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4th of July Savings

Shop Online Today. Save 15%!

Bob’s BMW wishes everyone a fun and safe 4th of July holiday! In between cookouts and fireworks shop online at bobsbmw.com and save 15% on your entire order* Offer ends at 11:59pm EST today. 

Use promo code FREEDOM15. 

 

*Cannot be combined with additional discounts. Discount taken from original MSRP. Sale items not included. Non participating brands include Firstgear, Schuberth, BMW, Touratech and Progressive. Other exclusions may apply. 

 

Pre-Paid Maintenance Plan

Bob’s BMW now offers pre-paid maintenance plans to customers purchasing a new or pre-owned motorcycle.

PREPAID MAINTENANCE Term: 36 Months
New Used
Oil and Filter Change 4 4
First Break-in Service 1 N/A
Full Maintenance Service 6 6
Battery Replacement* 1 1

With pre-paid service, your motorcycle’s needs are paid for thousands of miles ahead. The benefits of a Pre-Paid Maintenance Plan are simple:

  • Save money by locking into today’s prices
  • Safeguard your motorcycle from missing a major service(s) by planning ahead
  • Get maximum performance and riding pleasure by completing all of your motorcycle’s major services

Anyone who rides their bike at least 4,000 miles a year on average will substantially save on service costs. For those that ride 36,000 miles within 3 years, the savings is in the thousands!

For customers buying a new BMW this plan is exceptionally great. BMW’s service interval is every 6,000 miles so the plan perfectly covers each major service, along with 4 additional oil changes and a battery replacement for the length of time the bike is under BMW’s 3year/36k mile factory warranty.

Regular maintenance at an authorized BMW Service Center is what preserves the value of your motorcycles and allows you to get maximum performance and riding pleasure. Bob’s BMW state of the art facility offers multiple lifts and is equipped with all the special tools required to service your BMW. The Service Department is staffed with professionally trained and certified BMW Advisors & Technicians, including our shop foreman and Chief Diagnostician who has received the highest level of BMW certification.

To learn more about a Maintenance Plan that will work for you, call 31-497-8949 ext. 210.

*Service Labor not included. 

Helmet Coupon: $50 OFF

Wearing a helmet is more than just a matter of survival. In fact, the right helmet actually enhances your overall motorcycling experience! How? When you wrap your head — your sensory processor — in a safe, comfortable, quiet space with improved vision and controlled ventilation, you are more relaxed, less distracted, more attentive, less fatigued. Those benefits add up to a ride that’s not just safer, it’s more enjoyable! You realize that any old helmet won’t do; you’re shopping at Bob’s because you want a premium helmet. Luckily, ALL the motorcycle helmets we offer are premium helmets. We simply won’t sell anything less. But wait; does protecting your head have to cost an arm and a leg? No. Especially in June when you can get $50 off your helmet purchase*

 

*Discount taken off original MSRP. Sale helmets applicable when/if coupon offers greater savings than already reduced price. Offer cannot be combined with additional discounts or promotions. Helmet accessories not included. Schuberth helmets not included. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase or promo code entered at check out online. Expires June 30, 2019.

Memorial Day Sale: Stack the Savings!

Stack the savings this Memorial Day Weekend at Bob’s BMW to save BIG in-store and online thru Memorial Day!

Starting now get 10% OFF any REMUS exhaust. Get 15% OFF your entire purchase of Denali, SW-Motech and R&G accessories. Plus get 15% OFF any other regular priced part, accessory, or piece of riding gear* And don’t forget about our ongoing May specials on rain gear and windshields…both 10% OFF*

Use the following promo codes online all weekend long or stop by today! 

  • RAINTEN – 10% off rain gear
  • UPGRADE10 – 10% off windshields
  • MDAY10 – 10% off REMUS exhausts
  • TTMDAY15 – 15% off R&G, SW-Motech, and Denali accessories
  • MDAY15 – 15% off any ONE regular priced item

Remember, if you can’t find the right fitment for your bike or the right size/color for a piece of apparel, or just can’t find what you’re looking for call 1-800-BMW-BOBS so we can help.

