More than just “those bouncy things” that keep our motorcycles on the road, suspension plays a vital role in virtually every aspect of a motorcycle’s handling. But how well do you know what goes on inside a set of forks, or inside a shock? In this video, courtesy of the Yamaha Champions Riding School, Mark Rozema, proprietor of Markbilt Racing, explains exactly how suspensions work and why there are so many different variations. If you have 11 minutes to spare, there is some great insight here. No matter what you ride, the lessons here can apply to virtually any motorcycle. Be sure to watch the end for some good laughs!