Took my new Targa out last night..it was buried under about four feet of snow, in two layers. (it snowed, then rained, which froze, then snowed again)
Chopped alla the snow off an rolled it out front, then started it.
Was a little snow in the muffler, which flew out with a loud snap after a couple of kicks, and then she kicked right over, like every other Tomos I've owned.
The A5 Trans is more sluggish than the A3 in sub-freezing temps, possibly because ATF thickens more than 10w30 in cold weather, I had to kick a bit harder to start her, but she started easily even so, took a little longer to get warm enough to jump to 2nd gear too.
I reccommend holding speed at 20mph on slick snow and unplowed roads, anything more and the rear wheel tends to get a bit loose on you, and as much as habit tells you to, don't pull your feet up and put them on the pedals, even so...cause the 'ped can tip faster than you can get them back down.
Stock tires, especially on the Targa, are worthless in this stuff, so extra caution is advised....I might try my chains on today - I don't bother with em unless there are at least three inches down, cause the road chews them up pretty fast.
Be careful out there, and remember to dress properly for the weather, eh?