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September 2022 Newsletter
Today it is either feast or famine at least when it comes to new bike inventory
The drought is temporarily over on 1250 GS/GSA’s.
In the last 2 weeks our MY 2022 R1250 GS/GSA brood has expanded from 2 to now …6: 3 1250GS’s and 3 1250GSA’s. All are nicely equipped with just about everything you could need on a full sized dual sport BMW. They are ready for the fall riding season.
Or, while we have a selection, try one of the 1250’s; this is the last of the MY 2022’s and we have been warned of allocation reduction of MY 23’s as components get more difficult to procure. The conflicts in the region have caused loss of manufacturing capability for some things we have long taken for granted.And there’s always the microchips… and wiring harnesses, and batteries…and some tires…
Save Saturday October 15th for a special Bagger Test Ride Event. from 11am to 4pm. On hand for your driving pleasure will be K1600 Bagger Grand America and R18 Bagger and Trans Continental. Tee Shirts for test riders as long as the supply lasts. Best chance to test them side by side for the perfect fit and position. Match their features and compare handling and comfort. The 1800’s have dealer incentives and attractive financing Left over 2021 R18’s come with .9 financing, and 2022’s have 1.9 financing thru BMW Financial Services..
Slight possibility our long awaited MY22 F750/850GS/GSA’s may suddenly appear. Couple of years ago, a ship would leave Bremerhaven and arrive in PA NewYork/New Jersey 7-10 days later. It now takes almost a month for a ship to arrive and be unloaded before taking off to its next port of call.
Some of you may have received notification for inspection/repair of shaft drives. The inspection and repair procedures are in place and parts are slowly coming in. If you receive a letter from BMW, call and we’ll get your bike on the list for repair; figure about half a day for the job. If you didn’t get any notification, primarily affected are 2013 and forward GS, R9T, GT/GTL; and RT’s ( shaft drive). If you have any questions, call us with your VIN and we’ll check it out for you.
It’s not a safety recall…, it’s an inspection to determine if any moisture has entered the casing which could cause damage to the shaft. The resolution is the installation of a small one way rubber valve. The old saying “an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure”.
Looking for a special person to join us at WVCS. Help needed in the front office: answering phones, greeting customers, making service appointments, assisting with parts, friendly and a team player. Will train this special person in sales, contracting, DMV, parts and service. Being a rider is helpful but not required BMW employee discounts are plentiful and generous; 10am to 6pm Tuesday thru Saturday. Call Ruth 818 341 7221 for details.
Meet Brooklyn, she’s just shy of 3 months old and is bigger than Ben who is giving her the evil eye first time she decided to share his bed. Brooklyn is Buddy’s new companion and when she’s not being a wild playful puppy and driving him to knock her down a peg, she is catching on to how to work in a BMW dealership. Hard to believe Buddy is almost 12…
Ride safe, check your tires and check your service schedule…and above all thank you for your years of continuous support.
The WVCS Team
HERITAGE is an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values.
In 1950/51 this small space was the entire home of WVCS. It incorporated sales, service and repair, parts, offices. It was the dream of Jay Richter who single handily managed all functions. Working late into the night to build a secure future for his young family.
After his passing in 2012, this area was completely remodeled in 2015 gaining WVC needed additional space for future growth. Because of Jay's foresight, other spaces were found and repurposed for service and repair, separate parts department and removal of offices to another building. It was all here, just needed reimagining.
When BMW announced the addition of the Heritage line in 2018; it was rather easy to turn our original space into a Heritage showroom. Bikes in the Heritage line - R9T's and the masterful R18 fit perfectly into our history.
Currently on the platform is a 1958 R50/2 which we sold new and a miniature version of the same bike. Jay and Don Watson and Jay Carlson are responsible for the cutting down of another 1958 R50/2 to create this unique one of a kind hand-built version. A new R18 is front and center as well as a 2020 R9T Scrambler, 2020 R9T Pure/5, original 2014 R9T classic and 2016 R9T Blue Planet on loan.
Artwork will soon be added consisting of original BMW line drawings of classic components. A rack of BMW's new Heritage line of apparel and riding gear has been added - some selling out before they can be hung up. As soon as available, accessories for the R18 will be displayed featuring a quick change out for testing different handlebars, seats, wheels, etc. on a floor sample bike.
As BMW's oldest continuously owned dealership in the United States, we are truly proud of our third generation Heritage with BMW.
Call for qualifying requirements for additional discounts for
Emergency Services Personnel, Military, Center Employees, BMW Car Club of America, etc.
TEST RIDES AVAILABLE ANYTIME!!
R9T's - "The Club"
Left to Right: R9T Pure, R9T Scrambler, R9T Urban GS, R9T Cafe Racer