Hey guys, im new to this fforum...and actually new to street bikes...Ive ridden dirtbikes for about 10 years or so and just recently started riding on the street. My friend has an older CBR 600 that he lets me borrow every now and then...anyways, on to my question....I live in the Mojave desert where we experience temp. extremes in the summer and winter months. Would you recomend a bike for an only means of transportation. I mean it rains once in a blue moon, and we sometimes get a tiny bit of ice in the winter but other than that its just plain hot. Ive been looking at CBR 900's (93-99). What can i do to prepare myself, and the bike for riding year round? Any input would be greatly appreciated!