Just got done racing The Big Buck GNCC. This bike is one of the best handling bikes in stock form hands down. The only thing wrong w/it is the rear shock is to stiff. It needs to be revalved w/lighter spring or an after market shock needs to be put on. My elka's will be here next week. I let you know how they work. By the way do not buy the frame skid plate from PRM. It's held on w/hose clamps.