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Bowker Motorrad has a long history of producing bespoke “one off” bikes for our customers, whether it be a race replica RR , R nineT based Bobber or Dakar Replica Urban GS. When the R18 was introduced into the Motorrad family everyone at Bowker wanted an opportunity to bring to life their own vision of a custom build to the big boxer engined bike.

We were very proud to have our technician, Shannon Constable, step up to the challenge and oversee the build. Her vision of subtle customisation to the bike, with concentration on styling and stand out accents really set it off. Shannon chose to cerekote all the engine components in a satin black, including standard exhaust headers and modified shorty silencers.

Bodywork was stripped back and painted “in house” to match the swapped-out Heritage tank badges in BMW colour Arizona Sun. To compliment the new colour scheme, a rework of the seat was needed. Local company Bootleg Bike Seats put a little twist of “rock and roll” into it with a gorgeous recovered standard seat in diamond stitch.

With styling all taken care of, it was then time to look at the wheels. At the top of Shannon’s wish list was a set of RSD diamond cut billet alloy wheels and , is if by magic, a set suddenly appeared by her work bench clad in Avon Cobra rubber one day. The 21” front and 18” rear wheel totally change the stance of the R18 and instantly adds presence. Shannon has taken the First Edition R18 and successfully kept form, function and reliability whilst adding her own vision of individuality and styling to the bike.

It’s a thumbs up from Andy!

Bowker’s own Workshop Supervisor, Andy Fairhurst, took the opportunity to swap out his daily commute today. Usually opting for his 49cc petrol scooter to travel to work , Andy had his eye on the new CE04 for quite a while and jumped at the chance to take it for a spin. Putting the scooter through its paces on the way home turned into an enjoyable experience, being pleasantly surprised at both the performance and handling of a vehicle with a longer wheelbase and weight than his current ride.

As the homebound journey turned into more of an evening ride out, Andy finally returned home with the bike on 40% charge. Plugging in to his domestic wall socket, with the fast charge factory fitted option returning 100% charge in less than 2 hours. After another fantastic ride back to Bowker in the morning Andy took the time to stand back and recap all the plus points of this electric scooter. Impressed with the range, futuristic styling, performance and handling, Andy would certainly be happy to have a new CE04 sat in his garage anytime soon!

Take the CE 04 for a test ride yourself, simply contact the team on 01772 767300, or if you would like to view our current scooter offers please use the buttons below.

CONTINENTAL TYRE OFFERS

We now have a number of offers available on Continental tyres. Available on a range of bikes, you can buy a pair of Continental tyres from just £285, included in the price is fitting, a new valve and balancing.

Available offers for a pair of Continental tyres.

Tyre Model Typical Fitment Tyre Dimensions Fitted Price with VAT
Continental Sport Attack 2 R1200 / 1250 RS / Rnine T Front - 120/70/17
R1200 / 1250 RS / Rnine T Rear - 180/55/17 £285.00

DUNLOP TYRE OFFERS

Available on a range of bikes, you can buy a pair of Dunlop tyres from just £315, included in the price is fitting, a new valve and balancing.

Available offers for a pair of Dunlop tyres.

Tyre Model Typical Fitment Tyre Dimensions Fitted Price with VAT
Dunlop Meridian (Adventure Tyre) R 1200 / R 1250 GS GSA Front - 120/70/19
R 1200 / R 1250 GS GSA Rear - 170/60/17 £315.00
Dunlop Mutant (Adventure Tyre) R1200 / R 1250 GS GSA Front - 120/70/19
R1200 / R 1250 GS GSA Rear - 170/60/17 £315.00

Terms and Conditions

*While stocks last, offer may be amended or withdrawn without notice.

iForce BMW enjoy positive weekend at Silverstone.

iForce BMW overcame early adversity to finish strong during the opening round of the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone.

The first qualifying session of the season saw solid performances from both riders, with Dan Linfoot having recorded a combined qualifying time of 53.240 placing him P9, while teammate Dan Jones qualifying just two tenths behind in P18.

The first race of the weekend got off to an eventful start as #4 Linfoot had a DNF on lap 11, as a result of an electrical fault. However, #44Jones was able to finish his maiden BSB race and cross the checkered flag in a very respectable P21.

In the early stages of second BSB race of the Easter weekend, Linfoot was caught up in an incident that saw him lose out several places to fall back to P21. However, he managed to recover brilliantly, climbing back up the pack during the 30-lap race that saw him eventually bring the bike home in P12 and record the 9th fastest time of the race with 53.516 on lap 15.

In Race 2, Dan Jones was not as lucky and was the victim of collateral damage on lap 1, as his BMW was sent crashing to the ground after a collision with another rider. Thankfully, Jones walked away unharmed.
The team continued to improve during the third and final race of the Easter weekend. Despite a slow start due to a lack of rear grip, Linfoot remained resilient and finished in the points for a second time this weekend.
Jones recuperated after his fall in Race 2 also finished the weekend strong, climbing from the back of the grid in P30 to finish P22.

infoot came away from the weekend with 6 points, placing him 14th in the championship standings. Speaking on the weekend activities, he said “The last race was tough. I started 9th which meant I had an opportunity to go with the front group, but I couldn’t get any grip for the first 4-5 laps. But then I settled into a race long battle against some midfield riders, which I managed to get the better of.” He added. “In the last race I finished 14th and only 14 seconds off the win. Sure, there is work to do but I’m content that I’m able to fight with those riders at the sharp end. I am also confident we can find some additional improvements before the next round at Oulton.”

