I have an airbag model. What do you mean by service issues? If you are refering to the amount of time it takes to do some types of service, such as air filter change, it will add some time to the procedure. However, this to me is no comparison to the peace of mind I have with an airbag. Airbags are standard in cars. In the motorcycle racing world, airbags are used in the race suits. The benefits outweigh the detractors IMO.