I just came back from a 3h1/2 highway ride here in NC from Charlotte to Raleigh with a weather temp between 48 and 50degres F and heavy drizzle. During my trip I never felt cold or even wet. In fact I had a very relaxing ride, used the cruise control almost all the way and listened to my favorite radio station through the stock radio and a noise reduction in-ear headset. I arrived home as fresh as I was when I started my trip. As usual my 99 LT rode like a champ, felt like being on a rail and kept me protected from the element like a cocoon. Gosh! I love this bike.