Cap, Bench Seat, Design Option Chrome, White Pinstripes, Fork Slider Cover, Floorboards, Passenger Kit, Icon Wheels, Aero Wheels, Anti-Theft Alarm, High Seat, Deluxe High Seat, Design Package Aero

 

2022 R18 Classic

Base MSRP: $18,995
Colors: Black Storm Metallic, Manhattan Metallic Matte, Galazy Dust/Tital Silver Metallic, Mars Red Metallic
The R 18 Classic is a modern cruiser with a nostalgic sense of BMW design. It reminds one of the first BMW cruisers suitable for touring. It also invokes timeless marks of our motorcycle history, such as with the white double pinstripe found on the R 18 Classic First Edition. The heart of the machine is obviously the boxer engine with the most displacement we have ever built. It is designed for relaxing tours and pure enjoyment.
The R 18 combines many iconic hallmarks of BMW history such as the open drive shaft. We have worked these characteristic features over and brought them into the present.

Options: ZSL or ZPP Package. Plus a wealth of individual options available.

ZSL Select Package will contain Locking Fuel Cap and Heated Grips.

ZPP Premium Package will contain Adaptive Headlight, Locking Fuel Cap, Hill Start Assist, Headlight Pro, Heated Grips and Reverse Assist.

Neither option: Individual options as desired to a base bike: 
Bench Seat, Design Option Chrome, White Pinstripes, Icon Wheels, Aero Wheels, Anti-Theft Alarm, Low Seat, Design Package Aero

 

 

A Message from Jocelin Snow!

We hope you are coming to Bob’s BMW to enjoy the perfect season kick off for Mid-Atlantic riders! We have been busy planning a ton of fun!
 
This Saturday, March 5th, there will be guest speakers, a viewing of the just released WYBDR documentary film, all-new 2022 riding gear, food, free giveaways, a chance to WIN a HUGE prize, along with A LOT of motorcycles to admire and riders to connect with!
 
What To Expect: (follow the links to some great videos!)
* A gathering of adventure enthusiasts.
* Premiere of the WYBDR expedition documentary film.
* Q&A Session with BMW GS Trophy competitor and BDR/BMW Brand Ambassador Jocelin Snow here to remind us “Size Does Not Matter!”
* Information Session abo
 
Event Schedule:
12:30PM – Lunch Intermission
1:30PM – Q&A with Jocelin Snow

ut upcoming local off-road training courses hosted by Bob’s BMW and Zacker Adventures at Penmerryl Farm Bed & Breakfast!

* Lunch and refreshments from local Taco Bar Truck. See Menu.
* Savings! 10% off storewide plus special savings 1-day only on KLIM who will be onsite showcasing the 2022 collection!
* Generous BDR giveaways plus a Door Prize Drawing for a one day training course at BMW U.S. Rider Academy, including rental of a BMW motorcycle!
 
This event is FREE and open to riders of all makes and models. Be the first 10 riders to arrive and check in at the Parts Counter and your seat will be reserved and your lunch will be complimentary!
 
No RSVP is required but it certainly helps us to prepare so if you think you will be joining us, click here to add your name to the guest list>>

President’s Day Weekend Special

15% off purchases over $199

Special savings for President’s Day weekend! Use promo code PREZDAY to get 15% off purchases over $199. Act now so you don’t miss this opporutnity to SAVE on preparing yourself and your bike for the warm weather ahead! Shop in-store or online, choosing from Bob’s huge selection of hard parts, aftermarket accessories, and riding gear. Offer ends at 11:59PM EST on Monday, February 21, 2022. 

Offer cannot be combined with additional discounts or savings. Discount taken off original MSRP. Motorcycles, Service Labor, kits, sale items, and select brands not included: Arai, BMW, Schuberth, Touratech, and Wunderlich. Offer ends at 11:59PM EST on February 21, 2022.

 

FOR SALE: American Flag R1100S

How would you like to own an ultra-rare R1100S, custom painted by BMW Motorrad USA — in a distinctive paint job that only THREE other BMWs ever received? Here’s your chance. But there’s much more here than just eye-catching colors. The bike is equipped with a full REMUS exhaust system among several other nice features (see below), and it’s still a baby with only about 2,500 miles on it. It has just been completely serviced at Bob’s, professionally detailed, and stands now in absolutely EXCELLENT condition, mechanically and cosmetically, ready to meet its next owner. You won’t be surprised to learn that there’s an interesting story behind this bike. But before we tell that story, we’d ask you to consider pausing long enough to call our sales team NOW at 1-888-269-2627 to schedule a time to personally inspect this bike before someone else rides it away!
Read The Full Story>>

Valentine’s Day Special: 14% OFF!

