So, there are blackbird commuters out there... Well, if you've got a reasonable distance to go - and it's not through inner city or congestion - it makes sense to use the bird in season. I'll give you thatHah bite your tongue I put 50 miles a day on mine commuting to work. It's the only thing kept me safe all this time😁.
And yes, riding a bike will keep you corona-safe. Unlike riding a bus during rush hour. Ewww!
Still, IMO the bird is not for streetfighting. I've done some 50k miles on a CB500 - narrow OE handlebars, folding mirrors and no extras sticking out. Downtown rush hour it'll happily do combat with scooters and leave anything faired/batwinged/lardy-arsed in the dust. Including blackbirds.
Which doesn't mean I can't see myself doing like you - a 50 mile commute. Out of town. In season, as I don't live in a snow-free area like you! I've tried tiptoeing around in 31F on moist tarmac, and it's no fun. Bambi on ice... And in a few days time, the weather forecast says 14F...