I used the Showa converted bike for my motos Sunday to see how she handled on a real track. The bikes overall performance was very good. I'm still learning that track so I was casing a couple of the jumps. The suspension ate up the hit where it didn't feel like I was bottoming out and "slapping" against the ground. I did notice though that when the suspension rebounds it seems to "spring" up a little. Maybe stiffen the rebound adjusters? The gloat: 3rd (really tied with 2nd) on the holeshot through to 1/4 of a lap. 10th place out of 21. My body ran out of gas on the second lap. The KX has nothing but traction. I even had a slight bog when the gate dropped but held back from dabbing the clutch.