No. In line with what many others have said before, on my 2020 (!) Levo I also have it that it becomes louder when I use it in higher cadence. Only when I shift up the gear it comes somewhat quiet.It all depends on the amount of load. Try using a higher cadence(lower gear) and/or increase the pedal assist setting on your eco mode. It is quite possible to maintain speed in most terrain with very little rider torque but increased cadence and the motor will be virtually silent. There is then the added benefit that you are putting the least strain on the motor and drivetrain.