Don’t Forget About Your Bike This Valentine’s Day!

We love our customers and our customers love their bikes therefore we decided the perfect gift this month, in honor of Valentine’s Day, is to offer you a little extra savings…specifically 14%!

 
Now thru Valentine’s Day you can show your bike a little extra love and snag a new accessory or much needed maintenance part, enter VALENTINE at checkout and get your 14% OFF savings! Offer also applies to riding gear as well. Sale items, kits, motorcycles, service labor, and brands that opted out of promotion are not included. BMW, Touratech, Schuberth, Arai, and Wunderlich not included. Offer cannot be combined with additional discounts. Limit one use per customer. Offer ends 11:59pm EST February 14, 2022.

Motorcycle Gear Trade In, Trade Up Program

NEW! Save All Year Long on Riding Gear. 

Bob’s BMW has been committed to the safety of riders since day one so this is our friendly reminder (combined with some extra savings!) to wear ALL THE GEAR ALL THE TIME (ATGATT).

About The Apparel Trade In Program
Throughout the entire year, Bob’s now takes used, worn out, or expired motorcycle gear in exchange for 10% off the purchase of new, up to date, safe riding gear including helmets, jackets, pants, gloves, and boots.

How to Save
All you have to do to redeem your 10% savings is bring in your gear to be traded, mention the Apparel Trade In and Trade Up Program, and then have fun shopping our wide selection of riding gear!

*In-store only. Discount applies only to regular priced items. Sale items and lifestyle apparel are not eligible. Offer cannot be combined with additional discounts or promotions. The following brands choose to not participate in this program: Arai, BMW, KLIM, and Schuberth. 

Closure Update

On December 20th we announced the temporary closure of the dealership due to more than one COVID-19 case confirmed among our team. The plan was to re-open December 28 however based on our most recent evaluation of the situation we are extending our closure through January 3 and plan to reopen January 4. 

This certainly is not how we envisioned starting the new year, and we understand this may be an inconvenience to some. These decisions have not been easy for us to make; however we are 100% positive we have made the right decisions to protect you, our staff, and our community.

We’d like to thank everyone who reached out to us wishing our affected team members a speedy recovery. We cannot thank you enough, both for your understanding of the situation and for keeping us in your thoughts.

“Thank You for the care you are taking to protect the customers and the community.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family and staff.” – Joe N. 
 
“Thank you for the info and for being proactive.
I hope your affected team members recover quickly.
Happy Holidays!” – Craig
 
“Tell all of your employees MERRY CHRISTMAS and Thank You for all of your hard work.” -DuWayne N.
 
“Good for you to protect your employee’s families and customers. You are now contributing to the solutions and not the problems.” – Walton  
 
“Finally, a business who gets it!! Thanks for thinking of your employees AND your customers. Hope all of this is temporary for you guys. Merry Christmas and Healthy and Happy New Year!” – Yarvis T.
 
“Most commendable, I’ll be sending in more orders.” – Fred U.
 
We are happy to share our team members who tested positive were in fact vaccinated so symptoms thus far have been minimal and everyone is at home recovering.
 
So, with all of that said, please stay extra safe this new year. Continue to stay part of the solution and follow your state/county guidelines and recommendations, and continue practicing all the basic precautions.
 
Thank you again for your patience, understanding, and patronage as we continue to navigate these challenging times.
 
Happy New Year,
Bob’s BMW Motorcycles
 
NOTE: To those of you who placed orders online and/or who plan to place an online order in the next week, we will work extra hard upon our return to process everything in the order received. Please email orders@bobsbmw.com if your order was urgent and you need to cancel it. Those of you with pending orders will receive a separate email specific to your order with additional information.

 

Bob’s BMW Closed December 21-25

Dear Customers,

Since the onset of COVID-19, Bob’s BMW has worked tirelessly to provide a healthy work environment while doing our best to provide customers with an enjoyable and complete shopping experience. Despite our ongoing efforts, including the installation of UVGI air purifying systems throughout the facility, more than one COVID-19 case has been recently confirmed among our team.

