While I usually buy a cheap GL1500 for winter duty, this year's winter bike has 3 wheels. My 2wd Ural is too nice to put in the salt so I picked up this 1wd. I got an original set of Vetter HippoHands off ebay a couple years ago along with a used windshield. This bike gives me a lot less pucker factor on my icy road compared to the GWs of the past few years. Next year I'll keep my eye open for a GL1500 with a sidecar. If I find one I'll put a couple studded car tires on it.