That's really odd. I guess I've heard mixed reviews regarding the TBR exhaust. Some say they love it, others feel it's so loud they need ear plugs, and some say they're no louder than a harley. One of my reasons for getting it is so ppl will hear me coming, so for safety reasons & also because I prefer the lower throaty growl rather than what almost sounds like a dirt bike to me. On the videos i watched, it sounds awesome. Then again, some also said that it sounds different & louder in person too. I'm at a loss at what to believe. I guess I'll have to wait till I get mine & install it.