Weeeelllll.....I had loud obnoxious pipes on my Royal Enfield. This was when I was way younger. Now, I curse loud pipes - makes me really, really irritated. And I can think how it irritates many other people - neighbours, cagers. And to be honest, it doesn't add anything of value to us motorcyclists - we get a bad name from loud pipes. And I think we need all the support we can get - the motorcycle industry isn't doing all that well etc etc.