To me, it's all about why you're riding. If you have to get somewhere quick, and dice with traffic, need to hit the Interstate or other 65+ road, a twin is simply a better choice. (If we're talking air cooled older style designs.) My W650 has a nice light clutch, flat torque curve, and enough beans to cruise at 80 if necessary (and it's happy at that speed, indefinitely.) It's a highly practical bike for urban commuting. The Enfield... not so much. It's fun on low speed roads and city streets. But it is too underpowered for any busy or congested freeway where you must run over 70 or be flattened. But, if you have the leisure to stick to 55mph roads (usually the best ones anyway) it's a joy. Mine loves a nice winding road at about 60mph, and at this point I wouldn't hesitate to ride it anywhere. But it required a lot of sorting out. I think the newer ones like JerryH and Mista Vern have, will go a little faster, stop better, and have the reliability of estart and EFI, so they'd make better everyday machines. But much of it is luck of the draw I think, unless you are willing to have some aftermarket work done. Some people seem to end up with silky smooth reliable ones that are happy at 70, others speak of jackhammer vibes and constant issues. The good news is, resale value drops like a rock, so if you decide to try a used one, they aren't expensive, most are extremely low miles and only sold because they're not fast, and if it's not for you, you can then probably get out of it for about what you put into it.