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This Droog Moto DM-015 Swerves Around The Apocalypse

Here at Men’s Gear, we’ve featured an awful lot of bikes. Out of all, most points go to Droog Moto’s motorcycles, not only because they always impress us, but also because the shop doesn’t seem to shy away from taking risks to innovate the present mold. Which brings us to the Droog Moto DM-015.

If you’ve seen Droog Moto’s previous handiwork, you know their motorcycles look like they came right out of a lavish science-fiction film shoot. The new one you see above is not an exception. The slick, slightly steampunk project sees the Kawasaki Nija 250 enter a drastic transformation to get ready for an imminent post-apocalyptic world.

Far from just looking beautiful, the thing runs excellently, too. That credit goes to Droog Moto, who always ensures each bike it disassembles gets tiptop performance in the end. The Droog Moto DM-015 boasts a 250cc engine that makes 36 horsepower. Which drives a six-speed gearbox, mind you. The numbers doesn’t seem all that impressive on paper. But consider that the bike is stripped to its bare essentials. Suddenly things get a little more interesting.

You get a front and rear suspension both fully upgrade to fully adjustable units. Also, you’ll find LED lighting that replaces the standard halogen bulbs on the bike. Each baby, in case you didn’t know, undergoes custom construction to satisfy the buyer’s standards. The shop takes your measurements and builds the bike to fit you personally. Thinking of those things is what really sets Droog Moto apart from the rest.

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Photos courtesy of Droog Moto

Curtiss Hades Electric Motorcycle

It was a weekend before today when the Curtiss Zeus Radial V8 graced our pages with its unique design. The manufacturer shows us a perfect amalgam classic and future with the motorcycle’s exceptional form factor. After showcasing its tribute to the god of the skies as well as its most recent badass alternative take, we’re ready for another.

This time we’re looking at one of Zeus’ brothers. To be specific, he who watches over the underworld. The Curtiss Hades by no means a slouch when it comes to jaw-dropping aesthetics and it flaunts a more sinister look than its sibling.

Comparing it to the Zeus Radial V8’s appearance, which looks like an internal combustion engine, the Hades looks like a weapon. To be exact – a gun that’s ready to shoot down the competition with its stunning good looks. Just like all of the other models from the Curtiss’ catalog, this is an all-electric motorcycle.

As such, it relies on a battery to run the in-house-developed axial electric motor. Coming up with a clever way of concealing its energy source, this two-wheeler is integrating it into the frame. The 16.8 kWh battery unit sits inside a shell that looks like a bullet.

This provides enough power to push the Curtiss Hades forward with up to 217 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque. This is possible through the use of a Cascadia Motion PM100 propulsion inverter. As more companies make the shift to all-electric platforms, eye-catching design can set your product apart from the rest. You can be the proud owner of this devilish ride to the lovely tune of $75,000.

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Images courtesy of Curtiss

Fuel Royal Rally 400

This is the Fuel Royal Rally 400, from Fuel Motorcycles. The company just recently built it, in huge part catering to those planning to take on the Scram Africa, which Fuel Motorcycles organized themselves.

The bespoke bike draws inspiration from the first bikes that rode the Paris Dakar Rally. People consider it as one of the toughest and most prestigious extreme motorsport competitions in the world. The race now goes by Dakar, though. And runs only in South America due to a handful of security concerns. Make no mistake: it still makes any motor racing fan gush with excitement.

Though Fuel Motorcycles kept most of the original parts, it added a few modifications as well. They edited lines and proportions to make for a more compact look, but taking care not to lose its aggressiveness. The front light is no more — in place of it is a new squared vintage enduro mask. The tank’s protections are gone as well. The standard dual seat is now just a solo seat.

With the rear seat gone, the company added a removable custom build grille that has enough space to carry a small bag. One of the tank protectors is now located on the left side, re-fitted so as to provide extra luggage space. Other changes include a stronger handlebar, USB charging, and a unique speedometer. All these make the bike as functional as possible without losing its original flair.

You can find out more if you hit the link below. The bike, as we’ve mentioned, is joining this year’s Scram Africa, so expect it there.

