LONG BEACH, CA (02.03.23) – KENWOOD USA has announced the addition of a dedicated category of products aimed to boost the audio experience for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. KENWOOD’s new eXcelon Motorsports “Motorcycle Audio” product line offers customers a better sound experience, while also maintaining all the factory controls and fitment with a “Plug & Play” solution.
The lineup will consist of all-in-one product packages designated by years 1998-2013 and 2014+, along with a la carte amplifier, speaker, and accessory solutions. Packages will offer direct fitment replacement speakers and sound-matched amplifier(s), enhanced with better durability and power handling than OE solutions, allowing riders to achieve better sound and higher volume levels. Expansion kits such as replacement hard saddlebag lids (1998-2013) and an existing lid cut-in kit (2014+) are precisely designed for the XM69R 6x9s. Riders can also add speakers to the lower crash bars of the bike with optional speaker pod accessory kits, all with an enhanced fit and finish. “Boot” resistant steel grilles and more, strategically designed amplifier mounting plates, and more set riders up for a full system out of the gate or easy future system expansion.
“To ensure that our dealers would be equipped with proven products right out of the gate, we looked for a partner that already lives and breathes motorcycle audio,” said John Lucas, KENWOOD Vice President of Sales. “Just like our success in partnering with companies like iDatalink™ and Garmin®, when it came to a partner for motorcycle audio, Hogtunes’ level of trusted product, support, and separate network of distribution was the logical choice. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the products that we’ve developed and the support that Mike “Pez” Pesdirz (Owner/President of Hogtunes) has provided.”
The KENWOOD eXcelon Motorsports Motorcycle Audio line is set to begin shipping this Spring.
ONTARIO, CA (08.12.22) – The #29 Powerbass Chevrolet Camaro driven by Brian Obiedzenski rolled into South Boston VA., at the South Boston Speedway for the Thunder Road Harley Davidson 200 in the NASCAR Advanced Autoparts Weekly Series. With a 5th place finish last week Brian and the crew hoped to set the bar a little higher as Erik Harbour of PowerBass was on site for the weekends race events!
Play the video above and check out all of the action from the track!
The sun was out early for race day on Saturday as Brian and the #29 PowerBass Camaro rolled out of the trailer to prep one last time for qualifying and the nights race. The crowd was ready for a fun night packing in the stands with well over 10,000 people in attendance. The night started with qualifying followed by a “Pit Party” for all the spectators to come down to the track and meet the drivers. Brian and the Powerbass Camaro had a great line of fans taking photos and getting autographs while listing to music played on the PowerBass BT-200 SPLT Portable Bluetooth Speaker!
2022 marks the 20th NASCAR season of competition that Obiedzenski has competed in. The Franklinton, North Carolina driver has competed across the country in multiple divisions and has claimed 48 Feature Victories in his career. Race coverage can be seen on FloRacing.com, and follow Brian and the team on their 2022 Season charge:
ONTARIO, CA (07.07.22) – The #29 PowerBass Chevrolet Camaro driven by Brian Obiedzenski rolled into South Boston VA., at the South Boston Speedway for the Thunder Road Harley Davidson 200 in the NASCAR Advanced Autoparts Weekly Series. With a 5th place finish last week Brian and the crew hoped to set the bar a little higher as Erik Harbour of PowerBass was on site for the weekends race events!
Friday Brian was able to get the maximum out of the car even during a blistering 144 degree track temperature Brian had set the car into a provisional P1 or Fastest of the day in the practice sessions and the team felt very happy with that result. The track was bustling with other drivers adjusting and looking to get that 10th or even 100th of a second faster around the half mile circle track but in the end the #29 was leading the pack Friday night.
The sun was out early for race day on Saturday as Brian and the #29 PowerBass Camaro rolled out of the trailer to prep one last time for qualifying and the nights race. The crowd was ready for a fun night packing in the stands with well over 10,000 people in attendance. The night started with qualifying followed by a “Pit Party” for all the spectators to come down to the track and meet the drivers. Brian and the PowerBass Camaro had a great line of fans taking photos and getting autographs while listing to music played on the PowerBass BT-200 SPLT Portable Bluetooth Speaker!
With racing everything matters, and the day was just not cooperating as the #29 PowerBass Camaro qualified 7th for the race however Brian was determined to change that come the green flag as he barreled around the track at over 100mph hunting down the competition he was able to slide into 4th at one point of the race and battled back and forth all the way to the end to bring home points for the championship and another 5th place finish.
“We were super happy to be here and in the pits with Brian and the crew of the #29 PowerBass Camaro and were thrilled to see him cross the finish line in the points!” stated Erik Harbour.
