New Jensen stereo for H-D offers plug-and-play installation

Publish Date: 
Nov 11, 2013
By Bruce Steever

ELKHART, Ind. - ASA Electronics said it has introduced the first true plug-and-play Harley-Davidson replacement radio made to fit into the factory opening without requiring any special mounting kit or brackets.

The factory harness plugs directly into the back of the Jensen HD1BT radio. The radio then works with the factory handlebar controls.

Reportedly designed from the ground up for this particular application, the HD1BT is built to handle the tough environment that motorcycles endure. The face of the unit is waterproof rated to IPX6 (aka powerful jetting water) for safe hosing down during cleaning, with the rear chassis rated at IPX5 (aka jetting water). According to ASA, this unit has been tested against extreme temperatures and vibration and come out swinging.

The HD1BT stereo has Bluetooth Streaming Audio (A2DP) and Source Control (AVRCP), plus iPhone and iPod compatibility with control and charging from the USB. AUX-in, AM/FM and Weather Band keep riders informed of any incoming weather as well as any non-weather related emergencies such as Amber Alerts. 

It’s also Sirius/XM ready, so you can add a SiriusXM tuner and antenna and control stations from the clear red and black face of the unit. And if the 50 watts x 4 channel isn’t enough, front and rear line-outs are included for adding additional amplifiers.

The HD1BT should be available to ship in the spring, according to the company