Yes, their designs are getting... Dated I feel, but the tech is still solid. I converted from an acro shorty to a yoshi 77, which doesn't look nearly as nice I must admit. When I'm cruising up through the hills though I can't even see it, but I sure as hell can enjoy the muted sound of it. I always like to ride in a gear or two lower than what a lot of riders do, it gives me the power when I need it and the bike likes it at around 4 and 5 grand, little or no vibration there. But that's pretty high revs for negotiating suburbs and even country roads with all the farm houses, so I like to be as quiet as practical.I feel like they had their moment from 2000-2010 it seemed like. Every gixxer had one.