So I've been looking at desert bikes lately, and really like the XR600...I know the mighty 650r is the "king" so to speak, but I like the air cooling of the 600 and to be quite honest, the extra 50cc's aren't gonna make that big of difference for the level of riding I'm at. (I'm not looking to beat Johnny Campbell or anything like that!!) What has been everybody elses experience with the 600? I DNF'd a national event where I would have trophied due to a branch reaching out and tearing my lower radiator hose...a nice air cooled bike wouldn't have left me in such a predicament!! I've read 59 of the 460 pages in this forum, and done an extensive search. Any thoughts?