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How Much Winter Riding Can You Bear?

pb copyThis winter Bob’s BMW Motorcycles in Jessup, MD is hosting its first annual High Mileage Polar Bear Challenge, proudly sponsored by Gerbing and Rev’It! All brand riders are welcome and encouraged to participate.  This High Mileage Polar Bear Challenge is a cool and fun opportunity to do what we ALL enjoy best…ride…it’s that simple! With over 20 registered riders already, coming from states all around, we are looking forward to a winter of friendly competition. We will track miles on facebook and in our monthly newsletters so even those of you across the country can enjoy following along and cheer on your fellow riders.

The first round of the Challenge begins this month. Every month one male and one female rider will win prizes donated by the sponsors of the challenge, Gerbing Heated Gear and Rev’it! Plus, at the end of the four months, the male and female rider with the highest cumulative miles will be our Grand Prize Winners. Winners will receive great winter riding gear provided by our gracious sponsors and all participants will get bragging rights among fellow riders and an “I Survived Bob’s High Mileage Polar Bear Challenge 2013-2014” bike decal!

How To Register (There is still plenty of time!)
Registration must be done in person at Bob’s Service Department. Registration is open during regular service department business hours, Tuesday-Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-4pm (see below for specific registration and mileage check-in dates).

Each motorcycle will receive a FREE winter safety inspection by a certified technician at the time of registration. The idea is to have fun and enjoy a friendly competition but Bob’s want to do what it can to ensure everyone is safe in the process.

How The Challenge Works
To accommodate unpredictable winter weather and personal 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, you are asked to purchase a newspaper, hold it next to your odometer and email that image to Please note this method of check-in will not be accepted on a regular basis.

PolarBearChallenge StickerYou 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 at Bob’s, the better your chances are of winning some great winter riding gear!

A special note to out-of state participants: We want you to join in the fun and we understand the challenge that the added distance from us creates for you (or you could look at it as a benefit!); however, we still require registration to be completed in person. If you are unable to ride to Bob’s for the monthly check-in’s, you can still participate in the cumulative portion of the challenge as well as at least one monthly round (as mentioned above, checking-in via email is accepted just not on a regular basis). To qualify for the cumulative, you must register in person and then return for the final check in; at which point you will receive your “I Survived” bike decal!

Round One – December
Register your starting mileage between Dec 3-Dece. 28
Check-in your ending mileage January 2-January 4

Round 2 – January
Register your starting mileage between January 2-January 30
Check-in your ending mileage January 31-February 1

Round 3 – February
Register your starting mileage between January 31-February 27
Check-in your ending mileage February 28-March 1

Round 4 – March
Register your starting mileage between February 28 – March 28
Check-in ending mileage March 29-April 1

Finally, in Maryland every year the Maryland State Police hosts a Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for Maryland’s children and adults with intellectual disabilities. With our first annual Polar bear Challenge kicking off, we thought it would be fun to create a Bob’s BMW team to work together and raise money and/or have registered Polar Bear Challenge riders gear up and ride over to the event on January 25 at Sandy Point Park and represent Bob’s Polar Bear Riders!! Anyone interested in helping to get a team together, please email

The 2014 K 1600GTL Trike

small-gtBob’s is always looking for ways to keep our customers happy and hopefully thankful to have us as their resource for everything motorcycling, so when new generations or styles come along, we always try to display the best examples of them to you. With the trend for trike motorcycles on the rise, Bob’s went to work and built a custom 2014 Magnesium Beige Metallic K 1600 GTL trike fully equipped with safety package: adaptive headlight, DTC, TPM; Luxury package: LED fog light, Electronic Suspension, Anti Theft Alarm; Bluetooth interface control; radio software; high seat; powerlet accessory; passenger armrests; topcase LED Brake Light; electric reverse; running boards; fully functional ABS, foot vents, stone guards.

