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Well you can write the Conti Motion tires off your list as well, lol... really loud! The factory Bridgestones mine came with were fairly quiet BUT they were trash after 4200 miles. Well really just the front but they get changed as a set on my bikes.
I'd suggest you are NOT going to find a really quiet tire in a sports tour tread design. I owned a 2008 Vision and the E3's are a similar design to most sports tour tires, they made plenty of noise. I replaced them with Avons which were even a little louder. It is the air being pressed out of the deep grooves.
 

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I have the Metzler Z8s on my RT and they are pretty quite most of the time. There are certain stretches of pavement they grumble on but I think that you'll find that with most any tire.
 

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The Continental Road Attack came on my 2007 RT and I just changed them out for the Continental Road Attack 2 - both are excellent tires and quiet as well, very happy with them.
 

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I think a large part of the tire noise "problem" is the RT design. Any tire noise is funneled up the forks and bounces off the back of the windshield straight at your head. With a quiet engine and pipes, and low wind noise due to an effective fairing and shield, there are few other noises to compete with the tire whine.
 

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I'm on my second set of Pirelli Angels. Quietest tire I've ever run. Reasonably priced as well. 8,000 miles on the first set run @ 37/41psi. Current set @ 6,000+ miles run @ 35/37. Will need to replace this summer. Will most likely go with the Angels again although I'm curious about the PR3s.
 

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With the exception of Dunlaps on my old Harley's, I think all motorcycle tires make noise after a few thousand miles. The HD made so much noise by itself, I probably could not hear any tire noise. IMHO, Usually, when tires are new on the bike, very quiet. Somewhere around 5K miles they start making noise, especially in turns and it does not matter what brand or bike.

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I have pr3's on my '09RT, and as far as I can tell they are relatively quiet. But then again, my wife claims that I never hear her when she has a request for me. :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

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2012 R1200R
 

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EARPLUGS!!!!! Which you should be wearing anyway, unless you want to be a deaf old goat!

All tires are then quiet. Earplugs cut out all the nasty unwanted noise, like tire noise, but you can hear all the good stuff. In fact my in-helmet J&M speaker sound great with the grippers in and I can still hear traffic, horns and sirens. But wind and tire noise are vitrually gone.

My favs are EAR-soft Grippers. I believe they are only making the corded version now, but I just snip off the cords! Found thme through Web-bike World!

They have an NRR of 31db

http://www.webbikeworld.com/Earplugs/disposable-ear-plugs.htm


Cheapest I've found them: About .35 cents a pair including shipping. About $70 for 200 pair!

http://www.hermanscentral.com/product/earsoft-6001-grippers-corded-box-of-200-pr-70172.cfm?sid=FRoogle&gclid=CJbhwvz54a8CFWUaQgodYVXNAg
 
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