November 29th, 2013
Attention: WOMEN riders and passengers!
Trade in your old, used helmet for a $150 credit toward the purchase of a NEW Schuberth C3W helmet! PLUS we will take a photograph of you wearing your old helmet, then another picture with your NEW helmet, and we’ll post it on Facebook!
Schuberth designs helmets specifically for women’s facial structures. Feel the difference for yourself and get fitted by one of our specialists TODAY!
Offer expires December 31, 2013.
November 26th, 2013
Stop by Bob’s on Black Friday for a slice of pie! It’s Black Pie Day!
Come for piece a pie and SAVE 10% OFF ALL APPAREL & ACCESSORIES!
Can’t make it Friday? No worries….the pie will be gone but the Savings continue ALL WEEKEND!
Hurry this delectable deal won’t last forever!
10% OFF ALL Apparel and Accessories this Friday! And even BIGGER discounts on these select items!
Nebo Ultra Socket Tool set
Reg: $27.95 Friday $19.95
Only 10 available!
BMW Digital tire gauge
Reg: $25.59 Friday $19.95
Only 25 available!
First Gear dry pack luggage
25 ltr: Reg 59.95 Friday $49.95
40 ltr: Reg 79.95 Friday $60.95
Only 5 of each size available!
BMW Vintage 5 poster set
Reg $29.95 Friday 19.95
Only 50 set’s available
Interphone motorcycle phone mounts: for IPhone 4 & 5 and Galaxy phones
Reg: $69.95 Friday $51.95
Only 10 of each style available!!
Hurry…only while supplies last
November 26th, 2013
The latest creation by Bob’s Service Department UNVEILED!
Friday at 11 AM, be present for the official unveiling of our 2014 K1600 GTL Trike! The high-tech marriage of BMW and Hannigan is celebrated in high-style with this amazing three-wheeler. You’ve GOT to see it!
So grab a slice of pie and find a place to watch in awe as we pull the cover off another unforgettable Bob’s masterpiece!
November 20th, 2013
The new BMW R1200RT raises the bar yet again for dynamic touring bikes.
Bob’s is currently taking pre-orders and deposits on the 2014 R1200RT which are expected to arrive on showroom floors in March 2014. If you want to be one of the first (or maybe even the first!) on one of these perfectly engineered and tastefully designed BMW motorcycles, contact sales today. Bikes will be delivered to customers nationwide in the same order orders were received. More information available below:
The RT has always been synonymous with supremely comfortable, highly dynamic touring on two wheels. With its latest rendering in the form of the R1200RT featuring a new drive unit and carefully honed profile, BMW Motorrad is once again showing how things are done when it comes to fusing effortless travel abilities with sporty performance.
More powerful boxer engine with larger centrifugal mass for even greater refinement and smoothness.
Derived from the boxer unit on the BMW R1200GS, the new engine produces a peak output of 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm and its maximum torque of 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm.
To ready them for use on the new R1200RT, the centrifugal masses of both the crankshaft and the alternator were increased, resulting in even smoother engine running. Comfort has been given an additional boost by using a longer secondary transmission ratio to keep the revs lower.
R1200RT-2014-012ASC and two riding modes as standard. Riding mode Pro with Hill Start Control as an ex-works option.
For optimum adaptation to the rider’s individual needs, the new R1200RT is equipped as standard with two riding modes along with Automatic Stability Control (ASC). The two riding modes, “Rain” and “Road,” allow the R1200RT to be adapted to most road conditions. The optional extra Riding mode Pro, meanwhile, includes the additional riding mode “Dynamic” plus the Hill Start Control function. The sporty nature of the R1200RT can be experienced to the full in “Dynamic” mode, while Hill Start Control helps to make light work of stopping and starting on an uphill slope.
Gear Shift Assistant Pro for smooth yet swift gear changing.
The BMW Gear Shift Assistant Pro that is available as an option ex-works represents a world first for production motorcycle manufacture. It enables upshifts and downshifts to be made without operation of the clutch or throttle valve in the load and rev speed ranges that are of relevance for riding, resulting not just in even greater comfort but in added dynamism, too.
Even more agile chassis offering superior handling precision and comfort. Dynamic ESA for optimum riding dynamics in any situation as an ex-works option.
