I've been waiting for a really good downpour to ride through to get a feel for it. This afternoon when leaving work, I saw a bit of a storm and thought I might clip teh edge of it on teh way home, this I thought would be cool. Wel, I got nailed! LOL! I had huge winds, hail about grape size and lots of rain. Was actually quite fun. I had no one behind me, and soft cock cagers were pulling over. I don't know why, visibility was good and the road was draining well. maybe to protect their precious sheet metal. Now I know the bike runs in teh rain, my jacket is dry, my helmet does not leak and my new rear tyre actually has something good to offer in the wet. I need to get some wet weather pants(strangely, jeans do not offer much in teh way of rain protection) and winter gloves too! What do people do to stop water getting in between their helmet and necks? I has some water coming in at teh back of my helmet. I think it was running along the lower edge of the helmet and dripping off. So, ride sensibly and don't panic and heavy rain is cool! Regards, Andrew.