Jones reflected on his first weekend in the BSB class and said “It was a positive weekend. We learnt a lot and showed some pace during qualifying. Race 1 was good, as I learnt a lot behind some more experienced riders. Unfortunately, during the second race I was caught up in the tail end of an incident that abruptly ended my rhythm before I could really get going, but it is what it is. Again, in Race 3, I learnt a lot and came home 22nd. Overall, I can’t complain with my first race weekend. He added “I’d like to thank all my team for the hard work, everybody behind the scenes and all the sponsors too.”

iForce BMW will next travel to Oulton Park for the BSB Test Day on April 21st.

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    Bowker Motorrad are pleased to announce their support and sponsorship for one of the largest bike meets in the area- Wray Classic Bike Night. Why not join us at Bridge House Tea Rooms from 4pm-10pm every first Thursday of the month, with the next meeting taking place on 5th May.

    Richard Chacewicz, Sales Manager at Bowker Motorrad had this to say on the sponsorship and their recent trip to the first Wray Bike Meet.;

    “We’re all very excited about being able to sponsor Wray Bike Meet throughout 2022 with Bridge House Tearooms. We had a great evening at the first Wray Bike Meet of the season. Despite the weather, there were plenty of bikes in attendance and we had a great opportunity to showcase many of our fantastic BMW models, such as the new CE 04 electric scooter, R 18 cruisers, S 1000 R M Sport and 1250 GS TE Rallye. We’re now looking forward to attending throughout the season, with BMW products, giveaways, competitions and fundraisers for the local Blood bikers new 1250 RT.”

    If you would like to join us at the next Wray Bike Meet on Thursday 5 May, or any other meet, simply contact our team for details.

    WIN A PAIR OF DUNLOP TYRES

    Bowker Motorrad are raising funds for North West Blood Bikes by giving away a pair of Dunlop tyres*. To be in with a chance of winning, simply visit us in Centre to buy a raffle ticket for £5, all funds raised going to North West Blood Bikes. 

    The winner of the draw will be announced at the next Wray Bike Meet on Thursday 5 May.

    Terms and Conditions

    *Prize is for a pair of Dunlop tyres only, fitting is not included.

    BMW G 310 R IN COSMIC BLACK 2.

    CHALLENGE YOUR CITY.

    AVAILABLE WITH 7.4% APR FINANCE.

    Wake up with a smile on your face. Because every day is an opportunity to try something new – with the BMW G 310 R.

    The complete package has everything you need and now comes with a modern daytime running light. It is an intuitive, agile ride thanks to the optimised engine with Ride by Wire and slipper clutch, whether you are off to work, to an appointment, or out of the city. Experience the manoeuvrability, easy handling, and sportiness of the G 310 R and surpass yourself with it every single day.

    This bike benefits from:

    – BMW Motorrad ABS
    – Electric throttle Ride by Wire
    – Stainless steel exhaust system
    – 100% LED head, tail light and indicators
    – Adjustable brake- and clutch levers
    – Daytime Riding Lights

    Plus, buy from Bowker Motorrad and receive:

    – 3 year manufacturer warranty
    – 3 year roadside assist
    – 3 year ACF50 protection

    Available for immediate delivery.

    BMW Select Finance Example

    Model BMW G 310 R
    On the Road Cash Price* £4,930.00
    Customer Deposit £500.00
    BMW FS Deposit Contribution £500.00
    47 Monthly Payments £65.13
    Term Of Agreement 48 Months
    Total Amount Of Credit £3,930.00
    Annual Mileage 4,000
    Excess Mileage Charge (Per Mile) 1.95p
    Total Amount Payable £5,747.36
    Option to Purchase Fee^ £0.00
    Optional Final Payment^ £1,686.25
    Rate of Interest 7.4% APR

    For more information on our Bike of the Week, or any of our previous offers listed above, please complete the enquiry form on this page or call the team on 01772 767300. Click here to view our opening hours.

    Previous Bike of the Week Offers

    BURSTING WITH DYNAMICS, FULL OF IMPRESSIONS.

    AVAILABLE WITH 8.9% APR FINANCE.

    Your tour is perfect if you have already forgotten everything you left behind after the first corner. When you feel an irresistible drive in response to the smallest command. In other words: When you have everything you need, but you still get more: more comfort, more performance. The legendary six-cylinder K 1600 GT now drives you forward with even more focus. In keeping with this, the new cockpit has been fully geared towards your needs. For an unparalleled performance tour when you’re out and about with like-minded people. A fully fledged #RideAndShare.


