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BMW K 1600 GRAND AMERICA, F 750 GS & F 850 GS

K 1600 GRAND AMERICA

BMW K 1600 GRAND AMERICA

Beyond the horizon.
Go even further with the K 1600 Grand America. This fully-equipped touring bike gets you closer to the road than you ever thought possible, without compromising riding pleasure or comfort. Always ready to go the extra mile, the legendary 6-cylinder in-line engine triumphs with an unparalleled smoothness and impressive power. Its design and features are on another level. From the windshield to the distinctive rear with enough space for two passengers, all the way to the easy-to-use top case and backrest, there’s an understated cool about the Bagger. The Grand America makes the horizon seem boundless-and yet within reach.
Shaped by freedom.
With the iconic low slung lines, this luxury touring Bagger becomes one with the road. The low passenger seat, and integrated topcase and back rest make sharing the open road a breeze. Integrated into the rear cases, the rear light design helps the bike stand out in the crowd.
Go the distance.
No matter how long your dream ride might be, you can expect a dynamic experience with the Bagger’s impressive 160 horsepower and 129 lb-ft torque. For when it is time to head back out on the road, reverse assist makes backing out of overlooks and parking spaces effortless.
Ride on and on.
You’ll never want the journey to end with the K 1600 Grand America. The standard Dynamic ESA offers the best possible handling and idling, while the “Cruise” mode makes the ride even smoother. The standard engine protection bar and the audio system with navigation preparation are guaranteed to impress. Let the journey continue with K 1600 Grand America.
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BMW F 750 GS & BMW F 850 GS

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The new BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS: Premium middle-class travel enduros with strong characters.
Ever since their debut in 2007, the GS models of the F series have stood for premium riding enjoyment with typical ‘Made by BMW Motorrad’ features, representing the middle-class Adventure segment. As before, the GS abbreviation again represents a perfect synthesis of touring and long-distance capability combined with sporty dynamics and supreme offroad performance. In short: A BMW GS is the perfect companion when it comes to discovering remote corners of the world by motorcycle. After around ten years of consistent model development, BMW Motorrad has now fully redesigned and reengineered its middle-class GS models in line with its objective of creating an ultimate riding machine that is even more uncomplicated and carefree, whether used for sport-oriented road riding, on tour complete with luggage and a passenger, or on an adventure trip into offroad terrain.
Even more so than their predecessor models, the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS are targeted squarely at their respective clientele. The F 750 GS is designed for all riders who prefer the sensation and conceptual design of a travel enduro in combination with a low seat height, copious power availability, high cost-effectiveness, and powerful all-round qualities. Opposite this is the new F 850 GS, which besides offering more power and torque, features even more distinctive touring characteristics coupled with supreme offroad ability.
Powerful, new 2-cylinder in-line engine with two counterbalance shafts and a firing interval of 270/450 degrees for optimised smoothness and emotional sound.
The main development focus was to create an increase in both power and torque. In addition, special attention was given to reducing fuel consumption levels. Displacement is 853 cc and the power output of 57 kW (77 hp) at 7500 rpm generated by the F 750 GS is more than sufficient. The new F 850 GS generates 70 kW (95 hp) at 8250 rpm which translates to a supreme level of engine power.
The developers achieved a powerful and emotionally appealing sound by employing a crankshaft with a 90 degree journal offset and a 270/450 degree firing interval. Unwanted vibrations are absorbed by the new engine’s two counterbalance shafts. A self-amplifying, anti-hopping clutch provides a discernible reduction in the hand clutch operating force while the drop in engine drag torque also enhances safety on the road. Power transmission to the rear wheel comes from the 6-speed gearbox with secondary drive that is now positioned on the left-hand side.
The riding modes ‘Road’ and ‘Rain’ plus ABS and ASC ensure plenty of riding enjoyment and enhanced safety as standard. Pro riding modes are available as optional equipment.
The new GS models address individual rider requirements by offering ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ riding modes, while the combination of BMW Motorrad ABS and the ASC automatic stability control ensures a high level of safety.
The F 750 GS and F 850 GS can be fitted ex works with optional equipment, such as Pro riding modes and in turn the additional ‘Dynamic’, ‘Enduro’ and ‘Enduro Pro’ riding modes (the latter only available in the F 850 GS) as well as the DTC dynamic traction control and banking capable ABS Pro.
New steel bridge frame in monocoque construction, optimised suspension geometry and new fuel tank position.
The bridge frame of the new GS models in the F series is made of deep-drawn, welded components. It integrates the 2-cylinder in-line engine as a co-supporting element and offers benefits in terms of torsional rigidity and robustness. The fuel tank has been placed in the classic position between the seat bench and the steering head, for optimised packaging and an improved centre of gravity.
Sharper GS profile thanks to the more masculine design.
The F 750 GS and F 850 GS also feature a completely new look, which benefits from a more dynamic and masculine design. In addition to the basic version, the new F models are also available in Exclusive style variations. The Rallye style variant is exclusive to the new F 850 GS and places particular emphasis on its offroad capabilities.
Unique range of optional equipment and Original BMW Motorrad accessories.
The new GS models of the F series are being launched with a range of equipment options that is unique for the middle class. Be it the different seat heights and windshields, the new full LED headlight, the optional Connectivity equipment with TFT display or eCall, the list of fascinating features with which owners can maximise their riding enjoyment and safety as well as experience the thrill of the road is now virtually inexhaustible for middle class travel enduro motorcycles.
Highlights of the new BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS:

