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JBL CRUISE

Handlebar-mount Bluetooth® speaker pods for motorcycles and scooters

Item # 109CRUISE

Problem: You want to listen to music while you're riding your motorcycle or scooter.

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About the JBL CRUISE

Tunes for two-wheelers

Problem: You want to listen to music while you're riding your motorcycle or scooter. Other problem: Wearing earbuds while riding a motorcycle or scooter is both dumb and dangerous. Solution to both problems: The JBL Cruise audio system. These weather-resistant, Bluetooth-enabled speaker pods mounts easily on most bikes using JBL's mirror integration mount. You'll get great sound and you'll stay in touch with your surroundings. And they look cool, too, which is also important, right?

Tunes for two-wheelers

Problem: You want to listen to music while you're riding your motorcycle or scooter. Other problem: Wearing earbuds while riding a motorcycle or scooter is both dumb and dangerous. Solution to both problems: The JBL Cruise audio system. These weather-resistant, Bluetooth-enabled speaker pods mounts easily on most bikes using JBL's mirror integration mount. You'll get great sound and you'll stay in touch with your surroundings. And they look cool, too, which is also important, right?

Built-in Bluetooth and great sound

Designed specifically for two-wheeled vehicles, the Cruise lets you stream your tunes from any Bluetooth-enabled device. Each pod houses a heavy-duty JBL 2-1/2" speaker powered by 20 watts from the system's amplifier, so you'll hear your music with outstanding clarity. And the integrated USB port will even keep your smartphone charged while you ride.

Easy on the eyes, easy to install

All this cool tech is wrapped in sleek, aerodynamic pods that can be painted to match your style. The Cruise is IPX5-rated for weather resistance and designed for easy control when you're wearing gloves. JBL's patent-pending mirror integration system makes installation a snap. 

Note: The JBL Cruise audio system will only work with standard (right-handed) threaded mirrors.

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Product highlights:

  • handlebar-mount speakers for motorcycles and scooters (pair)
  • sleek, paintable pods, each with a 2-1/2" speaker
  • built-in digital amp (2 x 20 watts)
  • charging USB port
  • patent-pending mirror integration mount
  • IPX5-rated for weather resistance
  • built-in Buetooth 3.0 connectivity
  • built-in digital amp (2 x 20 watts)
  • frequency response: 90-15,000 Hz
  • designed for easy operation, even with gloves
  • dimensions: 4" H x 5" W x 6" D
  • weight: 3 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # JBLCRUISEBLK
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What's in the box:

  • 2 Speakers (one with attached 8' harness / other with attached 14" harness)
  • M10 Parts bag (Two M10 bolts / Two M10 adjustment screws / Four nuts / Four spring-washers / Four flat-washers)
  • M8 Parts bag (Two M8 x 60 bolts / Two M8 adjustment screws)
  • Harley 1200 parts bag (Two M8 x 90 bolts / Two 5/16" adjustment screws / Two 5/16" nuts)
  • Shared parts bag (Six M8 nuts / Eight spring-washers / Eight flat-washers)
  • Quickstart guide
  • Warranty sheet
  • FCC Statement

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Features

Overview: The JBL Cruise speaker system lets you stream audio from your Bluetooth connected device, and was developed specifically for motorcycle and scooter applications. It includes two fully enclosed, weatherproof, speaker "pods", each with a 2-1/2" full-range driver, that are designed to be mounted in conjunction with the bike's existing mirror mounts.

Speakers: The two JBL Cruise speakers are each comprised of a 2-1/2" driver powered by a built-in 20 watt digital amplifier. One speaker is equipped with large, rubberized control buttons for Bluetooth pairing, Play/Pause, Volume +/-, and Power, which are all designed to be easily accessed and operated, even when wearing gloves. The Cruise speakers carry an IPX5 waterproof rating and can be painted to match the bike.

Bluetooth: All audio playback from the Cruise speakers is via a Bluetooth connected device. Up to 2 phones can be paired to the system, but only one can be connected at a time. Bluetooth version is 3.0 and it supports A2DP V1.3 and AVRCP V1.4 playback.

USB: A USB (type-A, 2.0) port is provided for charging your device while streaming. The port can provide 5V / 1A output and includes a protective rubber cap when not in use.

Note: The USB port does not support audio playback.

Mounting: The JBL Cruise speaker system is designed to integrate with your existing handlebar mirror-mounts. Three different sets of mounting hardware are included allowing the speakers to be mounted to just about any motorcycle or scooter. These include M10, M8, and Harley Davidson hardware kits.

Note: The JBL Cruise mounting hardware will only work with standard (right-handed) threaded mirror mounts.

Connection: One of the included Cruise speakers has an attached 8' wire harness for running to +12 volts and ground on the bike. This harness includes a Y-split for attaching the second speaker's 14" harness. All the provided wiring is encased in a heavy rubber loom with watertight connectors.

Specifications:

  • Drivers: 2 x 2-1/2" Full-range
  • Rated Power: 2 x 20 Watts
  • Frequency Response: 90 Hz - 15 kHz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: >80 dB
  • Bluetooth Version: 3.0
  • Support: A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.4
  • Dimensions (each): Width - 4.75", Height - 4.0", Depth - 5.750"
  • Weight (each): approx. 1.5 lbs.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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The Best! [ Belinda  Dec 04, 2018 ]
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Easy, clean set-up... [ Don  Aug 21, 2018 ]
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Mountings [ Patrick  Aug 19, 2018 ]

4 questions already asked

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What is the ohm? How well do these speakers handle bass? Thats the key ive been missing in searching for good motorcycle speakers.
[ Bernard  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Nice speakers but not a lot of bass
[ Susan  Dec 04, 2018 ]
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This company is awesome but the speakers are not great. Don't recall specs. There are equalizers you can add for base. The volume is not as loud by half of my harleybooms. Signal cuts off also withbluetooth
[ A  Dec 03, 2018 ]
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Can you order 2 pairs and sync them together?
[ Tacobigspine  Nov 12, 2018 ]
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No you can't that is my only complaint about them they are not equipped with jbl sync
[ Josh  Nov 13, 2018 ]
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No cause they have different recovery modes only one can sync with your blue tooth but cruchfield does Cary a 4 speaker system that is super great I'm happy to have purchased mine with them.
[ Alfred  Nov 13, 2018 ]
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Does this have hardware for Yamaha's right mirror with left handed threads?
[ VStarrdr  Jul 13, 2018 ]
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Yes it will work .
[ Alfred  Nov 13, 2018 ]
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The JBL Cruise mounting hardware will only work with standard (right-handed) threaded mirror mounts.
[ Ryan  Jul 20, 2018 ]  Staff
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Will this unit play through a thumb drive?
[ ron  Jun 15, 2018 ]
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No. The system provides a USB port for charging your devices only. It will only play music via Bluetooth.
[ Ryan  Jun 20, 2018 ]  Staff

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