Ear plugs are a necessity on a motorcycle.
The wind noise with some helmets at 70mph can be 120dB. This
is very damaging to your ears.
Save yourself money and buy 200 pairs of
earplugs for £25!!
(12.5 pence a pair. Cheaper than a cigarette. How much is
your hearing worth?) Up until recently the price was £40
+ £3 P+P.
Don't need all 200 pairs yourself, then give or sell some
to your friends at track days, ride outs or race meetings.
Recommended in Ride magazine, has the best SNR of 35dB. Medium
size and a good compromise for most people.
Top quality soft feel plug.
Why wear earplugs?
- all bikes are very quiet now but the problem is wind noise.
At 70mph the wind noise in a quiet helmet is about 100dB.
If you worked in a factory at that level without ear protection
your employer would be prosecuted
- the noisiest helmets at 70mph are about 120dB. Book your
hearing aid now. And this is in clean air
- turbulence from a fairing and higher speeds can increase
the noise level further
- if you wear earplugs you also get the benefits of arriving
less tired at your destination.