  • Powerful 2-cylinder in-line engine with a displacement of 853 cc. F 750 GS: 57 kW (77 hp) at 7500 rpm and 83 Nm at 6000 rpm. F 850 GS: 70 kW (95 hp) at 8250 rpm and 92 Nm at 6250 rpm.
  • Extremely powerful and emotional sound, produced by a crankshaft journal offset of 90 degrees and firing interval of 270/450 degrees.
  • New, robust steel bridge frame in monocoque construction for increased riding precision.
  • New telescopic fork/upside-down telescopic fork plus double-sided aluminium swinging arm with central spring strut for more sensitive response characteristics.
  • ABS, ASC plus ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ riding modes included as standard.
  • Pro riding modes with ABS Pro and dynamic brake light, DTC and the new riding modes ‘Dynamic’, ‘Enduro’ and ‘Enduro Pro’ (the latter only with the F 850 GS) available as optional equipment ex works.
  • ESA electronic suspension adjustment available as optional equipment.
  • A self-amplifying, anti-hopping clutch for a discernible reduction in hand clutch operating force.
  • Full LED headlight incl. LED daytime running light as optional equipment.
  • Connectivity with multi-functional instrument cluster and 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display plus numerous features as optional equipment.
  • Intelligent emergency call function now offered for the first time as optional equipment for the middle class.
  • Optimised offroad and travel ability plus improved wind and weather protection.
  • Sharper GS profile resulting from new design.
  • New colour concepts and style variations Rallye and Exclusive.
  • A range of optional equipment and accessories that is unique in the middle class, such as Keyless Ride, Gear shift assistant Pro, Dynamic ESA, eCall, Connectivity etc.

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BMW presents Connectivity optional equipment.