*Discounts taken off original MSRP. Motorcycles, service, and sale items not included. Additional exclusions may apply. Multiple codes can be used in a single basket/purchase; however only one promo code per item in your basket. 



2019 Open House Vendor Spotlight

It is the final countdown to our BIGGEST event of the year and this year is going to be BIGGER than ever. Below is a snapshot of the industry reps that will be at Bob’s sharing new products and available to answer all of your questions. Some of our partners are traveling across the country to support our Open House so be sure you stop by each display to say hello and welcome them! 

Touratech USA will be at Bob’s for the first time ever and we are STOKED! Touratech Adventure Expert, Morgan Goldbloom AND Touratech’s CEO, Paul Gullien will be setting up shop for the day!

Over the past 25 years Touratech has created the largest product range in the industry and supplies products to nearly 100 countries. Touratech’s product range includes camping gear, luggage solutions, seats, suspension, skid plates & crash bars, guards and more. In addition to all of these great products, Touratech will be showcasing Cruz Tools!

 

Schuberth NA most recently attended our Season Starter Open House in 2017 and we are thrilled to have them back! We have arranged to have both the national sales rep, Glen West, and new company President, Hiroshi Mizushima, at the event!

Schuberth produces motorcycle helmets designed specifically for aerodynamic performance, and is a direct partner with BMW Motorrad. Our very own sponsored S1000RR racer, Jeremy Cook #81 is also sponsored by Schuberth and will have his custom SR2s on display at Open House. They are a must see!

 

Olympia, TCX, & Held – Learn about all three of these different brands with one stop at the MTA Distributing display where Gerald McColgin will be ready to share the all-new 2019 collections. You can find Gerald set up in the Olympia department on the showroom floor. 

 

Shoei & Arai – We mentioned Schuberth will be with us for Open House but we wanted to cover ALL our customer favorites so have also arranged for reps from Shoei and Arai to join us. It will be a helmet showdown at Bob’s BMW on April 27! If you can’t find the perfect helmet at Open House, you never will! Schuberth, Arai, and Shoei are ALL quality helmets. We stock them all because each manufacturer’s helmet shell matches different head shapes. Whether you are in the market for a new lid or not, please take the time to speak to each brand rep to educate yourself and take the opportunity to get professionally fitted to ensure you have the right helmet for you!

 

KLIM & SIDI – Another opportunity to visit multiple brands at one display! Visit Jeff Nash who will be set up in the KLIM department showcasing the current 2019 collection of KLIM Technical Riding Gear and Sidi boots! Be sure to ask Jeff about KLIM’s new beef jerky that comes in 3 different flavors…delish!

 

Rev’it! – Last but absolutely NOT least, say hello to Rev’it when you stop by April 27. Rev’it has been inspiring people to ride since 1995 with its protective motorcycle gear that looks good on and off the bike! Everything from jackets, pants, gloves, boots, socks, rain suits, and more can be found in Rev’it’s collection!

 


Special Thanks To The Following Event Sponsors:

Open House Schedule:

  • ALL DAY – 
    • VENDORS – Check out all of the latest and greatest products for 2019
    • PRIZES & GIVEAWAYS – You do not have to be present to win, but you gotta play to win a BMW Rallye Jacket  and many more exciting prizes
    • SALES – One-day only storewide savings plus get a free ABUS combi loop lock ($29.99 value!) with select purchases 
    • MOTORCYCLES – Ride in, show off what you got, and kick tires with the local riding community       

*Arrive early to get signed up and come prepared: riders must have proper attire for test rides including, DOT approved helmet, gloves, long pants, jacket, and over the ankle boots.You must be present at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. You can sign up and then come back or stick around and enjoy all the fun we have planned.

Win The Completely Vintage 1967 R60/2

THE COMPLETELY VINTAGE 1967 R60/2

**TICKET SALES CLOSED AS OF MAY 31** Pick up your entry form at Bob’s BMW when you stop by to see the Completely Vintage 1967 R60/2 in person! This exquisite machine is on display at Bob’s until the live drawing at Bob’s BMW’s Spring Open House on April 27th. 

