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techcontrol said:
I've never ridden a v-twin, and I'm curious how they match up to a regular 4 cyl. I've heard stories from people I know about R6's smoking TL1000's and RC51's on the top end, is this true? How about top speed? Thanks!
you really can't compare a liter twin with a liter I4.

a liter twin would be more compareable to a 750 I4 in terms of torque and HP, but still rides differently
 

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I've got one of each, althought the 750 is not a "V"

the 750 and the 550 have about the same amount of power, it just hits differently. I prefer the twin cause it is more fun and usable, my girlfriend like the 550 I4 cause she says when she rides on the back it is much smoother for her. I also love the I4 "takeoff" above 6 grand that you don't get with the twin. also my I4 is lighter and more flickable than the twin. you'd have to ride them each back to back and you'll feel the differences, but they really do have about the same amounts of power.
 
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