Android Auto For Your 1996-2019 Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle

Android Auto For Your 1996-2019 Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle

by Cliff John November 07, 2018

I'm still amazed by the lack of attention the internet has given to Harley-Davidson® Touring motorcycle owners looking to add an Android Auto compatible receiver on their motorcycle. 

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[Update] - Our Sony XAV-AX7000 bundles are now in stock and ready for purchase! Click on the link below that matches the year of your Harley to learn more!

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But, the internet isn't the only one mistreating Android users...

In July 2018, Harley-Davidson® announced that Apple CarPlay will be included in their Boom! Box GTS Infotainment System beginning in 2019. The system will be standard on 2019 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited, Ultra Limited Low, Road Glide® Ultra, Road Glide® Special, Street Glide® Special, CVO™ Limited, CVO™ Street Glide®, CVO™ Road Glide® and Tri Glide® Ultra models and a factory-installed option for Harley-Davidson Street Glide®, Road Glide® and Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® models.

It's worth nothing that the new Boom! Box GTS Infotainment System retails for $1,899.99 and is only available for 2019 Harley-Davidson motorcycles and will not work on older models.

While this is a great improvement to the Harley-Davidson stock audio system, it has Android users interested in purchasing a 2019 Harley-Davidson with the Boom! Box GTS Infotainment System, yearning for Android Auto in their motorcycle, left in the dark. This is a staggering oversight, in our opinion, considering that according to a recent study, Android users make up 54.5% of the U.S. mobile OS market share while Apple is the second most popular mobile OS with a market share of 44.3%. 

Ok, now on to the good news for Android users that also own a 1996-2019 Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle. We have your Android Auto solution in two awesome plug and play bundles.

Introducing our Sony XAV-AX5000 plug & play bundles, complete with Android Auto (and Apple CarPlay for iOS users):

Sony XAV-AX5000 with Android Auto

In the last six months, we've been fortunate to sell over 150 of our Sony XAV-AX5000 plug & play bundles to our Harley-Davidson Touring family customers. We are huge about requesting feedback from our customers about their experience with our bundles and here's some of the feedback they've given:

Our Sony XAV-AX5000 Plug & Play Bundles are Professional & Easy To Install

We take all the hard work off your hands with our bundles by prewiring literally everything for you. All of our connections are soldered and shrink-wrapped - no exceptions. Then we professionally wrap the harness with Tesa tape to complete the prewiring process for you.

Not only will your new bundle sound great and be easy to install, but it will maintain factory handlebar control functions

Here's some photos of our completed Sony XAV-AX5000 plug and play bundle: 

Sony XAV-AX5000 Plug & Play Bundle

Sony XAV-AX5000 Plug & Play Bundle

Sony XAV-AX5000 Plug & Play Bundle

Sony XAV-AX5000 Plug & Play Bundle

In this video we walk you through our complete prewiring process, making a true plug & play bundle for you:

The Sony XAV-AX5000 Looks & Sounds Amazing!

I mean, look at these pictures of our Sony XAV-AX5000 plug & play bundle in a 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special:

Sony XAV-AX5000 Plug & Play Bundle

Sony XAV-AX5000 Plug & Play Bundle

The Sony digital multimedia receiver with AM/FM tuner is stacked with a 7" touchscreen display, works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plays FLAC files on USB drives and includes Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming. You can also jam to your favorite playlists on Pandora or Spotify if you use those instead of your pre-loaded Apple or Android music. The unit is also compatible with a SiriusXM satellite radio tuner. AND, it comes with a 1 year warranty. 

The unit also has dual rear USB inputs and a rear-view camera input and a 5-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer). 

The Android Auto & Apple CarPlay Interface's Are So Easy to Use, Not To Mention Look Incredible

I always tell guys that the best thing about purchasing the Sony XAV-AX5000, aside from the amazing audio improvement, is the intuitive interface. Whether you're an Android or Apple user, you've been staring at the same visual elements on your phone for years - so the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay interface's take seconds to get familiar with. 

Whether you're streaming music through your Android or Apple device, or navigating using Google Maps, Waze or Apple Maps - you'll know exactly how to use each element of your new Sony receiver on your Harley-Davidson motorcycle. 

The Google Play Store and Apple App Store have a ton of compatible apps for your new Sony XAV-AX5000 radio. 

Android Auto
Sony XAV-AX 5000 with Android Auto

Apple CarPlay
Sony XAV-AX5000 with Apple CarPlay

The Price Is Right

To be honest, we run our margins pretty lean on our Sony XAV-AX5000 bundles. Why? I don't know...we aren't greedy. We don't like guys to have to pay an arm and a leg to improve their audio performance. We want customers for life, not just one transaction. 

Bottom line, we love the Harley-Davidson family and we believe in pricing things right, period. Again, here's links to more details about our bundles:

Interested in purchasing or learning more about one of our Sony XAV-AX5000 plug & play bundles with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay? Simply give us a call in the shop, 301.825.9007, or complete a contact form at the bottom of this page and we'll get you all the information you need or help you with your order fast!




Cliff John
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