City Coast Motorcycles and BMW Motorrad Australia are excited to announce five year, unlimited kilometre factory warranty on all new BMW Motorcycles.
BMW Motorrad continues to raise the bar, with the new warranty offering being the first of its kind by any motorcycle manufacturer in Australia. It further complements BMW’s extensive range of ownership benefits while offering long term peace of mind for riders during their two-wheel journey.
The Roadside Assistance program remains at three years and is backed by national support in the event of an emergency at any hour of the day, 365 days a year.
BMW’s five-year warranty takes effect from November 1, with a validity period backdated to registrations from October 1, 2022.
There’s never been a better time to #MakeLifeARide. Discover our magnificent range of dream bikes, genuine parts, riderwear and the convenience of BMW Motor Finance and Insurance Services at our Illawarra showroom – 262 Keira Street, Wollongong.
In celebration of #Wollongong2022 the BMW CE-04 is returning to City Coast Motorcycles. Back by popular demand, we have secured not one, but two of these revolutionary electric scooters until September 30.
Take a test ride and discover a new era on two wheels which seamlessly integrates into your everyday life thanks to its intelligent connectivity solutions – from navigation to clothing; a fun commuter that simply charges at a 220V wall socket, boasting too many features to mention! Quite simply #PluggedToLife.
But don’t just take OUR word for it…
“With its futuristic look,
loads of power,
comfortable riding position
and heaps of tech;
this scooter was just so brilliant to ride!” – Frank Triple Moto
“I could see myself having one of these
in the garage without a doubt!”
– Rob Charlwood, Throttle Downunder
Trail bike access to popular NSW areas such as the Watagans and Newnes State Forest is under threat.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service – who manages many key riding areas such as Newnes Plateau and Cullen Bullen State Forest – is planning to close access to singletrack trails for motorcycles in only a few months.
The current plan is for 4WDs to have dedicated trails that can be shared, but single track will be off limits.
Clearly this will negatively impact the enjoyment of recreational trail riders, especially those located in Sydney and surrounds. What can we do about this? In the first instance, we all need to sign the petition addressed to the Minister for the Environment.
The petition asks that funding is provided for a strategic plan for motorcycle trail and adventure riding – something that NPWS needs to consider if it is to allow singletack access to motorcycles. The petition also asks for the singletrack access decision to be overturned and that the Minister of Transport introduces a recreational registration system similar to the one used in VIC to enable better compliance with legal requirements.
Please consider signing the petition at the link below before 26 August 2022 and ask your mates to do the same:
Our Winter Service Offer returns for 2022. Book your BMW into our authorised Service Centre between July 1 and August 31 and we will hand you a voucher to spend on genuine BMW Motorrad gear, apparel or accessories valued up to $150* in store at City Coast Motorcycles, Wollongong. You’re welcome!
Terms and Conditions *Offer is valid from 01.07.22 – 31.08.22 (‘Promotion Period’). Minimum total service cost of $200.00 including GST, is required to be eligible for this offer. The offer only applies to BMW Motorcycles serviced during the Promotion Period. This offer is limited to 1 voucher per motorcycle, identified via the vehicle’s VIN number. Voucher is non-transferable and must be redeemed by the recipient of the mechanical services, at the same BMW Motorrad dealership which rendered those services. Voucher can be used on genuine BMW Motorrad accessories and/or Gear & Garment. Voucher will be surrendered on redemption and is not redeemable in cash to any extent. Voucher must be redeemed within 5 business days after the service date (excluding any public holidays) after which the voucher will expire and may no longer be redeemed. Offer applies only at participating BMW Motorrad dealers. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Stock may vary between BMW Motorrad dealerships. Excludes fleet, government and rental buyers. Consult your participating BMW Motorrad dealer for further details. BMW Australia reserves the right to change, withdraw or extend the offer without notice.
Full of energy, efficient and with zero emissions The BMW CE 04 is launching into a new era to seamlessly integrate into your everyday life thanks to its intelligent connectivity solutions – from navigation to clothing. Quite simply #PluggedToLife. It sparks a passion with its revolutionary design, its technology as well as the resulting opportunities.