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

Providing fast and clear information for the rider with the least possible distraction from what is happening on the road – this is achieved with the unique operating concept of the new Connectivity option by BMW Motorrad featuring a high-quality 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display.
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Munich. Providing fast and clear information for the rider with the least possible distraction from what is happening on the road – this is achieved with the unique operating concept of the new Connectivity option by BMW Motorrad featuring a high-quality 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display.
Fast and safe information with the least possible distraction from the traffic situation. The rider can access motorcycle and connectivity functions quickly with a great level of comfort thanks to the advanced BMW Motorrad multi-controller and the integrated approach. In addition the new TFT display combines the familiar “classic” display of data such as rpm and speed with new technology thereby providing an enormous range of features.
When developing the new TFT display, the BMW Motorrad engineers placed a major focus on designing all the rider interaction activities so as to keep rider distraction to an absolute minimum. BMW Motorrad is setting new standards in this respect as it was possible to find suitable display ideally suited to a large number of specific applications. The interaction activities can be regulated by the well-proven multi-controller.
Using the phone and listening to music in comfort while riding. If the rider for example connects a smartphone and a helmet equipped with BMW Motorrad communication system using the TFT display, he can easily access the media playback and phone functions. These phone and media functions can be used without having to install an app. If a Bluetooth connection has been established with any standard smartphone, the rider can enjoy listening to music while riding. Of course the rider can also jump back and forwards in his music collection. The rider can see all his smartphone contacts in the TFT display and can select and call contacts using the multi-controller. If there is an incoming call while on the road, the rider can quickly take or reject the call with a single tip of the controller.
BMW Motorrad Connected App with practice-oriented arrow navigation and numerous additional functions. The free BMW Motorrad Connected App is a world first for motorcycles offering everyday-suitable and practice-oriented arrow navigation directly via the TFT display. Both the navigation itself and the ability to access the app functions directly on the motorcycle represent a real stand-alone feature. The BMW Motorrad Connected App also offers further features such as recording your ridden routes or displaying ride statistics and information.
The arrow navigation in the form of turn-by-turn arrow directions directly in the TFT display and provides very precise turn indications including lane guiding. Last destinations or points of interest can also be called up directly using the TFT display. This basic navigation is especially interesting for motorcyclists who want to handle everyday riding or short trips comfortably without having to take any additional equipment along.
For touring riders with higher demands, the BMW Motorrad Navigator is still recommended since it provides specifically optimised navigation for motorcyclists and features the respective planning and routing functions. The Navigator is also operated using the multi-controller. The operating focus can be simply transferred from the TFT display to the Navigator.
Integrated On-Board Computer PRO with numerous display and setting options. Apart from these comprehensive Connectivity functions, the new TFT display also displays ride-relevant information in an attractive and very clear manner. Here too, the BMW Motorrad multi-controller turns operation into a very easy task. The new TFT display also features the On-board Computer PRO with numerous display and setting options.
The new TFT display offers state-of-the-art and simple access to the motorcycle settings and information. Intuitive information graphics display valuable information. In this way the rider can for example read the tyre pressure settings at the front and rear very simply without being distracted from the traffic situation. Not only the actual tyre pressure settings are displayed but also what tyre pressures are recommended in the respective situation.
The new Connectivity option will be launched in autumn 2017 on the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure. Further models will follow.

Bob's BMW One-Of-A-Kind R1200GS Rallye & RnineT Scrambler

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Bob’s One-Of-A-Kind 2018 BMW R1200GS Rallye

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The R1200GS Rallye is a continuation and refinement of the strong heritage of the GS namesake. The name of this iconic motorcycle comes from the German words Gelande and Strasse, which roughly translates into street and dirt. While the new R1200GS models excel fantastically on the asphalt, there are a few modifications and refinements needed to really excel when hitting the dirt.
There are a few details that separate the GS Rallye from a standard 1200GS, beyond the red, white, and blue livery. The Rallye comes equipped with stiffer suspension rebound and longer travel, and the dynamic suspension adjustment is more tuned to compensate for the forces at play when both wheels leave the ground. The Rallye also comes with radiator guards, which are critical in protecting the sensitive screens from rock impacts. While these features are great for an occasional fire road, a more intrepid rider needs to take the necessary steps to protect their machine so here’s what we did…
One of the most critical aspects of an off-road motorcycle is the tires. So Bob’s BMW did away with the stock Michelin Anakee 3 tires and their 90/10 street/dirt bias, and fitted the Rallye with the Anakee Wilds. These are a very aggressive 50/50 tire with a tread block pattern that allows for ample channeling of dirt, mud, sand, and other debris. However even with such an aggressive tread pattern the casing of the tire is reinforced to provide stable and predictable handling on twisty back roads.
The next addition to the Rallye was some crash protection. For those with an affinity for the boxer motor know that the compromise of the wonderfully low center of gravity is the vulnerability of horizontally opposed cylinders off road. We negated this by adding on the BMW crash bars to protect the cylinders from impact, and added a bash plate for the boxer’s undercarriage as well.
The 1200GS has a gorgeously designed and wonderfully bright headlight, but its beauty could be easily tarnished by an errant rock. That’s why we also added on a headlight guard that fits in perfectly under the angles of the dark tinted Rallye windscreen. To go one step further, the Rallye was outfitted with adjustable hand guards, since the riders hands are much more susceptible to impact than plastic. These guards go one step further than just standard protection however. While in stock form they block the cold wind from blowing over the controls. But upon removing the center panel the rider is able to get airflow through the guards in warmer conditions without sacrificing protection.
One of the key principles of riding off road is being able to get up onto the pegs. Doing so gives the rider much more control in situations of compromised traction and tight low-speed maneuvering. Doing so requires ample grip on the pegs, but if the trip to the trails covers a great distance the metal teeth of an enduro peg can grow uncomfortable. The pegs we installed from BMW created a brilliant solution to this problem. In the center of the pegs are rubber inserts to maintain comfort, but once the rider stands up and shifts their weight the inserts retract into the peg allowing for better grip.
The Rallye seat is is contoured to allow the rider to easily shift around their body positioning for off road maneuvers, and the two-tone black and white pattern adds to the gorgeous design of the bike. For a final aesthetic touch the Vario cases were custom painted to match the Lupin Blue paint of the Rallye, which really accentuates how fantastic this bike looks.
If you’ve always wanted to get behind the bars of an R1200GS but were afraid about taking it off the beaten path then look no further. We’ve done all the work to create a GS that is ready for whatever Mother Nature can throw at you.