The new R1200RT features a new, continuous main frame to give it even greater directional stability. And when fitted with the optionally available semi-active suspension BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), the new R1200RT attains unprecedented levels of riding safety, performance and comfort, with the damping being automatically adapted to the prevailing conditions to suit the riding situation and the maneuvers being carried out.
R1200RT-2014-016Optimized comfort, streamlined aerodynamics, more dynamic bodywork and optional LED daytime running light.
Seating comfort and ergonomics have likewise been further improved for rider and passenger alike. The ergonomic triangle formed by the handlebars, seat and footrests has been lowered by 20 millimeters to make it even easier to reach the floor, something which shorter riders and passengers especially will appreciate when maneuvering or getting on and off the bike. Thanks to their outstanding comfort and effective wind and weather protection, BMW RT models have always been renowned for their excellent long-distance capabilities, now further improved by the addition of an optimized windshield. The front headlight assembly is based on the headlight design featured on the BMW Motorrad K1600 models and lends the new R1200RT a highly dynamic appearance. A safety-enhancing daytime running light can be fitted as an ex-works option.
Multifunctional instrument cluster with TFT colour display, BMW Motorrad Pro onboard computer and innovative audio controls.
The instrument cluster has undergone a complete makeover, with the new R1200RT now featuring a large 5.7-inch TFT color display to provide the rider with an even greater wealth of data. This is where the extensive information from the standard-fit BMW Motorrad Pro onboard computer can also be called up, for instance. The display is supplemented by the analog speedometer and rev counter dials. And for the ultimate in touring comfort, the list of available factory-fitted options includes an audio system with innovative operation via the multi-controller.
R1200RT-2014-005New color scheme in three appealing variants.
The model’s dynamism, class and comfort are brought to the fore by three new color compositions: Quartz blue metallic and Callisto grey metallic matt are combined with the contrasting colour Dark slate metallic matt, while the Ebony metallic finish forms an eye-catching contrast with Monolith metallic matt.
The highlights of the new BMW R1200RT:
November 6th, 2013
Help Bob’s BMW bring Comfort and Joy to Howard County. Every year during the holiday season Bob’s BMW collects donations to help the less fortunate and this year’s Holiday Drive will benefit local Howard County organizations: The Howard County Food Bank, Grass Roots Crisis Intervention Center(s), and the Domestic Violence Center. In order to make this a great success, we need your help!
We are accepting monetary, toy, food (including select household items and personal hygiene items), and warm hats, scarves, and gloves donations through December 21, 2013. Because it is the holiday season, organizations prefer new, un-opened items, and ask that they NOT be gift wrapped. For your convenience, monetary donations can be made online HERE. You can select which program you want your donation to benefit or select to divide your donation equally among them all.
The number of smiles we bring to Howard County depends on you. Check out the list of most needed items below, start gathering items TODAY, and bring them to Bob’s during regular business hours. The donation bin is located by coffee. Keep in mind that five ten-dollar items go further than one fifty-dollar item. The holidays are just around the corner, don’t delay!
Items we will be collecting:
November 4th, 2013
How much winter riding can you bear?
Join Bob’s first annual High Mileage Polar Bear Challenge. All brand riders are encouraged to join in the fun and all you have to do is ride…it’s that simple!
Round 1 begins in December. Prizes will be awarded to the male and female rider each month that logs the most miles in the time periods outlined below. Plus, at the end of the four rounds, both the male and female rider with the highest cumulative miles will be the Grand Prize Winners.
Each winner will receive winter riding gear provided by Gerbing and Rev’it who have agreed to sponsor the challenge. Not to mention bragging rights, a cool “Polar Bear Challenge” bike decal(s), and public recognition via eblasts, facebook, and print publications.
How To Register
Registration must be completed in person with the Service Department.
Registration is open during regular service department business hours, Tuesday-Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-4pm (see below for specific dates).
With the obvious intent of the challenge being to log as many miles as possible in a short period of time, each motorcycle will receive a FREE winter safety inspection by one of our certified technicians. We want participants to have fun and enjoy the competition but we want to do what we can to ensure everyone is safe in the process. With that said, each inspector holds the right to deny participation in the challenge if the bike is deemed unsafe for heavy winter riding.
