San Jose BMW Motorcycles Is Moving

"Our new shop will define the state-of-the-art in customer service, and provide our customers with the best possible dealership experience in all departments", Chris Hodgson, owner.

San Jose BMW has announced their upcoming move to an impressive new facility to open Thursday June 27, with a Grand Opening Special Event set for Saturday, July 13.  Prior to the move San Jose BMW is having a pre-move sale with special discounts and pricing on most in stock items.  The gala Grand Opening Event will feature many special booths, vendors and brands including Schuberth Helemts, Metzler tires, Klim Adventure Gear, Parts Unlimited, Alt Rider, Rawhyde Adventures and more, plus the chance to win an exciting new motorcycle.

San Jose BMW is one of the Bay Area’s great, classic motorcycle shops and has built a loyal following of local enthusiasts with personal attention and professional service at their current facility, a former post office where they opened in 1974.  The new location is just 2 blocks away at 1990 West San Carlos Street, at the corner of Bascom and West San Carlos streets in San Jose.  Originally built as a Jaguar / MG auto dealership, this shop was also home to San Jose’s original BMW dealership, Don Lucas Bavarian Motors, which split into separate car and motorcycle franchises in the 1970’s.

San Jose BMW’s new location features plenty of parking, a much larger, more modern service department, expanded gear, parts and accessories departments and a beautiful new showroom space.  San Jose BMW is a division of San Jose Motosport which is also a factory franchised dealer for Aprila motorcycles, and Vespa, Piaggio, Genuine and Kymco scooters.

Chris Hodgson, owner of SJ BMW, started working for SJBMW as service manager and chief tuner in the 1970’s and was instrumental in crafting the dealership’s initial image as the leading resource for BMW performance enthusiasts.  Chris has 39 years of experience in all aspects of motorcycling and a true enthusiasm for performance bikes.  Chris left SJBMW in 1981 to found CC Products, an aftermarket company dedicated to BMW performance and handling upgrades.  Chris' success with CC Products allowed him to return to San Jose BMW and purchase the business in 1992.  Chris led the expansion into San Jose Motosport with acquisition the Vespa/Piaggio franchise in May of 2005 and adding Aprilia in 2009.  His son, Willie Hogson currently is service and general manager of San Jose BMW, and his wife, Kathleen, is the business manager and led the design and construction projects involved in creating the new facility.

San Jose BMW has never lost sight of its mission to be the dealership of choice for the true rider and enthusiast. The family management team will continue to combine tradition and innovation, to enhance every aspect of the purchase and ownership experience, keeping the sheer joy of motorcycling as the most important metric on the scale and delivering great service and fair deals to one and all.

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