    OPTIONS


    – Comfort Package; Keyless Ride, Gearshift Assist Pro, Central Locking System, LED Additional Fog Light, Anti Theft Alarm, Engine Protection Bar
    – Intelligent Emergency Call
    – Central Locking System
    – Teleservices
    – Floor Lighting
    – Radio
    – Daytime Riding Lights

    Plus, buy from Bowker Motorrad and receive:

    – 3 year manufacturer warranty
    – 3 year roadside assist
    – 3 year ACF50 protection

    Available for immediate delivery.
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    BMW Select Finance Example
    Model BMW K 1600 GTL LE
    On the Road Cash Price* £23,450.00
    Customer Deposit £1,600.00
    47 Monthly Payments £357.82
    Term Of Agreement 48 Months
    Total Amount Of Credit £21,850.00
    Annual Mileage 4,000
    Excess Mileage Charge (Per Mile) 13.71p
    Total Amount Payable £28,795.99
    Option to Purchase Fee^ £0.00
    Optional Final Payment^ £11,809.73
    Rate of Interest 8.9% APR

    For more information on our Bike of the Week, or any of our previous offers listed above, please complete the enquiry form on this page or call the team on 01772 767300. Click here to view our opening hours.

    The BMW S 1000 XR TE in Black Storm Metallic 2

    THE CHALLENGE OF CURVES AND KILOMETRES.

    AVAILABLE WITH 8.9% APR FINANCE.

    Make no concessions, demand it all. From yourself, but also from your machine. Always fighting for the racing line: every curve a few degrees deeper, a few millimetres tighter. Kilometre after kilometre. With the new S 1000 XR, you have a motorcycle that also makes no compromises. It combines athleticism and long-distance performance in perfect form. Its sporty aggressiveness comes from the RR. Its outstanding ergonomics with the upright, relaxed seat position, however, allows you to fight for every curve and straightaway all day. A racetrack that only finishes when you want. How it should be. That is how we view the XR. What about you? #NeverStopChallenging.

    OPTIONS

    – Triple Black Package
    – Touring Package; Preparation for GPS Device, USB Charging cable, Handguards, Centre Stand, Luggage Grid
    – Dynamic Package; Keyless Ride, Dynamic ESA Pro, Gearshift Assist Pro, Heated Handlebar Grips, Cruise Control
    – Headlight Pro
    – Cruise Control
    – Preparation for GPS Device
    – Design Wheels Black with Red Pin Stripe
    – Adaptive Headlight
    – Tyre Pressure Control
    – High Windshield
    – Sports Silencer
    – Luggage Grid
    – Handguards
    – MSR (Dynamic engine brake control)
    – Daytime Riding Lights
    – Intelligent Emergency Call
    – Teleservices

    Plus, buy from Bowker Motorrad and receive:

    – 3 year manufacturer warranty
    – 3 year roadside assist
    – 3 year ACF50 protection

    Available for immediate delivery.

    BMW Select Finance Example

    ModelBMW S 1000 XR TE
    On the Road Cash Price*£18,860.00
    Customer Deposit£1,000.00
    47 Monthly Payments£303.09
    Term Of Agreement48 Months
    Total Amount Of Credit£17,860.00
    Annual Mileage4,000
    Excess Mileage Charge (Per Mile)9.43p
    Total Amount Payable£23,391.48
    Option to Purchase Fee^£0.00
    Optional Final Payment^£8,146.25
    Rate of Interest8.9% APR
     

    For more information on our Bike of the Week, or any of our previous offers listed above, please complete the enquiry form on this page or call the team on 01772 767300. Click here to view our opening hours.

    THE BMW CE 04 IN MAGELLAN GREY METALLIC.

    DISCOVER NEW URBAN MOBILITY

    AVAILABLE WITH 8.9% APR FINANCE.

    The city never sleeps. It never has. That’s why, for over a decade, we have been working intensively on forward-thinking concepts that not only take you from A to B, but also blend into as many aspects of your life and mobility as possible. Just like the BMW CE 04: this electrically powered scooter fits seamlessly into your everyday life. Completely #PluggedToLife.

    OPTIONS

    City Package; Heated Handlebar Grips, Tyre Pressure Control, Anti Theft Alarm, Centre Stand
    Avant-garde Package; Tinted Windscreen, Backrest comfort seat
    Dynamic Package; Adaptive Headlight, Headlight Pro, Riding Mode Pro, ABS Pro
    Seat Heating
    Quick Charger
    Daytime Riding Lights
    Intelligent Emergency Call
    Teleservices

    Plus, buy from Bowker Motorrad and receive:

    – 3 year manufacturer warranty
    – 3 year roadside assist
    – 3 year ACF50 protection

    Available for immediate delivery.

    BMW Select Finance Example

    ModelBMW CE 04
    On the Road Cash Price*£14,165.00
    Customer Deposit£1,000.00
    47 Monthly Payments£236.91
    Term Of Agreement48 Months
    Total Amount Of Credit£13,165.00
    Annual Mileage4,000
    Excess Mileage Charge (Per Mile)6.15p
    Total Amount Payable£17,383.52
    Option to Purchase Fee^£0.00
    Optional Final Payment^£5,248.75
    Rate of Interest8.9% APR

    BMW S 1000 RR Sport

    THE SUPERBIKE OF SUPERLATIVES.

