The KTM motor is pretty much race ready right outta the box... BUT that's what the motor is designed for... racing. As in most race motors, you loose much of the durability of a true trail quad. You'll always be tinkering with something... valves need adjusting just about every ride. They have a very weird rear shock geometry, crappy universals and trash universal boots. I have a friend with an Outlaw... He's missed so many rides because his quad was broke... and when we went to Pismo, his boot tore the first day... and it was brand new... got sand inside and couldn't just replace the universal joint, he had to buy the whole axle... and then wait and wait for the part.IRS won't ever go back to SA got spoiled with the 700
Thinking about trading it in just because of what's out there for the outlaw compared to whats out there for the honda and the KTM motor does help.
How will I be disappointed? Every review i've read about the 525 got great reviews.