We have made the difficult decision to close the dealership the rest of this week (Dec 21-25) to best protect you, our staff, and our community. While we hate to inconvenience even one customer, it’s the right thing to do.

We will reopen on Tuesday, December 28. Our UVGI systems will have disinfected the entire building and everything within it multiple times by then. We will also be requiring staff to wear masks, be vigilant with social distancing, to wash hands or use hand sanitizer often, and to stay home if not feeling well.  We ask that you partner with us in safe practices when you return. 

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and patronage as we continue to navigate these challenging times.

With warm wishes for a joyful holiday,

Bob’s BMW Motorcycles

Holiday Savings

Looking for a couple last minute gifts? Bob’s has cool and unique gifts for all ages! Make your purchase before the end of the year and get 15% off one regular priced item. Use promo code SAVE15 at checkout. 
 
Plus get FREE shipping, no minimum on any BMW purchases! Use promo code SHIP2DAY
 
Motorcycles, service labor, kits, gift cards, and sale items not included. Some brands have chosen not to participate: Arai, BMW, Touratech, Schuberth, and Wunderlich. Cannot be combined with additional savings. Offer limited to one per customer. In-store and online. Must present offer at time of in-store purchase. 

End of Year Savings

Limited Time Holiday Savings! 

Receive up to $100 back on BMW Motorrad Accessories, Gear, and Apparel purchases. Now thru December 15th receive exclusive end-of-year savings via a BMW Motorrad Prepaid Mastercard Virtual Account. Use offer code 21-60501 when submitting the online claim form.

  • Get $50 back on eligible purchases over $250
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CLAIM: Go to www.BMWMotorradRewards.com and use Code 21-60501, complete the online Claim Form and provide your original BMW Motorrad dealership or online invoice.

Submit all Claims by 12/31/21. Rebate payout is based on the total invoiced of eligible products at time of checkout. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted or fulfilled. Non-eligible submissions will not be acknowledged. One offer per email address and valid in U.S. only. Offer not valid on previously purchased merchandise. Rebate is paid in the form of a virtual Prepaid Mastercard®. You should receive your BMW Motorrad Prepaid Mastercard via email within 4 weeks after your order is processed. BMW Motorrad Prepaid Mastercard will be issued in U.S. dollars. Fraudulent submissions could result in federal prosecution under the U.S. Mail Fraud Statutes (18 USC, Section 1341 & 1342). The BMW Motorrad logo and product names are trademarks of BMW of North America and their respective companies. Proof of Purchase Requirements: Spend $250 or $500 and earn $50 or $100 via virtual rebate when you purchase any eligible BMW motorcycle Accessory/Accessories, BMW Motorrad Rider’s Gear/Clothing or Style Apparel/Clothing online at shopbmwmotorcycles.com or at an authorized BMW Motorrad dealership between 12/01/2021 and 12/15/2021. Offer excludes all BMW Bicycles and BMW Hard Parts.
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Black Friday Savings!

Extended Through November 30th! 

With just one day left in the month, we decided why not give everyone one more chance to redeem Bob’s BFDEAL?!
 
Enter promo code BFDEAL at checkout before 11:59pm EST tonight to get 20% OFF your entire order!
 
In addition to these doorbuster savings on riding gear, hard parts, and accessories you can get:
  • FREE Shipping, NO Minimum on BMW online orders** thru the end of the year Use promo code SHIP2DAY
  • FREE Shipping every day on ANY order over $99

Shop Now  

Important Note: Due to worldwide shortages and shipping delays caused by COVID, and overall demand anticipated to increase during the holiday season, we are reminding customers to start shopping early. 
 
Bob’s BMW is one of the largest stocking motorcycle parts, accessories, and apparel dealers in the nation. With that said, we are an independent, single location dealership and supplier and not everything is always in stock. If a part(s) in your order is needed quickly or urgently, please call 301-497-8949 to confirm availability before placing the order. We will be happy to answer any of your questions about availability, fitment, options or general accessory questions for your motorcycle. You can reach our parts team Tuesday thru Saturday. All orders placed over the weekend are processed first thing Monday mornings by our awesome shipping and receiving team.
 
