Saturday, May 7, 2011

K1600GTL Launch

The time has finally come ! The long awaited K1600GTL has arrived on our showroom floor, and it is a Demonstrator. You can ride this bike until you get crazy enough, like Gary, and want to ride non-stop across the country, and LOVE it !

This Saturday, May 7, from 10am until 5pm, we are officially launching the start of the K1600GTL Demonstrator program. This will be the first time that everybody will be able to walk up to any of our Sales staff and ask for the keys to a K1600GTL, and they will gladly hand them over for a test ride.

In anticipation of the desire of so many people to want to ride this awesome new BMW machine, we will be holding a BBQ lunch, free of charge as usual, and sodas and water will be available all day long.

The weather will be beautiful (as it always is in San Diego), so come on down and give this bike a piece of your mind !

I hope to see you there !

Michael O'Keefe

Event Info
5673 Kearny Villa Road
San Diego, California 92123
May 7, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Daytona Wrap Up - AMA Pro Racing

The 2011 AMA road-racing season begins in Daytona Florida with several races including the Daytona 200. Our team went to compete in the AMA Pro superbike class races.

The Daytona trip started out wet. We observed the Harley Davidson and sport bike crowd ducking for cover under any available highway overpass to avoid a down right proper rain storm. There were of course those crazy ones that choose to riding though the deluge. This storm brought more intense rain than we experienced during the Dunlop tire test held in Daytona a month ago.

First day of practice, our 10:00am-start time was a joke. The poor, wet weather has forced a delay. Perfect! Just what we really needed, less track time; our new AMA chassis and motor combo had never been ridden. We’re talking about a new frame, AMA spec motor, new brakes, new wheels and Ohlin’s suspension. At least the bodywork and seat were the same and fortunately those two items are easy to dial in, the rest needs time on the track to properly set up. This left us facing our first time on the track without any prior practice time. We went straight to 1st qualifying with what we had.

The Daytona track staff worked efficiently with the jet dryers and had the track ready to ride by 2pm. Although the track appeared dry, moisture left in the pores of the asphalt, the cold temperatures and a track washed clean of any prior laid rubber made for a first session that was insanely slippery.

Jeremy Toye #57 opted to only do 4 laps and come in for an adjustment. The good news was that his bike wasn't handling all that bad. The very bad news was that teammate, Gary Orr #51 suffered a rear end slip followed by a nasty high-side that chucked him hard to the pavement. The session was red flagged to clean up Gary's bike and transport him off the track and subsequently to the hospital. Wow! Our first practice was cut out and now we have an injured teammate. This day had not starting off the way we had planned. Gary suffered numerous orthopedic injuries. Although it appears he has a long recovery ahead of him, the good news is that he’s expected to make a full recovery!

We had no choice but to make the best of it and that’s just what the team did. After the first qualifying we came away with a good direction for the chassis and an satisfactory lap time, all things considered. The next morning the crew was at work performing a gearing change, a re-valve the shock, and different fork settings. Again we made forward progress and ended up with a good direction and improved lap times. Never the less, this is AMA, and in many languages it translates to "Times up!" No more changes hope for the best with what you have, it’s time for race one.

Race one started with a good launch off the line, but only lasted till turn 5. This is where I got a front seat view of BMW pilot Larry Pegram #72 torpedo sinking the little Canadian battle ship of Chris Peris #10; a battle between two BMW S1000RR riders that wasn’t meant to be. This race now was red flagged. We were able to get a good launch after the re-start that would get us up to 7th (position) in the first lap. Toye was able to race with Martin Cardenas #36 and hold onto the leaders the first quarter of the race. Slowly our good setup gave way to their great setup and they would inch away. We would eventually end up 8th overall. Not bad considering how our weekend had started off.

Saturday morning warm up again, saw us making some major changes: Gearing, wheelbase, rear shock re-valving, shock spring and fork spring changes. Even with the morning practice being extremely cold, we saw benefits from these changes. In race two we opted to go with a different front tire that we did not get to test due to the very short AM practice. How should I put this? "All good things must come to an end”, "should have left well enough alone”, "shoulda, woulda, coulda". Let’s just say, it was a bad move. Race two was not as favorable. I still would have to say, for the teams’ first outing it was a very positive one. We can't wait for Infineon.

More 2011 BMW S1000RR racing action coming your way in the near future. Stay tuned.

