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Greetings & Salutations

Newsletter April 2019

Happy Easter!

Spring is finally here; the sun is back and riding has begun in full force. Avoid disappointment and get your bike ready to really ride. Time to check tires, brakes and battery - schedule your annual service and a free inspection report before the service department gets backed up.

Our call for submissions to our special project calendar celebrating WVCS 70th anniversary is producing some amazing photos of you and your bikes. Destined to become a collector piece, it will feature you along with your favorite bike photos in our calendar. After all, without your loyalty and support through the years there would be no 70th anniversary for us to celebrate. Remember to send your photos to Robyne as soon as possible. JPG’S preferred but not required. Just attach to an email ATTN: Robyne at wstvlycycl@aol.com.

Over 50 years ago two young college students took a year off and bought 2 R50’s to seek adventure. They left Oregon for Chile and did they have adventures…no highways, mechanical problems, not to mention a little time behind bars for suspicion of drug smuggling. Once they got back, a book telling their stories was written. 50 years later they decided to hook up and do it again…on new GS’s. Same route, but with a Pan American Highway this time and wondrous things like cell phones and GPS. After completing their second adventure, another book was written to tell the tale.

We will welcome their story and presentation at our annual PICNIC on Sunday, June 16th (yes, it’s Father’s Day) in the air-conditioned showroom for the dessert portion of the 50+ years PICNIC. Mark the calendar (or set your phone) so you don’t miss this fun story.

The 2020 S1000RR is coming…we don’t know exactly when, late summer/early fall. It will be available in two ways…Standard in Racing Red while the Motorsport colors will come with the M Package. Three of them have been dispatched to the US on a promotional trip. N8 Kern will have one at Fast Track on April 20th and Buttonwillow on April 22. Initial supply of the RR with M Package will be very limited; deposits are being taken. Motorsport with M Package will come in under $25,000 plus tax and license.

BMW now has the SENA 30K Communication System which will seamlessly integrate with our new TFT technology. Introductory pricing on the complete Single Pack kit is $329 and the Double Pack kit is $579.

2019 Riders Gear and Apparel have been introduced and are already starting to arrive. That means that we have discounts on last year’s gear. To make room, we are taking $10 off BMW Tee Shirts. Our continued best sellers, the Venting Suit and the Sneaker Boots, are in inventory in a full range of sizes and 2019 pricing remains unchanged.

BMW’s Easy Ride financing program is a hybrid loan option designed to get the buyer into a new bike with low payments. Basically, you make payments up to 48 months on about half the loan and your last payment is the balance of the loan or a “balloon”. The rates are low (currently 0.9% until June 30th OAC) and there are no prepayment penalties. At the end of the loan, you have choices…you can either pay the balance, refinance the balance or trade the bike in. Keep in mind that this is not a lease. It allows you to enjoy a new bike giving you time to maybe sell your old bike (or two) and pay down the loan or pay it off early.

This 0.9% from BMW Financial Services is available on the new 2019 F750/850GS & GSA and the few remaining 2018’s.

A 2018 R9T Urban GS fully tricked out landed today qualifying for BMW’s $1500 customer cash (which we will match). From tank bag to hand protectors, Akropovik system to knobby tires, cross spoke wheels, knee pads…the list keeps on going. This is a must-see stunner ready to take you off road, twisties or the up the 101.

Get out there and ride! Enjoy the spring weather and please be safe.

Your friends at WVCS-

Jay, Robyne, Marco, Joe, Ellen, John, Ruth, Buddy, Ben, Big Bad Bailey and of course, Bo Stanley.