Bob’s One-Of-A-Kind BMW R9T Scrambler

RnineT at Bob's BMW

Images of 2017 BMW R9T Scrambler at Bob’s BMW

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The evolution of BMW Motorrad and the bikes that have rolled off the line in Berlin has been a story of incredible progress and change. From it’s inception, the Boxer engine and the creative minds behind it have represented a fine balance between mechanical simplicity and cutting edge technological innovation. The bullet proof carbureted and air cooled boxers of the past paved the way for incredible progress in terms of performance and an electronic hand in the riding experience. However this push towards modern technology has shifted away from some of the classic soul and character of the BMW Boxer. It’s with the R Nine T Scrambler that Motorrad was able to combine modern innovation and the ethos of the original boxer into one machine.
Upon first sight the strongest characteristics of the Scrambler are its strong visual lines. The boxer engine sits in a trellis frame, allowing the iconic boxer footprint to stand out. The gas tank is sculpted with gentle contours that create indents for the rider’s knees. Our decision to paint the tank a matte black further highlight its figure, with every line catching the light in an arresting manner. The cylinder heads and valve colors are painted to match as well, in with the same shade of black as the engine case and swing-arm. Even the speedometer was painted, to ensure that the bike has a strong visual flow and a sense of continuity. The now black headlight harkens back to the R100s of the past, a round headlight bucket with a a minimalist profile. The stock seat has been replaced with a Roland Sands Design seat that follows the flow of its OEM counterpart, while wearing a jet black finish that promises to develop a lovely patina to one lucky rider. To provide a subtle degree of contrast we left the handlebars and footpeg brackets the stock silver to help set off the deep and rich tones surrounding them. Nothing on this bike is extravagant or flashy, and the coat of black paint furthers this sense of simplification. Even the stock mirrors and their large footprint were done away, replaced with the slender profile of a pair of Rizoma bar-end mirrors made of CNC cut aluminum with a glossy black finish. Pictures don’t do the fit and finish of this bike justice, and it truly deserves to be seen in person.
As much as the aesthetics of a motorcycle are held in high regard, they remain secondary to how the motorcycle rides. When you swing a leg over and turn the key on the scrambler, theres an immediate sensation not found on a more overtly technical motorcycle. The engine rumbles to life with a a droning pulse as the two oil-cooled pistons eagerly await the first crack of the throttle. With a set of high-mounted pipes that come stock from Akaprovic, the exhaust note comes in the form of an urgent bark that burbles back down to idle. The Air/Oil cooled engine of the R Nine T still maintains the rich low end torque of the original boxer, but with a throttle response that is immensely sharp and responsive. Even the slightest twist of the wrist sends the Scrambler surging forward with aplomb. Once in motion the bike is an absolute joy to ride thanks to the time-honored characteristics of the boxer. The low center of gravity makes easy work of low speed maneuvering and traffic. When the roads open up and yield flowing curves, the bike deftly dips into every corner and holds a solid line aided by it’s rear monoshock configuration. This bike truly nails the vintage aesthetic without compromising safety or performance. ABS and Traction control intervene in the most tasteful manner, softening those sudden stops and keeping the rear end from breaking free. BMW Motorrad truly has a winner with this platform, by incorporating their cutting edge innovation into a show stopping package that evokes a rich lineage of motorcycling without compromising progress.