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Photos courtesy of Fuel Motorcycles

Ducati Panigale

It’s here — the Ducati Panigale V4, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the 916 superbike. Just 500 units will be made. So act fast if you want to get your hands on one of the most iconic bikes to ever come out of the Borgo Panigale factory.

Underneath the new Panigale is a handful of special parts. Among them are an Akrapovic exhaust, a dry clutch conversion, and a Panigale V4 R front frame. You’ll also find forged magnesium wheels care of Marchesini here. Not to mention other bits and bobs straight out of the Ducati Performance catalog.

“In all of modern motorcycling history, no bike has been as era-defining as the 916, both in terms of design and performance.”

That’s Francesco Milicia, Global Sales VP of Ducati Motor Holding, speaking at the unveiling event at Pebble Beach.

“I’m incredibly proud to present this exclusive version of our Panigale V4, itself a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the 916.”

Ducati presented the bike with none other than “King” Carl Forgarty himself. Fogarty took the Ducati 916 Superbike to victory twice in the World Superbike Championship. Presenting it on the American Superbike stage, says Milicia, underscores the automaker’s dedication to the US market. He adds he’s sure bike enthusiasts and collectors alike will appreciate the uniqueness of the new Ducati Panigale V4 25th Anniversary 916.

Bike number five from the 500-unit allotment is going up for auction. Proceeds will go to a fundraiser for a charitable cause. Hit the link below to find out more.

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Photos courtesy of Ducati

Stranger Things Season 3 Bike

If you’re a massive Stranger Things fan, you can gobble up another excellent memorabilia from the show: this Mongoose Freestyle Bike coated in a perky silver-yellow sheen.

The Stranger Things Season 3 bike is not only a noteworthy addition to the growing catalog of Stranger Things paraphernalia. In and of itself, it’s also a pretty slick-looking ride. Not too fancy, sure. But not too shabby, either. It’s the perfect choice if you’re just getting started on biking. Fans of the show can now purchase the BMX-style single-speed. That’s right. The ride is modeled after the one Max Mayfield rides in Season 3 of the popular Netflix series. The entire third season starts streaming on July 4.

Just like everything else in the show, the Stranger Things Season 3 bike screams ‘80s. That era has heavily influenced the show’s core elements, including its visuals, themes, cinematography, and even plot points.

At $220, it’s not exactly the cheapest way to score ‘80s swagger. But it’s hard to deny the thing’s a beaut. Just look at that replica frame. And fork. There are retro five-spoke mag wheels and bright yellow handlebars, to boot. The seat and pad set are yellow, as well. This thing is cute as heck, and if your kid is a massive Stranger Things fan, they’d be more than happy to have this.

There’s also an illuminating headlamp that’s very cute. And of course, the rear-axle pegs. They’re highlights on top of highlights. The bike is currently available at select Target stores. You can check out the link below to locate one near you.

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Curtiss Warhawk Bike

Curtiss Motorcycles has done it again. At this point, should we even be surprised? The shop has put out a coterie of impressive custom jobs in years past. Its newest, called the Curtiss Warhawk, is no different. Like its siblings, the bike is a beastly bang-up job that says, “Screw it. We’re not about subtle.”

Indeed, it’s immediately apparent just after one glance that this is no ordinary ride. But explore its innards and you’ll find an equally impressive array of specs to match. First off, there’s a 132 cubic-inch triple cashaft V-twin engine. That amounts to 150 brake horsepower output — on a bike that weighs 570 pounds.

The chassis, an aluminum monocoque, features a double wishbone parallelogram front fork. There’s also a fabricated rear aluminum swing arm to round out the metallic profile. Top speed is rated at over 165mph. How much does it cost? Well, you can get this one for your garage just for the low, low price of $112,00.

By the way, this is the first Curtiss motorcycle in 105 years, if you can believe that. It’s also the last Curtiss to feature a Petrol V-twin engine. If this is something you think you want, act fast. The shop will make just 36 examples, so you better get that check ready stat. This is also the first and last of its kind, just so you know. Curtiss, which changes its name this year, will switch to all-electric propulsion for their builds moving forward. What a swan song, though.