Tickets are just 5 for $100 or $25 each. To enter online, visit bmwmoaf.org. Proceeds go towards the BMW MOA Foundation’s mission to advance rider safety, education, and training. 

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 
Posted by: Ted Moyer, 100360

 

PURCHASE TICKETS – TICKET SALES CLOSED AS OF MAY 31.

The BMW MOA Foundation is back with another unique find for the the 2019 Completely Vintage Raffle. The popular fundraiser for the Foundation features a very special 1967 R60/2 acquired from the BMW Museum at Bob’s BMW. Tickets for the Completely Vintage Raffle will be AVAILABLE ONLINE through March 31, 2019.

This expertly restored motorcycle featuring, nearly 100% period correct NOS parts, is truly an exceptional example of vintage BMW motorcycles. Bob Henig of Bob’s BMW acquired this flawlessly restored example of BMW’s sturdy, dependable motorcycle over 15 years ago. It came to him from a friend intimately involved in restoring classic BMW motorcycles and is one of the finest and most accurately restored R 60/2 motorcycles you will ever see. The restoration, which took place from 1995-97, utilized as many new old stock (NOS) BMW parts as possible. Even the paint and pinstriping are correct for the period.

At the time of restoration, the bike was all original, had only two previous owners, and had just over 20,000 original miles on it. This specific machine underwent a full stripped-frame restoration. All driveline components were rebuilt including new bearings, seals and gaskets. The crank was done over, and the engine blueprinted. New original BMW pistons were used along with NOS valves, guides and seats to fully rebuild the heads. All cases and covers were painstakingly blasted with walnut shells to return them to the exact same luster as when the bike left Berlin. Special hardware was reused as long as all edges and faces were perfect; these were all sent out to be cadmium plated to the exact appearance of what BMW provided in the 1960s.

The details really make this restoration shine, things like axles, Europa handlebars, bar risers and pinch bolts, bar end turn signals and harness, the main and rear wiring harnesses, ignition switch plate, switch assembly, chrome hardware, ignition coil, plug caps and boots, lenses for the headlamp and tail lamp plus the internals and chrome trim rings, left and right control switches, wheel bearing retainers, chromed steel rims plus spokes and nipples and the painted hub caps, internal clutch assembly components, the header pipes with exhaust nuts and cross over, the factory side stand and a standard bench seat. The standard width bench seat and the optional 6.5-gallon sport tank are the perfect visual combination. Even the control cables and adjustors are original BMW and from the correct era. Inside the engine under the oil pump gear inspection cover is a BMW tach drive gear in case the new owner hunts down and adds that rare option in the future.

There are a few more NOS parts included and installed, but they are not original BMW items; they are period correct accessories or options offered through Butler & Smith and Flanders Corporation, the two authorized U.S. importers from that time period. This includes items like the Bowman cast aluminum deep oil pan, stainless steel mufflers, KONI heavy duty front and rear shocks, finned exhaust nut covers and the Albert left-hand mirror. Wheel rims and spokes, NOS to start with, are also perfect, as is the exhaust system, all chromed and plated parts, fasteners, hardware, rubber, cables, adjustors and springs.

All the paint and expertly applied hand pinstripes of the correct size and location were done utilizing the factory-correct Glasurit Avus black materials. The machine has always been stored in a temperature-controlled environment and is always parked on wood or carpeted floors. It has never been in the rain since the restoration, and it has seen regular dustings, shines and the occasional bath and re-wax.

The rubber parts are perfect. A NOS original battery strap from Bob’s personal stash will also be included. Not one drop of oil has collected under this machine over the years, and while it has been over a decade since it was last ridden, it was expertly pickled for long-term storage. The fuel tank is clean and dry, and there are fresh oils in all driveline components.

This machine is supplied with additional items such as an original owner’s manual, a complete original tool kit in the pouch, a rare original BMW shop rag, the correct tire repair kit in the small tin and one black knob key, one flat spare key plus one special square key to fit the tool compartment on top of the sports tank. There is simply not another BMW R60/2 available anywhere on this planet that one could acquire that is as perfect as this machine.