We mentioned earlier this fall the trike build was in the works but are now happy to report the project is complete and ready for our customers to come and check it out! BMW Master Certified Technician Dave Grunberger really deserves a round of applause folks! While walking us around the finished product, Dave summed up this beast of a machine best by stating, “You’re looking at the best trike on the market, period. It handles perfectly (thanks to the extra wide front wheel), it looks amazing (check out the rear end with the custom horizontal tilted exhaust), it’s fast (just trust us…it’s fast!), it’s fun, and it’s comfortable. If you’ve gone from a bike to a trike or are considering doing so, look no further. The K1600GTL trike is luxury touring at its finest!

The trike is now on display and FOR SALE at Bob’s BMW! View images HERE!

Looking Back at the 2013 Race Season

Jer-helmetThe race season is officially over and as winter sets in our Bob’s BMW Sponsored Racer, Jeremy Cook is already planning his comeback in 2014. With purchases like the HP Race ECU, HP Race Calibration Kit and a few other high performance modifications; Jeremy believes he will be able to produce winning results for the 2014 season.

The 2013 season proved to be a battle for Jeremy dealing with issues that many across our nation are also dealing with today like the sequestration, job loss and unpredictable financial stability but he still tried his best to stay focused and push forward. He did exceptionally well considering the personal struggles he had to overcome this season; still earning a 3rd Place in the AMA Grand Nationals at Virginia International Raceway along with multiple top ten finishes in most of the classes he races for the Championship Cup Series (CCS) and American Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA) Pro Series. The final event for the 2013 season took place at historic Daytona International Speedway back in October, The Race of Champions.

The event started out on Thursday’s practice losing two fellow racers/riders on the track due to an unfortunate situation that set a saddened mood across the paddock; a tough reality of the roadracing sport and many sports like it, where one seemingly insignificant mistake can have such a grave outcome. The next day (Friday), racers set out to practice again and Jeremy had one thing in mind and that was to safely find the correct gearing for the Bob’s BMW, Dead Presidents Racing S1000RR, which proved to be difficult being that there are many factors to consider when getting the correct gearing like: Are you at race pace? Are your tires new or old? Are you running the correct fuel? Are you following the correct line? Are you hitting the Rev Limiter on the banking? What gear are you dropping to in the “horseshoe”? It may seem like you can get out there and get a ball park gearing and do just fine but with Daytona that is not the case at all. Trying to find the correct gearing while not at race pace is a waste of time so first thing’s first, Jeremy got to race pace and in his case, once he got there he needed less gearing to open up more top end so he could obtain a higher MPH without hitting the rev limiter!

After Friday’s practice the team headed to Orlando for the Inaugural AIM Expo to meet up with Schuberth Helmets and debut the custom painted Schuberth SR-1 helmet done by Andrew Swenson Designs of Richmond, VA; the helmet is currently on display at Bob’s BMW. Saturday was the first race day and things were looking up as Jeremy placed 7th in the Expert Unlimited GTO (25min) National Championship race, losing out to AMA Superbike Racers Huntley Nash and Lloyd Bayley and AMA Supersport Star Stefano Mesa. This race showed Jeremy that the weekend of National Championship racing would not be an easy event as he looked at the races he had coming up all had top 10 top 15 AMA Racers racing in them; those in attendance: Nico Ferreira, Tim Bemisderfer, Jason Farrell, Bruno Silva, Felipe Maclean, Lloyd Bayley, Shane Turpin, and 1385250_196498987200204_1592201984_neven Mark Heckles (former WSBK and BSB Racer) along with a few others. Understanding his uphill battle Jeremy strapped on his SIDI race boots and did the best he could finishing 6th in Expert Unlimited Supersport, 14th in Expert Unlimited grand Prix (after going off track), 16th in Expert Unlimited Superbike (after going off track twice).

