No such things as bad rides, onli bad riders. And abt noise that any bike produce, it's up to mentality then,
imagine a duc wit a silent exhaust, no one will notice it till it stops.
Generally its up to every rider how they behave on the road, especially at residential areas.
I ride two strokers and four strokers, yes i do find 2ts to be annoying at times, yes i do find low, loud muffled sound irritatin once in awhile.
Prices of bikes, is just how companies makes money. Can't afford, dont buy. if i wanted to buy cheap branded bikes, might as well invest in bicycle, no maintainance.
But when i come to thing of it, this is just part and parcel of living in "compact" singapore.
If i cant bear wit the sound then mayb i shud just move to malaysia and live deep in the oil plantation.
Just my two cents, its up to every biker how they behave on the road.
PS: if your living in wlds and usually go to wlds waterfront after 12am, pls dont rev your bike so hard.