Some of us just prefer more basic, simple technology. Some things, like electronic ignitions, have proven themselves and stood the test of time. Things like "smart" suspension scare me. I like to yank my shocks apart myself, and some of these new technologies do not lend themselves to the home tinkerer very well. Most newer electronics have some sort of fail-safe built in, but I hate to own anything that has features that do not work. Peter Egan recently wrote a column about his Ulysses, that had thrown a CEL. When he returned from riding his CB550, the CEL had miraculously cured itself. I would *hate* to experience a "self curing" CEL! This only means that it is going to happen again, probably at a worse time, and probably *not* cure itself. I don't want to own a bike that even *has* a CEL. Ducati's Multistrada S scares me with its complexity. The KTM's and the V-Strom's do not. Even though FI has proven itself in cars, I am still on the fence as to whether or not it actually belongs in bikes. Jets and needles are fine, as long as the carbs are accessible, and therein lies the rub.