i just got hero honda x pulse T. that bike is 10 times quieter than gs and 50 times more quiet than crf250. and it is more fuel-efficient and can do all the other bikes can do. and it is 5 times cheaper... !!!! I do love our small gs, but I will use it only for longer trips. for day to day ride, gs is so much inferior to x pulse... there is no even a comparison....