I am coming off of an '85 xl 350r which I ran 99% on the dirt. I am looking at a 96 xr600r. What I really want is a ktm 525 that I have ridden and fell in love with. Also I have experience on a friend's '02 XR650r. I am looking at the 600 because of the price and the rfs is going to have to wait for awhile. Question is, how does it compare to the xr650 as far as weight and feel goes? I am looking for more power where my 350 just couldn't take all of the hills, especially the sandy ones. I am just a weekend trail basher, but have advanced skills. Will it keep up with the 525 on the big hill climbs? Thanks in advance for your responses.