Although he didn’t walk away with any podium finishes he stated, “I feel like I learned a lot, I think in losing and struggling is when you learn the most, if everything was handed to you on a silver platter all the time how would you know to appreciate the winnings when they come? I mean I was able to watch some of the top privateers in roadracing go at it and in a few cases actually was able to battle with them myself. When they pulled away I watched their lines and listened to hear when they got on and off the gas. If you watch AMA, MotoGP or WSBK you always hear the announcers say well now that he got passed him he should just sit back behind him and go to school. That’s exactly what I did, I went to school. Who else can say they battled with Mark Heckles a former WSBK and BSB racers that raced with some of the greats like Troy Bayliss and Colin Edwards? I can! Daytona is a nightmare and a dream at the same time and I have been blessed to race there with some amazing talent, I can’t even describe the feeling of going almost 200MPH around the banking or what it’s like in slow motion to see Stefano Mesa come by you on the brakes into turn one sliding the rear tire to the point where it is squealing so loudly and when you swear he is going to high-side he drops the bike down to the ground and drags an elbow, it’s a beautiful thing.”

Jeremy plans to continue racing and depending on sponsorship responses and other factors he plans to race in the AMA for 2014. To help prepare for next season, he is planning to attend Colin Edwards’ Texas Tornado Boot-camp and any other classes he can.

Next year’s tentative CCS Schedule is already posted and everyone should try to make at least one event to cheer on our Bob’s BMW sponsored racer. Download schedule here.

The race bike and helmet will be in and out of the showroom throughout the winter so feel free to stop in to check it out and ask Jeremy questions if you see him. He will be at the DC International Motorcycle Show and the Timonium Motorcycle Show along with many other events at Bob’s in the coming months, when his race schedule permits.

Jeremy would also like to thank all of his team and sponsors: Bob’s BMW Motorcycles, REV’IT Race Suits, Schuberth Helmets, SIDI Boots, DUNLOP Tires, Sharkskinz Fairings, Andrew Swenson Designs,, Larry Pegram, Chicken Hawk Tire Warmers, Vortex Racing, Silkolene Lubricants, Stahlbus USA, Full Spectrum Power, Innovative Motorcycle Research, and Lockhart Phillips Racing. Team: Stephanie Moreno (Administrative), David Davis (Mechanic), Elise Randall (Photographer), Tara Mason (Assistant), and Travis Walters (Assistant).

Bob’s Brings Comfort & Joy to Howard County


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 everything collected will be donated locally within Howard County to The Howard County Food Bank, Grass Roots Crisis Intervention Center(s), and the Domestic Violence Center. Here’s how you can help…

In addition to monetary donations that can be made online, you can also drop off the following items at Bob’s BMW through this weekend.

  • Toys – Small to medium sized for boys and girls, infants, toddlers, and tweens (only new and unwrapped toys will be accepted)
  • Non-perishable food including baby food and formula
  • Household items including dish soap, trash bags, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, sponges, Clorox wipes, windex, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, Ziploc baggies
  • Personal Hygiene items including deodorant, baby wipes, disposable diapers, band aids, soap, OTC pain relievers, tooth brushes, tooth paste, disposable razors.
  • Heavy hats, scarves, and gloves for all ages
  • Gift cards from Target, Walmart, and Grocery Stores

The number of smiles brought to the faces of locals in need during this holiday season depends on you! Drop off as frequently as you like during regular business hours; the donation bin is located in the coffee area. Keep in mind 5 $10 items goes further than 1 $50 item. The holidays are just around the corner, don’t delay!

For those of you joining us this weekend for Holiday Cheer (December 21), bring an item and you will be entered to WIN the All New Scorpion EXO R2000 helmet!

Schuberth’s C3W Trade UP Program


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!

Check out our online inventory!

Offer expires December 31, 2013.

Black Pie Day at Bob’s BMW!


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

What’s Under the Cover?


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!

The New BMW K 1600 GTL

Luxury Touring Par Excellence

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 20, 2013… The BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive takes two-wheeled travel to a whole new level with a 118 kW (160 hp) in-line six-cylinder engine that melds superlative power, stylish design and superb standards of equipment and comfort.

