Turn Up the Beats and Rev Up Your Engine!
In the world of riding motorcycles, there is nothing better than having the breeze on your face, the motor revving under you, and music playing loud enough for you to enjoy it. Therefore, many of the top-selling motorcycles have radios and speakers. However, they are not always the exceptional performers you want them to be.
If you are looking for an upgrade, you have many options. There are speakers that attach to your motorcycle, Bluetooth headphones, and even Bluetooth helmets. We like the idea of speaker systems. They allow us to share music with others, even if we are off our motorcycle and hanging out with friends. Therefore, we have searched high and low to try and find the top ten best motorcycle speakers to consider in 2020.
In our search, we focused on sound quality above all other things. We wanted to know that when we turned up the volume, everything would sound the way the songwriter/singer intended.
- 1. BOSS Audio Systems Motorcycle and ATV Speaker System
- 2. LEXIN LX-S3 Motorcycle Speakers
- 3. Boss Audio Systems MC470B Motorcycle Speakers
- 4. JBL Cruise Motorcycle Speakers
- 5. BOSS Audio Systems MCBK520B Motorcycle Speaker
- 6. GoHawk TN4-Q Motorcycle Speakers
- 7. Kuryakyn 2712 MTX Road Thunder Speakers
- 8. BOSS Audio Systems PHANTOM900 Speakers
- 9. Kuryakyn 2720 MTX Road Thunder Sound Bar Plus
- 10. BOSS Audio Systems MRWT40 Marine Waketower Speaker System
BOSS Audio Systems has been devoted to providing high-quality sound systems for more than 30 years. For this reason, we felt these 4-inch chrome speakers deserved a look. They are weatherproof, have easy to use volume controls, and work well with any 12-volt vehicle.
They offer a two-channel, 1,000-watt amplifier with Bluetooth connectivity. It ensures that you can play your favorite tunes from Spotify or similar apps using a smartphone. You can also connect it to your MP3 player. No Bluetooth on your device? No problem, you also have the option to connect using an AUX cable.
The amplifier, which is where your volume control is located, measures in at 3.5” x 3.1” x 1.7”. The speakers measure 5.7” x 5.7” x 4.1”, which means that they will be noticeable but not bulky-looking.
Conclusion: In short, you will have the ability to play your music, your way, from a set of full-range speakers that adjust to fit on your handlebars. The only requirement is that your handlebars range from .75” to 1.25”. These speakers come with a three-year warranty and everything you need to install it.
• Dependable Manufacturer
• Bluetooth Capable
• Easy Connection to All Devices
• Fits All Motorcycles
• Larger Size
• Not Always Loud Enough
Imagine yourself crusin’ down the highway on your Harley running 70mph while listening to your favorite music. That is what the LEXIN LX-S3 promises to help you do. These speakers work well with any motorcycle handlebars as long as they are between 7/8″-1.25”. However, you also have the option to install them on other areas of your ATV or motorcycle.
They are bullet-style speakers, built to handle all weather situations and connect to any music device you want to use. They have a built-in Bluetooth A2DP stereo, USB connectivity, and an FM radio tuner. An external antenna so you can search manually or use auto search for your favorite radio stations. The USB can also charge your devices while you turn up the beats. With a 50-watt power amplifier, you will be able to decide how loud you want to listen.
To connect your speakers, you need to run a wire to your battery and decide where you want to install them. After that, you will need to power them and enjoy the ride!
Conclusion: When it comes to riding, style is important. These speakers look sleek and stylish. They promise to be heavy-duty enough to provide worry-free listening no matter where you are going. Therefore, we feel they are worth considering.
• Works for Most Motorcycles
• Bluetooth Connectivity
• USB Port
• Not Loud Enough for Some
Those who feel you can never have too much volume from your speakers will love Boss Audio Systems. You can pair up to four, high-quality, chrome bullet-style speakers on your motorcycle or ATV.
These speakers are 3” of full-range sound. You can pair two sets of two speakers together to ensure you never have to worry about low volume. This set includes a compact, weatherproof, class D amplifier. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you can enjoy the sound of your music playing loud and clear.
They’re designed with you and your listening style in mind. You can connect via Pandora, Spotify, or other apps using Bluetooth or connect it to your MP3 player. If your device is missing Bluetooth, you can still connect using a 3.5mm Aux cable. Volume control is also easy. They have a physical inline control that you can install wherever it is most convenient for you.
Conclusion: When quality matters, many people choose Boss Audio Systems. These speakers attach easily to handlebars that are .75” to 1.25”. This makes them a perfect fit for most applications.
• Brand Name
• Up to 4 Speakers Connected Together
• Not Enough Bass
• May Stop Working Properly
Who says quality cannot come in a small package? The JBL Cruise speakers are only 2.5-inches (65mm) in diameter. This does not mean that you are sacrificing sound quality! JBL is known for its high-quality sound. These Bluetooth capable speakers are no different.
Just mount them to your motorcycle’s mirrors and enjoy what comes out of them. No matter where you want to go, or what weather you may find, these speakers can keep up with your adventures. In fact, you can stay out all day riding and need a recharge, you can charge your device using a USB charging cable.
These speakers have good sound quality using a digital amplifier. Even though they are only 13 x 5 x 6 inches big, they have a frequency response of 90Hz to 15KHz. Perfect for most mirror mounting options thanks to JBL’s patent-pending mounts.
Conclusion: The JBL company was founded by a man who devoted his life to providing quality sound back in 1927. He passed away in 1949, but his legacy ideas have continued to expand to the speakers we have today. For this reason, we know quality can be found with JBL, no matter how small they are.
