I sold a plated MXC200 when I bought my 525. So, obviously, I like it just fine on gnarly single track even if it isn't quite as fast as the 200 there. But I am an (almost) old man who has been doing this a very long time that likes being able to loaf through hard stuff on the massive low end power. I am probably not as fast on the 525 as that 200. After all, the 525 does require some throttle discretion. But the 525 is way less tiring for me. It is just a different riding style. The 200 demanded concentration and craved full on attack riding. The 525 just doesn't demand as much energy to go fast.