If you are wondering if this will make a good woods bike, wonder no more. This bike absolutely rips in the woods! Today was my first ride on this fine machine since buying it one week ago. Only things I have changed so far is the jetting, fuel screw, added Cycra Pro Bend hand guards, o-ring chain, 52 tooth rear sprocket, backed off the fork compression 5 clicks and rebound 3 clicks, shock compression backed off 3 clicks, slid the forks up 7mm. Haven't even set the sag yet or changed the front tire. I was planning on making some more adjustments to the suspension but I was so pleased with everything I didn't want to stop riding long enough to mess with it. I have no idea how they made a set of forks so smooth on roots and still be able to take some pretty big hits without bottoming. Previous bike was a 2000 KX250 with an auto clutch, Racetech forks, WER revalved shock, Eric Gorr ported cylinder, pipe, reeds, etc. etc. and a whole bunch of other stuff. I thought I had the KX turned into the ultimate woods weapon. I was wrong. Other than stalling a few time in the tight stuff because i had gotten spoiled by the auto clutch, i was instantly faster and smoother on the big Yammie. Probably stalled a dozen times on the first loop, all my fault, only stalled 2 times on the second loop. and none thereafter. Thankfully my bike starts on the first or second kick. Absolutely love this bike. If you are thinking about buying one. Do it, do it now.