Ample, calm and minimalistic surfaces dominate the overall build The design of the BMW CE 04 centres around the slim energy storage unit in the underfloor assembly and the compact drivetrain. The design liberties and solutions here have led to new aesthetics, for instance the charging compartment that folds out towards the side or the floating seat. The low centre of gravity represents a further benefit: for fun handling, surprising dynamism and timeless riding pleasure.
It charges up wherever you are Start your day bursting with energy and your BMW CE 04 is already waiting for you with a charged drivetrain battery. It is simply charged at 220 V domestic sockets or your BMW Wallbox, or take advantage of the optional quick charger.
Be mobile and perfectly linked up
Thanks to BMW Motorrad Connectivity and the BMW Motorrad Connected app the BMW CE 04 makes new connections. The 10.25” TFT display featuring split screen option turns into the interface between the digital and analogue world. Be it performance data, range, charging time, the favourite playlist, next destination or a phone call: Mobility and communication merge into one.
Revolution meets evolution In terms of comfort, convenience and safety with the can rely on BMW’s tried-and-tested technology. ABS and ASC are standard features, DTC and ABS Pro are optionally available. With Keyless Ride enables the seamless integration of the BMW CE 04 into your mobile life.
Try before you buy City Coast Motorcycles is taking pre-orders the arrival of the BMW CE 04 later in 2022. In the mean time, have a taste of the future and take a test ride – DEMO AVAILABLE UNTIL JULY 4 – by registering your interest on the link below.
Experience the passion and curiosity of #SoulFuel by joining the BMW R 18 Roadshow when it comes to City Coast Motorcycles in Wollongong, December 16 to 18.
The all new R 18 evokes memories of our proud history and the iconic hallmarks of the BMW brand. Countlessly refined over the years, we’re excited to deliver a modern take on the classic bikes of old. Open up a world of possibility and experience the R 18 for yourself during The BMW R 18 Roadshow.
Choose from four different styles and experience the biggest and boldest boxer engine BMW has ever built.
*** Test ride an R 18 with City Coast Motorcycles during our Road Show and you will be entered in the random draw to win a pair of BMW Two-in-One Tech gloves valued at $300! ***
Don’t miss out, limited places available! Please register your interest below. NB: Check-in is 30 mins prior to departure
Ride Your Motorcycle Week returns from Nov 29 to Dec 5. This year’s focus is getting riders back on their bikes after lockdown as the summer riding season beckons. The event will push for riders to dust off their motorcycles and get going whether they prefer dirt riding, race tracks, commuting or adventuring.
Previously known as Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week, the change of name is intended to broaden the appeal of the event. Throughout the week advertising will encourage motorcyclists to dust off their bike of choice and get busy having fun.
Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) Chief Executive Tony Weber explained the intention of the event was to remind riders of the efficiency and ease riding a bike offered, as well as promoting riding’s positive impact on mental health.
“When you’re on the bike, there’s nothing else like it. But life gets in the way. Ride Your Motorcycle Week is just a little extra push to get your bike serviced ahead of riding season, take the bike to work or take the long way home, take day the off and reconnect or just go and have an adventure. This is the week to start doing it.
“COVID has obviously changed the way Australians think about commuting, but the name change is about more than acknowledging working from home,” said Mr Weber.
The event also aims to draw attention to two-wheeled transport as a potential solution in COVID-19 recovery:
“Riding has a real role to play in helping Australia get back to work, offering socially distanced transportation and alleviating congestion and parking issues. As ever, our secondary goal is to capture the attention of policy makers who too often overlook riding in developing transportation infrastructure,” Mr Weber explained.
So what’s in it for you? Just two words: Solidarity and safety…
By joining this National Ride Your Motorcycle Week, you are joining a motorcycle fraternity in which thousands of people are active participants. That’s a lot of people power. The more people who ride, the more we are noticed. And that makes the public road a safer place for all of us.
Rider safety is an industry priority. That’s why before you take your bike out of its winter ’mothballs’, it is important it receives the once-over from your authorised dealer, City Coast Motorcycles. Because no-one (apart from you) knows your bike better and has all the factory-backed expertise to have your machine in tip-top shape for the long summer of riding ahead.
