The WP AER 48 fork and WP shock on the XC-F models are fairly good, but are set up more for lower-speed, tighter trails. With that, they can be a bit too soft for higher-speed off-road riding and the motocross track. Being that Clark was setting the bike up to be more suited to off-road, but still wanting better performance from it on the motocross track, he had Factory Connection set the suspension up accordingly. The 350 XC-F had a firmer feel on small impacts like braking bumps on the motocross track and rocky parts of the trail, but not to the point to where it was uncomfortable. On faster sections, the WP units had much better hold up and less of a tendency to travel too quickly through the stroke, both of which enhanced predictability, making it easier to feel confident when riding aggressively. Riding the KTM on Cahuilla Creek MX’s trails and vet motocross track made it apparent that Clark achieved his goal of having a suspension package that could cross over between the trail and track.