Stay tuned for a behind the scenes look with Brian Obiedzenski and the #29 PowerBass ZL1 Camaro in the PowerBass Garage as well as an action-packed race day video coming soon! Catch Brian on the track live at NASCAR Advanced Autoparts Weekly Series events in the Southeast or online at Flosports.tv
HOLLY HILL, FL (01.13.22) – Saddle Tramp by Metra Electronics has new radio installation kits, digital signal processors, smart brake light flashers, a new and improved handlebar audio control retention interface, accessory harnesses, and an amp wiring kit, in stock now and shipping. All of these new products are designed to fit select Harley-Davidson motorcycle models for easy installation, giving owners better options for audio system upgrades and customizations. These new products were first shown at the 2021 SEMA Show and will also be on display at the AIMExpo in the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 19th to 21st.
Radio Installation Kits Saddle Tramp’s new radio installation kits include an interface with a water-resistant enclosure, wiring harness, and an antenna adapter to make replacing the factory radio easy. The interface retains the use of the factory handlebar audio controls and other features, depending on the kit. The BC-HDR-K1 is for an ISO Double-DIN radio that has an “L” shaped chassis design with the chassis at the top, and the BC-HDR-K3 is for a Single-DIN radio. Both kits are designed to fit non-amplified 2014-up* Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Electra Glide, Ultra, Limited, and 2015-up* Road Glide models. Saddle Tramp’s new Police Edition kits are designed to fit 2014-up* Harley-Davidson Electra Glide FLHTP models with the police package. The BC-HDR-K4 is for an ISO Single-DIN radio and the BC-HDR-K2 is for an “L” shaped Double-DIN or modular radio with the chassis mounted at the top. Both of the kits designed for Single-DIN radios include an LCD screen to display the oil pressure and EITMS status.
Digital Signal Processors with Built-in Interface Saddle Tramp’s new patented DSPs are designed for easy integration with aftermarket or factory systems for an enhanced sound system with full tuning control. The BC-DSPL-HD1 fits 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson FLH and FLT motorcycles with plug-n-play harnessing. The BC-DSPL-HD2 fits 2014-up* Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Electra Glide, Ultra, Limited, and 2015-up* Road Glide models. The BC-DSPL-HD2’s key benefit is its advanced integration technology reflashes a non-amplified radio for a flat response curve, without the need for external equipment. This reduces the cost, saves time, and allows installers to provide better service with complete control over the upgrade. Both DSPs provide six channels of output and a fifteen-band graphic EQ per channel with a selectable slope. Installers can adjust and control the sound system specifically for the acoustics of the motorcycle and the driver’s personal audio preferences. All tuning is done wirelessly via a smart app for tablets or phones and can be password-protected once set up.
BC-DSPL-HD1 and BC-DSPL-HD2 Product Specifications ● 6 channels of output from the DSP ● 15-band graphic EQ per channel with a selectable slope (12, 24, 36, or 48db per octave) ● Built-in selectable crossover per channel (high, low & band) to achieve the perfect sound ● Independent equalization for front, rear, and subwoofer ● Time delay circuit per channel (front and rear channels can be delayed independently up to 10ms) ● Tuning setup and wireless control via a smart device application (tablet or mobile phone) ● Read, write, and store configurations for future recall ● Optional password protection feature for tuning control via the mobile app ● Small footprint for easy installation behind the fairing ● Pre-wired harness for easy amplifier installation ● Retains balance and fade control ● Built-in clipping detection and limiting circuits ● Bass knob included ● Water-resistant case & connections ● Micro-B USB updatable ● U.S. Patent 9,875,078
BC-DSPL-HD2 Features: ● Integration technology to reflash the factory radio ● Creates a flat response curve without the need for external equipment
Smart Brake Light Flashers Saddle Tramp has three new smart brake light flashers for drivers looking for better visibility by adding a strobing or flashing brake light effect. A rotary switch on the control box has selectable options for ten different patterns, such as a slow flash and then solid light, or constant strobe. This plug-n-play flasher is easy to install and is designed specifically for the original factory rear brake lights, and is not compatible with rear bullet-style brake/turn signal lights. The BC-HDSSF1 fits 2014-up* Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Road Glide, and Road King Touring models, the BC-HDSSF2 fits 1996-2013 Electra Glide, Ultra Classic/Limited, Road King/Classic, and Road Glide Standard/Ultra/Custom Touring models, and the BC-HDSSF3 fits 2010-2013 Street Glide and Road Glide Touring models. BC-HDSSF1/2/3 Product Specifications ● Add a flashing or strobe light effect to brake lights ● 84 watts/7-amp selectable strobe light ● 10 selectable patterns for LED lights ● Works with original factory LED or incandescent rear brake lights ● Plug-n-play installation
Handlebar Audio Control Retention Interface Saddle Tramp’s new and improved BC-HDSWC-WR interface retains the use of the factory handlebar audio controls when replacing the radio. It is designed to fit 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson FLH and FLT models with a fairing, without the factory amplifier, and with two speaker systems. It uses patented Auto-Detect technology that configures itself for the specific motorcycle application and connected aftermarket radio. It now includes a water-resistant case and comes with a plug-n-play harness for easy installation. This interface also provides wires for speakers, constant power, switched power and ground.
