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
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:
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.
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).
Impact protection for side-cases, 4-piece.
Storage Compartment Organizer for top-case lid.
Ergonomics and comfort.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
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.