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Photos courtesy of Curtiss Motorcycles

Bird Cruiser

Electric scooter startup Bird has unveiled the two-seater Bird Cruiser minibike. As a company, Bird is no joke. The multibillion-dollar outfit helped kick-start the micro-mobility movement globally — it even regards itself a “disruptor.”

But the Bird Cruiser shows it adapting a more familiar, less innovative idea. The ride boasts padded seats, hydraulic disc brakes, and an LCD matrix display — additions meant to address the general apprehension toward purchasing electric bikes. Bird is coming out with two versions: one comes with a throttle, where you’ll place your feet on pegs to advance forward. The other is a pedal-assist variant, which works more like a traditional bike.

Essentially, the Bird Cruiser is a sophisticated mix between a bicycle and a moped. It also marks Bird’s first move outside of the kick scooter space. The ride is also part of the startup’s shared vehicles fleet. And also its Bird Platform program where it lets enterprise users run their own businesses using Bird’s vehicles.

The bike is launching this summer in select territories; Bird will distribute the peg and pedal-assist variants according to market. Both bikes boast a 52-volt battery, which is typical of e-bikes these days. It can track hills without a hiccup, just so you know.

“Bird’s introduction of shared e-scooters spurred a global phenomenon and mode shift away from cars,” said Bird founder and CEO Travis VanderZanden. “Starting this summer, people can move about their city and explore new neighborhoods together, without a car. Designed and engineered in California, Bird Cruiser is an inclusive electric-powered option that is approachable, easy-to-ride and comfortable on rough roads.”

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Hookie Co. Yard Built “Grasshopper” Yamaha XSR700

Hookie Co. has modded the 689cc Yamaha XSR700 concept twin into something ruggedly futuristic. Though Hookie kept the original frame and chassis, it added parts like a handcrafted aluminum tank, a new aluminum seat rail…

Muli Cargo eBike

Muli’s Cargo eBike is a cleverly designed electric bike that focuses on storage but also mobility. With a massive carriage on the front, urban cyclists get a compact, multi-functional solution to traveling around the city with their gear in tow. Or their little toddler, even, safety permitting.

At 6.4 feet in length, the bike is a tiny but robust ride, with the front centerpiece offering a whopping 90 liters of cargo. You can use it for carrying deliveries, groceries, or anything you want to schlep on your travels with.

There’s an integrated Pendix middle motor that promises to offer powerful acceleration when needed. It can easily handle riders up to 375 pounds in weight. That doesn’t include that cargo, by the way. You can 154 pounds more and it’ll still go.

Unfortunately, this thing isn’t cheap. At $4,700, it’s one of the most expensive eBike options we’ve come across. But if you the type of cyclists who has a lot to carry daily, this might be the perfect option. And did we mention that cargo space folds when you don’t need it?

Whether that kind of ingenious design merits a nearly $5,000 price point is for you to decide. Bear in mind that you can always just hit the car on the way. But if you don’t want to waste gas, this is definitely the more eco-friendly option. If this model isn’t your particular cup of tea, hit the link below to check out other bikes from Muli.

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Specialized Roubaix Makes For Ultra-Comfy Cycling

Fast doesn’t have to mean uncomfortable. In fact, you really can’t focus on speed if something is off about your bike, especially if it feels ergonomically unsound. The Specialized Roubaix is a great choice that deals with both reasonably.

The best bikers in the world didn’t reach the finish line with a scraggly ride. They reached that milestone because their gear choices were topnotch, designed to withstand even the most unforgiving terrains. Specialized took the experience of riding cobbles at 28mph and used it to make a bike you can sit comfortably on even while coursing through very poorly maintained tracks. Not only that, but one that’s also stiff and aerodynamic enough to compete with the best bikes in the world.

It’s not the lightest of racing bikes, though. But it is very, very comfortable — fitting for riders who want to take it even further. It surely won’t hold a candle to the Specialized’s Tarmac or Venge models, to be frank. Even still, it’s far more comfortable than either of those. Key to this is its Pavé seatpost, which features an aero-shaped design specifically made to boost rider comfort.

