A liter bike with serious sound >> JBL Speakers!

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by Hozhead, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Hozhead

    Hozhead <img src="/images/ranks/site_founder.gif" alt="BRN


    Tom Rayner of England's Motor Cycle News reports that JBL Audio has built a specially equipped Kawasaki ZX-10R for this year's Max Power car tuning show. What's so special about it? Let's start with the $15,000 stereo system: Shoehorned inside the frame is a 600-watt subwoofer, six separate competition-strength car speakers and two amplifiers that up to 1700 watts of power.

    Says Kawasaki Managing Director Martin Lambert, ?At full volume, it shakes all of the bike?s nuts and bolts loose. You have to tighten them all up before the next show.?

    Songs can be selected from one of two iPod Nanos on the handlebars, and there's a Sony PSP nestled above the dashboard. A DVD player hidden inside the tail lets you watch films on the LCD screen embedded in the seat hump. And for the musically inclined, there's an electric guitar jack in the exhaust pipe. Green strobe lights from within the fairing even provide a lightshow.

    The only bummer? The bike doesn?t run. The monster subwoofer requires such a large amplifier that the engine had to be removed. So it rocks, but doesn't roll.-MC
  2. Hozhead

    Hozhead <img src="/images/ranks/site_founder.gif" alt="BRN

    It probably wouldn't be great for canyon carving or track riding (though there are a lot of stock bikes that would be worse) but that thing would make a great stunt bike. You'd always have a soundtrack playing. You could even queue up "Another One Bites The Dust" for when you or a friend wipes out.

  3. Tanman

    Tanman Moderator

    Except for the fact that it has no engine. It would be fun to see the bike at the races though lined up next to the vendors.
  4. Thats just dumb,, it all sounds good but if you have to remove the engine then whats the point, put everything in it that you can but at least be able to ride it off the trailer and into the show room.
  5. I know Ryan had about three weeks that is would have been real easy to do that conversion................ouch. :joke: