I hear a lot of Airhead owners swear by the old technology and don't even want to try the "new" stuff. This argument has been around as long as I've been riding BMW's. I remember when the /2 die hards didn't want anything to do with the "new fangled" /5's. They weren't ready to give up their magnetos for the new battery and coil ignitions and the electric starters. Every generation of bikes has had it's share of "fear police" stating all the reasons to stay away from the unproven new models. Almost every new model had some bugs to work out but were better motorcycles in general to the bikes they replaced. I LOVE Airheads and want one for a hobby bike. But for real world riding, touring, and comuting give me the latest version of ABS, traction control, on board computers and every other form of BMW whiz bang technology they can add to two wheels if it in any way gives me a slight edge on risk management and maintaining my zone. Many things were simpler in the good ol days, but these ain't the good ol days.