RC definitely has better suspenders, and is more polished. TL is a little raw, but definitely has its own character. The better value is probably a TL, since you will pay less for it. Personally, I would shy away from an SV due to the bargain basement suspension. Regarding the rotary damper, I owned a TLs and had no issues with it. If you ride like a nut or track your bike, you will probably hate it. If you ride like sane person on the streets, you won't know its there. If it were up to me, I'd go for the TLr over the RC simply because I like Suzuki's designs better than Honda's. Honda's are a little too sterile and "perfect" for me. A bike should have a quirk or two to give it some character. I liken Honda's bikes and cars to really good vanilla ice cream. Good, but a little boring.