Optibike motor noise


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Looking at the new R8C and comparing to Riese & Muller Homage w/ Rohloff/E14 and Gates belt drive. Would any current or previous Optibike owners please comment on how loud the noise is from the motor and the shifting characteristics of the Rohloff hub. Is there a torque sensor in the controller to help on the shifts?

When riding do you find the motor noise annoying or get comments from other riders. All I have for a reference is to compare the videos that Court has done.