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motor music

motor music
 n.— «My favorite part of this bike: its sound. What Moto Guzzi refers to as its “motor music,” or engine and exhaust notes, was better than any new record I’ve heard recently, particularly the crackle upon roll-off of the catalyzed, 2-1 exhaust, which looks like carbon fiber but isn’t. I like to ride with the throttle open, but this “motor music” was so appealing, I was looking for excuses to snap it back.

» —“High performance, or just acting the part?” by Susan Carpenter Los Angeles Times Jan. 16, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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