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A Message from Bob

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

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


Message from March 12, 2020

To Our Customers and Friends:

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

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

Grand Re-Opening

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

Visiting Bob’s

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your continued support and business.


Bob @Bob’s  

Staff Review – 2019 BMW F850GS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Use promo code SERVICENOW to save.

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

The New F900R and F900XR

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Technology benchmark in the segment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Newly developed slim steel rear frame.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• High-quality workmanship down to the last detail.

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

2020 BMW Motorcycles

Model Year 2020 – Pricing And Equipment Updates

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

Models Included in this Communication:

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

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

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

The NEW R 1250 R / RS

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

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

New Options:

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

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

THE NEW MY 2020 R 1250 R

MSRP $14,995

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


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

ZSL Select Package (MSRP $2,950):

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

Total MSRP = $17,945 with ZSL

Optional Packages/Single Options

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

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

THE NEW MY 2020 R 1250 RS

MSRP $15,695

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


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

ZSL Select Package (MSRP $3,150):

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

Total MSRP = $18,845 with ZSL

Optional Packages/Single Options

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

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

THE MY 2020 R 1250 GS

MSRP $17,895

Color Changes

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

Option and Package Changes

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

THE MY 2020 R 1250 GS Adventure

MSRP $20,195

Color Changes

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

Option and Package Changes

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

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

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

THE MY 2020 R 1250 RT

MSRP $18,645

Arrival TBD

Color Changes

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

Option and Package Changes

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

The NEW MY 2020 R nineT /5

MSRP: $12,495

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

Equipment Included:

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

MY 2020 R NineT Pure

MSRP $9,995

Option and Package Changes

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

MY 2020 R NineT Scrambler

MSRP $12,995

Option and Package Changes

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

MY 2020 R NineT

MSRP $15,495

Arrival TBD

Color Changes

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

Option and Package Changes

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

MY 2020 G 310 R

MSRP $4,945

Color Changes

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

MY 2020 G 310 GS

MSRP $5,795

Color Changes

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

MY 2020 C 400 X

MSRP $6,845

Arrival TBD

Option Changes

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

MY 2020 C 650 GT

MSRP $10,995

Color Changes

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

Option Changes

The Alarm is no longer offered as a factory option.

F 750 GS

MSRP $10,395

Option and Package Changes

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

F 850 GS

MSRP $13,345

Base MSRP / Standard Feature Changes

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

Option and Package Changes

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


MSRP $14,445

Arrival TBD

Base MSRP / Standard Feature Changes

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

Option and Package Changes

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

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

MY 2020 S 1000 R

MSRP $14,045

Arrival TBD

Color Changes

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

Option Changes

The Alarm is no longer offered as a factory option.

MY 2020 S 1000 RR

MSRP $16,995

Color Changes (as of August 2019 production)

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

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

Option and Package Changes

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

MY 2020 K 1600 B

MSRP $22,145

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

Color Changes

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

ZSL Select Package Changes (Bagger)

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

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

Total MSRP = $23,995 with ZSL

ZPP Premium Package Changes (Grand America)

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

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

Total MSRP = $25,595 with ZPP

MY 2020 K 1600 GT

MSRP $24,045

Arrival TBD

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

Color Changes

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

ZSL Select Package Changes

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

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

Total MSRP = $26,595 with ZSL

Option Changes

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

MY 2020 K 1600 GTL

MSRP $26,245

Color Changes

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

Option Changes

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

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

BMW Group In America

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; technology offices in Silicon Valley and Chicago, and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is the BMW Group global center of competence for BMW X models and manufactures the X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7 Sports Activity Vehicles. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 348 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 149 BMW motorcycle retailers, 121 MINI passenger car dealers, and 38 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW Motorrad products is available to consumers via the Internet at: www.bmwmotorradusa.com.

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

Customer Service Reminders for the Holidays

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

Holiday Hours

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

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

Last Day To Order Online

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


Renovation in Progress

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

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

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

Be Part of Bob’s History

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

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

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Supports BMW Motorcycle Owners of America Members

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

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

Registration is easy and secure. Let’s get started!

The New BMW R nineT /5

The New BMW R nineT /5

R nineT /5: Exclusive model to mark the 50th anniversary of the /5 series and 50 years of BMW Motorrad production in Berlin Spandau.

Classic, authentic, original – and air-cooled. This is what the BMW R nineT models stand for. The new R nineT /5 provides another addition to the successful BMW Motorrad Heritage world of experience, this time with special historical roots: the model marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary /5 series and at the same time the start of BMW Motorrad production at the BMW plant in Berlin Spandau 50 years ago.

A look back to the past with the future in mind: the /5 series as a historical archetype.
BMW automobile production increased enormously in the 1960s, so the decision was taken to build BMW motorcycles in Berlin. Operations got underway in 1969 with some 400 staff and a new series: the /5 models R 50/5, R 60/5 and R 75/5. With a completely newly developed chassis and engine along with a fresh, modern design, BMW made a lasting impact on the expanding motorcycle market of the time. The /5 models saw instant success, thrilling customers with a combination of riding dynamics on country roads and travel comfort.

The new BMW motorcycles perfectly matched an age defined by upheaval, rock music and a powerful sense of freedom. As a reflection of this, a wide range of bold, bright body colours was available for the new /5 models.

