Best Motorcycle Speakers of 2017

Ranking Image Product Name Overall Rating
1 Polk Audio DB652

Polk Audio DB652

  • 200w RMS
  • Made from non-resonant materials
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    2 Biketronics BT7P1

    Biketronics BT7P1

    • 240w RMS
    • Silk dome tweeter
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      3 NVX VSP65

      NVX VSP65

      • 100w RMS
      • Adapter for select Harley Davidson 98-13
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        4 Alpine SPS-610

        Alpine SPS-610

        • 160w RMS
        • CEA-2031 Certified
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          5 Sony XS-MP1611

          Sony XS-MP1611

          • 130w RMS
          • 4 ohm impedance
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            Why Motorcycle Speakers?

            Is it even riding season if your Harley Davidson isn’t fitted with the best motorcycle speakers of 2017? Yes it is because there are thousands of individuals that planned ahead of time to get the best motorcycle speakers installed before the season began; don’t be the outlier.

            To simplify the buying process this blog makes no mention to handlebar speakers. The focus is on bagger speakers because this is where you get the best sound from.

            Major characteristics to consider when purchasing motorcycle speakers are: wattage, features available, size, input source, and weather resistance. However, the most important thing to consider is what speaker is going to be heard over the roar of my engine? Keep in mind there is never a universal truth when it comes to aftermarket audio, choose what works best for your needs.

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            Best Motorcycle Speakers of 2017

            1. Polk Audio db652

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            Step up your motorcycle’s audio performance with Polk Audio’s revolutionary db652’s. The db652s are IP65 marine certified and have undergone rigorous salt-fog, UV and humidity testing to ensure they can withstand even the toughest weather conditions. The speakers are constructed from a UV resistant polypropylene cone with a waterproof inner and outer surround.

            The dynamic balance technology emits rich, clear and precise sound while the reduced mounting depth and zero protrusion tweeter design offers a precise fit for all motorcycle, marine, automobile, and ATV/UTV applications. So if you are looking for a speaker that is built to last with premium sound quality, look no further because Polk Audio is number one on my list.

            2. Biketronics BT7P1

            Biketronics BT7P1

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            This is the only speaker made in the United States on my list. The BT7P1 packs 120 watts per speaker adding a total of 240w RMS to your bike. A silk dome tweeter and rubber surround ensure premium sound quality and toughness.

            The installation process is as easy as plug and play. Biketronics is confident these speakers are so tough that this product comes with a lifetime manufacturer warranty! Basically if you are looking for an affordable speaker, that will hit all the highs and lows, without dying on you after a couple years, you have found the answer to your prayers.

            3. NVX VSP65

            NVX VSP65

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            At no surprise NVX really stands out on this list. The low price point and high power output makes this the logical choice for anyone looking to ride their Harley cross country with their favorite music blasting. The high quality materials includes a silk dome tweeter, stamped steel basket for a sturdy foundation, and a nitrile butadiene rubber surround supporting linear movement for optimal accuracy and durability. The high temperature TSV voice coil provides current distribution while effectively dissipating heat. Meaning these speakers will endure whatever you throw their way with a smile on their face.

            4. Alpine SPS-610

            Alpine SPS-610

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            This 160w RMS pair is CEA Certified and is suitable for almost any application. Bringing you awesome range and defined tones of all frequencies, Alpine did the customer a great service with this one. Run these off almost any factory head unit or get an external amp, the choice is yours! The customer is truly in control when it comes to the SPS-610. High quality parts like a butyl rubber surround with a 1″ silk dome tweeter and a progressive aramid riber spider, ensure this set will last.

            5. Sony XS-MP1611

            Sony XS-MP1611 280W 6.5" Speaker Pair with Adapter Plates for 1998-2013 Harley Davidson Touring Motorcycles

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            Sony has been a household brand for decades. But now they have left the comfort of your living room and made their way to the open road. These motorcycle speakers have a shallow mounting depth making for an ideal upgrade. The vast frequency range produces pronounced highs while contributing assertive lows. Lastly the removable grille makes for easy customization.

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            6. Use NVX Sound Damping Materials

            NVX SDMP80 sound dampening

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            Line your bagger with NVX sound damping materials and you will immediately hear the difference. This material will reduce rattles and shakes by adding weight to the desired panel lowering resonating frequency. What stands out here is the fact that NVX is 30% thicker than the competitors while remaining price competitive. The material is 100% Butyl Rubber with no fillers. This 2.3mm thick layer reduces heat, increased SPL and most importantly quiets vibrations.

            7. JL Audio Thin-Line 10TW3-D4

            JL Audio Thin-Line 10TW3-D4

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            We all want bass, but only if it is of top quality. And many of us are under the impression bass is not an option for your motorcycle. Well it is with the Thin-Line 10TW3-D4. Now bass is suddenly portable. JL Audio intended for this to be installed in your motorcycle’s bagger because of the shallow 3.25″ mounting depth.

            At 400w RMS your basshead fixation just got filled. You can power this woofer at 200w if you need to but JL Audio recommends you use anywhere from 300-400w for optimal sound. The experts recommend the XD300/1v2 monoblock amp because of the amp’s compact design and the advanced rollback protection. Happy riding!

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            Born in a subwoofer box, music has always been my passion. At the proud age of 9 I began driving. The two eventually met and led to my career at Sonic Electronix.

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