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Screaming Banshee motorcycle horn

Can I have a minute of your time?

Quite a few years ago now, I used to be the Products Writer for RiDE, the magazine that claims to 'tell it like it is'.

Far too often I'd waste a good half-hour on the phone trying to get rid of a madman (or woman) who managed to get through the Ben Cope Screening Process™ in order to talk to me about their new product.

Quite often, on the back of a few gushing testimonials from family and friends, they'd quit their job to concentrate on this far-fetched gadget that every biker - allegedly - needed, but you just knew wouldn't sell. It was kind of like a budget version of Dragon's Den, but for rubbish motorcycle accessories, with little chance of anyone investing. Fingerless winter gloves, anyone? Exactly.

But the inventor of this horn would have got my time. I'm keen to pitch it to you and see what you make of it.

The Screaming Banshee horn allows you to 'pip' your horn as normal, but if you hold the horn for a selectable amount of time (quarter to half second) then the Screaming Banshee 139 decibel air horn kicks in and it pulses the high beam lights too.

I don't ride on my horn and rarely use it in anger, I occasionally 'pip' it if I'm filtering to let a car driver know that moving a few inches would let me on my way and I always follow up with a thumbs up.

However, occasionally, a feeble horn isn't enough. When someone does something completely daft, I think it's a good idea to let them know about it.

You can see it in action here.

The Screaming Banshee costs around £70.

What do you think?