Join Date: May 2016
Location: Newark, Delaware
I'm stupid and have been riding throughout the winter for about 30 years now. Based on my unscientific experience, yes, the engine, clutch and tranny are a little bit noisier in very cold temps, but only until the oil warms up. All of of my previous bikes have been air-cooled and the difference seems much less pronounced on the water-cooled Versys. You may find the clutch plates sticking a little bit at first, too. On most of my bikes, the rear wheel would slowly rotate with the bike on the center stand and tranny in neutral.
2015 Versys 650 ABS
AMA, MSTA, Retreads
Nat'l Cycle "Sport-Touring" screen; Givi hand guards; BMW Sport Grips; Omni-Cruise throttle lock; Motowerk mirror extenders, side stand foot & highway pegs; Denali Mini Soundbomb horn; SW-Motech top rack, Quick-Lock Evo side racks, wide foot pegs & GPS shelf; Givi E-22 side cases & V-47 top case; RKA 13L Shiloh Road tank bag; Hyper-Lites; Sargent seat; Shoodaben ECU reflash; decalectomy.