Although I have owned my Goldwing for almost 3 years, yesterday was the very first time I was caught in a truly torrential downpour for about 20 miles of riding to get home. The Goldwing is truly awe inspiring, never missing a beat and feeling as sure footed as when riding on dry roads. I've owned cruisers in the past which were okay in the rain, but I always felt I had to slow down considerably, especially for braking. Yesterday I did slow down a bit, due to the very poor visibility during the rainstorm, but even the braking felt normal despite all the water around me. This Goldwing just is more and more impressive the longer that I have owned it.