The bike features Future Shock 2.0 technology which Specialized brought in previous model years. Designed for rough-terrain riding, it ensures a smooth, efficient ride as you roam around uneven landscapes. This new version also lets users adjust the damping and stiffness of the shock. That goes a long way to making the bike be more rigid and responsive. Hit the link below to find out how you can buy.

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Rikuo Type 97 Bike

We’ve searched high and low to bring you some of the most notable bikes that have ever burned asphalt on this planet. But none of them are sleeker than this Rikuo Type 97. Which, as you can see, has been restored to absolute perfection.

Iconic military vehicles are tough to spot, especially ones that have the same components they started with. Which is why this bike is a particular masterstroke of a restoration job. But first, a brief history lesson. In the 1930s, Rikuo was one of Japan’s neophyte bike manufacturers, now presiding over an who’s-who of today’s Asian motorcycle builders.

Back to the ride itself. The original Rikuo Type 97 boasted an American-made L-head Harley-Davidson motor. That was its centerpiece, and the contracted military motorcycle prospered as a result. The ride came after a licensing agreement between the companies, which then led to the import of foreign powertrains and parts. This greatly helped Harley-Davidson survive one of United States’ darkest days: The Great Depression.

This ride was truly the product of a collaboration that went beyond just fusing two names together. Underneath you’ll find a 1,200cc VL-Series engine, manufactured and implemented in Japan throughout the war. On the other hand, Harley-Davidson contributed its 3-step gearbox, parallelogram-linked front forks, and rigid suspension.

Unfortunately, all great relationships have an end. In 1962, following decreasing sales and rising product costs, Rikuo pulled the Type 97 “RQ.” Today, this ride value hovers north of $6,000, but its historical imprints are priceless.

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Photos courtesy of Motorworld

1960 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLCH Survivor Bike

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KR Customs Royal Enfield Continental GT ‘Grigio’ Motorcycle

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Top 8 Motorcycle Handlebar Speakers

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ou’ve got the bike, the helmet, the scarf, the gloves, and even the leather jacket. Aren’t you forgetting something, amigo? Music, that’s what! Every great journey on the back of two-wheels should be accompanied by music. Whether it’s rock, hip-hop or anything in-between, it doesn’t matter. In order to hear it right, motorcycle handlebar speakers offer the best possible way for motorcyclists to listen.

Music and motorcycling have a long history together. Many great songs have been written about motorcycles. Bat Out of Hell by Meatloaf, Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf alone prove our point.

There’s a lot that makes a journey great, especially on the back of a two-wheeler. However, without music, is the experience really as good as it could be? We don’t think so.

You need music to soundtrack your movement. It can make those dramatic turns in the road and the reaching of maximum speed all the more exhilarating. How do you go about combining both bikes and music? Dr. Seuss once said that the questions are complicated, but the answers are simple. That tracks here just as well.

Simply buy yourself some motorcycle handlebar speakers.

However, there are thousands of different motorcycle handlebar speakers out there. Trust us, we’ve looked. You need to think carefully and research carefully before buying. That’s where we come in.

The team at Men’s Gear have worked hard to produce this guide to motorcycle handlebar speakers so that you get the best value for your money. We’re going to count down our pick of the best 8 around. Before we do that, however, there are FAQs we need to address.

What must one Consider when Buying Motorcycle Handlebar Speakers?

Buying motorcycle handlebar speakers without doing research first is simply irresponsible. We don’t want you to make a bad choice, so we’re here to help.

If you want a more freeing music listening experience, then going with handlebar speakers makes all the sense in the world to us. The offer a far better listening experience and standard earbuds ever could.

The next thing you really need to think about is how you want to connect them. Unfortunately, there are not many options in this department. You essentially have two choices. You can pair a speaker or set of speakers with a Bluetooth receiver to a Bluetooth-enabled music player.

However, you can also sync to a portable device such as your smartphone or tablet.

This option allows you to be free of wires, but you can still go down the wire route too. You’d simply use your 3.5mm Auxilary Jack normally. Sound quality isn’t usually determined by the connection but the sound and experience you prefer are what matters in this decision.

