We all know that the Harley Davidson speakers that come stock on bikes (or in cars for that matter) were the bare minimum that they could get away with to sell you the bike. Sure for the first couple rides they sounded OK, but when you love your tunes and want them loud and clear – they just are not enough!.
Kicker knows that too and got together with Harley to develop a perfect speaker upgrade for those weak stock speakers for Harley Davidson Motorcycles. The result is the PS5250 – perfectly weight balanced for your bike (tested by Harley), the correct impedance (load) for your stock Harley Davidson Radio’s amplifier (2 ohm) and Kicker tested to rock when your cruising! The also work great on ATV’s, UTV’s and Golf Carts!
Check out all the details from Kicker below, or better yet come in to the store in Abbotsford today for a listen! Our motorcycle speaker display allows you to compare these Harley Davidson Speaker Systems: a stock Harley speaker, the PS5250, a Hog Tunes speaker and the amazing Arc Audio MPAK4 system. Let your ears do the deciding!
Here is a great review from a happy bike owner:
I purchased these speakers at Daytona Bike Week, and was told that they would be the perfect replacement for the stock speakers in my FLHX. This couldn’t more true. There is no noticeable distortion when turning the volume to 80 or 90 %. They sound great at 75 MPH, unlike the stock units. I highly recommend this product for an inexpensive upgrade to a stock stereo on a Harley Touring bike.
KICKER® has pushed attitude, passion and Livin’ Loud® to enthusiasts worldwide for several years, and now the brand caters to another core group beginning in 2010 with the Powersports category of premium audio gear and marketing.
KICKER Powersports revs up and takes off with the release of the KICKER PS5250 5.25-inch Coaxial System, a pair of weather-proof coaxials specifically created as fairing drop-ins on motorcycles, or with ATV, UTV, marine, or outdoor systems. High-efficiency, super-lightweight for proper bike handling, and extremely powerful – perfect for those who push it a little harder.
The PS5250 employs a sophisticated, rare-earth neodymium magnet structure. Pound for pound, the neodymium structure is 10-times more powerful than a standard ceramic magnet, allowing high output with extremely low weight. This high magnetic strength and low weight deliver superb transient response and high vocal articulation for the utmost in tonal clarity.
The KICKER PS5250 speaker system is designed to withstand the brutal rigors of the elements and take anything Mother Nature is capable of dishing out. The highest-grade, weather-resistant materials and adhesives were used throughout the design process to create a speaker system for the long haul.
Its advanced midrange and tweeter motor technology has been highly refined using the latest available CAD and FEA computer software. They utilize extremely light-weight, copper-clad aluminum voice coils for increased efficiency and louder volume even when combined with a stock head unit. The mid’s powerful motor also incorporates a finned aluminum heat sink to efficiently pull heat from the motor, increasing long-term power handling. PS5250 cones are built of durable, light-weight polypropylene materials attached to specially designed inverted surrounds providing the most cone excursion in a very compact package.
The incredibly detailed, high-power, 20mm neo-titanium-dome tweeter is bridge-mounted to hold the tweeter suspended over the center of the midbass cone. In effect, the acoustically invisible bridge stands up to extreme vibration encountered in the motorcycle/ATV environment. It all helps to provide high-efficiency in a tweeter that reveals musical detail and clarity at volume levels that can be heard over the roar of the road while wearing a helmet.
A coaxial system with larger, conventional ceramic magnet assemblies adds weight high on the bike, raising the bike’s center of gravity and potentially causing a negative handling effect. PS5250 speakers weigh an amazing 12 ounces each, which does not affect handling.
PS5250 coaxial speakers are available in 2-Ohm resistance to be compatible with 2006-and-later Harley-Davidson® OEM head units, or conventional amplifiers that are 2-Ohm stable per channel.
They include specific replacement grilles for Harley-Davidson’s “Bat-wing” fairing.
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- Weather-proof, high-efficiency coaxials specifically created as fairing drop-ins on motorcycles
- Also used with ATV, UTV, marine, or outdoor systems
- Available in 2-Ohm resistance for compatibility with 2006-newer Harley-Davidson® OEM head units
- Extremely powerful to be heard over the roar of the road while wearing a helmet
- Midbass’ neodymium magnet structure provides high output at low weight
- Incredibly detailed, high-power, 20mm neo-titanium-dome tweeters
- Bridge-mounted tweeters suspended over the midbass cone to limit extreme vibration
- At a mere 12 ounces per speaker, a bike’s center of gravity remains low for proper handling
- Weather-proof materials designed to withstand the outdoor elements
- Includes specific replacement grilles for Harley-Davidson’s “Bat-wing” fairing
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Kickers PS5250 is a kick butt Harley Davidson speaker upgrade, and are a great first step in Harley Audio upgrades.