Yes to a certain point, and so is that stock horn the bikes comes with. Changed mine out first week $ 9.00 bucks on Amazon. And I use it on the blind drivers once and a while. Hit a 1000 miles on the bike this week. Smooth bike really glad I got this one.
I agree! I was a bicyclist for the last 30 years before I started riding a motorcycle for the first time this year. I have always rode knowing cars do not see me regardless of how bright the colors I ride with. This has helped me in the city traffic on my R3 and keeps me alert and prepared as a novice rider. I will be changing my horn during the Winter break.
I normally ride a bigger bike with extra lights on front with almost 50,000 miles on it haven't had much problems with cars not seeing me just have to make sure I stay where I'm not hidden. After getting a r3 I did notice that a lot more drivers trying to pull out in front of me and with nothing around me I couldn't believe it was that much harder to see than my other bike but seems to be so now I just ride with the high beams on all the time that seems to help some.
High beams on all the time. Stay out of the 'stupid' spot (in adjacent lane about 1 car length back). Keep bike is power band (7,000 rpm +). Cover ALL your controls in traffic.
Beware of people on phone or looking down at gps/phone, etc. Or talking. Studies have shown that "hands free phones" are just as distracting as holding a phone.