With such a high center of gravity along with the inability of a lot of us to flatfoot both feet at any time.(uneven ground/snow)I wouldn't try it myself, the front end wants to slide out at the least of efforts to change direction or brake. The rear upon any acceleration. Our feet on ice too, wanna slide out from under us. Ride a Versys? Me, no!
Had a young buddy ride his 185cc. cruiser type bike most of the winter one season. He'd put some screws in the knobby type tires which helped on snow and ice, but then the dry pavement was more treacherous.
His feet were down most of the time, stopping, starting, turning.
Of course he was down often as well. If vehicles around you are also prone to lose control, I'd like some "steel" around me.jmo.
The only/best defensive driving one can perform on a bike on ice is to get off the ice.
For me this means don't ride.
I'll wait for springtime.
It's hazardous enough out there, even on dry pavement. My .02 cents.