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BMW branch in Munich opens the world's largest BMW motorcycle center

BMW branch in Munich opens the world's largest BMW motorcycle center

5.6 million euros invested+++Just in time for the start of the 2006 season, the BMW Branch in Munich is opening its new Motorcycle Centre at Frankfurter Ring 29, right next to the main operation.+++
Munich. Just in time for the start of the 2006 season, the BMW Branch in Munich is opening its new Motorcycle Centre at Frankfurter Ring 29, right next to the main operation.

The world's largest BMW Motorcycle Centre, which is unique in this style to date, will be opening to customers over a total area of 9,000 m2, after around a year's renovation work and investments of 5.6 million euros.

The former "Halmburger & Höflich" premises have been completely refurbished and now offer customers the opportunity to explore the complete world of BMW motorcycles over an area covering 3,000 m2. The manager of the BMW Motorcycle Centre is Felix Herrnberger, who has also been responsible for the motorcycle business of the BMW Munich branch to date. The operation will employ 79 people in total.

In the new BMW Motorcycle Centre, it will be possible to view the complete BMW motorcycle range in various colour and equipment variants. Customers will also find an extensive selection of used motorcycles. On average, over 200 motorcycles will be constantly in stock. A further focal point is the spacious shop and boutique area on the first floor, which offers a wide range of products in a light and friendly atmosphere. The competent specialist staff will be able to advise on matters relating to the current driver equipment collection, and will also offer a very wide range of original spares and accessories.

The service area is also at the cutting edge of technology. It provides 25 work stations for mechanics, with exhaust removal and special diagnostic equipment, including an electronic frame measuring unit.
A separate BMW mobile servicing unit and a winter storage option complete this unique facility for providing perfect customer service.

Wolfgang Armbrecht, Head of the BMW Branch in Munich: "We are delighted and very proud to be able to open this new centre of competence for all matters relating to BMW motorcycles. We would like to invite all those who are interested to the opening celebrations this Saturday, 25 March, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. In addition to our vast range of new and used motorcycles, we will also be offering a dazzling fashion show with the latest driver equipment."

The new BMW Motorcycle Centre will be open from 25 March 2006, from 8 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Monday to Friday (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays). Service: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

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By "next to the main operation" do you mean next to the so-called "four cylinder" building that is their headquarters?

Cool! Go buy a BMW bike, and then go next door to the BMW museum!

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Does anyone know if it is possible to buy a new BMW motorcycle in Germany and import it into the States? Beach and Edelweiss used to offer that option many years ago. Inquiries I have made to my dealer and BMW are greeted with indifference and the announcement that "you can't do it." If not, why? Anyone have any ideas?
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seems like that program was killed!
http://www.bmwmoa.org/global/ToEurope.htm

THE EUROPEAN DELIVERY PROGRAM

The BMW corporate-administered program offering European delivery of new USA or CDN-specification BMW motorcycles to civilian customers ended in 1993; its continuation by BMW dealer BMWNY ended in 1998. US citizens are also not allowed to order US-spec BMW motorcycles directly from European BMW dealers for European delivery. The only exception is that US armed forces personnel in Europe may be able to purchase US-spec BMWs for European delivery by special order through the BMW subsidiary of the country where they're stationed, or through specialty agents in Europe such as www.pentagoncarsales.com.

IMPORTING EURO-SPEC BMWs TO USA

Motorcycles are originally manufactured to safety & emissions specifications that differ between Europe, USA, Canada, and other world markets. BMWs built for original sale in Europe can be legally imported into, & re-titled/registered in the USA, but only if first 'conformed', that is changed to meet US DOT & EPA requirements. To conform a Euro-spec BMW to US-spec is complicated, expensive & time-consuming enough that (together with transatlantic shipping cost) it is not cost-effective or recommended under most circumstances. NOTE: these rules apply only to Euro-spec bikes imported to the US with the purpose of 'permanent' re-registration in the US; personally-owned bikes brought to the US by non-resident Europeans for 'temporary' touring up to 12 months are NOT subject to these rules.

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