San Jose BMW Motorcycles : GRAND OPENING Sat July 13 WHO : San Jose BMW and San Jose Motosport WHAT : New Facility NOW OPEN, GRAND OPENING Saturday July 13 WHEN : Saturday July 13, 9am - 5pm WHERE : 1990 West San Carlos Street, San Jose CA 95128
A Gala Grand Opening Special Event is set for Saturday, July 13. The gala Grand Opening Event will feature many special booths, motorcycle gear exhibitors and brands including Schuberth Helmets, Metzler tires, Klim Adventure Gear, Parts Unlimited, Alt Rider, Rawhyde Adventures and more, plus the chance for licensed riders to win an exciting new BMW F800 GT motorcycle.
San Jose BMW : Successful Growth of A Family Business
San Jose BMW Motorcycles and San Jose Motosport have moved to an impressive new facility at 1990 West San Carlos Street. This family business has been led by Chris and Kathleen Hodgson for over 32 years. The Hodgsons purchased San Jose BMW in 1992 after years of success operating as CC Products, an aftermarket company specializing in motorcycle performance products. San Jose BMW is now a division of San Jose Motosport, which is also a factory franchised dealer for
Aprila motorcycles, and Vespa, Piaggio, Genuine and Kymco scooters.
With Kathleen as business manager and Chris in charge of operations San Jose BMW has become one of the nation's largest BMW dealerships and San Jose Motosport has established a devoted following for each of their other brands.
San Jose BMW has grown through two challenging decades in the motorcycle business. The Hodgsons have implemented many innovations in business practice and methods and managed the business expansion into San Jose Motosport with acquisition the Vespa/Piaggio franchise in May of 2005 and adding Aprilia in 2009. Kathleen and Chris also directed the redesign and managed the construction projects involved in creating the new facility.
Chris 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. Since their purchase of the business, Chris has led sales and service operations, and managed a very successful racing program, with many
class wins, titles and trophies at both local and national events.
Chris's personal approach and considerable expertise has been instrumental in the growth of the business.
Kathleen and Chris' son Willie joined the business over 10 years ago and has been lead master technician for the past several years. This family team has built a very well regarded business with a devoted following and an outstanding team of employees.
San Jose BMW is one of the Bay Area's great, classic motorcycle shops and has built an enviable reputation among local enthusiasts with personal attention and professional service at their original 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, state-of-the-art service department, expanded gear, parts and accessories departments and a beautiful new showroom space.
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.
For More Information :
San Jose BMW 408 295.0205 www.SJBMW.com