You can get status updates on you orders by logging into your account and/or through notifications sent to the email address associated with your account. 
 
We greatly appreciate your patience and thank you for shopping small! Your business is very much appreciated.
 
Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season, 
The Team at Bob’s BMW
 

*Motorcycles, service labor, gift cards, sale items, and select kits not included. The following brands have chosen not to participate in the promotion: Arai, BMW, Touratech, Schuberth and Wunderlich. Cannot be combined with additional savings. Offer limited to one per customer. In-store and online. Must present coupon at time of in-store purchase. Offer ends November 29, 2021 at 11:59pm.

**Online orders only. Offer valid for U.S. addresses in the 48 contiguous states. HI, AK, PR, US Territories, International and Canadian orders are excluded from this offer. Offer excludes hazardous materials (i.e. chemicals, compressed gases, etc.), and paints. Certain oversized and heavy items are not eligible, including but not limited to packaging exceeding 165″ in combined length and width, and/or packages over 50 pounds. Changing and combining orders or changing and entering an invalid shipping address might affect your orders free shipping eligibility. Offer ends December 31, 2021.

 

Happy Thanksgiving

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Bob’s BMW closes on Black Friday to give our staff more time with family and friends and to encourage customers to #optoutsideon2wheels and enjoy the day riding motorcycles. We began hosting a Black Friday Group Ride and Lunch six years ago and each year it has continued to grow to the point we had to cap the number of participants. This year we reached our 40 person capacity in record breaking time, less than two weeks after announcing the ride! We look forward to seeing both familiar faces as well as many new faces on Friday. 

The day after Black Friday, also known as Small Business Saturday, the dealership re-opens. On this day we invite all of our local customers (there is no limit on Saturday!) to come by to #shopsmall and enjoy a fun and festive atmosphere. To get you in the holiday spirit we have complimentary treats and beverages and holiday music to enjoy while shopping our Black Friday Sales which extend thru Cyber Monday. This means Saturday is your big chance to shop in-person for all the good Black Friday deals. 

Like all other Saturdays, while-you-wait service will be available, and the showroom will be filled with great new and used bikes, the best selection of riding gear, useful accessories for all models, and gifts for every rider. 

As a reminder, our facility is protected by a UVGI air purification system, to help ensure a safe shopping experience at Bob’s. 

Bob’s BMW is grateful every day of the year for our amazing customers and work family but wants to take a moment during this special time of year to express our sincerest gratitude and thanks as we continue working hard to earn your loyalty and to continue being committed to our Mission: To provide customers with an experience that exceeds their expectations and create an environment where team members have the opportunity to grow and achieve their goals.

All of us at Bob’s BMW wish you and yours a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!  

Holiday Hours
Beginning December 1 Bob’s BMW will close at 4pm Tuesday thru Saturday. 
Thursday, Nov. 25 – Friday, Nov. 26                      CLOSED
Friday, Dec. 24 – Saturday, Dec. 25                      CLOSED
Friday Dec. 31 – Saturday, Jan. 1                         CLOSED

Start Your Engines and Your Shopping!

Due to worldwide shortages and shipping delays caused by COVID, and overall demand anticipated to increase during the holiday season, we are reminding customers to start shopping early. To best serve our customers during the holiday season, Bob’s BMW is pleased to offer you:
 
  • FREE Shipping on BMW online orders, no minimum thru the end of the year* Use promo code SHIP2DAY
  • 20% off any one regular priced item** thru November 23rd. Use promo code EARLYBF
Bob’s BMW is one of the largest stocking motorcycle parts, accessories, and apparel dealers in the nation. With that said, we are an independent, single location dealership and supplier and not everything is always in stock. If a part(s) in your order is needed quickly or urgently, please call 301-497-8949 to confirm availability before placing the order. We will be happy to answer any of your questions about availability, fitment, options or general accessory questions for your motorcycle. You can reach our parts team Tuesday thru Saturday. All orders placed over the weekend are processed first thing Monday mornings by our awesome shipping and receiving team.
 
We greatly appreciate your patience and thank you for shopping small! Your business is very much appreciated.
 
You can get status updates on you orders by logging into your account and/or through notifications sent to the email address associated with your account. 
 
