Hi there, my name is Carew and I live in Victoria on Vancouver island, which is in Western Canada. In fact, we live in the most western part of BC/Canada. The weather here isn't like what most people think of when they think of Canada so I ride year round, only taking a week or two off a year when we have snow. I ride a blue 2008 Burgman Executive and since this is my second burgman 650 I have many accessories and upgrades, some on the scoot and some not. I've had this burgman for about 3 months and I had the first one for almost 2 years before it died on me.