5 Best Harley Davidson Stereo Upgrades


Riding around on a Harley Davidson motorcycle can be one of the greatest experiences in the world. From the cool breeze on your face to the roar of the engine, there isn’t a feeling quite like it. But when you combine this experience with a top-of-the-line motorcycle stereo system, these moments are even better.

Here at Garage Bagger Stereo, we take pride in being an industry leader in Harley Davidson audio systems. From the very best 6x9 speakers to all weather amplifier options, we can keep your Harley sounding its best. 

Looking for an audio system upgrade for your ride? If so, check out our top 5 Harley Davidson upgrade solutions we carry here at Garage Bagger Stereo:

1. Alpine CDE-172BT Harley Davidson Radio

If you want to bring your motorcycle stereo system to life, the Alpine CDE-172BT radio can make it happen. Not only can this equipment instantly provide more power compared to your factory radio, but there are also tons of other features to consider.

For one, this Alpine radio has Bluetooth capabilities, which can be extremely useful while driving around. Rather than pulling over, taking out your phone, and choosing a new song, now this can happen with your voice! That’s right, with hands-free calling and audio streaming, you can operate your phone or Bluetooth device with ease.

Additional Features

Have an iPhone, iPod, or iPad? If so, this Alpine CDE-172BT radio can easily connect to these devices. But what’s even more impressive is that this technology allows you to control your Apple gadgets right from the radio! This allows for a stress-free, convenient drive.

Other great features include the USB drive, CD receiver, and high-contrast LCD display! In fact, this display comes with variable color illumination, allowing the user to choose from a wide selection of amazing colors.

2. Diamond Audio MP694 6x9" Pro Speakers

If you’re looking for the best 6x9 speakers for your ride, you can’t go wrong with the Diamond Audio MP694. These speakers come loaded with power, including tons of other capabilities.

One of the leading qualities of the Diamond Audio MP694 speakers is that they can handle tons of power. In fact, their 150W RMS/300W MAX Power Handling is one of the best in the industry. If you want impeccable sound quality, these 6x9 speakers are the perfect solution!

As you’re riding around on your Harley with your engine screaming, the Diamond Audio MP694 speakers will still make their presence known. This equipment can overpower engine noise, allowing you to enjoy your favorite tunes as you’re flying down the highway.

Here are the many features of the Diamond Audio MP694 6x9" Pro Speakers:

  • 150W RMS/300W MAX Power Handling
  • Ferrite Strontium High Temp Magnet structure
  • Heavy Duty Die-cast Aluminum Basket
  • 1.5” 4 Ohm – Single Layer High Temp Voice Coil with Black Coated Voice Coil former for Woofer
  • 1.0” 8 Ohm – Single Layer High Temp Voice Coil for Tweeter
  • Advanced Voice Coil Heat Sink Design for Better Heat Dissipation
  • Frequency Response: 80Hz -18Khz
  • High Sensitivity 101dB 1W/1M
  • 12dB Crossover
  • Mounting Depth: 3.99” / 101.3mm
  • Mounting Diameter: 8.86” x 5.98” / 225 x 152mm

Some people say these are the best 6x9 speakers out there, so get your hands on a pair today! And don’t forget to purchase Harley 6x9 speaker lids!

3. SounDigital EVOPS 1200.4 All Weather Amplifier

Considering new speakers for Harley Davidson motorcycle? If so, that’s great! However, you may also consider upgrading to an all-weather amplifier. And if you want a top-of-the-line option, go for the SounDigital EVOPS 1200.4 Amp. This beast comes loaded with crazy power, including connections for speakers, subwoofers, and more!

While this amplifier can work with subwoofers, it’s intended to power your speakers. If you install new speakers without powering them with an amp, they will get their energy from your radio. However, radios don’t supply the necessary power you need. For your speakers to work at their best, the SounDigital EVOPS 1200.4 four-channel amplifier can be a great solution!

Do you need an all-weather amplifier?

Many Harley Davidson riders can’t decide if buying an all-weather amplifier is worth it. Here at Garage Bagger Stereo, we believe it’s always a good idea. Even if you only ride on sunny days, you never know when you’ll experience water. Even someone driving by can splash your ride, which could damage your Harley Davidson audio system.

4. Ground Zero GZRW 8XSPL Subwoofer

Looking to add some bass to your motorcycle? While upgrading your speakers and radio can do wonders, a high-quality subwoofer can make your system that much more epic. And if you want a great option that’s loaded with power, go for the Ground Zero GZRW 8XSPL 8″ Subwoofer.

This beast features 500 RMS Power Handling, a 50 mm / 2″ copper voice coil, a reinforced paper cone, and 2x2 ohms impedance. This Ground Zero sub is also compact, so it can easily be mounted on your Harley without getting in the way. If you want an industry-leading subwoofer that can breathe life into your motorcycle stereo system, choose the Ground Zero GZRW 8XSPL 8″ Subwoofer today!

5. Rockford Fosgate Plug and Play Radio 98-13

If you’re searching for a replacement radio for your Harley, you can’t go wrong with the Rockford Fosgate Plug and Play Radio. This device is compatible with select Harley’s from 1998 to 2013. Featuring a 3-inch full color display, this radio also has oversized buttons for controlling the equipment with ease. Riders also love the plug and play capabilities, allowing you to install the radio within minutes! This means you never have to deal with wiring or factory harnesses. Just plug it in and you’re ready to go!

Garage Bagger Stereo Has Your Harley Essentials!

Here at Garage Bagger Stereo, we make it a priority to provide some of the leading Harley Davidson audio equipment in the industry. Need help with a motorcycle stereo installation? We can help with that too! Check out our installation tips and tutorials to learn more.

To find the perfect Harley audio system for your ride, check out our incredible products today!


This Blog Was Reviewed for Accuracy By Audio Expert, Chris Lowe

Chris Lowe, the esteemed owner of Garage Bagger Stereo, is a globally recognized authority in Motorcycle and Boat Audio systems. With a decorated experience spanning over a decade, Chris has curated audio experiences for enthusiasts and businesses worldwide. His expertise and stellar work are prominently showcased across various social media platforms and can be further explored through the offerings on the official Garage Bagger Stereo website.

Originally hailing from South Georgia and currently residing in Greenville, South Carolina, Chris's fervor for boating and motorcycles is deeply rooted. It's this passion, coupled with his affection for car audio, that has seamlessly interwoven his personal interests with his professional pursuits. This synergy has not only invigorated his daily endeavors but also continually fuels his commitment to excellence in the audio industry.