Waking up today, my ears still ringing from the 4 hour ride yesterday. Totally unacceptable, and it seems motorcycles and my ears do not get along well. I have owned a number of bikes, and test ridden quite a few, specifically looking for the least noisy model. So far it seems naked bikes, Schuberth S1 Pro (supposedly more quiet than the C3) and either custom moulded or 3M foam plugs is best combo. Still insufficient, though. I have ridden many bikes in my quest for non-damaging wind noise. Below are some examples of non-naked bikes in order somewhat reflecting wind noise: VFR800F and CBF1000FA (one of the best fairing bikes, still slightly more noise than naked bikes), Tracer 700, TDM850, F800GT, DL650/V-strom, down to awful FZ6R/XJ6 Diversion F and ear splitting helicopter turbulence Harley Switchback and Yamaha XV1100 Drag star with barn door screen. I am about 6' 1", have gone through four helmets in six years (now down to Schuberth and one Arai Axces), every type of ear plugs, wrapping cloth around my neck etc. While a lot of my riding is on the highway, I do NOT ride at excessive speeds, just the 110-120 km/h (75- ish MPH) needed to go with the flow. No other noisy activities; no guns, heavy equipment, loud clubs, big concerts etc. (By the last sentence, I am apparently quite a boring person... ) Is there any current/recent model bike I should try before I give up? Although I have three naked bikes (XJR1300, FZ8N and XT660R) they are all slightly blocky/square/angular. Some cruiser style nakeds I have ridden have still slightly less "swirling" around tank, radiator, mirrors etc, but no big differences. What about the "hyper bikes" - engineered for low wind drag, like Hayabusa or ZXR1400? Or touring bikes? But I would probably hate to be "forced" to ride a Goldwing - too big and cumbersome. Any ideas?