Originally Posted by Floggingsodr
Just traded for a R1200GS.
Big difference in noise signature! So I wear my plugs religiously.
As an Audiologist I worried about the safety aspect, however,
Not hearing is not safe either. The only bummer is being
plugged I Hear my tinnitus all ride long.
Ear plugs are a cruel catch 22 aren't they. They help prevent the tinnitus from getting worse, and help with the hyperacusis, for those of us who have it. But it also makes the tinnitus more prominent. The quieter bike is a bonus though. I also can't stand the racket getting stuck behind loud vehicles or bikes. Thankfully with the GS, you'll never be stuck behind them for long :).