Harley-Davidson Plug-and-Play Kit Replaces A Boom! Box 4.3 With Bigger Screen And More Features

Boom!-6.5.3Ride with the ultimate in ear-pleasing, GPS-guided Boom!™ Box technology by installing the Boom!™ Box 6.5GT Radio Kit (P/N 76000511, $1,799.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. This kit is a plug-and-play upgrade for 2014 Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® or Street Glide® motorcycle models factory-equipped with the Boom!™ Box 4.3 infotainment system.

Features exclusive to the Boom!™ Box 6.5GT include a high-resolution 6.5-inch color display, touchscreen handling, full-color GPS navigation with more than 35 features, and available voice recognition (with separate purchase of required headset) for controlling mobile phone functions, media, radio tuner, navigation, help and other commands in multiple languages.

Boom!™ Box 6.5GT combines audio, communications, navigation and vehicle information into a single infotainment module. A low-distortion, 25 watt/channel amplifier is optimized for great sound in an open-air environment. The radio is factory-equipped with AM/FM radio, weather alert, integrated iPod and USB audio device playback, and Bluetooth pairing of mobile phones and wireless headsets. The 6.5GT features can be accessed via the glove friendly touchscreen, joystick hand controls or with hands-free voice recognition. Optional Bike-to-Bike communication, XMSirius® satellite radio, XM weather and traffic services, and other features are just a plug-in module away (module kits sold separately). For a complete rundown of the entire list of Boom!™ Box 6.5GT features, visit Harley-Davidson.


34 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Plug-and-Play Kit Replaces A Boom! Box 4.3 With Bigger Screen And More Features”

  1. 1 Rodent Jan 11th, 2014 at 10:08 am

    I’m waiting for a 60″ Samsung High Def plug and play!
    It’s a motorcycle idiot, not a living room! No wonder motorcycle deaths are on the rise. Too many fools watching TV instead of the road and world around them.

  2. 2 BobS Jan 11th, 2014 at 10:09 am

    That’s cool but holy hymen 1800 bucks to replace the one that already comes on the bike? And then you still have to buy the headset???

  3. 3 Frank Dracman Jan 11th, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Amen, Rodent.

    Motorcycling is about feeling free. If you want to surf the web or watch TV, then stay at home. If you need GPS, you’re not a true motorcyclist. Also, cell phones while riding; asinine. For that matter, I’m against any radio or audio device, too.

    Get out and ride to experience your surroundings and unwind.

  4. 4 MagnumBob Jan 11th, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    If you’re gullible enough to shell out $39,000.00+ for a CVO limited, what’s another $1799.00 to have the most righteous ride at the country club?

  5. 5 MagnumBob Jan 11th, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Oop’s,spoke too soon. ” just realized the CVO already comes with it. I guess the CVO is a great deal after all?

  6. 6 Tobby Jan 11th, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    This is why there are more StreetGlide Special sales. You get the big screen, ABS, anti-theft and a few other goodies for $2,100 extra. Someday Harley will offer factory options on the big bikes, and get away from the dealer installed-buy it twice model.

    Better systems are available for about $900-1,000 plus amp and speakers. It is only a matter of time before we see some nicely integrated systems from after-market suppliers.

  7. 7 Terence Tory Jan 11th, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Where’s Harley Earl when you need him? I think the unit looks cheap.Why not use brushed stainless or anodised alloy for the buttons and facia?

    Why not have a stylish mount/integrated interface for an iPhone instead?

  8. 8 James just another Crazy Kiwi Jan 11th, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    What Tobby says is so very logical. So why not now ?
    it is too expensive to buy parts from the dealer and take off perfectly good ones that
    you will recoup very little value from, if any at all ! it is a stupid system and not ecologically sound.
    Nor most importantly Customer friendly.

    Maybe having Indian in the big picture will help….hope so

  9. 9 rob Jan 11th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    This is why i ride a Road King………………..

  10. 10 Poop Jan 12th, 2014 at 7:53 am

    God forbid you tough guys would have a radio or saddlebags on your hotrod hooligan machines. And really, why should you? You look SO much cooler with your earbuds and those adorable little backpacks.

  11. 11 Steve Carr Jan 12th, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Little TT strikes again. Man, this guy simply has all the answers for every product ever made or that will be made.

    Thanks Little TT

    Steve Carr

  12. 12 .357 Magnum Jan 12th, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I’m so glad we have people like Frank Dracman to tell us what a “true motorcyclist” is. See, I always thought it would be NICE to have a nice, big screen with a map to show me whether the turn in the mountain pass ahead of me is decreasing-radius or not. I always thought it would be NICE to take a call when riding to a business lunch, so the boss can tell me he’s changed the location of the lunch, look up the new location on the GPS, and arrive, on time, to make a good impression on the customer.

