Wireless Bluetooth Motorcycle Speakers

There is no doubt that riding a motorcycle on a sunny day with the wind blowing and hitting your face is one of the most elating and thrilling components of motorcycling. When you add the concept of including some of your favorite tunes to your motorcycle ride then the experience becomes an experience that is hard to beat. However, to have this great experience you will have to install a set of motorcycle speakers on your bike.

The first thing that a motorcycle rider needs to understand is that purchasing motorcycle speakers is completely different than purchasing speakers for your truck or car. Therefore, it is important for you to understand about the different types of motorcycle speakers available on the market. You need to know what to look for so that the music you hear makes your riding experience enjoyable.

Motorcycle Handlebar Speakers

There are many options available to you. One of the options is to have the speakers put into your motorcycle helmet. However, most experienced motorcycle riders are purchasing Bluetooth speakers that fit on the handlebar. The younger crowd, who ride crotch rockets, seem to prefer the speakers and their helmet whereas the more sophisticated cruising motorcycle crowd prefer a handlebar speaker.
One of the things to look for when purchasing handlebar speakers is to make sure that they are water-resistant or waterproof.

If you live in an area where there is only light rain then you can get away with water resistant speakers. If you live in an area where there are heavy rainfalls however then you will be better off with a set of completely waterproof motorcycle speakers.

Obviously, the type of speaker that a motorcycle rider purchases will depend on both the features and price. It will also depend on the size of the speaker because this can make a difference in the comfort level of the ride. Make sure that the overall thickness and look of a speaker will conform to your comfort level. It would be silly to purchase a large speaker that made your riding experience uncomfortable.

Sound quality is also another important feature that many motorcycle riders need to consider. When you start to do some research about various motorcycle speakers you will notice that each company claims that their speakers are the best. The only way to check this out is to actually hear the speakers for yourself.

You could also rely on the opinions of experts but we all have different requirements when it comes to listening to music. The type of music that we listen to will also play a role such as rock, jazz, rap, or classical. Therefore, take your time and choose the best set of handlebar speakers for your listening and comfort levels.

Questions and Answers

Which GPS navigator might be a good choice for me?

Here’s my situation. I have an iPod touch but I’m worried that if I download a GPS app that it will need wireless internet and if I’m driving I obviously won’t have an internet connection. So I don’t want to waste my money on something that might not work.

I won’t be using GPS a lot but it would be nice to have about once a month.

I really can’t afford to spend a lot on GPS but I really need it for an upcoming vacation.

Any ideas?

Posted by kittymeow

GPS technology has expanded over a few years. You can basically buy any GPS that has the features of the high end known brands (Garmin and Tom Tom) for half the price. Newelectronx sells GPS mobile device for cars, walking, running, hiking, camping, and motorcycles.

The Newelectronx GPS gives you more than just knowing where you are and where you are headed. Now you can receive real time traffic alerts, listen to your favorite MP3s and use Bluetooth to integrate information to and from your mobile phone including calls and voice read text messages. Even if you know your way around the area, the Newelectronx GPS units can instantly locate airports, restaurants, hospitals and other points of interest with directions on how to get there from your present location.

When traveling in an unfamiliar area a GPS unit performs as a safety device. There are areas that are not safe – especially if you have car trouble or a flat tire. If you find yourself in this situation the GPS unit can locate help or mobile repair services including addresses and phone numbers.

Multiple routes can be accessed. Avoid toll roads; choose the scenic route instead of the quickest one.

Get all the features of two of the most popular brands of GPS units (TomTom and Garmin) for half the price. The newelectronx GPS can be used inside or outside of your vehicle.

Newelectronx is a company based in USA that includes 2010 maps on each GPS. They are manufactured by an American company and their customer service is located in USA. Newelectronx offers 2 standalone units that have the pleasures and features of both Garmin and Tom Tom in one GPS. Map upgrades are FREE.
TomTom is a global company based overseas. They are manufactured by a Dutch company and their customer service is located in Amsterdam. TomTom currently charges for map upgrades, about $50 to $99 per map upgrade.
Garmin’s original founders were Gary Burrell and Min H. Kao. Although one was from the US and one was from Taiwan they joined together to form a company that both felt was the future of Navigation – GPS technology. Garmin International, Inc., headquarters for the parent company, Garmin Ltd, is located in Olathe, Kansas. Garmin Ltd. Is incorporated in Cayman Islands. Garmin GPS devices are made in China or Taiwan to be more specific. Again, Garmin charges for maps – about $70 to $99 per map upgrade.

More on buying a gps:

Newelectronx units have bright clear touch screen displays and clear-sounding speakers. They have adequate amounts of internal storage space as well as expansion slots for SD cards. Fast CPUs respond quickly to your demands. They are easily updated via a USB port. Here is some other stuff the Newelectronx GPS has:
* The widescreen display is a generous 5 inches touchscreen delight that provides a wide-screen version of maps.
* Optional real-time traffic and weather reports
* Maps for all 50 US states, Puerto Rico and Canada – more available on request
* Turn-by-turn voice directions with street names
* Integrated Bluetooth
* Compass mode
* Anti-glare screen
* Included windshield mount with suction dash mount
* 2D or 3D views
* Picture album
* Audiobook player
* Video Games
* Screen Saver

Prices for either the TomTom or Garmin units start at around $150 and go up to over $600. The more these units progress the more features are included. They are actually becoming as much a personal assistant and they are GPS units. They are now small enough to be carried in your pocket or purse and can be used inside or outside of the vehicle. The voice integration is a real safety feature as is the Bluetooth handsfree ability for your cell phone. The Newelectronx units are only $105 each and have everything that the Garmin and Tom Tom have, but at a cheaper price. The Newelectronx versions are very slim and stylish – almost thinner and lighter than a iPod or iPhone.

Speakers for Sports Bikes?I have a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R and I’m interested in putting speakers on it. Currently, I ride with ear bud headphones (cheap, Apple ones) under the padding in the helmet directly over my ear as it’s illegal (and unsafe) to ride with them in your ears in my state. So long as I stay at or below 40 MPH, they work pretty well. Anything higher then that and I start to lose everything but the bass and even that is weak.

From what I’ve seen online, it’s pretty frowned upon to put speakers on a sports bike – so to clarify, I’m looking for speakers that will be waterproof, requires a minimally invasive installation (so they can be easily and harmlessly removed should I sell it), but also allow me to hear the speakers fairly clearly at highway speeds. This YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTN58iYXFBw) shows the UniqCycle speakers that seem to fit the bill, but for $300 (sale, regular is $360), I have no idea if they’re overpriced. The video and site also do not mention anything about the amp seen in the video.

I’m also willing to get a Bluetooth helmet, or other helmet with built-in speakers, or even just some really strong headphones, if necessary. If you use or have used the UniqCycle speakers, let me know if they’re worth the price, or otherwise leave some recommendations. I absolutely love having music when I ride. If it matters, I use my iPhone to play the music. Posted by Kenny

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