I'm an intermed rider and have about 35 miles of fire roads and single track so far, trying to go easy....but here are my initial impressions. Mods: Smog stuff off, T stop off, heat tape over airbox but it had good clearance anyway, factory solution for battery...was told that the dealer recieved instructions for slight alteration of the battery position...didn't pay much attention to the explanation at the time. The ergonomics are excellent. Comfortable standing peg positions, it actually feels "small". Turns like a dream. Definitly sits lower. I'm 6 ft 185 pounds. Suspension feels soft...I set the sag at 3 3/4 inches. Not complaining but this is just how it feels to me. Has great power even without the kit...very linear and responsive. I think the EFI works well but I'm not a racer either. Transmission is geared close..it's fine but I wish 6th was taller...it's really wrung out at around 55mph. Stock sprockets seem OK for East Coast ST but I havn't got that part dialed in yet. Stock Michelin enduro competition III rear and enduro competition MS front worked well in the sand...won't have to change to Trackmasters. My only Husky comparison is to my riding buddys 06 TE510 so take the above with a grain of salt...but I really love this bike. Anybody else have any initial impressions?