RIDE TO WORK WEEK OFFER
Mention “Ride Your Motorcycle Week” when booking a service at City Coast Motorcycles between November 11 and December 3. 2021 and receive a complementary $20 City Coast Motorcycles gift card. Call 4228 7392 or BOOK HERE.
When Dwayne’s grandfather Ken Affleck passed away at age 95 in 2014he also left behind his pride and joy – an extremely rare BMW R5. Just 2,632 were built between 1936 and 1937 and only a handful remain. Dwayne now has the honour of restoring his Papa’s legacy.
Dwayne, you’re an avid motorcyclist. Is a love of riding in the genes?
I would say, “yes” but not just a love of riding – it’s a love of all things automotive, mechanical and engineering. My grandfather and my great grandfather even built their own plane, back in the day. Papa later worked for ESSO as the Head of Oil and Fuel Engineering which lead to him being involved with F1 drivers like Jim Clark and Jack Brabham. My father Rod is a retired mechanic and I’m an auto electrician. We’ve all had (or still have) involvement in two and four-wheeled motorsports. I have definitely discovered motorcycling more in the last five years which has taken me all over Australia and to the other side of the world by competing in and finishing Red Bull Romaniacs in 2019.
Your grandfather Ken has left you with a very special motorbike. What does his rare 1936 BMW R5 mean to you?
It means everything! It’s been so cared for and loved; in fact, it’s pretty much as it came off the floor with the exception of some minor marks and aging paint as it was used as a bike should be ridden and enjoyed. Being so entrenched in the family, it’s also significant that I’m working on it alongside my dad and my twelve-year-old son, Harry. It is very much a family affair.
Do you know of any other R5’s in Australia?
Currently we’ve been unable to track down any other complete R5s in Australia, apart from one in pieces awaiting restoration. Shannons and Lloyds couldn’t either when approached for an evaluation of my grandfather’s bike. We know some R5s have been here in the past, but have then been sold to overseas buyers. There are those that haven’t seen the light of day so they have lost track of them and don’t know if they still exist as a whole bike. To my knowledge there seems to be only a few known of world-wide, one of which is owned by Lord March – Founder of the GoodwoodFestival of Speed. I believe BMW themselves have three in different states of condition (one restored, one in their bunker and one unrestored). There are a few in the US and a handful throughout Europe, but being a pre-World War 2 and only 2500-odd made, a lot would have been scrapped for materials during the War or lost to the fighting.
Ken was a new father when he purchased the R5. Was it his first motorcycle?
His first bike was second-hand 1925 BSA 250 round tank 2-speed which he later sold. He then got a DKW motorcycle. In 1948 he purchased the BMW R5 Sydney dealer called Arncliffe & Homebush Motorcycles. My grandfather knew the owners and learned the R5 was for sale there on behalf of an Air Force personnel. Then in the early 2000’s he bought an R27 BMW 250 single cylinder. This was because he wanted to attend the early VMCC Easter Bike Rally at Bathurst and couldn’t get some parts in time for the R5.
Given its age, this R5 is in remarkable condition. Is it true that when Ken married your grandmother he wasn’t allowed to ride it?
Mama definitely wasn’t fond of the bikes, but when the kids came along and were growing up Papa decided to give up bike racing and general riding. He stored the R5 until her passing in the mid-1990s, then dusted the bike back off. He pieced a few bits back together and started riding again in his mid-70s all the way up until he was 93 years old. Papa was a very active member of the Vintage Motorcycle Club NSW during his later years.
Back in the day, why do you think the R5 was such a gamechanger for BMW?
After riding it around the streets when we first picked it up I would have to say it’s an amazingly balanced bike with a great riding position. I’ve ridden a few other newer bikes (1960s models ha ha ha) and they ride nowhere near as well as the R5 does. The, design and engineering in the bike is astounding in my eyes for its era, too plus in its day it rivaled cars for top speed performance.
What type of work is involved to get your R5 project on the road?
Surprisingly not much has been needed. We aren’t there one-hundred percent just yet, but it’s just some perishables like fuel hoses, some carburettor gaskets and oil seals as we did have it running when we picked up the bike. We’ve kept it in storage for four years until we were in a position to give it proper attention it deserves. With the recent world situation and travel restrictions there’s been delays unfortunately. We expect it to be finished towards the end of May or early June.
