XM and Harley-Davidson Announce All-New Road Tech(TM) AL20 Radio for Many 1996 and Later Models
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- XM Satellite Radio, the nation's leading provider of satellite radio, and The Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the first motorcycle manufacturer to offer factory-standard XM Satellite Radio on select models, are offering riders an all-new option for enjoying their favorite "motor music" from coast to coast. The new Road Tech(TM) AL20 XM Satellite Radio, introduced today at the Motor Company's national dealer meeting, is the first portable XM unit exclusively designed for many 1996 and later model Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The handlebar mounted Road Tech AL20 radio is available immediately through the Harley- Davidson Parts and Accessories program for an MSRP of $249.95.
"The great American road cruise just became an even more memorable experience for Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders," said Paul Kirsch, Vice President, OEM, XM Satellite Radio. "With the debut of the Road Tech AL20 radio, thousands of additional Harley enthusiasts can now complement the sights and sounds of the open road with over 170 channels of award-winning entertainment, from commercial-free music, Major League Baseball, live concerts and breaking news to the latest weather and traffic information."
Every feature of the Road Tech AL20 XM Satellite Radio was designed with the motorcyclist in mind. The radio is waterproof, making it suitable for use in any climate. With its crystal clear LCD screen and adjustable backlighting, riders will also find that information, such as song titles, are as easy on the eyes as other motorcycle gauges. The large backlit buttons also ensure that riding gloves don't become an obstacle to changing channels. As a special benefit to seasonal riders, the radio kit comes with an automobile mounting bracket. With the additional purchase of an automobile kit from XM, the Radio Tech AL20 can easily be transferred to a four-wheel "ride" during winter.
The Road Tech AL20 is supremely simple to use for owners of 1996 and later Harley-Davidson models equipped with a Genuine Motor Accessory Road Tech(TM) Radio or 1998 and later models equipped with an original equipment fairing mount radio. Each Road Tech AL20 XM Satellite Radio will include three months of complimentary XM service.
XM Satellite Radio was first introduced by Harley-Davidson as a fully integrated feature of the Advanced Audio System, designed to Harley-Davidson specifications by Harman/Kardon. Riders can also experience live Satellite Radio on XM-equipped Harley-Davidson Authorized Rentals bikes offered through select Harley-Davidson dealers, and in showroom XM kiosks at many dealers nationwide.
The Road Tech AL20 XM Satellite Radio is featured in the August 2006 edition of Harley-Davidson's Genuine Parts and Accessories catalog, and enthusiasts can also preview the entire XM product line at the annual Sturgis Rally during the first week of August.
About XM Satellite Radio
XM is America's number one satellite radio service with more than 6.89 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, D.C., New York City, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2006 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music channels, sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.
XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the vehicle market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru, Porsche, Suzuki, Lotus, and Harley-Davidson, is available in more than 140 different vehicle models for 2006. XM's industry- leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com/.