I have been riding since I was 5, I have owned all the 4 major brands. I have absolutely no experience with KTM or know anyone who does. I looked at the 450 ad 525 yesterday. I had to call my wife and appologize for falling in love. Can you please give me honest opinions on what you like, dislike, and overall satisfaction on all aspects of performance, fit and finish, and parts. I have heard nightmare stories of waiting months on simple parts. If all goes well, I will have a 525 before the summer. Thanks.