TOUGH choice...I've seen and heard (with an aftermarket system) both in person. The 749 is still the better looking of the two, hands down. I like the 675 better than most of the jap bikes and if I was in the market for a jap bike she would be a serious contender. Performace, it may walk on the 749 and the S, but that's just not everything to me any more. Ride reports on her seem to be great. It sounded OK. Not a Duc. But, at the end of the day I don't think you can go wrong either way. Opinions are awesome and I know we all love talking about this stuff but just remember when you to to bed at night, YOU have to be happy...not us!