Harley Heaven: XM Satellite Radio for MotorcyclesOctober 10, 2008 6:25 pm XM Radio Car, XM Receivers, XM Satellite Radio
Freedom. That’s what it’s all about. All you see is wide open road spread before you converging toward an undisclosed point on the painted blue horizon in the distance. It’s a point that you’ll come to know soon enough. A full tank of gas and nothing between it and you but smooth asphalt and clean fall air. Life doesn’t get any better.
At least that’s what you thought. The desolate silence of the road was great for the first 300 miles. Now it’s maddening. Some music would be nice. Dozens of channels of commercial-free music would be even nicer.
Not a problem. XM radio is right there with you. Yes, you can get XM satellite radio for motorcycles. It’s pretty simple, too—the satellite radio provider offers some easy options for motorcyclists, making your bike just one more place to listen to XM. All it takes is an inexpensive motorcycle mounting kit and you’ll be able to mount your XM receiver to your bike and listen to the rich programming that you know and love. Take solace in knowing that no matter how far your ride takes you, you’ll always have the music you want. Don’t expect to hear the same song twice, either.
Mounts work with classic receivers such as the Delphi Roady XT or Audiovox Xpress EZ. Most are pretty straightforward handle bar mounts that will take mere minutes to set up. A bracket holds the antenna securely and a 12V cigarette plug will power you up. Other after-market accessories like amplifiers will make enhance XM even further.
If you don’t want to mess with the integrity of your ride, it’s no problem. XM radio offers a variety of portable receivers like the Pioneer Inno and Delphi SkyFi3 that you can drop right into your pocket. If you happen to be riding through a deep canyon, these receivers also double as MP3 players. You’ll never be without music again—unless you choose to be.
XM radio feels your style and knows a thing or two about freedom too. Freedom to listen to music and not commercials. Freedom to listen to the music you want to hear without the garbage you don’t. Freedom to ride cross country without crossing over local broadcasts that turn Zeppelin into faded bluegrass. You get the picture.
Get your XM radio hooked up before your next ride. It’s just a few steps away. Just don’t listen too loud. There’re still others out there that might like to enjoy a quiet ride. They don’t know what they’re missing out on.