Thanks,
The Team at Bob’s BMW
 

*Online orders only. Offer valid for U.S. addresses in the 48 contiguous states. HI, AK, PR, US Territories, International and Canadian orders are excluded from this offer. Offer excludes hazardous materials (i.e. chemicals, compressed gases, etc.), and paints. Certain oversized and heavy items are not eligible, including but not limited to packaging exceeding 165″ in combined length and width, and/or packages over 50 pounds. Changing and combining orders or changing and entering an invalid shipping address might affect your orders free shipping eligibility. Offer ends December 31, 2021.

**Motorcycles, service labor, gift cards, and sale items not included. The following brands have chosen not to participate in the promotion: Arai, BMW, Touratech, Schuberth and Wunderlich. Cannot be combined with additional savings. Offer limited to one per customer. In-store and online. Must present coupon at time of in-store purchase. Offer ends November 23, 2021 at 11:59pm.

Trade In and Trade Up Apparel Program

Riding Gear Trade In and Trade Up Program

Trade in your old riding gear and save 10% on new gear all year long! 

Bob’s BMW is committed to the safety of motorcyclists. That’s why all year long riders can bring old, worn out, expired riding gear in, in exchange for 10% off the purchase of new riding gear. The only “requirement” is that you trade a helmet for helmet, jacket for jacket, boots for boots, etc.

So clean out your closets and check around your garage for any riding gear you no longer need and bring it to Bob’s to get 10% OFF any brand/style of new riding apparel.

Bring your gear in TODAY to speak with an apparel specialist about Bob’s Trade In and Trade Up Program!

Trade in items hold no cash value. Discounts will be applied to new riding gear that is the same type of gear as what is traded in, i.e. helmet for helmet, gloves for gloves, boots for boots, etc.

About Bob’s Pre-Assembled Kits

About Bob’s Oil Change Kits
Everything You Need In Just One Click

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. Add to cart with confidence you will have all the parts you need to complete your next oil change! 

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.

About Bob’s Luggage Kits
Consider our Deluxe Kits! 

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. Check out our DELUXE kits that include matching liners from Kathy’s Journey Designs! 

Gear Up & Go Apparel Rebate

Customers who spend $100 or $200 can earn $20 or $40 via virtual rebate when they purchase any items from the BMW Motorrad Rider’s Clothing and/or Style Collection online at or at an authorized BMW Motorrad dealership between 09/01/2021 and 09/30/2021. Offer excludes all motorcycle accessories (Design, Ergonomics/Comfort, Luggage, Maintenance and Technology, Navigation and Communication, Protection and Safety, Sound and Performance), Bicycles, and Hard Parts. Offer expires on 09/30/2021 at 11:59pm (EST)

  • Spend $100 – $199 and redeem for $20 virtual reward
  • Spend $200 + and redeem for $40 virtual reward

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2021 Labor Day Sale!

Shop this weekend and SAVE storewide/sitewide at Bob’s BMW! Shop parts, accessories, and apparel from the hottest brands in the industry and save 15% with promo code LABORDAY. 

*Discount taken from original MSRP. Sale items not eligible. Motorcycles and service labor not eligible. Some brands have chosen not to participate in the promotion: BMW, Touratech, Wunderlich, Arai, and Schuberth. Offer ends at 11:59pm EST. 

Meet IBR Bronze Medalists Marty and Lisa Cover

As motorcyclists we’re no strangers to a long day on the road. Whether it be an ambitious waypoint or an impending storm, at one point or another we’ve sat in the saddle logging mile after countless mile. But for a select few, hitting daily quadruple-digit mileage is an exciting challenge rather than a chore. These Iron Butt Riders put their mettle to the metal in the gauntlet of tarmac that is the Iron Butt Rally. We are excited to share with you the firsthand accounts from this year’s rally, as told straight from the father/daughter duo Marty Cover and Lisa Rufo.

But before we delve into the dialogue, here is a crash course in all things Iron Butt. Those who ride 1,000 miles in a 24-hour timeframe gain the designation “Iron Butt Rider’ from the IBA. This loose-knit organization verifies the completion through gas receipts at a maximum of 350-mile intervals. As if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, the IBR Rally amps up the ante with a goal of riding 11,000 miles over the course of 11 days. Along each leg of the route are a series of scavenger hunts and bonuses for the riders to score. At the end of each day their scores are tallied up, and the points they accumulate help determine the winner. Marty and Lisa shared their experiences from the 2021 IBR Rally with the team at Bob’s.