Leading the BMW Motorrad tourer range, the “Exclusive” model already lays claim to class-beating specifications as standard equipment – central locking with anti-theft alarm system and ESA II (electronic suspension adjustment) for an optimum spring/damper setup regardless of load. The Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) enhances safety when accelerating, while the innovative new Hill Start Control feature takes all the hard work out of pulling away uphill, even when carrying a passenger and full luggage. Plus, like all BMW motorcycles, the K 1600 GTL Exclusive comes equipped with BMW Motorrad ABS as standard.

The film antenna for the radio that is embedded in the topcase lid is a world first and ensures the best possible reception quality without sacrificing the bike’s appearance. Long-distance travel comfort for the pillion passenger is taken to greater heights by a new seat, a heated backrest and comfortable armrests. Also found on the list of standard equipment: LED auxiliary headlights, adaptive xenon headlight, Tire Pressure Monitor, additional brake light, engine protection bar, floor lighting, as well as LED daytime running light and, for the first time on a BMW motorcycle, Keyless Ride.

The styling of the “Exclusive” model also spells pure luxury – from the fuel tank’s aluminum molding and fully chromed exhaust system to the new-look instrumentation.

The color scheme for the new K 1600 GTL Exclusive adds to the sense of elegance and aesthetic appeal. The bodywork’s four-coat paint finish in Mineral white metallic high gloss complements the striking chrome surfaces, contrasting shade of Magnesium metallic matt and the Glacier silver metallic radiator . The color-coordinated seat cushion upholstery, backrest and pillion passenger armrests add the perfect finishing touch.

Highlights of the new BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive:

  • Superior in-line six-cylinder engine with abundant pulling power, especially at low and medium revs.
  • Output of 118 kW (160 hp) at 7,750 rpm and maximum torque of 175 Nm (129 lb-ft) at 5,250 rpm.
  • Over 70 per cent of maximum torque on tap from just 1,500 rpm.
  • Three selectable riding modes (“Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic”).
  • High standard of active safety thanks to BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part integral).
  • Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) to maximize safety when accelerating.
  • Chassis featuring duolever and paralever suspension plus ideal concentration of mass for dynamic handling abilities combined with the best possible comfort.
  • Electronic Suspension Adjustment II (ESA II) for optimum adaptation to all operating requirements and vehicle loads.
  • New instrumentation dials and sophisticated chrome surfaces. (New!)
  • Enlarged seat area, armrests and new heated backrest to offer pillion passengers the best possible comfort. (New!)
  • Liners for cases and topcase (embroidered).
  • Keyless Ride and central locking to maximize ease of use and security. (New!)
  • Hill Start Control for comfortably pulling away uphill with ease. (New!)
  • Integral film antenna for optimum radio reception and exclusive styling. (World first!)
  • Adaptive xenon headlight for greater safety on night-time rides.
  • LED auxiliary headlights.
  • Floor lighting.
  • Audio system prepared for navigation device and controllable interface for iPod, MP3, USB, Bluetooth and satellite radio (satellite radio only available in USA and Canada).
  • Innovative design offering outstanding wind and weather protection.
    Detailed, exceptionally high-grade four-coat paint finish. (New!)
  • Extensive equipment and bespoke accessories made to BMW Motorrad’s customary high standards.

Technology and design.
The new BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive – luxury touring with six-cylinder power and impressive specification.
Safety, superlative equipment, comfort and dynamic power are must-have qualities for a touring bike of the highest caliber. BMW Motorrad already redefined those standards with the introduction of the K 1600 GTL in 2010. Boasting the most compact in-line six-cylinder unit to be fitted on a standard production bike, the K 1600 GTL took riding characteristics, long-distance capabilities and comfort to a whole new dimension, fusing supreme agility and handling dynamics with a luxurious all-round package.

