Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
That'll give you an idea of the differences in power and torque. If you're looking at longer rides I'd say go with the F4i if for no other reason than gas mileage. Plus I would assume the I4 would vibrate less than the twin, making for a more comfortable ride.
I think the SV will have a more upright seating position, but you can always go to the dealers and sit on each bike to see for yourself. Try them both and see which fits you better. As far as which is better, it's a personal choice thing. I prefer the leaned over "sporty" position to the upright "cruiser" one, it's just more comfortable for me. When leaned over I can distribute my weight between my butt, my arms, and my legs. In the cruiser position it's pretty much all right on your butt.
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