 

What was your first introduction to long distance riding?

 Lisa – In 2007 I bought a BMW F60GS used from Bob’s. On literally my very first trip anywhere, Marty and I rode to the RA rally in Asheville NC. We went there in two days and made the 500-mile return trip in one day. All I remember when we got home was dad asking “do you want to come for dinner? Their house was 20 minutes further down the road than my house and I said “I don’t want to see you anywhere. I don’t want to ride my bike. I’m going to go in the house”.

Marty – The irony is that was a 530-mile day, and nowadays I think “what am I doing with the rest of the day?” 530 miles is just getting warmed up!

Lisa – So that was my first trip, and my second trip was with Bob up to the Finger Lakes rally for Labor Day weekend. Bob’s used to have a newsletter saying that If you wanted to go to the rally you could let the dealership know. Bob was going to lead a small group to ride to the rally. I had bought my bike in April and the email about the ride went out in August. People are replying about going and I wrote back that I wanted to go because I hadn’t been that far from home by myself. Like I wasn’t comfortable enough to go to New York by myself and Bob said “didn’t she just buy this bike?!”

Marty – She hadn’t had her driver’s license a year yet, man!

Lisa – So he took me with him, and there were five other people that rode in the group. And on the very first day he said “I’ll lead you guys up there but you have to get home by yourself”. I thought, “Alright, I can probably do it. I’ll be alright.” So we get there and he’s like “You’re a better rider than some of the group members who’ve been riding for 30 years. You and I can ride home together.” I was like, oh thank God!

 

What’s the appeal of long-distance riding to you?

Lisa – I hate stopping honestly! Marty was rallying already when I started in 2010 and when he was explaining to me that you rode to a place and got off the bike to take a picture or answer a question for the Scavenger hunt part of the rally, I was like “I’ll go with you but I’m not getting off the bike, why do we have to stop?”

Marty – And she complained about stopping for a long time. But in the fall, we were doing a ride together and I said “we’ll get home on Sunday afternoon” and she says to me, “No I’m going to Texas and riding this one by myself.” And that was the start of her thinking, “okay I can go and do these things by myself.” For me the appeal is I don’t like to stop, and solving the problem of time, speed, and distance. You have a Chinese menu of bonuses you need to find, and you can only do so many. The challenge is figuring out what’s the most efficient way to score the most points?

Lisa – So they give you a GPS file with all these locations, bonus spots, and different times of availability. Some are 24 hours, and some are daylight only while some are nighttime. And then each spot has a different point value. So, depending on the length of the rally, you have to figure out how many hours in that time frame can you ride and how much time do you need for your gas stops. If it’s multiple days, how much sleep do you need in that time frame? And then you try to put together a route that will get you the most points.

Marty – And there’s no “It was raining” and “we couldn’t get there,” or, “we got there and the gate was closed,” or “there was traffic.” When they say you must be back at 8:00 AM, if you’re there at 8:01, you’re a DNF (did not finish).

 

What’s it like planning these routes?

Marty – When we put these trips together, we ride with each other so much that we have our own system. When we get our information, I will plan a route and then she’ll plan hers out and then we’ll do what she says! Except for this year. The first two legs I did and then the third leg was all her, she figured it out.

Lisa – So the plan was to make a big circle around the country from Provo Utah to Kitty Hawk NC, then back to Provo. But they threw us a big curveball with the route. They basically told us that Leg One was to the west and north, followed by Leg Two down the east coast. The first check point was in Indianapolis. So, legs 1 and 2 were concentrating on a 48 and 10, where you visit 48 states in 10 days. Each state had a bonus with a smattering of other bonuses. So mostly we did states to pick up what bonuses we could get.

 

What were the longest days mileage wise?

Marty – We did an 1100 mile day and on the last day we did 995 miles. Averaged out over the 11 days, we did about 800 miles a day and rode 8700 miles total. Part of the reason we rode what some would call a “low number” was because of what we learned from 2019. At the end of Leg Two we went for a 1,000-point bonus which totally wrecked our sleeping pattern. When we woke up the next morning we were 2 hours behind everyone and couldn’t make any of the stops that we wanted. So this year we threw out a 1000 point bonus and got to the next checkpoint 5 hours early. That way we could get out of scoring and get a nice 8 hours of sleep. That way we started Leg Three as fresh as can be 6 or 7 days into the rally.

