So what do you think? Does sound matter or not?
I think it really depends on the context. On a full sized motorcross track I would for sure miss the sound of a modern 450 or 2 stroke motor, but having spent some of yesterday and this morning with my son riding his little Oset electric bike the opposite was true as the absence of sound was really a benefit because there is no way we could have been riding his bike where we were riding otherwise.
So does sound matter? I think yes for sure, but the pendulum does not always fall on the same side. It is certainly interesting to see these 2 bikes side by side in a vid doing the same thing.
Some interesting comments so far on the derestricted facebook post:
Video from 1000PS.