    AVAILABLE WITH 8.9% APR FINANCE.

    Always pushing to the limit and in search of the ideal line, you’ve got 152 kW (207 HP) underneath you. Unbridled power pushes your RR to the max – with a maximum torque of 113 Nm at 11,000 rpm and a torque curve of at least 100 Nm over a range of 5,500 to 14,500 [rpm]. Ten years after the first generation of the RR first mesmerized the world of motorcycles, we’re now entering the next level of performance. We have revised almost every component of the RR – from the front to the rear. The result: less weight and noticeably higher performance. Are you ready for the pole position and for victory? The RR awaits you.

    OPTIONS

    S 1000 RR Sport in Mineral Grey Metallic
    – Style Passion
    – Performance Package; M Endurance Chain, Sports Silencer
    – Dynamic Package; Dynamic Damping Control, Riding Mode Pro, USB Charging cable, Heated Handlebar Grips, Cruise Control
    – Pillion Package
    – Intelligent Emergency Call
    – Teleservices
    – Tyre Pressure Control

    S 1000 RR Sport in Black Storm Metallic
    – Performance Package; M Endurance Chain, Sports Silencer
    – Dynamic Package; Dynamic Damping Control, Riding Mode Pro, USB Charging cable, Heated Handlebar Grips, Cruise Control
    – Pillion Package
    – Anti Theft Alarm
    – Design Wheels Black with Red Pin Stripe
    – Tyre Pressure Control

    Plus, buy from Bowker Motorrad and receive:

    – 3 year manufacturer warranty
    – 3 year roadside assist
    – 3 year ACF50 protection

    Available for immediate delivery.

    BMW Select Finance Example

    ModelBMW S 1000 RR Sport (Mineral Grey Metallic)BMW S 1000 RR Sport (Black Storm Metallic)
    On the Road Cash Price*£18,705.00£18,055.00
    Customer Deposit£750.00£750.00
    Bowker Deposit Contribution£750.00£750.00
    47 Monthly Payments£260.37£244.04
    Term Of Agreement48 Months48 Months
    Total Amount Of Credit£17,205.00£16,555.00
    Annual Mileage4,0004,000
    Excess Mileage Charge (Per Mile)10.91p10.91p
    Total Amount Payable£23,354.72£22,587.21
    Option to Purchase Fee^£0.00£0.00
    Optional Final Payment^£9,617.33£9,617.33
    Rate of Interest8.9% APR8.9% APR

    BMW R 18 First Edition.

    SOUL IS ALL THAT MATTERS.

    AVAILABLE WITH 4.9% APR FINANCE.

    The new R 18 invokes our history and the iconic hallmarks of our brand which we have worked very hard on. The result: a cruiser that is full of character boasting a boxer engine with the most displacement that we have ever built as well as timeless design features.

    OPTIONS

    – Design option chrome
    – Pinstriping
    – Heated Handlebar Grips
    – Reverse Gear
    – Headlight Pro
    – Adaptive Headlight
    – Daytime Riding Lights

    Plus, buy from Bowker Motorrad and receive:

    – 3 year manufacturer warranty
    – 3 year roadside assist
    – 3 year ACF50 protection

    Available for immediate delivery.

    BMW Select Finance Example

    ModelBMW R 18 First Edition
    On the Road Cash Price*£20,578.00
    Customer Deposit£500.00
    BMW FS Deposit Contribution£1,800.00
    BMW Deposit Contribution£1,800.00
    Bowker Deposit Contribution£2,000.00
    47 Monthly Payments£144.88
    Term Of Agreement48 Months
    Total Amount Of Credit£14,478.00
    Annual Mileage4,000
    Excess Mileage Charge (Per Mile)10.80p
    Total Amount Payable£22,936.35
    Option to Purchase Fee^£0.00
    Optional Final Payment^£10,026.99
    Rate of Interest4.9% APR

    BMW R 1250 GS TE IN BLACK STORM METALLIC

    AVAILABLE WITH 8.9% APR FINANCE.

    Unbridled curiosity, the courage to discover something new again and again: This is what the R 1250 GS stands for. It has been an icon for four decades – and still continues to inspire with new features. The new LED light design gives it a brilliant appearance and offers maximum visibility: This is ensured by the LED swivelling headlights with adaptive headlights and the Cruising Light. Additional equipment such as seat heating give you extra comfort and, thanks to the seven riding modes, you can master any driving situation with confidence. With this GS, your thirst for discovery knows no bounds. You live the #SpiritOfGS.

    Available for immediate delivery, this R 1250 GS benefits from:

    LIGHT PACKAGE; Adaptive Headlight, Daytime Riding Lights, Headlight Pro, Cruising Light, Multifunctional Indicator Lights.

