Metra Electronics announced new motorcycle audio, mobile device integration and convenience accessories from Saddle Tramp that will be on display at the 2019 SEMA Show. New products include both universal solutions and several designed specifically for Harley-Davidson models or the Polaris Slingshot, allowing installers to cover a wide range of motorcycle applications. From dash kits to harnessing, integration and more, Saddle Tramp’s new product line offers complete solutions for upgrading audio systems and incorporating smartphones or other hands-free convenience features into the driver’s ride.
Radio Dash Kits for Harley-Davidson
Saddle Tramp introduces three improved radio dash kits designed for Harley-Davidson 2014-up* Street Glide, Electra Glide and Ultra Limited models and 2015-up* Road Glide models. Both the 95-9700WR and the 99-9700WR are water-resistant, molded in ASA plastic and feature patent-pending designs. They include data interface accessory power and provide data for factory security systems. The 95-9700WR kit is designed for Double-DIN radio installations and includes a handlebar control interface and antenna adapter. The 99-9700WR kit is designed for Single-DIN radio installations and includes an LCD screen that retains oil pressure and EITMS info. The 99-9700WR kit is also available with a handlebar control interface as the 99-9714WR. The 99-9714WR also includes an LCD screen that provides information for personalized settings that would otherwise be lost on an aftermarket radio.
The fourth new radio kit from Saddle Tramp is designed for 1996-2013 Harley-Davidson Touring models and features a water-resistant design. The 99-9613WR is a single molded piece for solid installation with a rubber gasket to fight vibration and moisture. It includes an electronic magnetic antenna that replaces the factory rear-mounted antenna mast and a handlebar audio control retention interface. Speaker adapters are also available for these same models.
Harley-Davidson Tour-Pak Lids and Hardware
Motorcycle audio upgrades replacing the factory speakers will be easier with two new styles of Harley-Davidson Tour-Pak lids with speaker adapters that fit 6×9-inch speakers. Lids designed for models with the OEM Tour-Pak are made of ABS plastic, painted vivid black, work with the OEM hardware and include speaker grilles, a backrest pad and new gasket seal.
BC-TP6914U: Fits Harley-Davidson 2014-up*
BC-TP699713: Fits Harley-Davidson 1996-2013
The BC-TPHK is an optional premium bolt-on latch and hardware kit for the BC-TP699713 if using the OEM hardware is not desired. (Harley-Davidson part #HD-39787A is required if OE hardware installation is desired for 1997-2013 models). This kit fits 1996-2013 Harley-Davidson models with the OEM Tour-Pak. This one-touch open and close operating kit includes a new lock, hinges, latches, a tether, bolt-on hardware and a drill template.
Protective Saddlebag Lid Covers and Rubber Gasket Seals
Protects saddlebags from the elements with new water-resistant nylon saddlebag lid covers (BC-SBLC) for 1996-up* Harley-Davidson Touring models. This three-piece set is complete with a storage bag for the lid covers and fits both Saddle Tramp and OEM saddlebag lids. The BC-HDGASKET is a pair of rubber gasket seals that fit Saddle Tramp and OEM saddlebag lids. The hollow tubed insulation gasket come with double-sided tape for easy installation.
Axxess DSP Packages for Harley-Davidson
Saddle Tramp highlights two new DSP packages with water-resistant cases for an improved sound system. The AX-DSPX-HD1-WR is designed for Harley-Davidson 1998-2013 models, while the AX-DSPX-HD2-WR is for Harley-Davidson 2014-up* models. Both cases feature a water-resistant plug-n-play harness and AX-DSP-X from Axxess. The amplifier, if equipped, does not need to be retained and all the wiring will be done at the radio.
Sound Control and Hands-Free Accessories
Saddle Tramp has designed new universal accessories to enhance the listening experience using a smartphone and bring hands-free convenience to the rider. Saddle Tramp’s Universal Handlebar Bluetooth Speaker System (BC-BTHBS) adds a pair of durable metal handlebar speakers that can stream music via a Bluetooth enabled audio device or smartphone, a built-in FM tuner or a USB input . The USB input can play MP3, WMA or WAV music files and provide 1 amp device charging. The 3-inch pair of water-resistant speakers are capable of producing a peak stereo output of 20 watts each. Unlike other systems that use lower-quality plastic materials, this full metal construction sound system can take abuse from the elements and still perform season after season. The universal speakers mount to round highway handlebars with a diameter between 0.8125-in. and 1.1875-in. (20-30cm).
BC-BTHBS Product Specifications:
- 3-inch water-resistant speakers with high-strength metal housing and built-in FM tuner
- IPX4 water-resistant rating
- Bluetooth audio streaming
- USB input – port supports flash drive and one amp charging function
- Parts included: main speaker, speaker pod, two clamps with rubber inserts, mirror mounts, nut washers and rubber strips
Saddle Tramp’s Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (BC-BTHSP)designed for motorcycle helmets allows the driver to conveniently utilize hands-free calling and listen to music from their mobile device. Pairing via Bluetooth, this rechargeable speaker fits most full-face motorcycle or bicycle helmets. With a built-in hands-free auto-answer feature, the BC-BTHSP will automatically answer incoming calls within three seconds, allowing the driver to pay attention to the road and keep their hands in place.
BC-BTHSP Product Specifications:
- Wireless speaker fits most full-face motorcycle and open bicycle helmets
- Supports Bluetooth hands-free calls and music playback
- Built-in auto-answer feature that automatically picks up an incoming call within three seconds without the driver taking hands off bars or wheel
- Built-in 400mAh lithium battery with LED power light
- Requires a Micro “B” USB cable for charging (sold separately)
To keep the rider’s smartphone secure but within visible reach, Saddle Tramp’s new Hex-Grip Phone Mount (BC-MC6FPM) provides a flexible solution that fits most devices from 1.8750” to 3.8750” in width (with or without a case) and 0.8750-in. in depth.
BC-MC6FPM Product Specifications:
- Universal hex-grip phone mount fits most handlebars and mirrors
- Four articulating metal arms with six rubber fingertips
- The silicone tether (safety belt) wraps around the four corners for security
- Composite and steel construction with powder coated marine-grade aluminum
- 360-degree rotation ball and adjustable bracket design
- Two mounting options, one for handlebars and one for mirror mounts
Harness for Polaris Slingshot
Saddle Tramp makes it easy to upgrade factory radios in 2014-2017 Polaris Slingshot models with their new power wiring harness. The BC-SSPWR plug-n-play harness is made from OEM quality parts and will provide 12V constant, ignition and ground from the existing wiring harness.
Metra Electronics will showcase these new products at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from Nov. 5-8, at booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper Level with their off-road, truck and powersports products. They will also be at Metra’s main booth 11639 in the North Hall. A new catalog from Saddle Tramp Motorcycle Accessories will also be released on the opening day of the show and available for download at MetraPowerSports.com.
Link: Metra Electronics