Age 20, 5’11”, 160 lb., Pro
The Honda is a bike that anyone can jump on and feel at home right away. It’s very well balanced, and the weight of the bike feels like it’s proportioned evenly in the front and rear. The suspension felt very plush and helped absorb braking bumps to make corner entry smoother. The rear shock felt like it stuck to the ground really well and didn’t kick out in the high-speed, choppy bumps. The front end felt as if you could steer it anywhere you wanted to on entry into and exit from the turns—you could point and shoot! The engine felt very strong in comparison to previous years, and the gears pull long before needing to shift. Overall, I feel like the Honda is a bike that a pro can hop on in stock trim and turn fast laps.