    COMFORT PACKAGE
    Keyless Ride, Chrome Exhaust, Heated Handlebar Grips

    TOURING PACKAGE
    Preparation for GPS Device, Cruise Control, Handguards, L & R Pannier Fastenings

    DYNAMIC PACKAGE
    Dynamic ESA, Gearshift Assist Pro, Riding Mode Pro

    40 YEAR GS EDITION
    Pillion Package, Gold Cross Spoke Wheels

    OPTIONS
    – Riding Mode Pro
    – Seat Heating
    – Engine Protection Bar
    – Tyre Pressure Control
    – Gold Cross Spoke Wheels
    – MSR (Dynamic engine brake control)
    – Intelligent Emergency Call
    – Teleservices

    Plus, buy from Bowker Motorrad and receive:

    – 3 year manufacturer warranty
    – 3 year roadside assist
    – 3 year ACF50 protection

    Available for immediate Nationwide Delivery.

    Part-exchange welcome, outstanding finance settled off.

    BMW Select Finance Example

    ModelR 1250 GS TE
    On the Road Cash Price*£20,220.01
    Customer Deposit£1,000.00
    47 Monthly Payments£303.32
    Term Of Agreement48 Months
    Total Amount Of Credit£19,220.01
    Annual Mileage4,000
    Excess Mileage Charge (Per Mile)11.62p
    Total Amount Payable£25,302.29
    Option to Purchase Fee^£0.00
    Optional Final Payment^£10,046.25
    Rate of Interest8.9%

    AVAILABLE WITH 8.9% APR FINANCE.

    XR stands for the uncompromising combination of athleticism and long-distance performance: Adrenaline for days, curve for curve. On the new F 900 XR, you can keep hunting these curves without stopping – kilometre for kilometre. Even its thrilling design promises pure performance. While the upright relaxed sitting position and the wind and weather protector show: Only one person decides when your ride is over – you.

    Available for immediate delivery, this F 900 XR TE benefits from:

    DYNAMIC PACKAGE
    Adaptive Headlight, Headlight Pro, Gearshift Assist Pro

    SPORT STYLE PACKAGE
    Sport Windscreen

    ACTIVE PACKAGE
    DTC, Riding Mode Pro, Heated Handlebar Grips, ABS Pro, L & R Pannier Fastenings

    OPTIONS
    Intelligent Emergency Call
    Seat Height Reduction
    Dual Seat Low
    TFT Connectivity
    Keyless Ride
    Teleservices
    Daytime Riding Lights
    MSR (Dynamic engine brake control)

    Plus, buy from Bowker Motorrad and receive:

    – 3 year manufacturer warranty
    – 3 year roadside assist
    – 3 year ACF50 protection

    Available for immediate Nationwide Delivery.

    Part-exchange welcome, outstanding finance settled off.

    BMW Select Finance Example

    ModelBMW F 900 XR TE
    On the Road Cash Price*£11,830.00
    Customer Deposit£1,000.00
    47 Monthly Payments£178.99
    Term Of Agreement48 Months
    Total Amount Of Credit£10,830.00
    Annual Mileage4,000
    Excess Mileage Charge (Per Mile)5.91p
    Total Amount Payable£14,620.91
    Option to Purchase Fee^£0.00
    Optional Final Payment^£5,208.38
    Rate of Interest8.9%

    BMW R 18 B IN MANHATTAN METALLIC MATT

    RAW POWER – PURE SOUL

    AVAILABLE WITH 8.9% APR FINANCE.

    The R 18 B brings together full power with BMW Motorrad touring history and the emotional character of the R 18 family. The large front end featuring trim panels on the handlebars and the low windscreen already demonstrate a strong character. The 1802 cc of the black Big Boxer also leave no room for speculation. Still, it’s not all about displacement. The R 18 B goes significantly further. It’s made for customising. Turn it into your unique bike and bring out the #SoulFuel.

    Technical Data

    Fuel

    Petrol

    Engine Size

    1,802 cc

    Cylinders

    Two Cylinder

    Power

    67 kW (91 hp)

    Top Speed

    112 mph

    Torque

    158 Nm

    OPTIONS

    – Fuel filler cap, lockable
    – Floor Boards
    – Marshall Gold Series Stage
    – Reverse Gear
    – Hill Start Control
    – Active Cruise Control
    – Anti Theft Alarm
    – Headlight Pro
    – Central Locking System
    – Seat Heating
    – Radio
    – Adaptive Headlight
    – Tyre Pressure Control
    – Daytime Riding Lights

    Plus, buy from Bowker Motorrad and receive:

    – 3 year manufacturer warranty
    – 3 year roadside assist
    – 3 year ACF50 protection

    Available for immediate Nationwide Delivery.

    Part-exchange welcome, outstanding finance settled off.

    BMW Select Finance Example

    ModelBMW R 18 B
    On the Road Cash Price*£26,910.01
    Customer Deposit£1,000.00
    47 Monthly Payments£455.47
    Term Of Agreement48 Months
    Total Amount Of Credit£25,910.01
    Annual Mileage4,000
    Excess Mileage Charge (Per Mile)12.28p
    Total Amount Payable£33,341.83
    Option to Purchase Fee^£0.00
    Optional Final Payment^£10,934.74
    Rate of Interest8.9%

    BURSTING WITH DYNAMICS, FULL OF IMPRESSIONS

    AVAILABLE WITH 8.9% APR FINANCE.

