If the new SV is anything like the old one, I'm sure you love that bike. I had a 97 SV1000S and although I had some problems with it, it was a lot of fun to ride. Can't beat those twins for fun factor.
I think I understand. If they weren't coming out with the 1050 I don't know if I could stop myself from doing some really stupid things (even for me!) to get a 955i. The ZX-10R won't leave me alone either! It isn't nearly the all around STREET bike the Daytona is (IMHO) BUT what a Rush! You can FEEL it getting MORE powerful as you go faster! I'm a mess next bike decision-wise these days. When the Daytona 1050 comes out it will bring it all to head for me. Fortunately the REX is still providing an excellent smile per mile value here in the flatlands.
VFRs don't come with bags. Accessory bags, where you pay ~$1000 for $50 worth of materials, are a major profit producer. With the ST you also get a lot more HP. And, believe it or not, a better electrical system.
The world has certainly turned on its head. A Britbike is less than its counterpart Honda, has more HP and has better electrics.
My understanding is the new 1050 motor has an EFI sourced from Keihin, replacing the Sagem unit. It is supposed to be fully adjustable, a la the pre-2002 powerplants. I've been told the new motor has a tad more power than the latest 955, but the delivery is more like the pre-'02 motors. Which is a good thing.
I am of the school that says that the only "Sport Tourer" in the "Sport Tourer Shootout" was the Sprint ST. The ZZR might slot in as a "Sport tourer" and the rest were "Medium Tourer's". This was not an original thought by me but once it was put forward I found myself endorsing it. The VFR is a fine bike but if I was in the market for a "Sport Tourer" the Sprint ST would, for several reasons, win hands down.