After years of Project RUSHMORE research including thousands of hours of development with skilled mechanics and engineers driving from location to location, Harley-Davidson today acknowledged that the BOOM!™audio infotainment software has been affected by a virus.
The virus manifests itself as “ghosting” problems. Riders state that the infotainment system is second guessing their music selection, even after making the music choice. Some riders have reported that the infotainment will randomly reset and the LCD displays a Laffing “Devil’s Fork” logo in place of the H-D corporate logo.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has yet to order up a recall because the motor company has not fully been successful in detailing all the issues and there was no consistent pattern of crashes tied to the virus effect.
This raises red flags at the company and in cooperation with Russian and Ukrainian scientists, Harley-Davidson Audio engineers have recently re-located to the basement of the Design Lab to review prototype parts, drawings, pre-production models and other original materials to gain more insight into the virus.
Once available, H-D Riders can go to the software download center and grab the file on a USB memory stick. Then insert it in your Boom!™ Box Infotainment System’s USB port and follow the onscreen instructions to update your system. The new application will be called Harley-Davidson Nose, and as the name implies it knows everything about you, the motorcycle and the infotainment system.
In addition, as a customer bonus for the trouble of sitting in your garage and working on motorcycle software updates, the motor company will provide the H-D Levity App (HDLA) which spices up “even the most boring of work days” by letting you send happier emails, hold more engaging meetings, and write more mind-blowing presentations.
Happy April Fool’s day!
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