Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
I got the quietest helmet on the market at the time, Schuberth C3 Pro - which were on sale at Revzilla last week, maybe they still are. I also got Sena 20S communication system. It works fine while wearing ear plugs, although I rarely wear them unless I'm doing a longer ride at freeway speed because the helmet is pretty quiet. The reason I got the Sena 20S is that in addition to the helmet speakers they have an ear bud jack and I wanted the option of using active sound cancelling ear buds to neutralize the wind noise. Haven't felt the need for the ear buds yet.
I have an R12R with no wind screen, so the air is non-turbulent at the helmet. I test rode an RT and found there was less wind noise on my R12R up to about 50mph and the RT wasn't much better beyond that, although it was better - just not as much as I expected. Test a bike with fairing before you decide. The other thing was that the RT weighs more, about 100 lbs, but it doesn't really fell that much different than the R12R, even at slow speeds, and the extra weight goes away above 15 or 20 mph. Maybe the RT would feel heavier all the time to some, but I don't scrape the pegs anyway.
2015 R1200R - Thunder Grey, Touring/Comfort Package, Shift Assist Pro; Added: BMW engine bars, high seat, comfort pillion seat, Clearwater Darla and Billie Brake Lights, Wunderlich front axle and swing arm sliders, MudSlinger, Shad cases