I had a GS boxer for ten years / 125,000 miles which I absolutely loved. We went to Alaska and anywhere else together. Not even once was I concerned how it sounded, in fact rather than the usual exhaust sounds, it sounded like a sewing machine ;-) , and I loved how it purred in the long rides and hummed like a little airplane engine. They should have gotten a Moto Guzzi to stir the soul! But they are hard to come by. LOL. https://youtu.be/_jAb0kWJHxY?list=PLWjAN50JJuf7pSokRySSt607W7w3NQdl-
AWESOME vid! Yea, I was out of touch with Guzzi's and then ran into these guys last year....I am surprised these bikes have not ended up in an adventure film somewhere....
It's funny how crazy attuned to the sound some of us are. It's a joke in my family that I can often tell what kind of motorcycle is approaching without looking because of the sound.
And there's so much personal taste involved. I know Harley makes a big deal of exhaust tone, but I don't like their sound. Ducati has a v-twin so the cylinders fire asymmetrically like Harleys and I love the sound of Ducatis, except for the rattle of their clutch.
Anyway, back to the movie: they spend so much money on action sequences and actors, it always distracts me when the sound of the bike doesn't match the actual model.
@Felicity and I saw this in IMAX over the weekend and it was fantastic. I rarely want to see things in the theater (I love movies, but prefer watching them at home), but I made an exception for this one because Christopher McQuarrie is one of my favorite directors and this is exactly the kind of movie that deserves to be seen on as big a screen as possible.
I am amazed the church lets him do that, wonder if James is member?
I couldn't say which ones, but the Jason Bourne franchise had some good ones as well...
But the dark horse is Ronin, with Robert DeNiro. A seriously good car chase.