Harley-Davidson® make their debut with Rockford Fosgate® technology
The industry leader in high-performance audio systems, is pleased to announce that Harley-Davidson® Audio Powered by Rockford Fosgate will be offered as original factory equipment on MY21 CVO ™ Street Glide® and CVO. ™ Road Glide® Motorcycles.
Bill Jackson, Rockford CEO and President, says: “We are excited to partner with Harley-Davidson® on this project. Our two brands represent a long heritage of passionate consumers, driven by performance and lifestyle. “Jackson continued,” This new audio system is on a whole different level for the rider. Our two teams worked hard to develop a system that not only had better sound, but delivered bass output, clarity, definition and response during the driving experience. It is a new benchmark in performance. ”
“In order to create a truly rider-centric sound system, our engineering teams measured both rider positioning and audio performance at different speeds. From there came the design of several proprietary technologies that work together to form a fully optimized pilot experience, ”said Jake Braaten, vice president of business and product development.
To provide this next-level audio experience, the focus on sound projection came from location-specific mirrored left and right speakers that were further enhanced for the rider. Rockford then integrated an advanced DSP with R-Tune, a proprietary motorcycle equalization designed to be louder and louder to overcome road noise and wind noise. A unique M-DEQ ™ (Motorcycle Dynamic EQ) was developed to work together by adaptively changing EQ points in real time to ensure incredible sound quality regardless of speed or riding conditions. To address one of the biggest obstacles in motorcycle audio, BME (Bass Management Enhancement) was implemented to continuously adapt to speed and road noise to maximize bass output at any volume or speed.
Harley-Davidson® audio with Rockford Fosgate technology will be offered as 2-, 4-, 6- or 8-speaker systems powered by up to two 400-watt amplifiers. Passengers can choose between Stage 1 two-way speakers or Stage 2 three-way speakers with a woofer, a bridge-mounted tweeter, and a mid-range driver. All products can be easily configured and retrofitted with the Harley Davidson app powered by Rockford Fosgate. They will also be offered as a replacement option for certain models dating back to 2014