Buddy of mine rents in an appartment complex with a sliding glass door to the outside, he parks his bike right in his apartment...i consider it modern art...and damn fine art at that! He is alot more worried bout it getting stolen where he lives than rain.
lr82, it's easily the nicest bike I've ever ridden. It's got an amazingly smooth ride, great power (once you hit about 7k the wheel just WANTS to come off of the ground), and after about an hour i felt extremely comfortable on it. Yamaha did a great job.