Lisa – The guy who won rode over 14,000 miles, that’s 5,000 miles MORE than we rode. All I could think was, “I’m not sure we could have done 500 miles more.”

Marty – We scored 101,000 points and he scored 177,000 points. We did as well as we had ever done in any sort of competitive rally. And with the rally being invitation-only, we were riding with the big dogs, so to score 36th and 37th is an accomplishment. We were Bronze Medal finishers, which is better than we’d ever done. And there were only three women riders, and all three of them finished with Medals.

 

What were your favorite moments from the trip?

Lisa – Having a good time together! When we first started rallying we always did it together, and everybody’s like, “Oh, I can’t believe you guys ride together, you should separate.” The whole point is to be there together.

Marty – What they did for this rally was “firsts” around the country, like the first roadside picnic table. It was a place in Michigan, and the picnic table isn’t there it’s just a sign. But that was still an interesting thing to see. We also saw the first Greyhound Bus Station in Hibbing Minnesota. Then of course we saw where the Wright Brothers flew in Kitty Hawk, as well as their bicycle shop in Dayton Ohio. There were some very interesting and clever things that they had you do, like seeing where the Trans-Continental Railroad came together in Promontory Point Utah. You’ve known about this place for 70 years and I finally got to see it!

Lisa – With a lot of places you’re not there long enough to see other things. You see your one bonus and then it’s time to get back on the road.

Marty – I have to admit most of the time I don’t even read the historical marker. We are efficient – get off the bike, take the picture, do the paperwork, and back on the bike in about 3 minutes.

Lisa – So I’d get home and my husband would say, “Oh you got to go here!” And I’m like, “what was that? I rode past it at 75 mph.”

 

What were some of the hardest moments on the trip?

Lisa – Probably going into Savannah Georgia through a Tropical Depression. It had rained so hard that the water on the road just off I-95 was up to our footpegs. At one point it was pulling my feet off the pegs.

Marty – And what’s interesting in Savannah is when it pours rain, you have all this standing water then you stop for 5 minutes and it all drains away. You can see the water level go down, so we must have been there in the 5 minutes before it went down. For me the hardest was on the last night when we had a couple of hours to get to Provo Utah. You have to go over two mountain passes on a road with absolutely no light.

Lisa – It was like riding the Tail of the Dragon in pitch black with nothing to give you any indication of where the road is going. And it had 18 wheelers on it coming the other way blinding you. The speed limit was 65 and there was no way we could do that, but the trucks were going that fast.

Marty – We were coming around turns and going, “Oh sh*t, where do I bail out; where do I go?” It was probably a great road in the daytime, but we’d been on the road for 16 hours and everyone behind you wants to go faster and you can’t see…

Lisa – The GPS said we were 60 miles from Provo and so I said, “Oh we’ll be there in an hour!” And in the end it took almost two.

Marty – It’s definitely a mindset, and now we take pride in the fact that we go out and do 1,000 miles in 16 hours and say, “Ehh what’s that?” When I ride out to visit her sister in Laramie Wyoming and do two 600 mile days and a 500 mile day I think, “Why did I stop so early?!”

 

Are there any accessories or pieces of gear that are critical for these long rides?

Marty – Well we each have two GPS’s plus a phone for going through traffic.

Lisa – We were going through Chicago on Leg One during rush hour, and each GPS is telling us to go a different way. And Marty’s are all telling us different routes as well. So I finally use my phone and Waze gives us a fourth way! Buy it’s really helpful to beat traffic.

Marty – So we run one GPS with the whole route to show it day by day, and the second GPS loaded up with waypoints. This helps with point-to-point navigation and running ‘What if’ drills for alternate routes.

Lisa – Our Clearwater Auxiliary Lights are a must. On that road in Utah they were almost worthless, so I can only imagine how bad it would have been otherwise.

Marty – The OEM auxiliary lights that come with the GSA are useless, so you must use something like the Clearwaters so you can’t outrun your headlights.

