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- Partly Dave´s - Dave Friedman is a long standing member of our club with an extensive and thorough knowledge of BMW motorcycles. Dave will be offering "Specials" to the club members, so check back here frequently 'cause if you snooze you may looze out.
- Bentley - The Okanagan´s Premiere Destination Motorcycle Dealership. Visit Bentley Motorrad in Kelowna for great offers and deals.
- The Hitching Post Restaurant - We have been serving the Similkameen community since July 2004. Specialized in homemade food with fresh ingredients, and our staff offers quality and reliable service you can count on.
- Midway campground - Welcome to the Midway Riverfront Park. Enjoy camping right beside the river in downtown Midway.
- Dogsear - Canada's No. 1 imprintable activewear store for almost 40 years.
- Betta services - We can save you time and money whether it is for the shipping or receiving of your packages or by providing you with affordable faxing services or mailbox pickup service.
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- Red Rock Garage - Dan Mirabent´s garage is a great stopping place if you’re running Hwy 33. If you haven’t done so already, stop in and say hi to Dan and his staff and try some of the great coffee and have a look around at the motorcycle memorabilia. He also carries premium fuel for your bike.
- MotoVida has a full motorcycle service and repair shop for all makes and models of bikes. Let us take care of your bike and get you back to living life on two wheels. Featuring a wide range of riding gear and offering 10% off on riding gear for VBMWR members.

Greetings Folks,
Yesterdays winter breakout was well attended, 38 hungry souls arrived with enough food for twice that many. Kevin and Aliske were wonderful hosts and the club thanks them very much for opening their house to us.

James Buchanan was on hand to make the announcement we have all been waiting for; the new BMW, Triumph, Ducati dealer will be opening in Westbank (West Kelowna) late march or early April! Location is Stevens Rd. Not far from Valley Motosports. The name at the moment is Bentley Motorad, It may change. The staff will be known to you as most of them were with Southwest, prior. Grand open and Demo rides are all planned.
Just to confuse things, we now have another Ron Wiebe in the club; this one will be known as “Super”. (It’s always nice to have a spare!)
Thanks, Martin.

Found the below on the net. Translated from Spanish

Very fast work of the Bayerische Motoren Werke, a lot.  Following the launch of its six cylinders, the K 1600 GT, the renewal of its R 1200 R and the development of future work as the maxi-scooter and electric scooter, the next revolution, the nth-generation boxer engine is already running.  And the test are that we showed you spy photos of poor quality, what matters is not quality, but the news.  Typically, the bikes were rolling late this year to begin to occur in September 2012, but no, the bikes fitted with the new liquid-cooled boxer has started to roll now, and are circulating in our country.
 The news came to the writing by one of our readers, Gerard Llauradó.  Owner of a R 1200 GS, while driving his company car in his rearview mirror he saw a couple of bikes that came near him.  He quickly realized that those bikes were slightly different from yours, so took the phone and managed to shoot two good pictures, which we showed in these here. Gerard tells you: "I send this e-mail to show you three pictures that I have them today in the area of Tarragona to what appear to be two new R 1200 GS Adventure model.  I have one, and when he saw him in the mirror, I first thought that there were two F 800 GS, because they were not like mine and showed a picture lighter and slimmer.  After chasing a few kilometers at a speed not very wise, I've been able to do these two photos.  Apologies for the right quality, are made from my mobile phone and running.  The truth is that really surprised me because I had no idea that BMW had its renovation so advanced. "
 Details
 The new boxer engine externally looks the same, but the first thing you notice is that the shaft is on the left side and the single exhaust system, high, is on the right side, totally in contrast to the R 1200.  The cylinders, with a slight fluttering, totally changed: the exhaust manifold out through the bottom and admission is on the upper surface of the cylinder, now in the opposite direction of travel ", with very straight lines.  Obviously, the engine is an eight-valve, DOHC, twin spark and fuel injection, although its displacement would be about 1,270 cc, it would give a torque of 14.5 kgm and a power close to 128 hp.  What about the radiator?  Well camouflaged between the plastic covers and front fenders, which, though different, retain some similarity to the current model.  The front of the bike is brand new, more aerodynamic, with a different high fenders and a new asymmetrical headlamps, similar to the F 800.
 For now, these are all we could gather data on future R 1300 GS with liquid cooled boxer engine.  Given the lateness of its development, the bike seems very well finished, "do not be surprised that the new GS came into production in September this year and give marketing beginning in early 2012.  We will be watching.
 These are the main new features:
 MOTOR liquid cooling of inlet and outlet placed in the top and bottom of the cylinder respectively.
 RADIATOR cooling above the rocker Telelever, tucked between the plastic and the front fenders.
 CARDAN located on the left side of the bike, totally unlike the current R 1200 engine.
 QUIET exhaust exit on the right side.  Hold the shaft on the left side there is no room for the passage of the collector.  Look at the bags in the other photo.
 FRONT modified with new leadership, plastics, fenders, fender high and optical.  It closely resembles an actual Adventure R 1200 GS, but different.

April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


May 26, 2018 - Member Update

We have three new members in the VBMWR's in the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Reg Marte from Kelowna, Chris Weber from Kelowna and Daniel Davidson of Princeton.