Regarding sound quality, you don’t want to spend all that money buying then setting up your new motorcycle handlebar speakers only for your engine to be louder than they are. The sound level is just as important, so be sure to check the sound of your normal to loudest engine roar first, well before buying.

A $16 Decibel Meter can test this very well.

All of this is in addition to the style of the speakers too. As you’d like to find ones that match your bike. We don’t advise yellow speakers with red bikes. You’re not Hulk Hogan at in 1988.

How Do Motorcycle Handlebar Speakers Even Work?

That is another very good question and one with a surprisingly very easy answer. The last thing you want is a complicated installation process. You want to hit the road with a soundtrack to your journeys and adventures right away.

It’s understandable that you’d be worried that there’ll be lots of wiring and complicated tinkering involved. However, regardless of whether it’s a Triumph or Harley, the set up to these speakers is very easy. Particularly if you invest in a Bluetooth set.

Clearly, before you can actually start blasting out your journey with a soundtrack of Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, you need to attach your speakers to your bike.

Manufacturers have made this very simple, and even offer mounting hardware for the speakers to set them up properly. Mounting hardware may sound like an intimidating phrasing, but it’s mostly simple clamps that slot on to your handlebars. They can be adjusted appropriately until they are secure.

The wiring set-up for those types can be more complicated because… well, it involves wiring. While Bluetooth is probably your best bet if you want an uncomplicated life. You simply need to pair your chosen music player or portable device. That could be anything from your iPhone to your Tablet. It’s as simple as that.

Are Some Motorcycles More Suitable for These Types of Speakers Than Others?

The trouble is with this question is there’s no real right or wrong answer. Often, it depends on two things really – the style of handlebars you have and if you have a specific set of speakers. Generally speaking, most manufacturers who make these speakers ensure they have the maximum level of compatibility.

This means that most speakers will fit and work with most motorcycles.

While rare, there are some speakers that need additional accessories to make them fit on specific bike brands. For instance, in our guide, you’ll find one speaker in particular that isn’t suitable right off for installation on Yamaha motorcycles.

A customer actually spoke to Yamaha about the ordeal about the bike and new speakers. Yamaha then happily sent out the additional piece needed to install the speakers. Presto, music then played perfectly on the bike.

We always recommend that you look at the specification and finer details closely. Most motorcycle handlebar speakers will include information about what bikes they are compatible with, while most have universal mounting hardware. Meaning they’ll fit most motorcycles.

Again, it is always worth looking at the size of the clamps and mounting rigs used. This is to see if they match with the thickness and size of your handlebars. There’s also the fact that some are bigger than others. Therefore, you’d need to give some careful consideration as to whether the speakers would get in the way or make riding less safe.

Being in the wrong place could lead to bad sound quality, or worse, a wreck. We do not want either to occur.

We hope with the reviews we’ve put together of our favorite motorcycle handlebar speakers that you’ll be able to find one that fits on your motorcycle with ease.

Which of these Handlebar Speakers Below are Most Suitable for a Harley Davidson?

If we had a Harley, we’d certainly have a handlebar sound system hooked up and we’d be off on the road. As we’ve established, the majority of motorcycle handlebar speakers have universal mounting hardware. You’ll generally find that most can be fitted to most bikes.

Like maple syrup and pancakes, there’s also some handlebar speakers that are better for combining with a Harley than others.

Take the Lexin S3 3-Inch Waterproof Motorcycle Audio System as an example. In the manufacturer’s spec for this speaker, Harley Davidson motorcycles are specifically mentioned as being compatible. More specifically, the Harley Davidson Street, Sportster, and Softtail motorcycle models.

We’d also recommend the Scosche BoomBars Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Bike Mount. It already looks intimidating and impressive, so why not pair it with one of the most intimidating and iconic bike brands on the planet?

Another to try on a Harley is the Golden Hawk 300-Watt Full Range Stereo Speakers. It makes perfect sense to us that this would be a good match for a Harley too.

