My good friend brought his brand new Viking to the deer lease this weekend. I rode around with him for approximately one hour. At anything more than half throttle, sitting in the cab, the engine noise was so loud we could not carry on a conversation even if we shouted as loud as we could. It actually hurt my ears. Sitting inside of it, I would say it is roughly 2 or 3 times as loud as my 2008 Rhino at the same rpms. Sounded like a mix of exhaust and engine mechanical. A visual inspection revealed no obvious problem. I told him it had to be some kind of exhaust leak as I can't believe Yamaha would design something that loud. He hauled it back to Houston to take it to the dealer and now is waiting to hear from them. I am curious. Have any of you found the Viking engine noise level to be excessive when sitting in the cab? Thanks.