    Your tour is perfect if you have already forgotten everything you left behind after the first corner. When you feel an irresistible drive in response to the smallest command. In other words: When you have everything you need, but you still get more: more comfort, more performance. The legendary six-cylinder K 1600 GT now drives you forward with even more focus. In keeping with this, the new cockpit has been fully geared towards your needs. For an unparalleled performance tour when you’re out and about with like-minded people. A fully fledged #RideAndShare.

    OPTIONS

    – Comfort Package: Keyless Ride, Gearshift Assist Pro, Central Locking System, Anti Theft Alarm
    – Sport Style Package
    – Touring Package: Audio System, LED Additional Fog Light, Engine Protection Bar
    – Intelligent Emergency Call
    – Teleservices
    – Radio
    – Daytime Riding Lights
    – Audio System

    Plus, buy from Bowker Motorrad and receive:

    – 3 year manufacturer warranty
    – 3 year roadside assist
    – 3 year ACF50 protection

    Order your K 1600 today.

    BMW Select Finance Example

    ModelBMW K 1600 GT SE
    On the Road Cash Price*£23,385.01
    Customer Deposit£1,000.00
    47 Monthly Payments£383.58
    Term Of Agreement48 Months
    Total Amount Of Credit£22,385.01
    Annual Mileage4,000
    Excess Mileage Charge (Per Mile)11.46p
    Total Amount Payable£29,031.05
    Option to Purchase Fee^£0.00
    Optional Final Payment^£10,002.79
    Rate of Interest8.9%
    Bowker Motorrad is a credit broker and not a lender.
    Finance quote is for a BMW Select agreement for a BMW G 310 R, with a contract mileage of 16,000 miles and excess mileage charge of 1.95p per mile. Applies to new motorcycles ordered on the basis of the current On the road cash price between 01/06/2022 and 30/06/2022 and registered by 30/06/2022 (subject to availability) at participating Retailers. Retail customers only. *On the road cash price is based on manufacturer’s recommended retail price and includes 3 year BMW Retailer Warranty, BMW Emergency Service, 12 months’ road fund licence, motorcycle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. ^Optional final payment not payable if you opt to return the motorcycle at the end of the agreement (motorcycle condition, excess mileage and other charges may be payable). Finance available subject to credit acceptance to UK residents aged 18 or over. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Terms and conditions apply. Offer may be varied, withdrawn or extended at any time. ‘BMW Select’ is a form of hire-purchase agreement provided by BMW Motorrad Financial Services, Summit ONE, Summit Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 0FB. You will have a 14 day statutory right to withdraw from the agreement. Bowker Preston Limited trading as Bowker Motorrad introduces customers to a selected panel of lenders, which includes BMW Motorrad Financial Services. We may receive a fixed commission for introducing you to BMW Motorrad Financial Services, calculated by reference to the bike or as a percentage of the amount you borrow. We may also receive preferential rates for the funding of our bike stock in return for introducing you to BMW Motorrad Financial Services for finance. Any payments made to us will not affect the amounts you pay under your finance agreement. An introduction from us does not amount to independent financial advice.
    Test rides subject to applicant status and availability.

    We have teamed up with the people at the Northern Section BMW Owners Club to bring any customer who buys a new BMW Motorbike from Bowker* will receive a free 12 months membership to the BMW Owners Club, courtesy of Bowker Motorrad.

    Bob Harrison, Social Secretary of the Northern Section BMW Owners Club who visited our centre today to collect his new BMW R 1250 RS had this to say on the partnership, “we’re really happy to have Bowker Motorrad on board, we have an extensive diary of social events and ride outs throughout the North West and we hope that Bowker’s new bike owners will take full advantage of the 12 month free membership provided by Bowker”.

    The Owners Club will also be organising a number of Sunday Ride Outs based from Bowker Motorrad, for non member Bowker customers and staff.

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      Over 200 BMW motorbike owners and superbike enthusiasts attended a charity fundraising Race Season Preview Event at Bowker Motorrad on the docks in Preston.

      The charity bar, raffle and auction raised over £2,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust and Andy’s Man Club.

      Racing teams, riders, sponsors and superbike supporters came from throughout the North West, and as far away as Reading in Berkshire, to celebrate the build up to this year’s Bennett’s British Superbike (BSB) championship.

      Head of Business at Bowker Motorrad, John Nichol, said: “Thank you to everyone who supported and attended our charity fundraiser for these worthy causes. If you loved all things racing, then our exclusive preview evening was a perfect way to celebrate the build up to the eagerly-awaited superbike racing season. 

      “We are especially grateful to the riders who spent time chatting with guests offering their unique insights and thoughts about the rounds to come.”

      The evening saw the official unveiling of the new 2022 iForce BMW BSB PR Racing livery. It was the first public appearance of the bike since Bowker Motorrad BMW confirmed its sixth successive year in partnership with the Bennett’s British Superbike Championship racing team.

