Out of the factory, it is fairly quiet. When fired up it has a great sounding idle, like the 1200 does. Up at the hire RPM's it sounds more like a Duc V-twin, but that is with the stock exhaust. A friend rides one one and plans to buy the V&H pipes as soon as they are released.
All sound aside, it is a tough bike. Our bikes won't even touch one of those. If you are even considering a new bike, it is a serious contender.
If you have a decent Buell dealer within reasonable distance, check it out. It is a sweet bike.
Just got a bolt.. Race kit installed.. Cannot test it yet, as I'm breakin' it in,
but it sounds awesome. Night and day difference. But I did ride a demo bike with the kit and one without.. The kit IS noticable on the performance end for sure. nickp.