$8,000 Hornster bicycle has the world’s loudest horn noisier than Concorde
The tiny bells on the bicycle’s handlebars, which were good enough to warn other cyclists and pedestrians of your existence, are now of no use to grab the attention of inattentive motorists driving the sports coupe. City cyclists who struggle to get noticed on the road and thinks bike riding in a congestion-friendly urban environment can be a dicey task, can now buy Honster bicycle, a ride equipped with a horn that is louder than Concord jet. Described to be an impeccable curb against the in-attentive motorists and a rather extreme solution to road safety, the Honster doesn’t just produce few more decibels than an average cycle bell, but it explodes with 178 decibels as it is powered by modified scuba air cylinder.
After repeatedly getting cut-up by lorry drivers and cars, Yannick Read, a keen cyclist from London designed this incredible Honster, which employs a three-bell Airchime KH3A air horn taken from an American locomotive, which looks more to be at home on a train, then on bicycle front. Powered by scuba tank which has been mounted between the seat and handlebars, it’s louder than iconic Concord superjet.
Though, it has been developed by the Environment Transport Association with an aim to highlight the dangers faced by city cyclists on congested urban city roads; but, this bicycle/horn combo is not only dangerous for anyone around, it’s also nearly fatal for real-world cycling environment.
The powerful Hornster is so loud that even at a 100ft distance, it sounds far louder than a standard truck horn, and noisy enough that inventor, Yannick Read has to wear noise-cancelling ear protection covers to avoid deafening himself.
This shockingly loud Honster will cost $8,000 to a cyclist who would like to warn the motorists driving the worlds’ most expensive cars.
Bike-lovers who have enough dough, would rather spend that kind of money on getting themselves one of these world’s most expensive bikes, we think.