Also, make note that the Kicker 3-inch Weatherproof Enclosed Mini Speaker System would be a good set to use with a Harley. Mainly due to its size, we feel it would look great and fit extremely well. If you’re looking for the truly best match for your Harley, the three we’ve noted would be ideal.

However, you’ll find that any of the speakers below will fit well enough. The only issue will be the sound level and quality, which is still often fine. Often times, this is a preference thing. Despite that, the ones mentioned above are likely the best for Harley Davidson models.

What Motorcycle Handlebar Speakers are the Loudest?

Loudness and sound quality are always vital aspects you need to take into consideration when buying sound systems. You probably have no intention of waking up the dead by booming Metallica or Guns ‘n’ Roses at full blast. That said though, you still want to hear the music as it was intended.

There’s no point in having a speaker if you can’t hear Tool’s prog rock and metal soundscapes. That‘s even without being on the back of a roaring beast of a bike. Why have speakers you cannot hear anything out of, right?

Another consideration you need to be concerned with is the wattage any of the motorcycle handlebar speakers have. As a general rule of thumb, the higher the wattage a speaker has, the louder the sound will be.

Applying that rule to the products in our guide, there are many that stand out. To start with, MTX Universal 6 Speaker All-Weather Handlebar Sound System has 150-watts of power in total, which is quite powerful.

The Golden Hawk 300-Watt Full Range Stereo Speakers set we mentioned before, but it’s that good. It provides 300-watts of power, obviously. There are some discrepancies with the experience customers had, however. That power rating is amazing even still.

The highest by far on our list is the BOSS Audio Systems Bluetooth Weatherproof Sound System and the Sound Storm Weatherproof Sound System. Both of which come in at 600-watts. It’s worth remembering that there’s more to think about than just the wattage. We feel we’ll certainly show you some speakers you’ll want right away.

Now that we’ve covered the big questions about these useful accessories, it’s time to look at our top picks for motorcycle handlebar speakers. Check it out!

1) BOSS Audio Systems Bluetooth Weatherproof Sound System

You want to feel like the boss on the road, don’t you? That’s why you want to make a lasting impression and entrance wherever you roll up. Even if it’s for less arrogant reasons, there’s no shame in wanting to look cool. The first on our list of motorcycle handlebar speakers is this awesome set from BOSS Audio Systems that’ll help you stand out fast.

The BOSS MCBK420B offers the kinda versatility you want from a portable sound system. You can either pair it with a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as your smartphone and tablet or connect it via the 3.5mm Aux. It consists of two 3-inch speakers with a smart black finish that can be adjusted by one inline control.

Some days you just want to say ‘to hell with it’ and head out on the highway looking for adventure. Regardless of whatever comes your way. Yes, that was a very deliberate reference, you wild man.

With this BOSS set, all you need to do is fire up the engine. Well, once you’ve set up the speakers of course. Then blast those tunes as you ride around town or along those mountain ridges and country roads. To say this is a deceptively beefy sound system would be an understatement.

After all, the built-in amplifier can produce a maximum of 600-watt. Definitely, one to consider.

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2) MTX Universal 6 Speaker All-Weather Handlebar Sound System

Why not have something a bit more substantial than just one speaker? With the MTX Universal all-in-one 6 speaker sound system, that’s what you get. This is one system that’s really made for all you rockers out there. Even if you want to blast some high-velocity EDM, we’re sure this will do the trick and we certainly won’t judge you for that.

Six speakers come in this set and are divided up into four 1-inch high-frequency tweeters and two 2-inches by 3-inches full range drivers. That might sound like a lot to fit onto even the most spacious handlebars, but don’t worry.

Remember, it’s an all-in-one unit.

The speakers are all connected up to a powered amplifier that provides the power needed for you to enjoy some Five Finger Death Punch or The Foo Fighters. In a similar fashion to the above speaker, this set includes an onboard Bluetooth receiver. This will allow you to stream your favorite music from a portable device, such as a tablet or smartphone.

Like most people in any vehicle, you’re bound to get caught in the rain at some point. When that happens, the MTX MUDHSB-B is protected from all elements. Electronic devices protected from the elements, especially rain? You had our curiosity MTX, but now you have our attention.