Timonium Motorcycle Show

Timonium Show tickets at Bob's BMW
The biggest and best indoor motorcycle show in the Mid-Atlantic region is just around the corner! The Timonium Motorcycle Show kicks off Friday, February 9 and goes through Sunday, February 11.
You can get your tickets to the show in advance at Bob’s BMW at a discounted rate–ONLY $10 (reg. $18). 
The show offers you an opportunity to check out new 2018 models from various manufacturers, an aftermarket upgrade area, custom and vintage competition, Travel, Touring, and Adventure section that includes the world’s most famous Adventure Riders like Lisa & Simon Thomas, Lois Pryce, Austin Vince, Steph Jeavons, and Motorcycle Tour experts like Ayres Adventures, Beach’s Motorcycle Adventures, and MORE!

WHAT’S NEW AT THE TIMONIUM MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Virtual Reality Test Rides

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This year, at the Timonium Motorcycle Show attendees will be able to experience the thrill of two wheels without even leaving the fairgrounds! All weekend long, Bob’s BMW Motorcycles will be offering FREE Virtual Reality Test Rides at its booth in the Main Hall.  
Whether or not you have a motorcycle license, does not matter. This opportunity offers non-riders the ability to see what the fun is all about and what they’re missing!
You will literally be sitting on the motorcycle with a virtual reality headset that will provide a massive field of view and your choice of an exciting on-road, off-road, or track experience. Upon selecting which type of ride you want to take, your virtual reality ride will begin and you will experience all the reasons to ride: the view, the sound, the thrill, excitement and exhilaration! While nothing can replace the real feel of taking an actual motorcycle out for a test ride, these virtual reality rides are the next best thing.
No sign up is required, just visit Bob’s BMW Motorcycles in the Main Hall and tell one of the friendly faces with a Bob’s shirt on, you would like to take a virtual reality test ride on a 2018 BMW Motorcycle!
 

Display from The Vintage BMW Motorcycle Museum 

vinatgeThe Vintage BMW Motorcycle Museum at Bob’s BMW is excited to display a dozen special machines from a collection of over 90 ultra-rare BMW Motorcycles, at the 2018 Timonium Motorcycle Show.
A BMW from every decade from the 1920’s when BMW produced its very first motorcycle thru the 2000’s will be represented in this NEW show display.
The 1925 R32 to be displayed is one of just 3,090 produced between 1923 and 1926 in BMW’s Berlin factory and one of just sixty-four documented examples known to exist today. This machine was previously owned by Butler & Smith, the US Importer for BMW, from the early 1950’s until late 1980.
Museum owner, Bob Henig, Museum Curator Paul Rubenson, and Vintage BMW expert Patrick Arndt will be available all weekend to answer questions, discuss the distinct features of the bikes, and share details about BMW Motorrad’s history and its unique place in the motorcycle world.

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

TFT Display & Connectivity Seminar

TFT Display & Connectivity Seminar

Visit Bob’s BMW on Saturday, January 27 at 11am for an in-depth, interactive, and hands-on seminar about the all new TFT display and Connected App.
This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to work with ALL the functions of BMW Mottorad’s new TFT display and connected app.
You will learn:

  • The features and capabilities of the TFT display and Connected App
  • How to pair your smart phone, helmet/comm system, and TFT display
  • How to work with the Navigation function
  • How to make and receive phone calls
  • Benefits of synching a BMW Nav VI to the TFT display
  • How to download BMW’s FREE Connected App and the additional options it offers in combo with TFT display.
  • BONUS: Introduction to Rever. REVER is the trending app connecting riders worldwide.3 LUCKY WINNERS will receive a 1-year PREMIUM subscription to REVER!

