Howdy, when I first bought my 2012 MTS, I was a little concerned about its ability to start and run in sub-freezing temps since the starter motor definitely seemed wimpy compared to my previous bike, a GS Adventure. While I have yet to run in truly bitter cold temps here in RI, I have had several mornings of starting the bike in temps at or just below freezing and I'm happy to report that the bike starts just as easily as it did in summer temps. With temps in the 30s (F), my engine temp gets up to about 150 or so and hangs there. Oh, I should mention that I store it in an unheated shed. I'm liking this bike more and more.