Tickets are on sale through March 31, 2019. Purchase online at bmwmoaf.org, by calling (864) 438-0962 or by mailing an entry blank and payment to the Foundation. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at Bob’s BMW in Jessup, Maryland, on April 27. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets are $25 each or five for $100. 

 

CONTEST RULES

  1. Raffle ticket sales begin February 1, 2019 and end March 31, 2019. All ticket orders must be RECEIVED on or before March 31, 2019. Prize drawing to be held April 27, 2017 at Bob’s BMW. Ticket buyers do not have to be present to win.
  2. Raffle tickets may be ordered online at BMWMOAF.ORG, by calling (864) 438-0962 or by mailing a ticket order blank posted in the BMW Owners News. You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase a ticket. Multiple ticket purchases by a single buyer are permissible.
  3. Confirmation of ticket orders and ticket numbers will be returned via email. A complete list of ticket buyers will be published at bmwmoaf.org before the drawing on April 27.
  4. Odds of winning depend on final number of tickets sold. Complete winners list will be posted at BMWMOAF.ORG. Winners claiming their prize must present winning number and PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. Winners are subject to all applicable taxes. Consult your local tax professional for exact tax liability.
  5. The BMW MOA Foundation reserves the right to replace, substitute or exchange any of the prizes listed with a similar prize of equal or greater value.
  6. BMW MOA Foundation Board members, BMW MOA and Foundation employees, contractors and their immediate families are ineligible to win. Immediate family defined as spouse and dependent children. The BMW MOA, BMW MOA Foundation, their officers, directors, employees, volunteers, sponsors or any person or organization affiliated with BMW MOA will not assume any liability for any loss, injury, claim or otherwise resulting from any prize obtained through the sale of a ticket. By submitting an order for a raffle ticket and receiving a drawing number, the buyer acknowledges this limitation of liability and assumes any liability and will hold harmless the BMW MOA Foundation or any affiliate for any liability resulting from the purchase of this ticket or any prize resulting therefrom.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Shopping!

Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!

Please remember Bob’s BMW will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday November 23. We will reopen on Saturday, November 24 for our main in-store Black Friday Sales Event with light refreshments, and most importantly unbelievable storewide savings and doorbuster prices you do not want to miss!

We would also like to take this opportunity to announce and to invite you to our annual Holiday Cheer event on December 8. This year Holiday Cheer will be in combination with the nationwide 2019 Adventure Bike Premiere Open House!

There will be complilmentary chili and beer (and other refreshements) for you to enjoy while Bob’s BMW presents: The Evolution of the BMW GS. Complete event details are available ONLINE. 

In closing, Bob’s BMW wants to extend it’s warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving to you and your family!

The Ultimate Black Friday Sale You’ve Been Waiting For!

Here’s what you’ve been waiting for! This year, use online promo code BFDEAL and/or present your coupon in-store to get 20% OFF your entire parts, accessory, and apparel purchase* 

PLUS the first 50 customers with a BMW order of $50 or more, will receive a special gift: a BMW Motorrad cap! No promo code required.

You can expedite your in-store shopping experience by shopping online and choosing in-store pick up at check out. Come by Saturday to pick up your order and enjoy complimentary refreshments at our main-in-store Black Friday event! Or have your order delivered to your doorstep with FREE shipping on orders over $99!

*Discount taken from original MSRP. Sale items not included. Some restrictions apply including Progressive, FirstGear, Touratech, and Schuberth. Cannot be combined with additionals discounts.

BMW R1200GS Tells The Story Of An American Fighter Pilot

About General Charles G. Boyd
“Charles Graham Boyd is a retired four-star general of the United States Air Force. Boyd is a highly decorated combat pilot who served in Vietnam; and is the only Vietnam War prisoner of war (1966-1973) to reach the four-star rank.”

  • Flew F100s and F105s in SE Asia during Vietnam War
  • Shot down on April 22, 1966 while on his 105th mission
  • POW for 2,488 days in various prisons in North Vietnam. Released from Vietnam prison on February 12, 1973 as part of Operation Homecoming
  • Final assignment was as Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.