About the TFT Display & Connected App
The new TFT display, currently on the 2018 R1200GS/GSA (in-stock TODAY!) and expected to be part of the all-new 2018 F750GS and F850GS, replaces the traditional instrument cluster. It provides motorcyclists with an innovative and intuitive solution for daily navigation, making and receiving phone calls, playing music, and retrieving riding related information like tire pressure, fuel consumption, speed, and revs, through a clear 6.5” TFT display!
On top of this, riders can download the FREE BMW Motorrad Connected App. This new app offers smartphone-based navigation with turn by turn arrows, and tracks riding statistics, logs your routes, and offers the ability to load images from your rides so you can later share with other riders. It will even save the location of where you parked so you can easily get back to your bike!

This seminar will begin at 11am. Light refreshments (coffee and pastries) will be provided and all guests can enter to WIN a Premium subscription to REVER!

Lucky Blue Envelopes

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Based on customer feedback, we are very excited to announce local* online and phone order customers are NOW eligible to receive Lucky Blue Envelopes!
NOW each time you visit, call, or place an online order of $25 or more in January you will receive a Lucky Blue Envelope. All envelopes contain a fantastic prize including multiple grand prizes like:

  • FREE t-shirts and hats
  • FREE desk toys- small and large
  • FREE oil & filter change for your Beemer
  • FREE books and DVD’s
  • FREE BMW posters
  • $50 gift cards
  • Service coupons
  • A brand new set of tires for any BMW
  • A professional bike detailing
  • $10 and $25 accessory and apparel coupons
  • And much, much more!

Per the instructions on the back of your lucky blue envelope, you must bring the unopened envelope(s) back to Bobs’ BMW in February to reveal its contents and to redeem your prize. And remember, each envelope contains a prize so EVERYONE is a WINNER!
*One envelope per visit. Customers in MD, VA, D.C., PA, and DE. Prizes awarded upon return visit in February. One redemption per visit. Gift cards and show tickets not included.

Now or Never Sale is Back & Starts TODAY!

Now or Never Sale at Bob's BMW
The Biggest Sale Of the Year Is Going On NOW!
The BIGGEST markdowns of the year on overstock and closeout apparel from all the major brands! Shop Jackets, Pants, Boots, Gloves, Helmets and MORE in-store and online.
With prices this low and quantities limited to in-stock only, you better act NOW or you may NEVER see it again!

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

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

License-Earning Motorcycle Courses

Basic Rider Course

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

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

Cost: $345

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

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

Back By Popular Demand: Basic Rider Course for Women

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

Absolute Beginner Course

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

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

Alternate Basic Rider Course

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

Scheduling: One weekend afternoon, generally Saturday

Improve Your Ride

Extra Practice in Basic Riding Course
A Rider School Exclusive

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

Cost: $55, non-refundable.

Scheduling: One weekend afternoon (typically Sunday)

Experienced Rider Course/BRC 2

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

Cost: $230, nonrefundable

Questions? Call 443-518-4971.

PROFESSIONAL DETAILING AT BOB’S BMW

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The level of detail required to bring your motorcycle up to your desired quality will depend on the condition of the bike when it arrives. Wheels, windshield blemishes, profound scratches, metal polishing, rust concealment & treatment, painting, decal removal, etc. will all be estimated at time of quote. We offer four levels of detailing options—starting at $195—for all motorcycles, any year, make, or model.

For a FREE quote, call 301-497-8949 ext. 502 TODAY to schedule an appointment!

Motorcycle detailing at Bob's BMWThe Importance of Motorcycle Detailing
To protect your investment and keep your motorcycle in like-new condition it is important to not only care for it mechanically but also to care for its physical condition. One of the most important things you can do to preserve your motorcycle is to have it professionally detailed at least one time per season.

Unfortunately unlike 4 wheels, motorcycles can’t just be run through the local car wash to clean off all of the dirt, brake dust, bugs, road tar, tree sap, or pollen. So to keep you riding as much as possible instead of spending your free time cleaning your bike, Bob’s BMW offers professional detail services. Our Professional Detail Specialist has over 15 years of detailing and refurbishing experience.

Motorcycle detailing at Bob's BMW Motorcycles

PROFESSIONAL DETAILING AT BOB'S BMW

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The level of detail required to bring your motorcycle up to your desired quality will depend on the condition of the bike when it arrives. Wheels, windshield blemishes, profound scratches, metal polishing, rust concealment & treatment, painting, decal removal, etc. will all be estimated at time of quote. We offer four levels of detailing options—starting at $195—for all motorcycles, any year, make, or model.

