Originally Posted by Wraith Rider
How the heck could weight be related to rain?
Weight and geometry make a big difference if the bike starts to slide around ?.
It's not JUST the rain that's a problem, potholes fill up and disappear, as does broken seal, oil becomes impossible to see.
A slide on my DL really is a non-event, and I do ride the nasty back roads in the rain on that, a heavier bike with smaller bars (less leverage), smaller lock to lock steering angle and yes, more power becomes a handful a lot sooner.