The majority of touring motorcycles and trikes are equipped with a radio and entertainment system. Because the majority of motorcycles on the road are older models, many of their audio systems lack modern features such as Bluetooth audio streaming, MP3 and WMA file support, and SiriusXM satellite radio. Even if you have a unique bike that you don’t want to permanently change, there are a variety of entertainment options to make your time on the road more fun.
Upgrading the radio on a Harley touring bike from 1998 to 2013 is a simple task. Upgraded source units from Rockford Fosgate and Aquatic AV are both available for these motorcycles. The radios in both situations fit neatly into the fairing opening and come with electrical connectors that don’t require any car modifications. In about an hour, your local mobile improvement store can have you back on the road with all of the source units features you could possibly want.
Rockford Fosgate’s PMX-HD9813 digital media receiver is a single-DIN, water-resistant receiver featuring Bluetooth, USB, and a brilliant color display.
Your installer can link the radio to the audio control switches on the handlebars in many cases, particularly with Harley-Davidson motorcycles, to make it safer to alter the level or change songs while riding.
The Harley-Davidson AQ-MP-5UBT-HS radio is a direct-fit solution with Bluetooth and a high-power amplifier.
Installing a new radio on a motorcycle with a radio that is integrated into an infotainment system, such as a Honda Gold Wing or a BMW K 1600 GTL, is not an option. That doesn’t rule out the possibility of upgrading the sound system. Signal processors from companies like ARC Audio are designed to take the audio signals coming out of the OEM stereo system and manipulate them so that they sound excellent with a new amplifier and upgraded speakers.
The ARC Audio PSM is a sophisticated signal processor designed exclusively for motorcycle applications that can help your audio system sound fantastic.
If you have a modern Harley-Davidson with the Boom! Box radio, the easiest option to boost the sound system on these bikes is to use a signal processor. Some stereo companies provide radio reflashing services, which can improve sound quality, but these changes may void your warranty or be undone if the bike is serviced.
The most significant advantage of having a signal processor on your bike is that your installer may fine-tune the output of each speaker to your specific listening preferences. This is a simple alternative if you prefer a smooth and natural sound. They can also provide an aggressive tune that rocks out when the throttle is increased. A processor can make any high-quality speaker sound the way you want it to sound, within reason.
Finally, if you want terrific sound without a radio, your installer can insert a stand-alone Bluetooth receiver right into an aftermarket amplifier. Simply connect your smartphone’s audio streaming capability to the receiver to listen to music. You may adjust the volume on hide-away units using the buttons on your phone. Songs stored on a smart device or streaming services such as iHeartRadio, Pandora, Spotify, or Apple Music are all alternatives for music.
Bluetooth receivers for motorcycles, such as the JL Audio MBT-RX, make it simple to stream music into an amplifier or signal processor.
Whether you want an elaborate audio system with front, lower, and saddlebag speakers or simply want to upgrade your motorcycle’s technology, your local specialist mobile enhancement merchant can help you find the right solution for your needs. Visit Music In Motion today and have your bike inspected. We’ll devise a strategy to make it sound fantastic!