Accessory Harnesses Saddle Tramp continues to make wiring aftermarket audio systems even easier with plug-n-play connections designed to fit Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Their latest accessories include the BC-9711 rear speaker retention harness for 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson FLH and FLT models, complete with pre-terminated Molex™ terminals and oxygen-free copper wiring. The BC-9717 is a plug-n-play rear speaker bypass harness used for splitting the inputs and outputs when installing aftermarket amplifiers in 2014-up* Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited models. For adding aftermarket 12volt accessories to a power source, the BC-9719 is a battery accessory Y harness with OE connectors designed to fit 2004-2013 Harley-Davidson Touring FLH/FLT models and 2014-up* Touring and Trike models with Stage II Boom!™ Audio packages.
Amp Wiring Kit Saddle Tramp’s new BC-9703 is an amplifier wiring kit designed to fit 2014-up* Harley-Davidson FLH and FLT models. It is used for installing single or dual amplifiers in the front fairing with a quick disconnect for each amplifier. It is constructed with oxygen-free copper for the best possible conductivity and audio performance and includes 8-gauge 5.5-foot power and ground wires, a 60-amp mini ANL fuse and holder, an ignition T-harness for amplifier turn-on, and an over mold split to two 10-gauge power and ground wires.
All of these new motorcycle products are in stock now, with additional details and wiring diagrams available at MetraOnline.com. AIMExpo attendees can see them in person at booth 2005 from January 19th to 21st at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Metra Electronics will also be participating in the Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties Spring NVP Expo from January 29th to 30th at the Kentucky International Convention Center to showcase their latest Saddle Tramp products. A special training session covering these new products will also be hosted at KnowledgeFest at the South Point Hotel & Casino Convention Center in Las Vegas from February 18th to 20th.
ENGLEWOOD, CO (11.21.2019) – VAIS Technology has released new satellite radio integrated solutions specifically designed for 2020 vehicle models. This solution allows owners of these 2020 models to add SiriusXM satellite radio to their existing factory stereo, without compromising functionality.
The new 2020 integration kits provide coverage for 2020 Toyota, Honda, GM, Ford, Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Application guide available on VAIS Technology website. Also, all these models are compatible with the GSR-UV01 (universal unit) which can be flashed using online software. This allows dealers to only stock one unit to do almost all applications.
The re-released Harley Davidson, (GSR-HM51) application now includes a weather-proof enclosure as well as the SXV300 SiriusXM tuner, all in one unit, which now allows multiple source switching between the iPhone and SXM source via the factory radio.
This VAIS solution connects directly to the original factory radio and allows the vehicle owner to listen to satellite radio through the existing factory system. The VAIS integrated solution also allows for full control of satellite radio functions – changing stations, setting presets, steering wheel functions, etc. In the Harley Davidson, all controls are done thru the handlebars and factory buttons.
“Since 2003, VAIS Technology have been developing satellite radio adapters for vehicles that aren’t equipped from the factory with SiriusXM tuners,” Dennis Hopper, Vice President of Sales, says. “While satellite radio is more popular than ever, many new OEM vehicles still don’t come equipped from the factory with satellite tuners. Over the last few years many OEM’s are removing satellite tuners from their base model vehicles. VAIS Tech. develops simple, easy to install integrated solutions that add satellite radio, but preserve factory functions.”
TEMPE, AZ (11.13.2019) – Road King riders can now experience great Rockford Fosgate audio out on the open road.
Rockford Fosgate the industry leader in high-performance audio systems, is proud to announce its new line of audio kits purpose built for Harley-Davidson Road King motorcycles. With an MSRP of $1199.99, the Road King kits are expected to begin shipping by year end.
“Both the 2014+ and 1998 – 2013 kits are designed to deliver an exceptional sound experience while retaining as much interior bag space as possible,” explained Greg Cobbs, Rockford Motorcycle Sales Manager. “The amplifier mounts to a custom plate inside the rear of the bag and powers 6 by 9 speakers installed into the top of the bag lids. Then the rider simply connects their smartphone via the included Bluetooth module and they’re ready to ride.”
The 6×9 inch bag lid speakers install seamlessly into the top of the factory bag lids using the included cutting template, waterproof bag lid mounts, and speaker grilles. They are then connected to the 400-watt amplifier and Bluetooth receiver via a plug and play wiring harness.
The entire system is Element Ready to withstand rain, dirt, and dust in the riding environment. The speakers are also highly efficient and tuned to overcome wind, exhaust and road noise.
Additional features and specifications for the HD14RK-Stage2 and HD9813RK-Stage2 include:
Element Ready Power Series 400-watt 4 channel amplifier
Element Ready Motorcycle Specific Power Series 6×9 inch Speaker (pair)
Amplifier installation kit with mounting brackets, speaker grilles, and wiring harness with Bluetooth receiver
Easy One Button Pairing
Compatible with Android 5.0 and Above, iOS 8.0 and Above