BMW Motorrad is now upping the ante again with the new K 1600 GTL Exclusive, which combines the exceptional travel and touring qualities of the K 1600 GTL with equipment features and comfort of the very highest order to position itself at the pinnacle of the BMW Motorrad tourer line-up.

Like its predecessor, the new K 1600 GTL Exclusive is powered by the sensational six-in-line engine, which ensures effortless response under all conditions with its output of 118 kW (160 hp), peak torque of 175 Newton metres (129 lb-ft) and exceptionally smooth running.
The new K 1600 GTL Exclusive lives up to riders’ expectations of an outstanding touring motorcycle, offering luxurious comfort , an extensive list of innovative standard features, and top-shelf styling.

New instrumentation dials and sophisticated chrome surfaces.
The instrument cluster and area in the driver’s immediate field of vision deliver a distinctively upmarket feel. The cluster’s dials now feature brand new scales in the form of indirectly illuminated light boxes. This novel technology, unique to BMW Motorrad and the rest of the industry, is more aesthetically pleasing and improves visibility on both daytime and night-time rides. The chrome edging surrounding the four speakers lends a sophisticated styling touch to the rider’s exclusive workstation.

The chromed finish on other elements, such as the headlight interior, the entire exhaust system with its remodelled plating around the catalytic converter, the mirrors, the brake fluid reservoir and the engine protection bar, adds to the new K 1600 GTL Exclusive’s refined styling.
Enlarged seat area, armrests and new heated backrest to offer pillion passengers the best possible comfort.

Passengers are seated more comfortably than ever on the new BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive. The pillion seat has been widened and lengthened at the rear. The standard armrests are complemented by a backrest that has been extended up to the lower topcase area and features a heated upper section. All of these features offer riding companions maximum comfort over long distances and add up to undiluted touring pleasure.

Keyless Ride and central locking to maximize ease of use and security.
For the first time on a BMW motorcycle, the conventional ignition/steering lock has been replaced by the Keyless Ride system, eliminating the need to use a key in the normal fashion. Instead, the steering lock, ignition, fuel filler flap and central locking are all controlled by a transponder integrated into the key, allowing riders to keep their key where it belongs – in their pocket.
When the key is within the vehicle’s reception range ( < 6.5 ft.) and has been successfully authenticated, the steering lock can be released with a brief press of the pushbutton control. The steering is locked again by holding the pushbutton down and turning the handlebars to the full lock position.
The ignition is activated by briefly pressing the pushbutton control or by holding it down after releasing the steering lock. The ignition is switched off by a brief or prolonged press of the pushbutton.

The pushbutton control also unlocks the fuel filler flap electrically. To open, just lift up the fuel filler flap. Once refuelling is complete, the fuel filler flap can simply be pressed back into place.

The anti-theft alarm system is activated automatically with the ignition switched off and the steering locked as soon as the key moves out of range. It is also possible to activate the anti-theft alarm system manually.
The new BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive’s central locking system also controls cases and storage compartments. Unlocking is triggered automatically when the ignition is activated or by manually using the key’s remote control or the pushbutton on the handlebar. Locking is activated manually in similar fashion with the remote control or the pushbutton.

In addition to the Keyless Ride transponder and the control buttons for the central locking and the anti-theft alarm system, the smartly designed key includes a fold-out key bit, which allows all locks on the bike to be operated manually in the conventional way, if necessary.

Hill Start Control for comfortably pulling away uphill with ease.
The K 1600 GTL Exclusive is BMW Motorrad’s first model with an in-line engine to feature the new Hill Start Control function, which allows riders to effortlessly remain stopped on uphill slopes with the engine running without having to keep the brake lever pressed. This “BMW first” makes it far easier to perform hill starts and is a particularly valuable aid on a fully laden tourer.
Thanks to the partially integral ABS braking system, the rear brake can be operated individually for this purpose. It allows pressure to build up in the rear wheel’s hydraulic brake unit when the Hill Start Control is activated and hold the motorcycle steady on an incline.