      Julian Mosquera, PR Racing development director, said: “Thank you to Bowker Motorrad for hosting a wonderful season preview. And thank you to everyone who supported the event in their numbers raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust and Andy’s Man Club. It was the perfect occasion to launch our new racing livery for the 2022 season. We loved the positive comments on the night and can’t wait for the BSB season to get started.”

      This season represents the Liverpool team’s 21st season in the British Superbike Championship; this year the team is entering three riders instead of two for the first time. 

      All three riders – Dan Linfoot, Fraser Rogers and Dan Jones – attended the Bowker Motorrad event. They took part in a live question and answer session along with the riders from Smith Twins Racing and Wiz Norton Racing. 

      The three PR Racing riders will start preseason testing for the first time at Snetterton on March 26th, before heading to Silverstone for the first round of the 2022 season on April 15th.

      Watch the highlights from the evening below.

      Bowker Motorrad BMW in Preston has confirmed its sixth successive year in partnership with a British Superbike Championship racing team.

      Bowker Motorrad BMW will partner with North West-based PR Racing for the 2022 season.

      This season represents the Liverpool team’s 21st season in the British Superbike Championship; this year the team is entering three riders instead of two for the first time.

      For Bowker Motorrad BMW, John Nichol said: “The partnership between Bowker Motorrad and PR Racing has evolved over the years. It’s a friendship first and foremost. We even joined the team in Spain for their end of season test. Throughout the season, our staff and customers enjoy unrivalled access to the paddocks and a North West team competing in one of the most competitive superbike championships in the world.

      “Last year we were proud to be working alongside the team as they celebrated their 20th Anniversary competing in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. It was an amazing achievement and we hope there will be many more reasons to celebrate this season.”

      The BMW Motorrad partnership agreement comes as PR Racing unveiled their riders for this season. The new lineup includes one of the championship’s most experienced riders: Dan Linfoot has over 240 career starts and 16 podiums in the BSB Championship. Dan will ride alongside Fraser Rogers and Dan Jones.

      Julian Mosquera, Team Director, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with our friends at Bowker Motorrad BMW once again this season. Like title partner iForce and Lloyd & Jones, our partners have stayed with us over many seasons. And that solid foundation of support helps to make us even more competitive.”

      “With three riders this season we’ll have a strong line up on the grid. To have secured a rider with such a high pedigree as Dan Linfoot is great for the team. He has proven he can be a force to be reckoned with and with the package we are putting together, Dan should have a great season and take the team to the next level.”

      The three PR Racing riders will start preseason testing for the first time at Snetterton on March 26th, before heading to Silverstone for the first round of the 2022 season on April 15th.

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        On Sunday 25th July 2021 we saw the return of the historic Hoghton Sprint, one of the longest standing Motorcycle Sprint Events in Lancashire. Celebrating its 44th Year, there really was a sense of celebration with the competition being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Hoghton Tower basked in the sunlight with the early cloud cover dispersing to create perfect conditions for all riders taking part.

        Amongst the riders were the team from Bowker Motorrad,  Stuart Green and John Nichol both racing their BMW S 1000 RRs performing well in the morning practice runs. 

        Both riders were relaxed and ready for the afternoon racing to kick-off, so when the call came into the paddock for all racers to mount their bikes, John and Stuart were confident of what the afternoon would hold for them.

        Stuart was first of the Bowker riders to take to the starting line, using the burnout board to prep his tyres before approaching the Marshalls North West start line stewards. John quickly followed up the 1/8 mile straight for the first of his attempts for the afternoon.

        Both happy with the results of all of their runs throughout the afternoon, it was time for Stuart and John to wait to hear the results.

        First to receive his result was Bowker Motorrad’s Head of Business John Nichol, claiming a trophy for third place in the Modern Superbike category. Stuart had to wait a little longer for his result, claiming the first place trophy for the same category, as well as recording the second faster time of the day overall.

        A great day was had by all riders and spectators, and we would like to give a special thanks to both Hoghton Tower and Marshalls North West for a fantastic day.

        AN HOMAGE TO ICONS.

        Their look is as distinctive as those who wear them. Their character as striking as you: The BMW Motorrad Heritage collection is much more than functional clothing – it combines the spirit of the casual old days with modern technologies.

        Made with love.

        The Heritage collection is made with the very same passion you take every curve with. The collection provides maximum riding enjoyment with its low weight, flexibility, and high wearing comfort.

        With regular wear, the leather components take on a nice patina that underlines the vintage look. This turns every piece into your own personal one-of-a-kind original that also stands for uncompromising quality. 

        Visit us in-store to view the Heritage Collection.

        Contact our clothing specialist Sophie for more information on any of our clothing range, or to book a personal appointment. 

        A Bowker Motorrad apprentice has negotiated a deal to donate a motorcycle engine to Preston’s College Motorcycle engineering department.

        When new, the 1250cc boxer engine would cost over £5,000. Now, thanks to quick-thinking Shannon Barton-Constable from Southport, the engine will be available for students to test their technical skills.

