I got the email from Mike at the Tryals Shop yesterday, that I had been waiting for.... My '18 Scorpa had arrived! Mike asked if I was ready to ride it, he would have set up to ride today. I shot back a yes immediately! It's been just about 2 months to the day, since I sold my '17 Scorpa 125SC and I missed it a lot. I worked hard all day to get done early, and get over to try the new bike out! Mike and his son Aaron do a really nice job on bike setup, and will take the time to get it just like you want it. No sweep up kid knocking them together, in a big multi-line shop deal. The Tryals Shop is the real deal. As Aaron got it out of the crate, he was checking out the cool orange anodized head and noticed something amiss.... the M5 coolant bleed screw was sitting odd in the head. It was loose and had stripped on installation. Mike pulled the head to inspect it and ended up tapping it for an M6. He spoke to Ryan and if it turns into a problem, I'll get a new head. No leak riding it, so should be good to go. The bike.... It looks like pure bike porn! The nicest Scorpa graphics I've seen and the orange wheels are a knockout. The Scorpa Factory finally gets the color anodized head and wheels like the Sherco Factory has had. The latest version of the Sherco/Scorpa diaphragm clutch is to die for.... very progressive and super light pull. It's better than my tweaked clutch on '17 Scorpa and very much like my '17 GG was. The motor seemed typical Sherco/Scorpa 125 strong with an air screw and idle adjustment it was working great. New primary gearing got rid of the pizza pan rear sprocket and overall it seems about the same as my '17. I need to break it in more, but the Tech/Reiger suspension is very good right away. Definitely feels better than my '17 Marzocchi/R16V combo. Riding in really slick conditions today, it seems to go over the obstacles better and better rear traction. I don't think it's just the new tires, as my first ride on the '17 last year was in the same conditions. I had no idea what tires would come on it and was pleasantly surprised to see regular Michelin X11 Trials Competition tires on it. They worked awesome in the 38F and snow conditions today. I doubted the merits of doing an upgrade so soon, but after riding it I don't regret it a bit..... Awesome bike!