Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Railton, Tasmania, Australia
Re: Noise at highway speed
Yep, tyres (tires) for sure. My Bridgestone BT020 is about shagged on the rear and man does it howl in the turns. My wife has even asked what the noise is. (They usually call it a "funny" noise, but I usually find it to be related to $$, and that's never funny to me). On the K whine, it is a beautiful sound, the sound of engineering personified, I wish my K12 was as good at it as my K100 was, she made a wicked whine at about 2500 rpm. Learn to love it, sure beats that dry clutch clank of a Ducati.
1987 Yamaha TY250R
1991 Aprilia Climber 280
1988 K100RT (the pack horse)
2005 K1200LTE Light yellow metallic