    Thanks to Frank Dracman, I now know that I should NEVER ride my motorcycle in twisty mountain passes, and I should NEVER ride my motorcycle to business lunches. I should, like Frank Dracman, leave my bike in the garage all week and PRETEND to be a motorcyclist for a few hours on weekends. Or ride it two miles to the nearest bar only, where I can PRETEND to be a motorcyclist while getting drunk and telling tall tales.

    To the many, many of you who surely voted for Frank Dracman to be the final arbiter of who is a “true motorcyclist,” thank you! I would surely be out riding with my big-screen GPS and cell phone, if I didn’t have him to tell me I’m doing it all wrong.

  13. 13 Phil Jan 12th, 2014 at 11:42 am

    And, when Indian comes up with a similar feature, it’ll be the best thing since sliced bread on this site.

  14. 14 fuji Jan 12th, 2014 at 11:46 am

    The Bell End strikes again.

  15. 15 Blackmax Jan 12th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Hey Guys, the info/entertainment system that comes on the Indian Cheiftain
    does everything the 6.5 does. Maybe not better but just as well.
    If you buy a Cheiftain you get the premium system STANDARD, NO EXTRA CHARGE !!!!
    I’m sure the aftermarket is fast adapting & will come up with some very slick add on’s
    and/or replacement toys very soon.
    I just saw a system on an FBI bike that was pretty slick

  16. 16 cyclereckr Jan 12th, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    What ever happened to” Hey lets turn left and see where this road leads?”

  17. 17 Woody Jan 12th, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    yes, motorcycling is all about freedom but not the freedom to disagree with someone or buy certain products apparently. Personally I can’t imagine spending that kind of money to replace the factory radio on my brand new super duper project Rushmore bike, but if anyone else wants to do it’s fine with me.I think the Motor Company is losing focus on what their products should be, but I’m fine with letting the market decide.

  18. 18 Frank Dracman Jan 12th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    @ .357

    More wrong you could not be. I’m the one who shows up at work on either my sportbike or cruiser w/ a suit under my riding jacket. As for GPS guiding me through a turn? I’m confident in my abilities and don’t ride over my head (even though I need to replace the peg feelers once in a while). Riding to a bar…never.

    Hey, to each his own. If info-tainment suits you, then fine. But I’ll stick to old school riding.

    @ cyclereckr – Yes, getting lost on weekends is the best.

  19. 19 Martin@Bagger Jan 12th, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Remember the time when the only “entertainment” on your bike was the road and the people you met and the sound of your Evo engine and drag pipes? Yep… this was HD during the good years. We’re more interested in knowing how to charge our I-Pad and being able to answer the phone while riding now.

    Don’t forget your 32″ front wheel on your bagger guys! Have to have it with this Boom Box or you are no longer a “cool” biker.

  20. 20 Mack Jan 13th, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Everybody is free to do what they want , I kinda think the pics below are alot more what is about than the space ship looking thing in the one one above ,who am I to judge….
    But you ever catch me with one of those television looking things on my one of my
    Bikes , just shoot me…

  21. 21 celtdad Jan 13th, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I don’t have an ‘infotainment’ system on my bike. That being said, each of us has his own style no matter how silly it may look to someone else. Back in the 60’s and early 70’s I swore I’d never have one of those ugly fairings on my bike. However, after 2000 solid miles of hail and sleet in 1973 while driving 65-70 mph the whole way, it took me 3 days to dry out. I put a clip-on fairing on after that experience and have had a fairing or windshield since. When I was young all I wanted to hear was the sound of the bike, now on long rides I love my radio/mp3/cd player. I still love wanting to just go see where a road takes me. I’ve often looked at a side road and said ‘why not’. I have found so many wonderful riding roads and beautiful places that way. But when I have to find a specific address in an unfamiliar town, I’ll drag Tom-Tom out of his case with no hesitation. We all change as we go through life and we all have certain styles we like or don’t like (32″ of front wheel so you can stand out from the crowd along with the other 400-500 bikes that look just like yours? I say questionable). The point is, that style isn’t mine, it’s yours and you are expressing it the same way I express mine. Bottom line, you don’t like it, don’t get it. But understand that other people have other tastes. As long as it has 2 wheels (ok 3 for some of us, I may get there when I can’t hold my 2 wheels upright due to age) and a motor capable of extended highway speeds, we’re still better off than being in a cage.

  22. 22 BCinSoCal Jan 13th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    To each his own. More high tech /high $ stuff to add to your rolling condo. Guess I’ll just stick to my FXR, got to Sturgis from the West Coast by FXR about 20 times. If I just wanted to be comfortable getting there, I’d buy an airline ticket, that way you can have a drink while listening to music and watching a movie. But again…….to each his own! ‘Nuff said.

