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 Jan. 19-21.
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 digital signal processors (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 re-flashes 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 15-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
- Six channels of output from the DSP
- 15-band graphic EQ per channel with a selectable slope (12, 24, 36 or 48 decibels per octave)
- Built-in selectable crossover per channel (high, low and 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 10 milliseconds)
- 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 and connections
- Micro-B USB updatable
- U.S. Patent 9,875,078
- Integration technology to re-flash 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.
Saddle Tramp continues to make wiring aftermarket audio systems even easier with plug-n-play connections designed to fit Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Its 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 12-volt accessories to a power source, the BC-9719 is a battery accessory Y harness with original equipment (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 19-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 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 Feb. 18-20.
*See MetraOnline.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific information.