The nationals brought some bikes out I have not been able to get close to yet, much less ride. I stared at the details of the Vertigos and TRS bikes in TX and KS a long time, and later got to ride one of each. The Vertigo was a 250 with flywheel weight. Very nice power. The handling was fine and everything worked. Gear box was quite stiff compared to a Sherco. Good clutch. The suspension was surprisingly firm. The TRS was a standard 300 model with Dell'Orto carb. Power was 300-ish, but not too abrupt. Very nice feeling bike. Very good clutch. Suspension felt plush. The front brake seemed entirely normal and not unusually powerful as some have said. Both of the above bikes have front-end geometry (trail spec, specifically) that imparts less steering reaction torques during the small waggle corrections done with the arms compared to Sherco and GasGas. I did not find that objectionable, just different. There isn't much difference, really, between all the modern bikes, as the design has evolved to settle into a tight pattern. I'm very impressed with the quality of all the bikes we have available today.