2006 Kawasaki ZX-10R JBL Speakers - And You Thought Your Harley Was Loud...

Those wacky Brits are at it again!

By Brian Catterson

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

By Brian Catterson
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