My 2022 Harley Ultra came with a reasonable sound system, but my problem is hearing loss from when I was in the military. That prompted me to order an amplifier and new speakers. Life got in the way and I got behind schedule and needed some help getting it installed.
The system I chose was Harleys Rockford-Fosgate 400W – 4 Channel
I decided to get some help on this install for a couple of reasons.
The factory suggests installation is done by a technician at a Haley dealership.
Even if you do the install yourself the newly installed audio system and speakers will not play audio unless it is configured using the Harley-Davidson audio app or by an authorized Harley dealership, sneaky.
I have handled numerous upgrades over the years, and this one can be done if you have the time, knowledge and tools. I did not have the time.
Indian Motorcycle introduces 2022 Lineup featuring Updated Technology.
New Ride Command Update, Adaptive Headlight for Scout.
All-New Accessories for Cruiser, Bagger & Touring.
Prices, Paint and Specs announced.
“Rider feedback continues to be at the forefront of what drives refinements and enhancements for our model year offerings, and that is once again the case for 2022. With the help of customer feedback, we aim to consistently enhance and improve the lineup with new technology and wider-ranging accessory options like these for 2022.” – Mike Dougherty, President for Indian Motorcycle
According to BMW, the new R 18 Transcontinental and R 18 B will be available worldwide as special R 18 Transcontinental First Edition and R 18 B First Edition models when they hit the market in September. The two new R 18 family members will be unveiled to the public for the first time on August 6th in Sturgis, South Dakota.
BMW is expanding the R 18 family with the new R 18 Transcontinental and the R 18 B “Bagger,” one ideal for long-distance rides and one perfect for touring and cruising. You can watch some high-octane scenes with the new models in The Cadillac Three’s new music video, “Get After It.”
The collaboration between the American Southern rock group and BMW only came naturally as the new models are built to appeal to those looking for a sportier ride and those going for a more touring-oriented machine. The southern country music is a perfect addition for these bad boys that star in the clip, riding just outside Nashville.
The new R 18 Transcontinental is a luxurious tourer that comes with a high windshield, wind deflector, and flaps. Compared to the standard R 18, it has additional lights, a top case, and four analog round instruments. The ride has seat heating as standard to ensure long-distance riding comfort even when two people get on it.
On the other hand, the R 18 B has no top case and a lower windscreen that adds to the style of a bagger. Among other features, it sports a smaller seat, wider and more comfortable footrests, and a matt black metallic engine.
Like the previous R 18 models, both rides combine the power of the 2-cylinder “Big Boxer” engine with a classic chassis design based on BMW’s historical motorcycle models. The engine generates an output of 67 kW (91 hp) at 4,750 RPM, and between the 2,000 to 4,000 RPM range, it produces more than 150 Nm of torque.
Tech-wise, they feature a 10.25 inch TFT color display that provides all the information the rider needs. The motorcycles come with three riding modes, Rain, Roll, and Rock, and a Hill Start Control function that turn one’s journeys into a memorable experience.
What can make that experience even better is the new Marshall sound system. Developed in collaboration with the British manufacturer Marshall (yes, the same brand that makes the renowned guitar amplifiers), the audio system uses 4 loudspeakers and 2 subwoofers to produce great sound quality and “good vibrations.”
I have had my 2019 Harley-Davidson Street Glide for a little while now and the one thing I wanted to change was the sound of the audio. Since I bought the bike, I had my eye on upgrading the fairing and saddlebag lids with Harley’s flagship Stage II Boom Audio speakers and amps.
I upgraded the fairing to Stage II recently and just want more.
Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System With Intercom
The Boom! Audio 30K Bluetooth Headset is Harley-Davidson’s flagship wireless headset engineered to simplify and extend wireless communication. The 30K Headset comes with two modules (1 Bluetooth and 1 Mesh) and offers an exceptional integrated experience when paired to the new Boom Box Radio.
As I was preparing for my trip to Sturgis, for the rally, I decided I needed a new helmet. Besides the normal reasons I wanted to upgrade to one that handled rain better.
I started researching helmets, and I came across the Harley-Davidson Boom-Audio NO2 Full-Face Helmet.
It is made of a fiberglass composite and weighs about 3 pounds 12 ounces. It has a washable removable liner and standard Double D-ring chin strap and of course meets all the Dot FMVSS 218 safety standards.
The Spring riding season is a good time to take a look at riding gear to see if upgrades are needed and helmets are the best place to start. This Spring, Harley-Davidson has partnered with industry-leading helmet manufacturers to create a lineup of new cutting-edge helmets that utilize the latest in technology and look as good as they function.
Staying connected while on the road just got easier thanks to the new Boom!™ Audio N02 Full-Face Helmet (P/N 98365-19VX, $550.00*). This advanced matte black helmet allows for innovative communication and sound experience with zero setup required. The built-in Sena 20S Bluetooth® communication system links up to eight riders on the intercom and has integrated speakers and a microphone to pair Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices for navigation, favorite play lists and hands-free calls.
Providing side coverage that will protect the head and face without compromising airflow or field view, the new Maywood Interchangeable Sun Shield H27 3/4 Helmet (P/N 98361-19VX, $160.00*) offers a versatile 3-in-1 design to give riders options. Riders can choose from three different looks thanks to the removable peak visor, side plates and face shield that allow for an adjustable experience. This versatile helmet features a retractable sun shield that deploys quickly and easily along with a face shield that offers 95% UV protection and anti-scratch coating.
The new Capstone Sun Shield H24 Modular Helmet (P/N 98357-19VX, $250.00*) gives riders full-face coverage but with the added benefit of a flip-up chin bar for easier communication. With an easily deployable retractable sun shield, this helmet features an advanced ventilation system for full front-to-back airflow to help flush out heat and humidity. The face shield offers 95% UV protection, an anti-scratch coating and uses the QuickSlide™ shield replacement system for quick, secure, tool-free removal and installation. This helmet is also compatible with the Boom!™ Audio 20S Bluetooth® Helmet Headset.
Visit a Harley-Davidson dealership to check out the entire selection of Harley-Davidson helmets and ask a staff member for a custom consultation to find the right style and fit. All helmets are DOT-approved and feature a fiberglass shell with a double D-ring chin strap. A helmet bag is included with each helmet purchase.