^This X 10. IMO, it has lost its unique styling and now resembles what everybody else has been doing using the I Robot styling design studio theme. Remove the badge, and it could be a Yamaha without the reliability.
Looks like another revamp of the Master motor, and considering power is staying the same me thinks they've hit the limit on how far they can go with that block. It is high time to retire that engine IMO and come up with something that has more low end torque and doesn't have to rev as much.
The problem with a flat panel dash is not only readability, but also reliability. They simply do not hold up in the sun and harsh environments like a old fashioned crystal LCD panel. They should have gone with something like the panel on the new BV 400.
Another gripe of mine with these tech panels is they only look hip, current and trendy until the next iPhone is released. I think the best is a combo of analog gauges with a center screen such as on the current Honda Goldwing. And yes, I know the current gen MP3 like mine has that style but not with a LCD panel that looks like it was sourced from the dollar store.
I already see one issue that is gonna crop up. The buttons are now clustered in proprietary pods, so if one button goes out (it is Italian after all, the masters of electrical failures) it will require replacement of the entire pod.
Guess Piaggio is warming up the cash registers.
As for cruise control, that is coming all right . . . in the next decade or so.
Honestly, I doubt they will ever do it considering the core MP3 market are city dwellers. How often do we use let alone need cruise in the city???