Many aspects of BMW’s new R18 have been based on the R5. What are your thoughts?
Personally, I absolutely love the new R18; the efforts that they’ve gone to, to give it the old-school character while working with modern regulations for emission, etcetera are huge. I can only imagine how hard it is to make a bike stand out today, especially in the cruiser market they (BMW Motorrad) are targeting. It’s a tough task with very well established competitors .
Tell us about Ken’s scrambling days:
Papa was involved with the Dulwich Hill Motorcycle Club as they had a track situated on his large Kellyville property. He was a multiple trophy holder with the Two-Stroke Club of NSW in 1939. He and was involved with a trials club who held events at Castlereagh on the rocks and banks of the Nepean river; the idea was having to ride over the boulders without putting feet down to not lose points.
Later in life Papa loved to run with the VMCC who used to hold average speed rallies and navigational events; this included him having a minor off while riding down a dirt road and he couldn’t slow the bike quickly enough and ended up having a soft lay down of the bike in the grass just off the road. He was so mad because he finally got to pass this “young, slow annoying rider ” who was holding him up. We found out this “young” rider was in their late 70s and my grandfather was in his early 90s at this stage (ha ha ha!) Another time he was enjoying his riding a little much and ran wide going under a viaduct out at his favourite event near Bathurst, scrapping the side of himself down the guard rail just enough to leave some bruisers – but not enough to knock him off the bike or even leave a mark on it.
Do you have any future plans for the R5 or R27?
The R5 will be kept in the family forever. It’s one of those special bikes that we’re the only custodian of as my grandfather will always be the owner of the bike. The R27 just needs a blinker/horn combination for registration and my parents will be looking to sell it soon after. It never had any real significance to my grandfather who only kept it as a backup for his beloved R5.
Special thanks to Dwayne and family for sharing Ken Affleck’s R5 legacy.
Discover how the R5 was the inspiration for BMW’s new R18 cruiser in A Bavarian Soulstory – Episode 1.
MakeLifeARide City Coast Motorcycles is celebrating Oktoberfest on Saturday October 5 with a BMW Demo Day and irresistible savings on selected models within our BMW Motorrad range.
This is the perfect opportunity to test a huge lineup of demonstrators, enjoy STOREWIDE DISCOUNTSon riderwear and accessories. PLUS… we have exciting giveaways including a pair of BMW gloves.
There’s an exciting range of models for you to discover, including:
the BMW G 310 GS, F 750 GS, F 850 GS, F 850 GS Rallye X, F 800 GT, R 1250 GS, R 1250 RS, S 1000 R, R NineT Urban GS and K 1600 GTL.
First ride departs at 9am and final ride departs at 12 noon.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL!Make sure you reserve a booking for before you head down to 262 Keira St, Wollongong so that we can ensure you get to experience the bike of your dreams! Call 42287392 or email our Sales Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover the benefits of genuine BMW Motorrad service with our 2019 Winter Special Offer.
Service your motorcycle at City Coast Motorcycles over June and July this winter and receive a voucher to spend on genuine BMW accessories or apparel valued up to $150*.
Take care of your bike, and experience the difference between OK… and perfect.
Terms and Conditions.
*Offer is valid from 01.06.2019 – 31.07.2019 (‘Promotion Period’). Minimum total service cost of $200 including GST, is required to be eligible for this offer. The offer only applies to BMW Motorcycles serviced during the Promotion Period. This offer is limited to 1 voucher per motorcycle, identified via the vehicle’s VIN number. Voucher is non-transferable and must be redeemed by the recipient of the mechanical services, at the same BMW Motorrad dealership which rendered those services. Voucher can be used on genuine BMW Motorrad clothing and/or accessories. Voucher will be surrendered on redemption and is not redeemable in cash to any extent. Voucher must be redeemed within 5 days after the service date (excluding any public holidays) after which the voucher will expire and may no longer be redeemed. Offer applies only at participating BMW Motorrad dealers. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Stock may vary between BMW Motorrad dealerships. BMW Group Australia reserves the right to change or extend the offer.