Date Added: Saturday 25 July, 2009
It looks lovely, but it's a little louder than I would like. It's also not entirely convincing at certain rev ranges. In first gear, for instance, at the higher rev ranges (5000+) it really farts - that kind of raspy sound which makes it obvious that the volume is exhaust generated, rather than because the engine is particularly powerful. This is calming down as I put some miles through it, but still, 1000 miles later it hasn't lost the rasp completely.
All that said, in 3rd + 4th gear it sounds just lovely, and given the fact that it's beautiful and such good value for money, I am pretty happy with it.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]