  23. 23 Ax Jan 13th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Anyone who is interested in this really needs to just get in the Lexus whenever they want to go somewhere.

  24. 24 1550TC Jan 13th, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    .357 Magnum and Frank

    They have convertibile cars you know like a rag top 69 rs ss 396 or a bmw z4 ? Your both right in your in views, but man on a nice sunny day isnt, throw the clock away, no gadget freedom and who cares if your lost attitude. really fun ??

    These bikes are great for guys that are; over chicked, underdicked and have $$$ for the great equailzer 🙂

  25. 25 1550TC Jan 13th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    CVO bikes are still missing these things


    1. Power Commander Power Vision Screen ? on the left
    2. I phone 5S in a holder on the right…..with the go pro camera app on it
    3. Left and right cup holders for coffee and 12 oz tumbler for an adult beverage

    4 GO Pro cameras riveted to your helmet
    5 heated vest gloves grips jacket liner, chaps
    6 65 am stator
    7 studded tires on the tri glide cvo??

    dont laugh last summer in deadwood i saw a guy 72 with the first 5 on his bagger

  26. 26 .357 Magnum Jan 13th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    So, let me make sure I understand your positions, here:

    You gents think that if a motorcycle has a GPS on it, the motorcycle CANNOT be ridden without programming a destination? You think that its instructions MUST be followed religiously, and that the rider CANNOT spontaneously decide new destinations or directions on his own?

    Is that how you folks REALLY think a GPS works?


  27. 27 WileyCoyote Jan 13th, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Nope, use gps mostly to locate Strip clubs, gas stations and banks … We can read maps and road signs 🙂

  28. 28 Skeeter Jan 13th, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    UR NOT A TRUE BIKER LOL! You have to do it like the olden days, where your alcoholic friends recommend a strip club and you’re at the mercy of their horrible tastes, so if they like meth-scabbed, disease-ridden skanks, YOU’RE getting meth-scabbed, disease-ridden skanks! And if you use any newer technology to find a better alternative, well then, U HAVE A SMALL PENIS LOL!

    Also, I can adjust my points by the side of the road with simple hand tools, which is good, because I have to do it often.

    Also, I wear a master link laced on my boots so I can replace mine if it fails, which is good, because I have to, often.

    Also, I can re-jet my carb on the side of the road, in case the elevation changes, which is good, because I have to, often.

    Also, I can kick-start my bike, in case the electrical system fails, which is good, because I have to, often.

    And you know what really chaps my ass about you boys with your new-fangled technology? It ain’t the fact that you don’t know HOW to do all those things… it’s the fact that, even if you DID know you’d still never HAVE to do it! Now, after the week of being lost is over, you ain’t standing on the side of the road trying to read a grease-smeared, rain-soaked map coming apart at the fold lines. Y’all just hit a button and speak an address, and you won’t be stuck like me, tryin’ ta find yer way back to the house before the parole officer comes callin. Y’all jest ain’t no TRUE BIKERS, ya know? Jest ain’t TRUE BIKERS!

  29. 29 Caleb Jan 14th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Very cool device. Wonder if it is worth the price though.

  30. 30 1550TC Jan 14th, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Skeeter dont they have AAA or road side assistance from HD for all that stuff???

    meth-scabbed, disease-ridden skanks, YOU’RE getting meth-scabbed, disease-ridden skanks – OK Mr White

    Your watching TOO many re runs of Breaking Bad

  31. 31 Skeeter Jan 15th, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Roadside assistance in addition to GPS! Don’t they know that motorcycling isn’t sposed to be convenient? If you ain’t LOST, or Fred Flintstoning your flat-tire chopper 25 miles to the nearest civilization in the hot sun like they did in Easy Riders, you ain’t a TRUE BIKER LOL! It ain’t the number of SUCCESSFUL miles that makes ya a TRUE BIKER, it’s the number of times ya fuck it up! Get lost! Break down! Show up too late for important court dates! Miss work due to hangovers! Git kicked out of respectable establishments! Contract sexually transmitted diseases!

    How you gonna be a TRUE BIKER with all them GPSes and roadside assistance and ABS brakes and clean strip clubs?!??

  32. 32 burnout Jan 15th, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    This will sell VERY well. peace

  33. 33 A 1 MIKE Jan 17th, 2014 at 9:49 am

    i love all the experts on here…well, that don’t have a website for business…they are in their own little bubble….real world experience matters..keyboard commando’s

  34. 34 patrick Apr 3rd, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    100.7 the BUZZARD

    you know what I’m talking about Cleveland!

    oh yeah, radio, gps, walkie talkie, whatever….it’s your bike. Do what you want.

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