I'm not talking 55°f Los Angeles extreme. More like anything under 10°f - single digits... I regularly commute in 20's with no issues at all, but rode for 1 hour in 6°f (-14c, sounds more extreme) this morning with the following gear: Ride - 2012 BMW r1200gsa Torso - thermal, thermal wind block jacket, First Gear heated jacket, Klim Badlands jacket Legs - thermals, thick thermals, First Gear heated pants, Klim Badlands pants Feet - Thermal socks, heated socks, Alpinestars Scout boots Hands- Heated glove liners, insulated gortex ski gloves. Heated grips Head - Balaclava, full face helmet with pinlock and breath guard. I cant imagine what the wind chill factor was at 85mph. I felt completely stuffed into this gear and had limited flexibility but it was ok and relatively comfortable. Torso stayed very warm, arms felt colder than rest of torso. I can feel the heat on my back pretty damn good, maybe too much. Thermostat was set on full. It's the combination of all layers that keep the cold out and keep the heat in. Remove one of the layers and you're screwed. Legs were connected to jacket and thermostat was on full, but legs were getting cold quickly and my feet froze. Not sure if something got disconnected during 1 hour ride. I felt like the cold was coming right through to legs. I need a wind block of some sort. Had to keep shield cracked because of the extreme condensation build up but it wasn't bad at all. It does get wet in helmet though. Hand were warm. Grips were on full and thermostat on gloves was maybe half. Any higher and I would feel hotspots. Overall it was fine. Not sure I'd feel comfortable traveling distance without working out the flaws and having backup. I felt that I was pushing the gear to its limit and there wasn't much room for temp drop. I was overall relatively comfortable with the exception of my feet freezing. Badlands has absolutely no thermal protection but I wear for crash and weather protection. I think I may be better off with a carhartt arctic insulated coverall. I just was curious what you guys do in extreme cold riding. And please don't tell me what you wear in 30° weather because that's just balmy compared to single digits. No I won't stop riding so don't even suggest it. Also, bike was plugged into battery tender but took a bit to turn over. I had to keep coming out and cranking then charging then cranking. I think the oil was cold and thick. Thinner oil??