It's an interesting situation to watch what a real skilled professional can make this little 230F do. I was riding with a group of guys today. One of them has a totally tricked out Honda 125 2 stroke. That things is fast as lightening and jumps like it has wings! It's also matched to a pro rider that has skills most of us only dream of. During the trail ride and also in an area where we could jump, and climb steep hills, this fella asks me if he could ride my bike for a little bit. He was a bit condesending saying he wants to get his girlfriend a bike and this 230 looks like a good bike for her. ..... Oh thanks, another "girly bike" comment! So he gets on and rips up a hill I would never have considered. About 2/3 of the way up I expeced it to stall and die. He flys up to the top edge and into the air then turns and comes back down the same way! He jumps a small hill and lands going through the air about 6 feet high and for about 15-20 feet, then donuts around and wheelies back to the jump and hits it again. By this time many of us are watching him rather then riding ourselves. He slowly putt putts backup to me and says, Wow surprising ride, never figured it for this much capability. It's probably too much for my wife, maybe I should get her a 150. He says that he never expected it to ride as nice, and finished with this comment "put a works shock on the back of this thing and its near perfect for this kinda stuff". I guess a great level of skill makes up for a smaller lower powered bike. I know I could ride the best bike in the whole world and never manage the stunts and skills he does just taking them for granted. I do have a whole new appreciation for the 230f now, it's got the capability if you have the nerve and skills!