I left Cape Cod last Friday and returned yesterday from a 2700 mile trip around the block. Down 95 to Bracey VA. then to Jacksonville NC. then west to Inman SC. All that was pretty dry. A few showers but not bad. Once I left SC. I was pretty much in rain. Some hard rain at times but I felt safe on the Wing. Its a good rain bike if there is one. My ass and back are sore while riding but after a 400 mile day your not tired. You don't fight the bike. It goes where you want it to go. So it rained but I would do it again. Its part of why we ride.