Your motorcycle is most likely your pride and joy. You have spent a considerable amount to purchase it, and it should be cared for, and maintained accordingly.
It is always best to keep your motorcycle in a garage, or under shelter when not in use. The weather can cause considerable damage and degradation to the appearance, and the operation of the motorcycle, over time. Alternatively, you should purchase a bike cover to protect your baby.
Allowing your motorcycle to be subjected to the elements is a fast track to causing yourself more costs in the long-term. The sunlight on a daily basis will fade the paintwork on your motorcycle, leaving it looking dull, and aged. Being subjected to rainy weather will increase the chances of oxidation. There only needs to be a small scratch on the motorcycle for the water to do its work. Once rust sets in, it is a hard task to remove it, but if left, will eventually eat away at the framework. Hail, a more severe, and damaging element, has the ability to cause physical, and visual damage that could run into hundreds of dollars to repair.
Take proper care of your motorcycle, and you are sure to experience years of outdoor pleasure with it.