        Shannon, a level 3 motorcycle engineering student at Preston’s College, has been an apprentice at Bowker Motorrad on the docks in Preston for three years. She spotted the engine swapped from an iconic 2019 water-cooled BMW R 1250 GS in the workshop. That’s when she approached Motorrad managers with a proposition.

        Shannon takes up the story: ”Most of our theoretical learning at college comes to life when we have real life engines to interact with. When I spotted the engine had been removed, I wondered if there was an opportunity for the college and students to benefit. I discussed the idea with my manager. And that’s when he agreed to donate the engine.

        “It will be great to see the engine in the workshop at the college. I’ve been with Bowker Motorrad since 2019 so I’m lucky – I work in and around engines like this most days. But now, other engineering students can enjoy hands-on experience of a BMW motorcycle engine too.”

        Normally, engines would be recycled or broken up for parts for other operators in the supply chain. This decision to donate instead will mean more than 90 Preston’s College automotive engineering students each year will be able to apply their learning practically on the motorcycle engine. 

        Mike Franklin-Smith, work-based tutor at Preston’s College said: “Thank you to Bowker Motorrad for their donation and Shannon for her quick thinking!  Our students enjoy the very best of theoretical and practical training. But nothing can compare with getting your hands on the real thing.

        “The donation of the engine will enhance the learning experience for both current and future students. Better still, it further increases the reputation of Preston’s College as the number one choice for learners wishing to study motorcycle maintenance and repair.”

        This motorcycle maintenance and repair apprenticeship is ideal for students wishing to specialise in motorcycle repair and maintenance. The apprenticeship includes both theory and practical aspects covering the mechanical and electrical systems on motorcycles. 

        For Bowker Motorrad, aftersales manager Richard Rawlings said: “Well done to Shannon for spotting the opportunity! Throughout the Bowker Motor Group our relationships with local schools and colleges are very important to us. The engine we donated will offer students a hands-on experience with the latest performance engineering technology.”

        Preston College Engine Donation

        Welcome to our BMW 2021 Make Life a Ride Retailer Demo Tour at Bowker Motorrad on Saturday 10th July.

        Riding season is here and what better time to test ride your dream BMW motorcycle!

        Whether you’re ready to awaken the daredevil with the new S 1000 R, or cruise the streets in style with the all-new R 18 Classic, our model range caters for riders of all styles and ambitions.

        Join us on our retailer demo tour to experience some of our exciting new 2021 models and Make Life a Ride.

        Date and time
        Sat, 10 July 2021
        09:00 – 17:00 BST

        Location
        Bowker Motorrad
        Customs Way
        Ashton-on-Ribble
        Preston
        PR2 2UW

        *Please note due to high demand we can only accept a maximum of 2 test rides per person for the day.

        As we head into new Bennetts British Superbike Championship class, Bowker Motorrad are pleased to join the PR Racing team for a fifth consecutive year as a Team Partner. This season, the team are doubling their line-up as they head into their 20th anniversary, fielding the all-new BMW M 1000 RR with Joe Francis and new signing Brad Jones.

        The Liverpool-based team have retained Francis for a third season after he claimed the team’s top ten finish during last year’s campaign and now the Chester-based rider is aiming for further progression in 2021 with the new BMW Superbike.

        A seasoned pro, having been involved in the sport since the age of 9, Francis said: “This will be a fantastic opportunity to build on the consistent development from myself and the team over the last two years. Towards the end of the 2020 season, we really stepped up as we closed the gap and ran with the leading pack. I can’t wait to swing my leg over the new bike and start testing.”

        Brad Jones will complete the team’s Superbike line-up as he makes his debut in the class in 2021. The 22-year-old from Stalbridge has finished runner-up the past two seasons in the Quattro Group British Supersport Championship and is now keen to make the step up to the premier class.

        Jones said: “I’m very excited to get going, I know I have a lot of learning to do but that’s all part of the process. The excitement is really high for 2021 and get my first taste of the Superbike. At this stage of my career, stepping up into Superbikes and benefitting from all the team’s experience, is a great opportunity for me.”

        Team Principal at PR Racing, John Jameson on their anniversary season and their partnership with Bowker Motorrad: “As we enter our 20th year in the Superbike class, the team are really excited to be bringing another young talent on-board. With the continued support of Bowker Motorrad, BMW Motorrad UK and the rest of our team partners, we’re really looking forward to, and relish the fresh challenges the 2021 season will bring. This announcement completes our 2021 plans with four riders competing in three different classes across the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.”

        Bowker Motorrad are pleased to continue the partnership with PR Racing. John Nichol, Head of Business said: “We are proud to be in our fifth year working with PR Racing, more so as it’s their 20th year in British Superbikes. We are looking forward to seeing the new M RR Superbikes in action and wish all the team the best of luck with the 2021 season.”

        Bowker Motorrad look forward to inviting both riders along with their bikes down to the showroom in the coming months, giving Superbike fans a change to grab a glimpse of the new M RR.