Hi MNimum! Actually... I am up to page 25 and it is proving quite helpful! My Japanese is not bad but there are sooo many technical words used in this sport that my learning curve is not as acute as I want it to be. There have been a few pearls of wisdom I am appreciating reading in my own language. My personal journey started on an old Honda VT 250 with oversized rear/smaller front sprockets. Next was a Honda CB-1 400cc bike. Now I am on a DRZ 400 SM although I did have a couple of years on a KTM 690 SMC. The DRZ is my choice now for sure and is a very popular one in many gymkhana clubs. If you are into supermotos they really are great... easy to ride and maintain, loads of used parts on the auction sites and take a crash very well with just axle sliders and handle bar crash protection. Guys with more cash and far more talent are on Husqvarna SMR 450s if you are into supermotos. If supermoto isn't your thing, I'd recommend something like an old late 80's or early 90's CBR 250 or 400 if you can find them. Many, many riders here use them as it is the kind of bike that can take you all the way to A class. They are very nimble and the engines are very, very tough... especially if you are anal about oil changes. The top guys here use 0w 50 or 10w 60 oil and change it after every other full day practice and before each race. I am not that hardcore but I am not at that level, either. More than happy to answer whatever you throw at me. It was interesting to see Gymkhanaman mention a few top riders' names. I have met Shiga san and Tominaga san and have seen them ride... they truly defy gravity.