• Easy to Install
• Trusted Brand
• Small Size
• May Not Fit Properly
• May Be Defective
These full-range, 3-inch, black speakers by BOSS Audio Systems will look great on most handlebars. They connect easily through Bluetooth, Aux cable, USB/SD, and will even allow you to listen to your favorite FM radio station. You can switch between songs and how you play them, using a wireless keychain remote or through your smartphone.
They are weatherproof to ensure that you do not have to worry about sudden weather issues. These speakers also measure in at 5 x 1.5 x 3 inches each. They use a class A/B amplifier which allows you to tuck it out of the way.
Conclusion: These speakers are ideal for most people. However, their full range function may mean you lose too much bass. Otherwise, we like the digital display and the keychain. Both make it very easy to control these speakers.
• Multiple Connection Options
• Compact Size
• Impressive Sound Quality
• May Strain Motorcycle Battery
• Lack of Bass
This speaker promises a lot from its 1000W. It has a response frequency of 20Hz-20KHz. This set of four GoHawk speakers has a four-channel amplifier and an extra-large mounting clamp for you to use for installation. They are also made with a chrome-finished, ABS material that ensures durability.
It has many ways for you to tune into your favorite music, including an SD card reader and a 2x external antenna. Yet, they are only 4” in size. It’s designed to connect with several iPhone models and android smartphones. It is all controlled with buttons on the speakers or by using a remote to switch between songs.
Conclusion: These speakers are loved by most owners. They promise and deliver a good sound that is loud enough to hear for most people. Compared to other speakers this is a good feature to have, but as with most things, it isn’t perfect for everyone.
• Good Sound Quality
• Simple Installation
• Amplifier Isn’t Waterproof
• Cannot Change Mounting Position
The Road Thunder speakers from Kuryakyn have a peak power rating of 100W. They use Bluetooth audio with all enabled devices. It can auto-pair with your smartphone, whether you have an Android or iPhone. You can also use it with your unpaired devices using 3.5mm aux cables. Five touch panel buttons further increase the ease of use.
Everything you need for installation comes with your purchase. However, a few extra tools may make it an easier process to install it. The result is a speaker that should only draw about 5-amps of power from your battery when they’re turned on. It will also not weigh down your handlebars at only 3-pounds each and overall size of 14.7 x 10.5 x 5.2 inches.
Conclusion: These speakers use only 100W of power. For some, this may mean they do not sound awesome. However, we like that it has very little battery draw and can pair with most devices. Therefore, we agree that personal preference should rule your decision-making process.
• Easy Installation
• Low Battery Draw
• Pairs Easily with Most Devices
• Stylish Look
• Cannot work with 1 1/2″ handlebars
• Only 100W of Power
We know that everyone can appreciate style. The Phantom900 has you covered with a set of 3-inch speakers that are held by custom tooled skeleton hands. You can choose chrome or gloss black speakers to meet your personal style. It is possible to enjoy the music you love through Bluetooth or an AUX input cable.
You are in control of what you hear with a wired remote control. The remote is easy to install wherever you feel it is most accessible to you. Whether it is near your handlebars or on the body of your motorcycle. This makes it easy for you to enjoy its Class D amplifier when you are riding down the highway.
Conclusion: We like BOSS Audio Systems added the extra style to these speakers and their ability to work with 1” to 1.5” handlebars. Overall, for anyone who wants something unique, this is a great option.
• Sound Quality
• Stylish Look
• Remote Control Volume
• Easy Installation
• Instructions are Confusing for Some
The Kurayakyn soundbar is different from other speakers in style. A change in style will not change its sound quality. They promise to provide high-quality sound when placed on your handlebars. It provides 300 watts of power, which is more than our other shown Kurayakyn speaker set. It measures 10.6” by 2.9” and comes with a 6” x 3” bracket. This soundbar weighs only 4.3 pounds.
Inside, you have two full-range speakers with dual voice coils as well as a 1” silk dome tweeter. These features should ensure clear sound and distortion-free quality, even when you are cruising down the highway. This speaker connects via its 3.0 Bluetooth receiver or a 3.5mm aux cable. It is available in satin black or satin silver to match your motorcycle and personal style.
Conclusion: Unlike other speakers on our list, this one has a dome tweeter, which can enhance your listening experience. It just depends on if you like the idea of a soundbar or prefer to stick with bullet-style speakers.
• Sound Quality
• Included Dome Tweeter
• Easy Installation
• May Require Professional Installation
Strong enough to handle marine environments, but quality enough for motorcycles. That is what some people who own the Waketower speaker system have to say. These speakers also include a dome tweeter and a semi-dome design. This allows for a much broader soundwave pattern to ensure you can hear it loud and clear. It also provides a frequency response of 130Hz to 20 kHz.
These speakers have a non-adjustable bracket, that will measure about 3” diameter. This can make them a bad choice for some uses. However, if you don’t want to mount them, it could still provide you with high-quality sound in a small package. They weigh in at 5.9-lbs and measure 7.1” x 5.4” x 7.1”.
Conclusion: With these speakers, you must keep in mind, they are designed for boats and roll bars. Therefore, when placing them on motorcycles, you may need to provide a little extra padding to ensure a snug fit. Overall though, if you want a set of speakers that produce good sound quality, this is a great option.
• Dome Tweeter Included
• No Bluetooth
• Not Ideal for All Handlebars
When you have a motorcycle, you need music and speakers that provide a loud enough sound to be heard. These speakers all have the ability to provide you with that, but deciding which one to consider is a choice that only you can make. Only you know which one will meet your needs the best. Our top 10 is merely a guide to let you know what is available.