The Hill Start Control is purely a convenience feature that is designed to facilitate stopping and starting on a hill and is separate from a parking brake. It is activated by squeezing the hand-operated brake lever tightly, triggering a stop symbol in the display. The system is deactivated by either pressing the brake lever again or pulling away in first or second gear.
Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) to maximize safety when accelerating.

The K 1600 GTL Exclusive is equipped as standard with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC). This is a key factor contributing to the bike’s superlative handling and safety. The DTC traction control proves to be a particularly valuable rider aid during fluctuating operating conditions, road conditions with poor grip or sudden changes in road surfaces.

Integral film antenna for optimum radio reception and exclusive styling.
The new K 1600 GTL Exclusive’s radio film antenna is another world-first for BMW Motorrad. Never before has a motorcycle’s conventional rod antenna been successfully replaced with a film antenna without sacrificing reception quality.

The new film antenna has been installed discreetly between the inner lining of the topcase lid and the painted outer shell, where it ensures reception quality that is on a par with a rod antenna. This also enhances the visual appearance of the K 1600 GTL Exclusive, as the film antenna blends with the overall styling and gives the machine a distinctly uniform, contemporary look.
Adaptive xenon headlight, LED auxiliary headlights and floor lighting.
As one of the most advanced motorcycles of its time, the new K 1600 GTL Exclusive goes to great lengths to ensure that riders can both see and be seen as clearly as possible.

The new K 1600 GTL Exclusive is equipped with an adaptive xenon headlight. In addition to the pitch leveling that takes place during braking and acceleration, the low beam adjusts to compensate for the lean angle of the motorcycle. Together, the two compensatory movements direct the beam of light into the bend, following the road ahead. This results in vastly improved road illumination and active riding safety.

For greater visibility when riding in adverse weather conditions, the K 1600 GTL Exclusive is fitted with LED auxiliary headlights at the sides below the fairing. Topping the list of lighting features is an additional brake light integrated into the topcase, as well as floor lighting that stays on for a period when the remote control central locking is activated and after dismounting.

ESA II electronic suspension adjustment for optimum adaptation to all operating requirements and vehicle loads.
The new K 1600 GTL Exclusive comes standard with the benefits of the highly sophisticated Electronic Suspension Adjustment II (ESA II) system.
This system allows the rider to adjust not only the rebound damping for the front and rear spring struts and the spring preload of the rear spring strut, but also the strut’s spring rate and therefore the “firmness” of the springs – at the press of a button. The result is outstanding stability and impressive response regardless of the load.

Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) with gradient monitoring.
The Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) employs a remarkably lightweight and compact receiver control unit and special wheel sensors to keep a close eye on the tire pressure. In addition to the tire pressure warning threshold, the system is also capable of gradient monitoring. This means, for example, that a sudden loss of pressure will also trigger a warning before the critical threshold is reached, further enhancing safety.

Exclusive composition of colors and surfaces.
The new K 1600 GTL Exclusive exudes a stylish, elegant and exclusive personality thanks to its numerous chrome details and artfully inspired color palette.

The Mineral white metallic high gloss paint finish that is applied to the bodywork in four coats lends this motorcycle a tremendous sense of class and distinction. The harmonious blend of the main body color with the subtle contrasting shade of Magnesium metallic matt creates an appearance that is brimming with both poise and elegance.

Together with the Glacier silver metallic radiator shroud and the Magnesium silver upholstery on the seat cushions, backrest and pillion passenger armrests, the K 1600 GTL Exclusive will certainly turn heads.

Equipment range.
Options and accessories.

Although the BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive comes comprehensively equipped as standard, a range of optional equipment and special accessories is available for further customization.
Factory Options are integrated into the production process. Accessories are retrofit items that can be added by BMW Motorrad dealers or customers themselves.
Low seat, one-piece 750 mm (29.5 in).
High seat, 810 mm (31.9 in).
Storage .

