The following week, I headed to Cahuilla Creek MX to spin some laps. Again, the track received some much needed rain a couple of days earlier, which left the track in amazing condition along with how well the staff prepped the track. After a good warm-up, I decided to put in a long moto, or at least as long as I could go with my current fitness level. During the whole moto, even with the track constantly changing, the bike handled like a dream. With a combination of Cahuilla sitting at a higher elevation of approximately 3,500 feet above sea level and the track being a little more wide open, the KX250F engine sometimes felt like it could use a little more power overall, even for a 250 four-stroke. I have come to notice the top-end power seems to taper off a little bit and, once you’re out of power, you need to grab a shift quickly. I had to really make sure to carry a lot of momentum for some of the bigger jumps because the bike just didn’t have enough overall power to consistently clear the jumps lap after lap. I am currently looking into some modifications to help get some more snap and excitement out of the KX250F powerplant and will get back to you on what I end up testing.