May 26, 2018 - New Event Added for August

Check out our Events Calendar for a brand new event in August. We've set up a personally guided tour of the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento on Sunday, August 26th. For details jump to the Events Calendar.


July 13, 2018 - New Member Update

We have four new members join in the last month. They are:
James Crandell - Kelowna
David Skelhon - Vernon
Derek Lilly - Hedley
Mike Neff - Kelowna
Please join us and give warm welcome to these folks when you meet them at one of our upcoming events.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


May 26, 2018 - Member Update

We have three new members in the VBMWR's in the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Reg Marte from Kelowna, Chris Weber from Kelowna and Daniel Davidson of Princeton.


May 26, 2018 - New Event Added for August

Check out our Events Calendar for a brand new event in August. We've set up a personally guided tour of the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento on Sunday, August 26th. For details jump to the Events Calendar.


July 13, 2018 - New Member Update

We have four new members join in the last month. They are:
James Crandell - Kelowna
David Skelhon - Vernon
Derek Lilly - Hedley
Mike Neff - Kelowna
Please join us and give warm welcome to these folks when you meet them at one of our upcoming events.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


May 26, 2018 - Member Update

We have three new members in the VBMWR's in the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Reg Marte from Kelowna, Chris Weber from Kelowna and Daniel Davidson of Princeton.


May 26, 2018 - New Event Added for August

Check out our Events Calendar for a brand new event in August. We've set up a personally guided tour of the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento on Sunday, August 26th. For details jump to the Events Calendar.


July 13, 2018 - New Member Update

We have four new members join in the last month. They are:
James Crandell - Kelowna
David Skelhon - Vernon
Derek Lilly - Hedley
Mike Neff - Kelowna
Please join us and give warm welcome to these folks when you meet them at one of our upcoming events.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


May 26, 2018 - Member Update

We have three new members in the VBMWR's in the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Reg Marte from Kelowna, Chris Weber from Kelowna and Daniel Davidson of Princeton.


May 26, 2018 - New Event Added for August

Check out our Events Calendar for a brand new event in August. We've set up a personally guided tour of the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento on Sunday, August 26th. For details jump to the Events Calendar.


July 13, 2018 - New Member Update

We have four new members join in the last month. They are:
James Crandell - Kelowna
David Skelhon - Vernon
Derek Lilly - Hedley
Mike Neff - Kelowna
Please join us and give warm welcome to these folks when you meet them at one of our upcoming events.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


May 26, 2018 - Member Update

We have three new members in the VBMWR's in the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Reg Marte from Kelowna, Chris Weber from Kelowna and Daniel Davidson of Princeton.


May 26, 2018 - New Event Added for August

Check out our Events Calendar for a brand new event in August. We've set up a personally guided tour of the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento on Sunday, August 26th. For details jump to the Events Calendar.


July 13, 2018 - New Member Update

We have four new members join in the last month. They are:
James Crandell - Kelowna
David Skelhon - Vernon
Derek Lilly - Hedley
Mike Neff - Kelowna
Please join us and give warm welcome to these folks when you meet them at one of our upcoming events.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


May 26, 2018 - Member Update

We have three new members in the VBMWR's in the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Reg Marte from Kelowna, Chris Weber from Kelowna and Daniel Davidson of Princeton.


May 26, 2018 - New Event Added for August

Check out our Events Calendar for a brand new event in August. We've set up a personally guided tour of the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento on Sunday, August 26th. For details jump to the Events Calendar.


July 13, 2018 - New Member Update

We have four new members join in the last month. They are:
James Crandell - Kelowna
David Skelhon - Vernon
Derek Lilly - Hedley
Mike Neff - Kelowna
Please join us and give warm welcome to these folks when you meet them at one of our upcoming events.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


May 26, 2018 - Member Update

We have three new members in the VBMWR's in the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Reg Marte from Kelowna, Chris Weber from Kelowna and Daniel Davidson of Princeton.


May 26, 2018 - New Event Added for August

Check out our Events Calendar for a brand new event in August. We've set up a personally guided tour of the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento on Sunday, August 26th. For details jump to the Events Calendar.


July 13, 2018 - New Member Update

We have four new members join in the last month. They are:
James Crandell - Kelowna
David Skelhon - Vernon
Derek Lilly - Hedley
Mike Neff - Kelowna
Please join us and give warm welcome to these folks when you meet them at one of our upcoming events.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


May 26, 2018 - Member Update

We have three new members in the VBMWR's in the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Reg Marte from Kelowna, Chris Weber from Kelowna and Daniel Davidson of Princeton.


May 26, 2018 - New Event Added for August

Check out our Events Calendar for a brand new event in August. We've set up a personally guided tour of the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento on Sunday, August 26th. For details jump to the Events Calendar.


July 13, 2018 - New Member Update

We have four new members join in the last month. They are:
James Crandell - Kelowna
David Skelhon - Vernon
Derek Lilly - Hedley
Mike Neff - Kelowna
Please join us and give warm welcome to these folks when you meet them at one of our upcoming events.


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