Micro fibre cloth and pledge, thats all
Very true....UNLESS... you're one of those of us who are not blessed with a nice, comfy garage to keep your scoot in. Also, if you live in an area where "30-percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms" means that there's a 100-percent chance that you'll have to ride in the rain - then you might have to add some more rounds to your bandolier.
Get some CLP. I'm in the "rinse, ride and rinse" fold, since I live in an area that's both dusty and damp, so I also use plain-old "Blue Coral" car wash, some good quality sponges and brushes, some MC only towels, a good quality wax (your choice), Windex for chrome and glass, Never-Dull, for other metal bits, and a leaf-blower to dewater the bike after a rinse.
I'll never have show-bikes. BUT if you take care to clean contaminants off your bike, blow it dry (as you can) and SPARINGLY use CLP on the metal bits that tend to attract rust, then you'll keep your bike in the 95+ percentile of the "bling" scale. My HD has been under a carport (and some blankets) for its 6-year life, and I'm always complemented upon (unjustly) for its "new" appearance. I have a good snug fitting MC cover, but I've found that blankets work better in high humidity environs, since covers that keep moisture OUT can also keep it IN.
You'll get 10,000 opinions on the "best" way to take care of your scoot - but in the end you're going to have to determine how that works out for YOU.
One of the reasons I bought the VN900 was for a "commuting" bike - so keeping it out of the elements all the time just isn't practical---FOR ME.