I'm currently in the south, yes. I'm originally from the north. You can surely take it out for a few miles a month. They don't clear the roads ever by you? Man up, add some layers and go!Hi Rebel, you must live down south because there is no way you can take a motorcycle out for a 5 mile ride every month in the New England Winter. The bike has to be put away for a 6 month hibernation... sometimes we humans need to do that same.