I ride all year long.
If the roads are dry and the temps are above 35F, I take the bike.
The severity of winter in your area will deterimine if you ride.
The gear that made it possible for me was:
Wind deflectors from national cycle.
I also had a set of lowers on my 900LT.
2012 Voyager 1700
Pearl Alpine White/Pearl Luster Beige
2011 Rocket III Touring
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do