Today I experienced the Zed in high twenties/low thirties temperatures in new money. Happy, happy, happy. One very slight graunch from the gearbox the first time I changed from first to second, and then not a peep out of it. In addition to the trickle charger for the battery I might have to look for an electrc blanket for the gearbox.
It also allowed me to appreciate the Zed's new, rear wiper-less profile in fresh air. Happy again.