2008 BMW R1200GS
This 2008 BMW R1200GS was a gift to General Boyd. The bike was designed to replicate that of a fighter plane, spotlight the General’s air force career, thank him and honor him for the sacrifices he made for his country, and celebrate his extraordinary will to survive. Not only did the General survive 7 years as a Vietnam POW, he fought and survived a diagnosis of Stage 4 cancer. When he was diagnosed, he told the doctors, “I don’t kill easy.” And, indeed he did not. After beating the cancer, to celebrate his victory, in the fighter pilot tradition of doing a “Victory Roll” after shooting down an enemy, Boyd invited his motorcycle buddies to join him on a Victory Roll Ride. At the start he was presented with this machine you see on display today.

355th Fighter Wing
“The 355th Fighter Wing has earned a heroic combat lineage. During the Vietnam War the 355th Fighter Wing was one of the first to see combat, and employed the F-105 and A-7 in thousands of missions against targets across North Vietnam.”

 

 

510th Fighter Squadron
The 510th Fighter Squadron provides combat airpower on demand to U.S. and NATO combatant commanders as well as the National Command Authority in order to meet National Security objectives. At the start of the Vietnam War, the 510th was located at Clark AB in Philippines, later relocated to Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam, the birth place of the “BienHoa Buzzards”.  In Vietnam, the 510th flew over 27,200 combat missions.

 

 

 

MEET AUTHOR ELSPETH BEARD ON THE FINAL LEG OF HER U.S. BOOK TOUR

Lone Rider – The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World

Meet Author Elspeth Beard on the final leg of her U.S. Book Tour

Austin, Texas – October 25th, 2018 – In 1982, 23-year-old Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo motorcycle journey around the world. Her adventure—spanning the course of two years and crossing over four continents—took her through deserts, mountain ranges, and war ravaged countries. Along the way, she faked documents to cross borders, fended off sexual attacks, evaded biker gangs and corrupt law enforcement convinced she was trafficking drugs, survived brutal crashes and life-threatening illnesses, and had fallen in and out of love. By the time she and her 1974 BMW R60/6 motorcycle returned to England two years later, she was 30 pounds lighter and decades wiser. This is the coming-of-age story of a young woman on a journey—and the bike that carried her through it all.

 

Upon her journey’s conclusion and return home to London in 1984, Elspeth Beard stored all evidence of her journey—journals, tapes, and photos—into a cardboard box in the back of a cupboard where they remained for more than 30 years. Now over four decades after her journey, Beard’s story has been brought to light and finds new meaning within today’s contemporary context. Charting the globe at a time when solo-female journeys were neither common nor celebrated, Elspeth Beard reflects on the challenges she faced as a woman on the road, with vivid presence, honesty, and wit. Lone Rider is not only the culmination of Beard’s journey on her bike, but her journey beyond her bike through life.

 

Previously published in the UK, Lone Rider made its debut to the US in June. This captivating book charts Beard’s progress around the globe in richly descriptive chapters that reflect on her experiences, from “Pretty Boys and Biker Gangs: New Mexico to California,” to “Bell Helmet For a Burka: Iran to Istanbul.” The book is accompanied by stunning full-color original photographs taken by Beard throughout her journey, capturing scenes such as riding alongside camels on the roads of Rajasthan, India, mending a punctured tire in the middle of the Pakistani desert abyss, and the expectant day before she set off on her two-year adventure. In 320 pages, Lone Rider tells the complete story of a woman’s round-the-world journey on her bike, from charts of fuel purchased and maintenance serviced, to accounts of love, loss, struggle, and freedom.

ELSPETH BEARD’S EAST COAST TOUR SCHEDULE

November 5th Union Garage – NY

November 7th   BMW Motorcycles Charlotte – NC

November 9 -11th Expo East – Reeb Ranch, Hendersonville – NC

November 14th Velocity Cycles – Mechanicsburg – PA

November 17th Bob’s BMW – Jessup MD (CLICK HERE for complete event details)

2018 FALL OPEN HOUSE & SWAP MEET



JOIN THE FUN!
Summer has been a blast but we are ready to kick off the BEST riding season in the Mid-Atlantic with one of our BEST events of the year: 
Bob’s 2018 Fall Open House & Swap Meet, featuring BMW Ambassador Shawn Thomas and World Traveler Neale Bayly!

