Instrumentation I would like on the bike I'd like today... You guys don't get it. Engine ECU, fly by wire injection, and all that is just peachy. It is about having a bunch of digital instrumentation with peripheral digital waste on the handlebars. A lot of money for some 6x8 inch screen in front of me in all digital read out, most of which is of minimal value and taking up space or causing poor design of the part of the instrument I need - the speedometer and tachometer. That is what some of us are talking about. A preference for simple informative instrumentation. You don't see a Pro Stock or NASCAR sedan with unnecessary gauges. I never really thought "I need a thermometer" when I was riding freezing my ass off, it was pretty clear to me I was freaking cold and it was cold out, same with when it is hot. We are not asking for opinions why we are wrong or how much easier something is. We are telling you why we would like what we would like and why we don't like paying for stuff we don't want or use. I occasionally will look at the engine temperature, but seldom, it's got a fan in the system and an idiot light. I have a pretty good sense for the ambient temperature - I'm either cold, hot, or comfortable - so the ambient temperature read out is a waste. I have two trip meters that are a pain in the butt to zero out, pressing this button and that one and holding one or the other... but don't screw up or you will have switched to kph (for a US rider) or mph (for others) really messing with you when the speedo jumps from 55 to 88 or vice versa. And so I don't kill myself, I have to pull off the road and try to remember the magic button combination to get it back to what I need. The picture below totally shows what we would prefer in one form or another. I'd take that on my XSR with the right cups anytime. And I am sure both instruments are electronically driven, only analog is the needle activation. My wife's '20 Honda HR-V has analog tach and speedo needle activation. The problem I have with digital read out is exactly that, you have to read it. If you don't, how do you know if it is a 5 or a 6? But once I am used to an analog readout I can glance down at the needle location and know within 5 mph how fast I am going. I don't care what anyone else experiences on this, I am telling you what I am experiencing, so no opinion on this is needed. I am explaining why some of us like what we like. The analog speedo above can be interpreted at a glance, just like the tach, straight up and down, 12 o'clock, is about 70 mph and 3 o'clock is time to shift when running hard and attention to the road is important, cruising in town is likely around 10 o'clock in fourth. In other words I don't have to actually read the numbers, it's about where the needle points. Plus on a tach a rider can see the sweep and anticipate shifting. Drag racers still run analog gauges for that very reason. You will see they have the tachs rotated to have the shift point rpm at 12 o'clock so when the needle approaches they hit the gear. This is what I got: See that tiny ribbon around the outer part of the LCD screen? That's the freaking excuse for a tachometer read out! Nice numbering too. I have 20/10 vision with my bifocals and I have a tough time reading those little numbers when riding. We got more black space than instrument area, but that's what one gets these days. I could live with the design if it actually had a decent tach read out and sweep, but it doesn't. I'm not a fan of the digital speed read out either. I'd trade it for the new Kaw instruments in black in a heart beat. EDIT: I forgot to add if they want to stick something useful on the bike, set up cruise control. Take all the other goofy toy stuff and give me the ability to set the cruise for the highway. I'd even pay more for that!