Why you need a professional speaker system on your motorcycle

January 15, 2023 3 min read

Motorcycle Speakers

If you have never listened to music while cruising along on your ride, then you have never really lived!

Riding a motorcycle and listening to music has to be one of life's great pleasures, and even if it seems like a small thing, maybe you need to consider the advantages it brings to you as a rider. Music can add to the overall enjoyment of the ride, no matter how long or short it is and help to make it more memorable and enjoyable. Listening to music on a motorcycle means it is easy to be fully immersed in the experience, and for some motorcycle riders, getting lost in the music with the rumble of the road beneath the tires just adds to the overall enjoyment of the ride. 

That said, kitting out your iron horse with a professional speaker system isn’t all just about pleasure and leisure, it actually provides some cool safety features too. Having a speaker system that is fully integrated with your motorcycle's controls can improve safety by allowing the rider to access and use features such as navigational tools or make phone calls without having to fumble with their phone and risk taking their eyes off the road. Being able to crank your tunes and listen to your favorite playlists can be especially beneficial on long rides to prevent boredom from setting in, or in stressful traffic situations, soothing sounds can help to keep you cool and unflustered.

Most avid motorcyclists will attest to the importance of having a professional speaker system on their ride. Riding a motorcycle is all about the open road and the freedom it provides, and no matter what other kit you have on your bike, a pro sound system will bring a whole new dimension to riding. High-quality systems are capable of making the music sound crisp and clear, even at high speeds or in noisy environments. In addition to the improved sound quality, music can take over and enhance the excitement and exhilaration of riding your motorcycle whether on mountain roads or city streets. Not to mention, it just looks and sounds cool to have bass and rock sounds pumping out of your Harley or whatever ride you own.

Depending on your budget you should be able to get a professional speaker system to suit. Higher end sound systems will cost more but like most things in life, you get what you pay for, and well-made high-grade systems will supply much better sound quality and clarity. 

There are several things to take into consideration when installing a professional sound system on your motorcycle and factors that can affect the price of a system include:

Quality of components

Systems with high-quality components such as speakers, amplifiers, and cables will generally be more expensive than those with lower-quality components. Give some consideration to the kinds of features that you will use or need before choosing your audio system.


Systems with additional features such as Bluetooth connectivity, waterproofing, or integration with the motorcycle's controls may be more expensive than those with fewer tools and features.


Some brands may be known for producing high-quality audio systems that command a higher price, while others may offer more affordable options. If sound quality and a good range of high to low end sound is important that it is worth testing a few different systems to compare the sound and range.


The cost of installing a professional audio system can also be a factor. Some systems may be more complex to install and may require the services of a professional, which can add to the overall cost.