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3) JBL Cruise Bluetooth Handlebar Speaker Kit

Slick and compact, the JBL Cruise Bluetooth Handlebar Speaker Kit is a terrific model that any motorcycle enthusiast would love. It offers a great solution for listening to your music while roaring along the freeway or those country roads, catching the wind in your hair and helmet.

These motorcycle handlebar speakers come with a pair of 2.5-inch mount-capable speakers. JBL is a very well-known and reputable brand when it comes to loudspeakers and other sound systems. They’re a leader in the sound industry but they make multiple other electronics as well.

Their experience really shows with their attention to detail in the design and construction of these cool speakers. The mirror integration mounting is an awesome touch alone. Although there are some bikes you’ll find it’s harder to install them onto, a quick message to the company and they’ll help you out.

There’s no denying it’s a truly magical experience riding along on a hot summer’s day, but the weather won’t stop you roaring along. That said, why should it stop you soundtracking your journeys? The IPX5 model is waterproof rated, which basically means it will cope with low pressure and a sustained jet spray of water.

You can connect your portable device, whether it’s a tablet, smartphone or other devices via the onboard Bluetooth receiver. This is handy for listening to tunes with portable ease. You can also benefit from moderate, but reasonable enough sound quality 20-watt speakers.

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4) Lexin S3 3-Inch Waterproof Motorcycle Audio System

You know what your bike really needs, dude? A set of bullet-shaped speakers, that’s what. Not only are they strikingly shaped, but they’re made from chrome-plated metal. They’re available in a shiny black or chrome color and have an incredibly cool finish.

Each of the speakers in this Lexin S3 audio system is 3-inches in size and capable of producing 25-watts of sound. Installation of these speakers is as easy as warm apple pie. Simply pair the speakers with your chosen Bluetooth-enabled device or plug it into the appropriate Aux port and you’re good to go.

Ready to listen to a bit of Boney M and Rick Astley, while thundering along at 50mph? You’ll be all set to do so within minutes.

As is the case with most on our list, the Lexin S3 motorcycle audio system is waterproof and will function properly in inclement weather. Whether you’re more of a punk rocker, heavy metaller, or old school rocker, then Lexin will not let you down. Even when Mother Nature seems to have it in for you.

The high quality of sound produced by these motorcycle handlebar speakers is tremendous. Plus, it’s easy to mount, and it comes in at a price of less than $70. That makes this a model we’d be happy to get and it’s clearly a very good deal.

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5) Scosche BoomBars Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Bike Mount

The Scosche BoomBars Portable Bluetooth handlebar speaker is simply incredible. This speaker is awesome for a variety of different reasons. For one thing, it operates completely wirelessly and connects up with your portable devices. It doesn’t matter if it’s your smartphone, tablet, or music player, it all connects via Bluetooth.

This gives you completely hands-free playback. Just what you need when you’re riding along on your bike.

These motorcycle handlebar speakers can mount onto your handlebar directly using the clamp it comes with. Meaning no complicated set-up.

It doesn’t need to have the batteries replaced regularly like other systems. It’s powered by a rechargeable battery that gives you around 5 hours of music. Take a moment to just look at this thing. If you want something that’ll make your bike look more extra badass than it already does, adding this will do just that.

It’s big, looks impressive, and works very well. However, it’s more than just a beautiful thing on the outside, your favorite tunes and radio are blasted out from the 35mm 2-W up-firing speaker. The speaker itself sends your tunes in different directions. However, the mount can be rotated to enable you to position the speaker in whatever direction you want.

Don’t have a Bluetooth-enabled device or just prefer to connect to an actual wire? You can connect your portable device with the use of an AUX 3.5mm cable.

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6) Golden Hawk 300-Watt Full Range Stereo Speakers

Do you sometimes feel like an eagle or a hawk soaring through the sky as you’re racing along the freeway or taking those quick trips along inner-city roads? The perfect companion for a true hawk of the open road is the Golden Hawk 300-wall full range stereo speakers.

Gaze in wonder at just how shiny the finish is on them. They actually resemble motorcycle helmets, with their aerodynamic design. With a rating of IP56 for waterproofing, they’re made to cope with serious rainfall. Especially on those days when you won’t let a good soaking stop you hitting the road.

