I have 3 hours on the 2020 Vertigo 250 now. Prior to this I had split the year riding a Montesa 300 and my 19 TRS 280, which I still have. The most unique characteristic of the Vertigo is the light weight feel caused by the gas tank residing where most bikes airboxes are located. I have owned 3 of the "backwards Shercos" (2012-15) where they had the airbox up front and the gas tank in the rear but Sherco designed their tank to mimic the size and shape of its muffler, so it sits higher than the Vertigo's does, and further back. The Vertigo's tank overall is lower (part of it extends below the top of the swing arm), and more forward due to the Fuel injection being shorter than a carb. This results in the very light feel of the bike (without the bike being any lighter than the other 2 strokes out there). I get the sense that going through rocky slow sections it is easier to correct the bike just because the weight mass sits lower. The engine is nice. Coming off of my 280 I can tell it is a 250, but surprises me at how it still gets up and over all of my obstacles. Never needed more power. The FI is nice but since I really work on jetting my other bikes, not a big difference there. The FI may help prevent low RPM stalls. I did note on my first ride that the idle ran lower than I like but after the 3 rides, I no longer find that a problem. The bike power is usable down there. Starting has been 3 kicks cold and then first kick when warm after learning the trick (no gas when you start to kick but as your foot nears the bottom of the kicking stroke give it some throttle). All of the components are top notch and what you find on the other top trials bikes so no need to comment there. The bike is very adjustable with 4 positions for the handlebar mounts and three positions for the clutch ring. I was able to lower the rear brake pedal enough to suit me, the same drop on my TRS has the pedal hit the frame. I did buy the GET ignition box and will install soon and can play with the maps. I can tinker for hours. My dealer, Jim Fox from Fox's Trials Barn in PA, has been great and answered my e-mail question with phone calls. Overall, this is a unique bike, with a unique and different feel that I really like.