Food for thought. I know we do piss off a lot of non-bikers with our loud bikes.
I think maximum torque at zero RPM is the biggest push.
As I become a grumpier old man, I find noise more of pain. I sometimes turn off the Ducati when waiting at red signals just to give myself a few minutes peace.
Where I live I’m surrounded by youffs on modded scooters with ridiculously loud cans, at all hours of the night. Some times I think unkind thoughts about the potential effectiveness of rifles.