Come rain or shine, you’ll be able to blast Speed King, Born to Be Wild or Toto’s sublime AOR classic Africa. You can’t go wrong with a bit of Toto, can you? Whether you want to leave it to the local radio DJ to choose your ride soundtrack or you want to choose your own incidental music, with the Golden Hawk you can.

They offer a fully functioning wired connectivity via the 3.5mm AUX port. However, you can ‘get with the times, grandpa’ and use the Bluetooth wireless streaming option. Simply pair the device of your choice with the speakers and you’re good to go.

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7) Sound Storm Weatherproof Sound System

A motorcycle gives you the freedom to go wherever you want, whenever, more or less anyway. With motorcycle handlebar speakers, like the Sound Storm Weatherproof Sound System, you also have the freedom to take your music with you. Motorcycling is very much about the experience rather than being just about getting from A to B.

You can get from A to B with style or not, so why not let Sound Storm give you the cool ride? The addition of a sound system makes it much more exciting and memorable. This is a weatherproof set of two 3-inch speakers that connect to an amplifier with a maximum output of 600-watts.

Like all good modern speakers for your handlebars, you get a choice. The choice of whether to connect your speakers wirelessly to your music playing device or to connect it old-school via the 3.5mm AUX wire. The actual mounting hardware you need is included, as you’d expect. It’s also reasonably easy to set up.

Once it is, you’re ready to benefit from some of the best sound quality of any of the items on our list. Any day, any time, any weather, take this baby out and let it boom out loud and proud. Those tunes you normally have in your ear will breath new life!

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8) Kicker 3-inch Weatherproof Enclosed Mini Speaker System

Are you ready for love and looking for a sound system to knock you off your feet? Could it be the Kicker 3-inch weatherproof mini speaker system? We certainly think so. These are real stunners in the looks department. A lot of care and attention clearly went into the crafting of them. Was that you, Zeus?

It didn’t stop at just the looks though. As underneath the durable and robust chrome plating, is speakers that can produce reasonably clear and crisp sound. This comes in loud enough for most any riding situation.

As you’d expect, they come complete with the appropriate mounting hardware that is easy enough to use. To top it off, they can even be connected via Bluetooth. That makes it easy to start playing your favorite music through them right away.

Picture the scene – you’re roaring through the streets of L.A. or Miami and blasting some RTJ, Avenged Sevenfold. Perhaps something more traditional like Led Zep’s Immigrant Song or Black Sabbath’s Paranoid.

Even if you’re more of a Know Your Enemy by Green Day kinda guy, when you combine riding your motorcycle with the music you love, it’s an unbeatable mixture.

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Rev Up Your Engine and Crank the Sound Up

There you have it, gentlemen, we’ve reached an endpoint to our motorcycle handlebar speakers review. This has been a real joy to put together. Are you ready to order one of those beauties listed above, strap them to your bike, and roll out?

Even the guys at Men’s Gear without motorcycles wished they had them so they had an excuse to invest in a set of speakers for the handlebars.

If you were on the fence about motorcycle handlebar speakers before reading this piece, we hope we’ve managed to convince you that they’re a worthy investment when chosen wisely. To that end, we also hope we’ve given you all the information you need to make the right choices when buying these speakers for your cool set of wheels.

There are so many different products to choose from, believe us, we know. That’s why we whittled away at a much larger list until we found “the perfect 8.”

Maybe you didn’t need much convincing and were all but ready to buy a set of handlebar speakers for your Indian, Triumph, Yamaha, or even Harley Davidson. Hopefully, we’ve helped you avoid any major mistakes you may have made without the tips and advice from Men’s Gear.

We want to empower our readers to make the best buying decisions possible.

There’s not much left to do, except wish you all well on your next adventures. Once to begin playing your music on your new motorcycle handlebar speakers, we’re sure you’ll create even more lasting memories. The open road is yours to enjoy, let your favorite music boom out to everyone you pass. Then, let it fuel that adventurous spirit you’ve always had.