Alan's customized F800R

Our own Alan Frischman, Proffesional Salesman and all around great guy, has recently revealed his newly customized F800R complete with HID headlamp, fog lamps, and self designed, proffesional paint work to his bike.
Note the additions of a passenger seat cowl and windscreen he had painted to match the factory scheme!
It looks awesome and I highly reccomend a closer look as the attention to detail was meticulously carrried out by the worksmanship of Rocky at Custom Auto Body and mechanical/electrical by our own Rich Flores, top Master Certified BMW technician.
Personal thank you to Alan for patiently guiding us thru the project, and of course, being such a pleasure and honor to work nearby. In my wonderfull first year here I have gained so much knowledge and wisdom shared by Alan Frischman.
Happy riding,
Tony DeAngelis

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Gary Orr out of contention, Jeremy Toye presses on!

The San Diego BMW racing team was in Daytona, Florida for the season opener of the AMA race season.

Gary Orr took and unfortunate spill during practice Thursday. He has been hospitalized with some serious injuries but is well on the way to recovery and is going to be O.K. Our thoughts are with him and his family.

Jeremy Toye on the #57 BMW S1000RR finished Superbike round 1 in 8th place earning 13 points, round 2 in 13th place earning 8 points putting him in 11th position series points standings.

Best wishes to Gary for a speedy recovery!

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Hello race fans!

I, Tony DeAngelis, legendary racer, employee extraordinaire and all around decent model American citizen, am stepping up to the plate to bring you fresh news and personal info of the mighty Gary Orr 2011 AMA Superbike racing season!!!!!!

The shop is in full throttle prep for the upcoming ROUND 1 , MARCH 10-12, DAYTONA 200 at DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, Daytona Beach, FL. The full schedule is available at

Gary's ride is coming together after a right side road rashing thrashing of his awesome S1000RR at Vegas WERA event back in late January. The race trailer is almost finished with a few improvements for the trip, and Gary is almost completely finished with the rigorous physical training preparation (Gary:"Man, I am not gonna drink beer anymore") and mental prep ( Gary:"Dude, I am really phsyched for Daytona") and strict budgetary commitments(Gary: "I knew I was getting ripped off on those trailer lights but I said *uck it").

So there you have it. Our aging superhero is throwing all caution to the wind, committing to selfless acts of rigorous commitment,preparation, meeting strict budgetary and corporate compliance. All in an attempt to bring home a winning season, not for himself, but for YOU: customers, fans, friends, family and employees!

Why not take a moment and reflect the gratitude this man deserves and drop him a line wishing him GOOD LUCK on a winning 2011 AMA racing season!

Tony DeAngelis

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Guess who's back!

Back again! Just when you thought you were gonna miss all of Sean DeAngelis' entertaining writings, I, Senior DeAngelis, also known as: Pappa D. , P Diddy, P Dizzle, PD, rapper D Domenico, have decided to step up to the plate! It's like having Sean Deangelis back, but only a older, slower, obsolete version, you know, like Windows 98.

Racing result from Qualcomm Supermoto racing 2-13-2011: With the help and support of principal Gary Orr, I was lucky enough to pull together a ride for this Sunday race on Gary's personal pet project, the awesome G450X custom one-off modified for racing, BMW motorcycle! Gary spent fall and winter dialing in this very special bike transforming it from a street legal full on dirt bike to a AWESOME Supermoto weapon. (We happen to have 1 more for sale and the parts formula for conversion) So I, Tony D., went racing. I had never raced Supermoto before, or really ever ridden one for that matter. I did enjoy motocrossing back in Ohio up until 2004 when a bad landing reduced my right shoulder into rubble. After that I hung up motocross racing and focused more on my drinking and cigar smoking.
So off I went! Gary's ride. New Helmet (thanks to the boys in parts dept.). Don't need no stinkin' 1 piece full leather, Rally Pro 2 works just fine.
Took first in street tires class, fifth in slick class, on street tires.
So I'm back! The bug has bitten! I secured a ride for the season and will be running mostly the Qualcomm stadium racing events, the next one is scheduled for Sunday March 13 2011 , the racing is mixed with Go Kart racers all day (boring), the Main Supermoto is usually in the 3-4 o'clock hour and that's when the serious action happens so always feel free to swing on by and show some BMW support!
Peace and Love, Tony D.

Monday, January 10, 2011


The F800R is here!

Just came today and it's already set up and ready to ride. Yes, ready to ride as in the one pictured is our 24 hour demo.

Screw the 600 sport bikes that are weak under 10,000 revs, this bike has power and torque! And all the unique BMW features like ABS, heated grips, on board computer and more.

Come help us break this one in...