I’ll tell you one of the reasons I bought the little Suzuki: MotoGP. No, this has nothing to do with brand loyalty, or trickle down tech from the GSX-RR to my dinky little dirtbike; it’s about the tools the best riders in the world use when they aren’t piloting their prototype racers. A lot of them turn to minimoto to keep the skill sharp. Minimoto machines are one of the last spectrums of motorcycling void of electronic rider aids, so if I want to learn to manage (or induce, in some cases) a slide, doing so on a minimoto is entirely up to me. The best part? Most minimotos are fairly tough. I’ll feel better after I end up on my ass several times knowing I won’t hurt the bike any.