Grass Roots BMW Motorcycles started literally at "grass roots" as a lawn mower shop in Carbondale, Illinois. In the late 1970's, David Bork, who rode a BMW motorcycle at the time, joined the shop and it soon became a powersports shop under his influence. On June 2, 1982, the owner applied for a BMW dealer license and on April 6, 1983, Grass Roots BMW received a BMW dealership license - they now sold chainsaws, lawn mowers, and BMW motorcycles.
By 1993, the beemers had taken over the business, and the company moved across the river to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to the historic district on South Spanish Street.
In March 2007, Grass Roots BMW expanded its operations through expansions and renovations. Major improvements included painting the outside of the building, tripling the showroom space and adding four new service bays. One of the old service bays was converted into a customer lounge, and the former parts area was changed into a dressing room and storage closet. Three new offices and a new parts counter were constructed, adding some much-needed space. The store continues to evolve, and visitors can enjoy various changes throughout the years to come!
On September 26, 2009, Grass Roots sponsored an event that made the Guinness Book of World Records, sponsoring the largest parade of BMW motorcycles (241) in 2009.
Husqvarna® motorcycles were introduced to the Grass Roots lineup in 2011, offering the off-road bike options adventure seekers were looking for.
Now over 20 years in its current location, the business still retains an old-fashioned flavor.
Not glitzy, Grass Roots is solid service with friendly sales. Growing to meet the needs of the BMW riding community, Grass Roots BMW continues to provide bikes, service, parts, accessories, and apparel with integrity, experience and a passion for riding the BMW motorcycle.
Call us today at (573) 334-7223 and find out how our team can help you find the BMW and Husqvarna® you've been looking for! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
Grass Roots BMW Motorcycles is conveniently located near the areas of Jackson, Anna, Sikeston and Scott City.