The BMW Motorrad anniversary model R nineT /5 not only marks the 50th anniversary of the /5 series and 50 years of BMW Motorrad production in Berlin Spandau, however. Fitted as standard with heated grips, the R nineT /5 also rekindles memories of that bygone era, bringing the /5 models back to life with nostalgic charm but in a contemporary form.

Painstaking details in the style of the /5 models for a harmonious overall package.
The anniversary model features contemporary knee pads, for example, as well as an elaborate body finish in Lupine Blue metallic with smoke effect and double line marking on the fuel tank, which bears the anniversary emblem. Chrome for the rear mirrors, exhaust manifold and rear silencer likewise hark back to the historical archetype, as does the double seat contoured in the style of the /5 with cross-embossing on the cover, grab straps and white piping as well as gaiters on the telescopic fork.

The coating of the engine, gearbox, fork slider tubes, wheel hubs and spokes in Aluminium Silver also stylishly evokes the legendary /5 models, as do the components finished in black such as the frame and the propeller shaft casing.

Highlights of the BMW R nineT /5:
-Potent boxer engine with a capacity of 1 170 cc and an output of 81 kW (110 hp) that meets EU4 requirements.
-Spoke wheels, 3.5 x 17 inches at front and 5.5 x 17 inches at rear.
-320-millimetre twin disc brake at the front.
-ABS as standard.
-ASC (Automatic Stability Control) as standard.
-Heated grips as standard.
-2-in-1 exhaust system made of stainless steel with chrome manifolds and rear silencer.
-Chrome mirrors.
-Fuel tank with knee pads and elaborate paint finish in Lupine Blue metallic with smoke effect and double line marking.
-Front mudguard in Lupine Blue metallic with double line marking.
-Double seat with chrome decorative elements and white piping, evoking the historic predecessor.
-Fork slider tubes, wheel hubs and spokes in Aluminium Silver.
-Telescopic fork with gaiters.
-High-end details such as fork bridges and footrests in forged, clear anodised aluminium.

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Labor Day Savings

Coupon Codes Below!

Use USA15 to save 15% on one regularly priced part, accessory, or apparel item thru September 7. Shop Now>>

Use USA20 to save 20% on footwear thru September 7. Shop Now>>

Enjoy and Happy Labor Day!

*Cannot be combined with additional discounts. Sale items, motorcycles, service labor and select brands including Progressive, Schuberth, Arai, and BMW not included. Discount taken from original MSRP. Must mention promotional savings at time of purchase. Offer ends Saturday, September 7 at 11:59 pm EST. 

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.

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


**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



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. 



  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.





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.


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)


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…

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. 

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! 

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 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)! 


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.

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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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. 


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>>

Check your inbox for door prize and sale announcements! 

Schuberth C4 vs. Shoei Neotec 2


               Schuberth C4            VS.           Shoei Neotec 2

Two Top-Of-Line Modular Helmets! Which is right for you?

Below is a comparison between the Shoei Neotec 2 and the Schuberth C4. Both modular helmets are excellent options providing premium safety and comfort, but without knowing the features of each, it is not easy to decide which is right for you. So lets begin…

Both the Neotec 2 and C4 are made from fiberglass; the C4 is 100% fiberglass and the Neotec 2 is a fiber glass mixture called Advanced Interfrated Matrix (AIM). The Shoei weighs slightly less than the Schuberth. However the Schuberth comes with the speaker and mic built in whereas the Neotec does not so once you add the SENA communication system to the Shoei, weight is just about the same.  

Schuberth helmets are known for their quiet aerodynamic design and the C4 conitnues this tradition. Both helmets are designed to prevent air flow through the lower area of the helmet. The Shoei is euipped with a Vortex Generator in the chin zone that not only prevents the entry of air but also reduces noise considerably. Plus, it has a double rear spoiler, wind tunnel tested, that minimizes turbulence at high speeds making it great for not only touring but also sport bike riders.  

Both come with Pinlock anti-fog lense and anti-scratch treatment. Neither require special tools to remove the screen; both are easily removable. The Neotec 2 visor is not as high or wide as the C4 visor but the Neotec does have a carved edge that the C4 does not, allowing it to fit as tightly as possible agianst the helmet shell helping with soundproofing. One interesting side note is that the C4 does offer the possiblity of changing the sun visor depending on the type of light. 

The Shoei offers a 2-click system so that once the chin bar is lifted, it can be pushed back one more time for a second click providing a bit of a locking mechanism. Both incorporate a micrometric retention system making them very quick and easy to operate.

While both helmets have a sophisticated ventilation system, the Neotec 2 offers an extractor in the rear that the C4 does not. Both have air inlets in the upper zone and chin zone. 

Interior padding in both helmets is removable and washable. The Schuberth interior is anitbacterial and fast drying and has been optmized for those that wear glasses. The Shoei was built with padding in the area of the ears which reduces external noise. 

Both have 5 year warranties, however the Schuebrth you must register. Otherwise it is only a 2 year warranty. 

Price is very reasonable for this style helmet especially considering the quality offered to protect your body’s most important part! Both come in a variety of colors, some of which will make the base price go up a bit.The Shoei Neotec 2 starts at $699.00 and the Schuberth C4 starts at $749.  For a limited time only, call 301-497-8949 and ask about Bob’s exclusive offer on the Schuberth C4!

The reality is you cannot go wrong with either of these premium flip-up helmets! Questions about sizing? Call 301-497-8949 to speak with one of our apparel specialists TODAY!