How The Challenge Works
To accommodate schedules, each round’s registration will remain open throughout most of the month but keep in mind the sooner you register your starting mileage, the better chances you have in winning! If by any chance you are not able to check in during the check in dates listed below, we ask that you purchase a newspaper, hold it next to your odometer and email that image to email@example.com. Please note: this means of check-in cannot be used on a regular basis.
You can participate in as many rounds as you like. You do NOT have to participate in every round but again, the more miles you officially check-in with us, the better your chances of being one of the grand prize winners!
In an effort to keep the challenge as fair as possible, registration and subsequent check-ins must be done in person, dates are listed below.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Round One – December
Round 2 – January
Round 3 – February
Round 4 – March
October 31st, 2013
FREE BMW Allround Gloves with purchase of BMW Airshell and BMW Boulder 2*.
Hurry…ends December 31st or while supples last! Offer is IN-STORE ONLY! Stop by today, ask for Margaret, and get a professional fitting on the spot!
Some sizes may already be sold out, and it’s first come-first serve on the few that remain.
Here’s a good looking, Hi-Viz style jacket that offers all the versatility and protection you want.
Some sizes may already be sold out, and it’s first come-first serve on the few that remain.
The Boulder 2 is a modern, slim fitting and sporty short-waisted jacket. Safe, comfortable, and stylish in Neon or Olive/Black.
|Retails for $79.00!
Allround gloves For all touring riders who value quality and pay attention to the price. The Allround glove is waterproof, pleasantly soft and stays warm during cooler temperatures as well.
The fleecy inside lining, the soft leather of the palm and the individual adjustability by means of Velcro fasteners make the glove a comfortable
*Expires December 31, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other offer. In-store only.
October 25th, 2013
In last month’s newsletter we shared the exciting news about Bob’s Service Department extending its trike conversion services to the Harley and Honda community. In that same article we mentioned that we would be converting a Magnesium Beige Metallic 2014 BMW K 1600 GTL into a trike and in this newsletter issue we are happy to announce this exciting project is underway!
The 2014 K 1600 GTL is in our possession and the project is scheduled to begin next week and be completed on or around November 5. We will share pictures with you as often as we can of the build process and will alert you as soon as it is complete. In the meantime, mark your calendars to come by and check it out in a couple of weeks. Anyone seriously interested in maturing from a bike to a trike can contact sales for complete details!
October 25th, 2013
Bob’s is proud to share with its customers that many of its staff have been dedicated employees for multiples of years. Next time you’re at Bob’s and see one of the people listed below, you might want to take a second to personally thank them for all of their years of hard work and commitment to make Bob’s BMW what it is today.
Lex, e-Commerce Manager…24 years
Bucky, Custodian…21 years
Dana, Bookkeeper…17 years
Steve, Master BMW Certified Diagnostician…13 years
Darryl, BMW Certified Service Advisor…11 years
Carter, Certified Sales Advisor…10 years
David G., Master BMW Certified Technician…8 years
Lorrie, Warranty Administrator…8 years
Erik, BMW Certified Service Advisor…7 years
Mattigan, BMW Certified Parts Advisor…7 years
Dave O, Shipping/Receiving…7 years
Jessica, Assistant Bookkeeper…6 years
Peter, Parts, Accessories, and Apparel Manager…5 years
A special shout out to two of our teammates that tied the knot last month: Congratulations to Jessica & Phong and Paris & Grace…may you live happily ever after!
October 23rd, 2013
On Saturday, November 9, one of Bob’s very own employees, Colin Busch, will be sharing exciting stories and breathtaking images from his 10-month solo motorcycle adventure through 14 South America countries.
Many of you may even know Colin. Before hitting the road, he was a technician in our service department and now after returning from his travels works as our internet sales specialist, advising and communicating with online e-comm shoppers. Colin is an avid rider (obviously!) with a genuine passion for BMW motorcycles and history. He is, as his name tag states, a “Textbook Gear Head.”
Colin’s presentation inspires listeners to follow their dreams and passions and put the money factor on the back burner. He proves you don’t need tens of thousands of dollars to enjoy traveling abroad, hell not even a GPS! If you have the desire (and a motorcycle!) that is all you need, everything else will fall into place along the way!
Take a sneak peak of the many photographs Colin collected over his 14-month journey.
RSVP TODAY to hear about this exciting adventure in person on November 9!