The day is FREE and open to all riders. The more the merrier so consider bringing your non-riding friend along to show them what motorcycling is all about! 


Check out what we have planned…


SELLERS
Spaces are FREE! Start cleaning out your garages and gathering your spare parts, accessories you no longer use, and riding gear that’s just lying around. Set up shop at Bob’s BMW and earn some extra gas money for the good riding weather ahead! If it’s motorcycle related, goods for any year, make or model, bring it with you! Even motorcycles for sale are welcome. 

Email hanna@bobsbmw.com to reserve a space. 

BUYERS
Attention bargain hunters!! Sellers will be set up and ready for business at 9am when gates open. Consider bringing your bike in for while-u-wait service to get early access to the swap meet! 

SHAWN THOMAS, BMW AMBASSADOR
You have likely seen Shawn Thomas on dealer TV screens promoting BMW products and/or promoting Rawhyde Adventures during his time there as a lead instructor. It was in 2004 when Shawn began his career as a BMW dealership employee, and took to the sport of Adventure riding. 13 years later Shawn has traveled the world offering tours and training focused on motorcycles, parts, and apparel.

He will be at Bob’s Open House hosting mini-clinics throughout the day discussing ride mode electronics, connectivity, adventure apparel, ergonomics for adventure riding and MORE!


NEALE BAYLY, JOURNALIST & PHILANTHROPIC ADVENTURE RIDER
 
Neale Bayly took three average riders on a trip of a lifetime to Peru where they faced unbelievable challenges through the deserts and mountains, but found it all worth it when their journey led them to an orphanage. 

The entire trip was filmed by a TV crew to create Neale Bayly Rides and we are thrilled to announce Neale will be riding to Bob’s Open House to meet and greet customers and share about his past and upcoming BMW motorcycle adventures (one coming up as soon as November 2018)! 

 

TEST RIDE YOUR DREAM BIKE
Arrive early and head straight to the demo tent to sign up to ride as many models in our demo fleet as you like! Models include but are not limited to the BMW K1600 Bagger, S1000RR, G310R, G310GS, R1200GS, and MORE! These are group led rides beginning at 9am and ending at 3pm. Spaces fill quickly so don’t delay. 

NOTE: Riders must have proper attire for test rides including, DOT approved helmet, gloves, long pants, jacket, and over the ankle boots. You must be present at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. You can sign up and then come back or stick around and enjoy all the fun we have planned.

BOB’S VINTAGE BMW MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM
The museum is FREE and will be open until 2pm for guests to explore. Bob’s two floor motorcycle museum, conveniently located across the street from the dealership and in walkinig distance, dates back to 1923 and is filled with over 60 vinitage, classic, and one-of-a-kind motorcycles, as well as historic art and advertisements, apparel, parts, and more.

Museum Curator, Paul Rubenson will be available to walk you through BMW Motorrad history and answer your all of your questions. Food and drinks are not permitted. Photographs are welcome! 

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SPEAK WITH THE MANUFACTURERS
Take this opportunity to speak directly with representatives from major brands in the industry like Arai, BMW, Cardo Scala, Rev’it!, SKENE Lighting and MORE!

Learn about the latest and greatest products that are coming soon or that have just been released and are in-stock TODAY like the all new Cardo Scala Communication Systems! See product demos, get technical questions answered about your personal equipment, and grab some swag from the tables! 

Stay tuned for complete list of vendors. 

 

FOOD
Our good friends from Kommie Pig BBQ Chicken & Ribs will be returning with a delicious menu! All while-u-wait service customers eat FREE! Simply ask for your food ticket when checking in your bike. View Menu>>

SALES & DOOR PRIZES
Check your inbox for door prize and sale announcements!