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June 2018 Newsletter

GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS!

Don’t forget...WVCS’ 60th something annual picnic is Sunday June 24th, right here in “our backyard”. It starts at 12 noon and will go to ???...it will most likely be HOT so dress accordingly. We will have hamburgers, hotdogs etc. but please feel free to bring your own dish if you choose to share.

June is the end of special financing on our last remaining 2016’s. We still have an R1200R, an S1000R and an S1000XR and with the current incentives they are averaging around $5000 off MSRP. Select 2017’s and 2018’s currently have 2.9% financing available to qualified buyers or a purchase credit up to $2,500 in addition to $750 Conquest Cash. We’re talking R9T’s, R1200GS/GSA’s, R1200RT and F800GS/GSA’s up to 20% off! Even the 2018 S1000RR that is HP Accessorized is being offered at 2.9% financing OAC or a purchase discount of $1,000 plus $750 Conquest Cash!

One thing to keep in mind with the announcement that the Government is going to be raising interest rates, now may be the last time we see these kinds of offers from BMW Financial Services for a while. What a perfect time to upgrade for the summer months.

My father always taught us not to sit on a bike while it was supported only by the side stand. He said, “the side stand was designed to hold the bike...not the bike and rider.” Apparently, some people were never taught this valuable lesson as we just received a NOTICE OF A RECALL/STOP SALE on the new G310 series. It appears that the side stands need to be strengthened or reinforced because people have been sitting on their bikes while the bike is on the side stand. As a result, this delightful and VERY popular model has been pulled off the market until a new side stand design can be approved.

So, our nice inventory of G310’s will be sidelined for now. There is a valuable lesson to be learned… “the side stand was designed to hold the bike...not the bike and rider.” Thank you, Dad!

They are anticipating 6-8 weeks for a resolution and to retrofit all the G310’s currently on the road. UGHHHHH!

Ironically, this announcement came the same day BMW offered dealers incentives to provide G310’s to the CMSP Motorcycle Training Schools!

Speaking of which, The CMSP Motorcycle Training Schools have been turning out full classes of both old and new riders every week; a feat desperately needed to guarantee we have SAFE and RESPONSIBLY TRAINED riders to share the roads with. BMW is offering their Smart Rider Program, where they will provide $500 of BMW Safety Gear and they will reimburse you the cost of the training course if you purchase a new BMW motorcycle within 60 days of completing the course. What an amazing deal!

Congratulations to Marco, who just completed his Level 2 Training Class this week! Way to go!

One last note, we are still looking for someone to take over the Parts/Apparel Department. This is an entry level position and the person should have the ability to fit into a small family owned team and have a desire to learn and grow. Specialized training can be provided to the right person. So, if you know someone who would be interested, please send them our way.

Please ride safely, friends!

As always,

Jay, Robyne, Marco, Joe, ELLEN, John, Ruth, Buddy, Ben, and Big Bad Bailey send their best along with Jim and Gus (our “left hands”)