For a FREE quote, call 301-497-8949 ext. 502 TODAY to schedule an appointment!

Motorcycle detailing at Bob's BMWThe Importance of Motorcycle Detailing
To protect your investment and keep your motorcycle in like-new condition it is important to not only care for it mechanically but also to care for its physical condition. One of the most important things you can do to preserve your motorcycle is to have it professionally detailed at least one time per season.
Unfortunately unlike 4 wheels, motorcycles can’t just be run through the local car wash to clean off all of the dirt, brake dust, bugs, road tar, tree sap, or pollen. So to keep you riding as much as possible instead of spending your free time cleaning your bike, Bob’s BMW offers professional detail services. Our Professional Detail Specialist has over 15 years of detailing and refurbishing experience.
Motorcycle detailing at Bob's BMW Motorcycles

HELMET TRADE IN EVENT

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Bob's BMW Trade In ProgramIs your helmet 5 years or older? Not sure how old your helmet is? All new helmets are required to have their production date stamped on them so if you can’t find the date, you definitely need a new one!

Based on extensive safety research and testing, all major helmet manufactures agree it is important to replace your helmet every five years. Over time, the material slowly loses its protective qualities. As time passes, the EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam, hardens and after about 5 years the materials are no longer able to protect you in the event of an impact. Those of you with children are probably familiar with this. Similar rules apply to the protective qualities in car seats.

Not to mention if you weren’t properly fitted for your helmet, you very well could be riding around in a helmet that does not even fit which as you can imagine will not protect you as it is designed to do if you were in an accident.

Bob's BMW Motorcycles Trade In programAbout Bob’s Helmet Trade-In Program
In an effort to help the riding community stay safe, we are collecting expired and damaged motorcycle helmets between March 1 – April 30, 2017. To reward your good deed, Bob’s BMW will give you 15% OFF your new helmet when you trade in your old helmet! The 15% discount applies to all helmets, even closeout helmets! Helmets traded in will be destroyed and disposed of by Bob’s staff. The offer cannot be combined with any other discount and is valid in-store only.

Bob’s stocks helmets in a wide variety of brands, colors, styles, and price ranges. Start the season off right by taking advantage of Bob’s first ever Trade-In Helmet Program.

 
 

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Positive Changes for 2017

Each year Bob’s BMW sits down as a team to reflect on the previous year so we can refocus and reenergize for the coming year. We always base our decisions on Bob’s BMW’s mission:

To provide customers with an experience that consistently exceeds their expectations and create an environment where team members have the opportunity to grow and achieve their goals.

We are committed to:

  • Investing time and resources in staff training and education
  • Researching and testing products in order to pick and choose the best available product options for our customers
  • Providing a generous staff-to-customer ratio at all times
  • Helping team members improve their quality of life by providing a healthy work-life balance

To continue achieving these goals while being the best possible resource for our customers, as of February 6, Bob’s BMW will be adjusting its hours of operation to a five-day work week and will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.

New Showroom & Service Hours
Tuesday-Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed (out riding!)

Bob’s BMW Online Store
As always bobsbmw.com will remain open 24/7, 365 days a year and will continue processing orders Monday through Saturday.

Remember, the online store offers the convenient and free option to order online and pick up in store.

We understand change is not always easy and can seem uncomfortable or perhaps inconvenient at first. But we believe that change is good and is the only way to improve and grow. We will very much appreciate your patience over the next few weeks as we all adjust to this very positive change for 2017.

Thank you for your understanding, and here’s to a great 2017!

World Travelers on Urals Arriving in Jessup on Jan. 3!

leavinghomefunktion

leavinghomefunktion UralsJust last week Bob’s BMW learned of the leavinghomefunktion project and was instantly intrigued. After speaking with the world travelers they were able to coordinate a last minute detour to Bob’s BMW on January 3, just days before they reach their final destination in New York.
 
Assuming everything falls into place perfectly (i.e. no surprise breakdowns!), the group of 5 traveling on 4 Urals are expected to arrive at Bob’s this Tuesday to share their exciting 2 year adventure with YOU!
 
