Recently test rode both the Monster 1100 EVO and 848 Streetfighter back to back. Much more weight on your wrists on the SF and kept having to push my groin away from the tank.
But, out of the two I would take the SF - loved the engine which was a lot less agricultural than the vibey air cooled Monster's.
Oh and I stalled the Monster twice pulling away, but I guess you get used to slipping the clutch.
Both handled superbly.