Rode mine today on motorway 70mph+ and some light buffeting around my shoulders, don't know what all the fuss is about ? Standard screen 6ft , BELL MX9 ADV Helmet ,
I know you are an experienced driver, me too, 42 years on bikes and still love it, but believe me, this is a problem ..
I went to Croatia over Christmas to testdrive the DDX before buying, and first day I got ringing bells in my ears after riding, I use moulded ear plugs of a hight quality, got a new Nexx WedII Carbon edition, an upgrade from 4 years with Nexx, been riding 50.000km on my GS with that setup with no problems at all
The DDX makes a kind of deep low frequency rumbling on the helmet in driving position, if I stand up its gone, so it comes from turbulence from the windscreen, same as if your ride a car 120km/t with open windows, but its all concentrated on the helmet
It was a problem all 5 days, I livede with it because I read online that I could get a higher windscreen and a lower seat that would fix the problem, and I climbed around on the bike to get out of the noise 😳
Now I got my own DDX, and today I changed the windscreen to the expensive touring version and the seat to the lower version, and there is close to no change, the noise is unbearable for me, and im so annoyed over this, I took the peak off the helmet, tried 2 other helmet and ended fire up the old GS and tried with the same helmets and routes, freezing my ass off, button line is, the noise comes from the DDX, its a huge problem for me, I got tinitus like symptoms, that’s sucks…
but its difficult to understand why only some riders experience this, and not all
off course the hight of the rider and the helmet is factors, somehow standard, 181cm, 74kg and I can stand up or get the head down on the tank, then its gone, but sitting in a normal driving position is torture for my ears, so the fuss as you call it, is actually a very serious problem for some of us, this is not because we are bored, stupid or not rough enough 🙏🏽