I finally got my 505 yesterday, after it had been lost in shipping. It left Montreal on the 14 and it came in last Monday! Anyway, here's what I've my first impressions after a couple of trail rides. Pros: -It really does handle like way smaller bike. It turns easier then my 06 KX250F. Although it does have more headshake, so a dampener might be need after winter. -it feels light. -the shifting is no way nearly as notchy as my KX -the brakes are really really really awesome!!!! I hope they stay this strong! -air filter access, why hasn't everyone done this? -the power, it is super smooth. I was kinda expecting a really big hit like my 03 YZ450. Maybe this will come as it breaks in since I've been taking it easy. She'll still break the rear wheel loose easy but I was expecting a total gravel road wheelie machine. -the electric start is wicked! I don't know if I'm going to be able to ride any bike without it again. My KX starts really easy but this is the best. Cons: -The suspension is not nearly as good as my KX. The back end was swapping all over the place and the for wasn't as plush as I thought it would be. -they are self tapping screws holding the rad shroud on, it just seems like KTM should have had some inserts with bolts. Maybe it won't be an issue, I don't know -it sucks to lift this thing with no place to grab it. -it didn't come with the a second battery that some have stated. I really grilled the dealer on this and he said there wasn't one in the crate. -the battery is impossible to install. You could get the battery in if you took out the battery tray and installed it then installed them together, or you have to put the battery in as far as you could get it then use a screwdriver the pry the RH rear bottom side of the tray to get the corner of the battery past the tray where it's angled. This is just stupid! Has anyone else had this problem? -the intake rubs against the shock spring causing a squeak. I know someone else had this problem so it's not just mine. Overall with an hour and an half on the bike I'm really impressed and with some suspenion tuning I think I'll be really happy (I mean I'll have to be for 9 grand!).