I was really…blown away (sorry!) when I heard about this new motorcycle horn on the market. In traffic you have your, “Excuse me” honk and then you have the “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! STOP! STOP! STOP!” honk. They’re hard to distinguish, and with a lot of the stock wimpy motorcycle horns hard to hear.
With the Banshee Horn, if you hold down the horn for more than 1/2 a second and it engages a LOUD 135 decibel horn and flashes your headlight. I think this is a genius idea. I don’t want to annoy everyone all the time with my headlight modulator, but I do flick my high beam on and off when I don’t think someone sees me. This nifty device combines the visual headlight flashing along with a louder audible warning from the horn. The most elegant part is the user interface: your existing horn button. You don’t even have to think about it. You can react like you always have and it will kick in after a 1/2 second.
Check out the video for a demo.
I am moving to Portland, Oregon soon, and with the limited visibility in the rain I’m sure I’ll have more close calls. I’m definitely going to invest in one of these and see how it works out. What about you?