I previously owned an '01 XR650R and loved it. I didnt have any problems with it (except for the clutch bushing and countershaft seal). I regretfully sold it back in '02. The uncorked power wasnt bad, but not all I had hoped for. The time has come to buy a bike again. I have always been a die-hard honda fan. I first owned a 2001 XR250r, then a 2001 CR250R, 01 XR650R, 01 CR500R, 02 CRF450 etc, etc. The only bike I was really pleased with the power of was the CR500 2 stroke. My question is how reliable is the 525SX as opposed to the BRP? I have never ridden a KTM. I am used to honda handling. But I really yearn for a lighter big bore. If the BRP weighed the same as the 525 there would be no question. Which bike can you make the most powerful. Power is a big issue but power and weight combined is the #1 issue. Any thoughts?