We understand this is short notice but it’s an awesome opportunity! We hope you can help us welcome the creators of the leavinghomefunktion project on January 3, 3pm, at Bob’s BMW! Check Bob’s Facebook Page for updates.

LEAVINGHOMEFUNKTION: PRESS RELEASE

leavinghomefunktion has been printing its tracks throughout the European, Asian and N. American continents with the image of x4 wobbling Ural 650s with sidecars. The leavinghomefunktion project is formed by an international group of 5 artists: Kaupo Holmberg (EST), Elisabeth Oertel, Johannes Foetsch, Anne Knoedler (DE), and Efy Zeniou (CY) who have over the past 2 years packed their lives and belongings into their 2×1 meter sidecars.

leavinghomefunktionThe group opted for the longest way to the West – one which crosses the entire East. Initiating this type of expedition meant exchanging their everyday comforts with the opportunity of learning from a diversity of social, economical and geographical conditions. Through this project they attempt to underline the importance of opening up to new input, shifting through different points of view and seeing the world through their own eyes – something which largely relies on the local reactions and forms of reception. A great point they find in such an adventure is learning how to adapt and integrate with daily lives in foreign territories and pushing their boundaries in ways which would expand their world views both physically and mentally.

Their decision was to use the unreliable 80s/90s Ural 650. This choice in vehicle was backed up by the idea of self integration: These bikes can be spotted in some of the most remote and unexpected regions of the world and thereforethey would be easy to find spare parts for and to repair – not to mention breaking the ice with local residents. Through this journey with old-timers they have had a wider chance of encountering how local settlements adapt as well as influence their daily environments. During the short bursts of time spent with locals they record how they work together to overcome communication barriers, find solutions and exchange knowledge through personal stories. While experimenting with documentation techniques they attempt to explore understandings of “territories” which are generally received and understood through mass and social media.

40,000 KILOMETERS IN 4 STAGES

Drawings of flotation device

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STAGE 1 – Crossing Europe and into Eurasia which finalized with their
1st wintercamp in the Caucasus region.

STAGE 2 – Crossing the Republic of Georgia,Russia, Kazakhstan, Siberia, Altai, Mongolia and the Russian Far East. Managing “The Old Road of Bones” left the group curious about how much they could push their boundaries further which led them to their 2nd wintercamp in Canada where they kickstarted preparations for The Kolyma Challenge.

STAGE 3 – The Kolyma Challenge was their most peculiar adventure so far. This took place in the remote regions of Sakha and Chukotka – extreme landscapes which are inaccessible to the average landway vehicle. By transforming their Urals with pontoons and propeller drives they opened up new ways for coming in contact with the isolated settlements found along the 1600 km Kolyma river. Having completed their waterway travels in Chukotka they re-transformed their Urals with an un-foldable trailer bridge which enabled them to manage the reoccurring river crossings that were expected throughout the undomesticated tundra.

STAGE 4 – The group has recently landed in Alaska and will continue to huff and puff all the way to New York City. Before Xmas is upon us they will shift from the Northern Lights where the lonely buffaloes roam to the concrete jungles of a glimmering traffic which never sleeps! This last stage is expected to be full of local surprises as the leavinghomefunktioners push their Old Soviet bikes through a highly westernized context.

EVERY LITTLE PUSH COUNTS

URALS in waterThey sleep under the stars, or in the rain – even between swamps if need be. When the taiga and the tundra turns into a city they get to know the hospitality of friends of friends of friends…which makes the world a bit less stranger. Their main financial objective is to keep the Ural with a pulse (i.e spare parts and fuel) and for the travelers to continue collecting,processing and editing all the information which the Ural brings their way. The project is like the perfect backdrop whether you are into Huckleberry Fin, Kafka or the Beats but keeping in business for them means keeping in touch with reality at a different level. Parallel to a life on the 3-wheeler they host live presentations, develop crowdfunding campaigns, produce marketing material and correspond with book publishers, bloggers, newspapers, tv channels and magazines. Their wheels keep running through online supporters which contribute with small donations in exchange for some unique gifts from their landway adventure. To enable supporters to access the leavinghomefunktion piggy bank and give the artists a little push in their creative efforts the group has created a PATREON page www.patreon.com/leavinghomefunktion where people can give adonation and receive a unique set of gifts from the road.

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