Seeing I am from Florida and living in the NorthEast the lack of storing a motorcycle is just not giving in to the cold...it always wins though.
For me it's really just ice. As long as I can be sure there is no chance of black ice I will ride.
Cold is an issue of course, I really prefer to ride in temps above 20 degrees but have ridden well into the low teens. The colder the temps the slower the ride to keep the wind chill down and even more local rides with stops is enjoyable to keep the bike juices and my own flowing.
Salt is another consideration, I usually wait until we get some rain to wash road salt off the road otherwise I take the dual sport out.
My point really is, if you don't want to winterize you don't have too you can always find a day for an hour ride in most places unless you live in an area that has snow on the roads every day from December through April.
Yes those places exist but for the vast majority winterizing is a choice not a requirement.
My comment was more sarcastic, I get some people don't like to ride in the cold we all have different tolerances.
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