My last motorcycle, the Kawasaki 650 was loud (4 into 1 pipe), but not nearly as loud as a Harley. If I was to ever get another bike, it would be a Honda 1000 Touring. But, buying another just isn't going to happen. Only thing about my last bike, I had to wear rain gear to ride back and forth to work on some days. It was my only transportation. I would attach, by bungee cords, an empty copy paper box to the end of the seat and go grocery shopping. What was really nice, when I had it in So California, I could split traffic on any street or freeway. It was legal there and I done it very good.