Lisa – Waterproof gear is crucial; my dad is wearing KLIM and he doesn’t have to stop. From the minute you get on your bike you’re good to go. You don’t need to stop and change gear if it rains.

 

Did you have any preferred tire when you run these rallies?

Lisa – We ran Michelin Anakee 3’s which we had put on when we got our bikes serviced at Bobs. The bikes were trailered out to Utah so we didn’t use up tread to get to the start. We were able to run the entire rally on the tires and would have been able to ride home with the tread that was left.

Marty – With our bikes serviced here and fresh fluids, we could run 10,000 miles on the synthetic oil if we needed to. So that way we don’t have to plan for any service throughout the entire trip. And we were here just last week to get them freshly serviced again.

 

Was there a reason why you went with the R1200GSA Instead of the K1600GTL?

Marty – The big reason is the weight of the bike. At the end of the 2019 rally I was beat. Pulling into gas stations you’d think I was riding a Harley because I would stop short of the gas pump and paddle walk it up because I was afraid to drop it. Someone came up to me at one point and I said, “You’ve got to get away from me because I don’t know if I can hold myself up.” There’s a significant difference in 200lbs of weight all day every day. It really makes a difference over the course of 11 days on the road. It’s also helpful if you run into gravel trying to find a place to park for a bonus.

Lisa – And when he dropped the K1600 in 2019 he broke the foot peg, which cost us time because you cant ride without a foot peg!

 

Do you have any tricks for sustaining yourself on such long days?

Lisa – Snickers Bars and lots of gas station sandwiches

Marty – I eat the McDonald’s Egg McMuffin and the McDouble, because it can sit in my stomach and not be a lump. Over the 13 years of rallying I’ve found what foods I can eat without feeling totally uncomfortable.

Lisa – 9 of the 11 mornings we ate McDonalds, and sometimes had it for dinner.

Marty – You don’t want to see another McDonalds after the trip. Her favorite restaurant is Chickfila, but as decreed by the father we cannot eat them on the ride because their drive thru is too slow! It’s about how quickly you can eat a cheeseburger, drink a coke or ice tea, and be on the road again.

Lisa – And he tells me that I eat slow!

 

Did you have any time saving tricks?

Marty – On this trip we would pull up to the pump at the same time and one of us would pump while the other would run inside and grab snacks. We needed to keep our stops as short as possible.

Lisa – I have two cards that I use, one for gas and one for everything else. That way I keep all my gas on one card. But if there’s an issue with the card at the pump, I can just use the other one.

Marty – And the nice thing with the KLIM Badlands jacket that you sell is the emergency card pocket on the sleeve. My gas card lives in that pocket throughout the whole trip, in fact I just took it out yesterday.

 

Do you have any more rides planned?

Marty – I just did a ride this past weekend from here to West Virginia, up to Pittsburgh, then across PA to Shippensburg, then back down to Annapolis. By the time I got there I had ridden 920 miles in 16 hours. My plan was to deadhead across the bay bridge to knock out the last 80 miles, but I was surrounded by lightning! I said, you know what, I know I can do it but I’m going to bed. I don’t need another certificate to prove that I can. Everyone here knows me and that I can do an Iron Butt, they don’t care! And there’s a 10 hour rally in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in August, and a Senior Butt Rally in Texas this September. You must ride as a team and if part of the team drops out you both lose. The rally is for riders over 55 to ride and to get the older riders out of retirement.

Lisa – I was going to do a 1000-mile Ice Cream ride this past weekend, with each stop having to be at least 150 miles apart. But the weather turned to crap and I didn’t want to leave my dogs at home in a thunderstorm!

         

The Iron Butt Rally is a shining example of the diversity that exists in the motorcycling community and the unique motivators that inspire us riders. While some hit the road in search of the slow scenic route, others get their thrills by racking up quadruple digit days on the odometer. I personally plan my trips around challenging trails, famous roads, or where I might find photographic inspiration. While I’ve had my fair share of ambitious days, the consistent amount of miles Marty and Lisa crank out is awe inspiring. And what’s even more impactful about their experience is how it became such a significant part of their father/daughter relationship. Listening to them regale even the most challenging moments with a sense of lighthearted fondness made me realize how much fun they were having during the rally. Even the most arduous day on the road was still conquered as a team, working towards their shared goal and experiencing it on two wheels.