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webBikeWorld Denali Soundbomb Horn Review

Discussion in 'Motorcycling News' at netrider.net.au started by NetriderBot, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. #1 NetriderBot, Jul 29, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 29, 2015
    The Denali "Soundbomb" horn delivers the goods, with a 118 dB (measured) high-pitched tone.

    It looks very similar to the Stebel Nautilus Compact horn. In fact, we wouldn't be surprised to learn that the Soundbomb is made by Stebel or by ex-Stebel designers. That resemblance also means that this is a very large horn. It can be very difficult to fit on some/many motorcycles.

    However, Twisted Throttle (the Soundbomb distributor/retailer) sells accessory mounting kits for some motorcycles. But, we had to come up with our own custom mount for a BMW F 800 S, just to show it can be done with some ingenuity.

    Original equipment motorcycle horns are notoriously awful, with a wimpy "meeep-meeep" type being way too common.

    Motorcycle manufacturers should definitely be doing better, or they should at least sell an accessory horn that has some guts.

    If they did, we guarantee that just about every owner would go for the option, adding to manufacturers' and retailers' profits. Currently, the manufacturers are leaving money on the table.

    The Soundbomb horn is claimed to have a 120 dB output, measured at three feet away. As we have detailed in several horn reviews, however, accurately measuring the volume is highly variable.

    But, using the Extech dB meter, we measured 118 dB at three feet for the Soundbomb, a good showing.

    Here's a quick Denali Soundbomb .mp3 file

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