Monday, February 14, 2011

Feburary Update

The BSR Calender sends out an automated notice to everyone, so let me set the record straight - There is NO REGULAR FEBRUARY MONTHLY MEETING. I'm working on the details for March meeting - we are looking (hint-hint Jim) for a heated garage to host it and are hoping to do some tech stuff and have pizza again. Wives, husbands, SO and new members will all be welcome!! Also, we are looking for someone to run a spring safety riding warm-up in April.
The Martin's Jonesin Party last Saturday was the official monthly February meeting and it was a great party. There were 23 riders present. The food was great including the Jo Boy's, Ryan Stillie did a great show of motorcycle photos, I showed photos from Leta and my summer vacation, and then Jeff Sar did a great presentation of his Alaska trip. Jo and Steve really out did themselves this year, thanks!!
Dale Nordlie forwarded me the following regarding the pricing on the new BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL. Its a lot lower then most folks were guessing. Call Dave Bak for official pricing as he has it now.

Hi Guys:

It's time to port & polish your checkbooks, as BMW has just released prices on its new 6-cylinder model motorcycles. Here's the press release:

BMW Motorrad USA has announced pricing for the highly anticipated 2012 model year K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL tourers. The K 1600 GT will have a base Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $20,900; while the K 1600 GTL will have a base MSRP of $23,200. (Additional destination charge of $495 is not included in MSRP). Both new models will be available for purchase through authorized BMW Motorrad USA dealers this Spring.

I spoke to a BMW Motorrad/NA guy I know at the NY Moto Show and he said they are presold out to Oct build and are quite happy with their pre-sell results.

Mac Kirkpatrick

Glenmoore, PA USA

Dale also sent me an email to this new concept boxer called a lo-rider. Its a pretty neat looking bike which kind of looks like a Confederate Hellcat. Article says BMW is trying to gauge interest before going to production with it:
Finally, Jim Johnson sent me this photo:
This has got to be easier to stay upright since there is no rear tire to kick out with too much throttle.
Shannon Lesko sent me a note couple weeks ago that his mother, Donna, is now out of rehab and back at home and doing well.
Send me photos or anything else you want including in these group emails!!