Left-turning cars at an oncoming intersection. A driver changing lanes without checking his blind spot. An SUV drifting perilously close to the lane markings while its driver checks his Blackberry. Every biker will encounter situations like these on a daily basis, and should always be prepared ready to react. One useful tool at the rider’s disposal is the motorcycle horn, but sometimes the OEM-equipped horn isn’t loud enough.

A popular fix for this issue is to replace the stock horn with an air horn which creates a much louder sound. But the problem with an air horn is it really only has one setting: loud. Sometimes you want a more subtle sound.

Electrical engineer Peter Olt from Tampa, Fla., has invented a system to get around this issue. Olt’s Banshee Horn can wail when you want it to, and be subtle when you don’t.

The Banshee Horn allows the rider to select whether to use the standard stock horn or the system’s 135 dB pulsing air horn. Press the button to activate the stock horn, and press and hold the button to activate the air horn. The Banshee Horn can also flash your high beams to add a visual warning along with the audio one.

Watch the video below for a demonstration:

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UPDATE: Banshee Horn has launched a new website. Check it out here: http://bansheehorn.com/home

[Source: Banshee Horn via Kickstarter]

  • Tom Brooks

    WOW … this is so cool … I can’t wait to put one on my bike and scare the crap out of bad car drivers :).

  • Hey Dennis,

    Just wanted to give you an update on the Banshee horn.

    Our successful Kickstarter project has ended so you can now find us at our new website http://bansheehorn.com/home which is up but please note we are still adding material.

    For example we’re building an installation page for “Do it Yourselfer’s” plus basic tips and instructions for the professionals regarding various bike types.

    Thanks again for all your support and welcome to our new home.

    Oh and could you please send me your email address?

    Banshee Horn LLC

    PS. I see the Kickstarter video on our article has expired so perhaps you could insert our URL – thanks

  • simon joseph

    Hey Good day..
    i got a mail form my frnd abt banshee horn…
    is it avil in INDIA ?? How it will cost ??
    i have KTM DUKE 200 its possible to fit on it ???
    awaiting your reply ..
    Simon Joseph