KTM had four bikes on hand and split us into groups of three for five-minute sessions. I went in the third group and used that as an opportunity to watch the other editors give it a try, some for their first time, and see what I could learn watching from the fence. One rider high-sided, another tucked the front end on two separate occasions in the same corner, both of which put a small hole in the ground where the handlebar impacted with the ultra-smooth surface. Both riders were all right and only minor bike repairs were needed. I laced up the steel shoe I borrowed from my colleague, Michael Gilbert, who is the road test editor for Cycle World.