Well being warm year round here in balmy Houston (we just had about a week of ~80 degree weather before a cool front on Sat.) . I really dont get that much cold riding experience .
I took a nice ~180 mile round trip yesterday with temps in the 40's and 50's and it was sooo nice. Finally got to use the heated seat and grips a bit (though not much) . Its really amazing how good the fairing is at keeping the cold air off of you.
I honestly dont know HOW I could live without a few things this bike has ever again: Cruise control is a must and so is an electric windscreen (HOW this is left OFF the 'Wing , I dont know- what a really convenient thing to have).
Really love this machine.....amazing at how well it hustles around corners for such a large ride (sooo much better than ANY cruiser).
Only things that need improving are : crawling speed handling 2 up and loaded can still be intimidating, could use more low end power (though you can NEVER have enough power), could use a 6th gear , power servo brakes are grabby, needs better light. The newer '05 up models are definitely improved with more top end power, much nicer gauges/computer set up, slightly better lighting, and the really cool electro hydraulic center stand.
What a nice ride on a perfect day on a great bike .......