Just wondering how many keep their bikes out in the weather all winter. I walk the dog every night and I walk by a house where there's a newer Honda Sabre stored outside 24/7. It sits in the driveway outside the garage in the open air. No cover. I have seen it covered with snow, and have seen it sitting out there in 100 degrees. My question is: Are these bikes made to withstand mother nature? In other words, how long before some of the bolts and nuts...spokes..rims all start to rust, and the seats..grips start to fade? I have always been able to find room for my bike out of the weather. I just can't imagine parking a newer bike right out in the elements.:-o Why not spend $25 for a cover at least?