The BMW Club Journal January 2019 – Oxford Section Report

BMW Club Oxford Section Report for October 2018

Change of Venue:- 

I With immediate effect the pub social based at the Prince of Wales, 60 Barrow Rd, Shippon, Abingdon, OX13 6JQ has been moved to:- The Cherry Tree, 33 High Street, Steventon. OX13 6RZ

R1250 Crowd Sourced Road Test project

We would like to invite members to test (at your leisure) the RT R1250 model with the main focus would be the new engine of course. 

We would then report your views under a small number of key headings:-

  • 1250 engine impressions (power/torque/noise)?
  • VVT system in operation (can you detect operation?)
  • R1250 in operation, what’s it like to ride?
  • New exhaust system
  • Slipper clutch
  • Dynamic Hill Start Pro (new modes and operation)
  • Overall impressions: better than the R1200, would you buy one?
  • New technology on the bikes, do it enhance your riding experience?

Send all your comments / suggestions to dave.tomlinson@bmwoxford.comSocial Secretary for the Oxford Section

November 4th– Oxford Section AGM 

The AGM was held on Sunday with excellent food and drinks provided. A few changes on the committee this year as follows: – 

ChairmanDerek Johnson 
SecretaryGeoff Clough 
TreasurerTim Bolderston 
Social SecretaryDave Tomlinson 
Section NC RepresentativeSteve Halliday 
Membership SecretaryRosemary Hicks 
Media & TechnologySteve Moxey 
Committee MemberCarl Flint
Committee MemberDavid Hicks
Committee MemberMartin Skennerton

November 12th– R1250RT First Ride Steve Moxey

I had a test on the R1250RT whilst my R1200RT was having its 12,000 mile service. The new R1250RT is a very impressive machine the new R1250 engine seems to work even better in the RT. The R1250GS test survey is now closed but we will probably open one for the R1250RT shortly.

November 21 – Motorcycle Live NEC Steve Moxey 

Good ride up to Motorcycle Live! today with Dave Tomlinson, a bit cold at the start with some sleet but still fun. The Off Road Skills demo on the BMW Motorrad stand was excellent as they say don’t try this at home. Stopped by the BMW Club stand, it looked very impressive. Lots to do and see well worth a visit especially the sectioned engines on the BMW stand and the CCM stand having a Spitfire for charity!

Sat Nav Event – Steve Moxey

BMW Navigator V,VI Top Tips guides available so that members can get a copy for a £5 donation to Thames Valley Air Ambulance, a very good cause to support

Future Events: January 2019 / April 2019

January 1stNew Year Day Social– Lock, Stock & Barrel, 104 Northbrook Street, Nr the Wharf, Newbury, RG14 1AA from 12.00.

January 13thBring & Buy Sale: Uffington Village Hall, SN7 7RA; Food available & Seller set up from 13.00. Sale starts at 14.00.

February 10thINDOOR MEETING:Uffington village hall, soup & food, Speaker: Geoff Clough 14.00. Travel Talk Isle of Man Geoff Clough

February 17thTen Pin Bowling: Southern vs Oxford at Newbury Bowl. Bob Mack

February 24thSunday Lunch: Hongxin Chinese, Pepper Box Hill, Peatmoor, Swindon SN5. 12.00 for 12.30 Martin

March 10thIndoor Meeting: Uffington Village Hall, SN7 7RA.  Speaker Gemma from ROSPA

March 12thDiamond Light Source Tour, Harwell OX11 0DE 18.30 Catherine Moxey

March 15 – 17 Spring Weekend Hotel Break – Hotel Collingwood Bournemouth Rob marrionrob@btinternet.comGeoff

March 24thSunday Lunch: Astall Leigh Rosemary

Don’t forget to make a note of the dates from the trifold calendar that you wish to attend into your diaries, we will also be updating the website regularly and posting on Facebook.

April 14thRIDE OUT:8.30am meet @ Piggies SN15 4PW for breakfast, leaving at 9am to Sammy Miller’s for lunchNoel Robertson

April 21stRIDE OUT: Charity Berkshire Egg Run, meet at Sainsburys RG31 7SA J12 M4 John Hillier

Here’s to safe riding and some good weather.

Dave Tomlinson

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Author: bobmack70