Impact protection for side-cases, 4-piece.
Storage Compartment Organizer for top-case lid.
Ergonomics and comfort.
High windscreen.


  • Twin Akrapovic sport silencers (mufflers).
  • BMW Motorrad Navigator V.
  • BMW Motorrad Communication System
  • iPod adapter cable.
  • Additional (3rd) on-board power socket.
  • Color matched Helmets – BMW Motorrad USA partnered with Schuberth North America to develop an exclusive color matched helmet in Mineral White High Gloss. The Schuberth C3 Pro and C3 Pro Women are Schuberth’s top-of-the-line, award winning flip-up helmets and the only helmets approved for installation of the BMW Communications System. Schuberth GmbH. has been producing premium motorcycle helmets for over 50 years and is known worldwide for wind-tunnel developed helmets that are light, quiet and aerodynamic. The special K 1600 GTL Exclusive color matched helmets will only be available for retail sale at authorized BMW Motorrad dealers in the USA.

2014 R1200RT Unveiled!


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-sueR1200RT-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:

  • Air/liquid-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine with a displacement of 1,170 cc. Output 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm, maximum torque 125 Nm (92 lb‑ft) at 6,500 rpm.
  • Crankshaft and alternator with increased centrifugal mass for even smoother engine running.
  • Two riding modes (“Rain” and “Road”) plus Automatic Stability Control (ASC).
  • Riding mode Pro with “Dynamic” riding mode and Hill Start Control as an option.
  • Gear Shift Assistant Pro as an option for added comfort and dynamism when changing gear.
  • New chassis with a continuous frame that is even more agile and more comfortable.
  • Semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) as an option.
  • New bodywork in more dynamic design.
  • Optimized comfort and aerodynamics.
  • New, adjustable windshield for even better wind and weather protection.
  • New headlight concept.
  • LED daytime running light as an option.
  • Multifunctional instrument cluster with large TFT color display.
  • BMW Motorrad Pro onboard computer offering a wide range of information.
  • Innovative audio controls.
  • New colors.
  • Optional extras and special accessories made to BMW Motorrad’s customary high standards of quality.

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Bob’s BMW Brings Comfort and Joy to Howard County

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:

  • Gift cards from Target, Walmart, and Grocery Stores
  • Small – medium sized toys for boys and girls, infants, and toddlers
  • Non-perishable food
  • Personal Hygiene items: deodorant, baby wipes, disposable diapers, band aids, soap, OTC pain relievers, tooth brushes, tooth paste, disposable razors.
  • Household items: Dish soap, trash bags, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, sponges, Clorox wipes, windex, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, Ziploc baggies
  • Heavy winter gloves, hats, and scarves


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Bob's BMW Motorcycles is one of the largest, most respected BMW dealerships in North America, and the winner of numerous awards for overall excellence, merchandising, customer satisfaction, and community service. Bob’s is well known throughout the world for the passion and professionalism they bring to this business and sport. Bob's impressive brick and mortar Retail store, Dealership and Vintage Museum, serving the bustling Washington DC — Baltimore — Northern Virginia – Suburban Maryland area as well as surrounding mid-Atlantic region is the destination of choice for BMW enthusiasts everywhere for over 30 years. Bob's is a National leader in sales and service of new and used BMW motorcycles along with clean used offerings from most all brands and Bob’s offers complete refurbishing and restorations on any year BMW built since 1950. Since the beginnings in 1981 Bob’s has won praise for their huge inventory of genuine BMW parts, Accessories, and Riding Gear for all riders plus casual Apparel. Their ability to deliver what customers need when they need it is unparalleled. Bob's also specializes in high quality Used BMW motorcycle parts and hard-to-find Vintage BMW parts and accessories. One visit, one phone call or a few mouse clicks opens up the whole world of BMW Motorcycles.

Bob’s BMW Motorcycles - 10720 Guilford Road - Jessup, MD - Phone: 301-497-8949