Claremont (October 21, 2013) - Project RUSHMORE introduces category-leading technology and design enhancements that will recalibrate the expectations of touring motorcyclists. The Boom! ™ Box 4.3 and Boom! ™ Box 6.5GT combine audio, communications, navigation and vehicle information into a single infotainment module, and are featured as Original Equipment on selected 2014 Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike models.
The Harley-Davidson Boom! Box infotainment systems offer quality audio through radio and external sources, Bluetooth® connectivity to external mobile phones and audio devices, voice recognition and text-to-speech technology as well as GPS navigation and support for intercom. The entire Boom! Box unit is mounted within the motorcycle fairing for added security and contemporary design, and five-way joysticks on the left and right motorcycle hand controls connect the rider to most Boom! Box system functions.
As Original Equipment on the 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide and Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® motorcycles, the Boom! Box 4.3 infotainment system features a high-resolution 4.3-inch colour screen with auto and manual dim functions and 5.25-inch speakers, which are optimised to the system. Audio equalisation is adapted according to the motorcycle environment and automatically adjusts the bass and treble levels with the volume for optimal sound quality at all motorcycle speeds. Distortion is also limited to just 1% so the volume can be set louder without compromising audio clarity.
The Boom! Box 4.3 is also Bluetooth-compatible for pairing a mobile phone – meaning that when using a wired headset, the rider can make and receive calls without leaving the motorcycle hand controls, and stream music directly from the phone. What’s more, Short Messages Services (SMS) can be viewed and listened to through the Boom! Box system! and Voice Recognition even gives the rider the ability to initiate voice-operated commands to a connected mobile phone!
The new Jukebox compartment on the fairing dash features a USB port for charging and playing electronic devices, including Apple iPod/iPhone and other MP3 sources, as well as mobile phones. iPod and iPhone functions are available through the hand controls and the large faceplate buttons on the Boom! Box 4.3 can be used while wearing gloves.
The infotainment system also offers more practical features via the Vehicle Information screen, which displays ambient air temperature, oil pressure, and Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy, meaning you can always be sure your pride and joy is well-maintained.
The Boom! Box 6.5GT infotainment system is Original Equipment on the 2014 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited, and Tri-Glide Classic motorcycle models. As well as having all the same functionality of the Boom! Box 4.3, it also features a larger high-resolution 6.5-inch colour touch screen, full-colour Garmin GPS navigation system with Digital Terrain Modelling, navigation route options, extensive Point of Interest search, and voice recognition for navigation input.
But don’t just take our word for it! On the recent launch of Harley-Davidson’s 2014 models in Colorado, Tony Carter, Editor of Motorcycle Sport and Leisure particularly liked the new Infotainment system of in-dash GPS/Bluetooth/radio/media centre: “And if you don’t want to spend your time touching buttons on a large colour screen then there’s a cursor-type joystick on the bottom of each handlebar which sounds complex but is amazingly intuitive to use. Again, everyone else – please take note.”