Its' not important how many total hp you have, the real force what moves your ass is hp per kg(so light bike with fewer hp is much faster).I might be being thick here, but I'm confused by your reply. As far as I can see the thruxton has more hp and torque, however the bobber 'feels' like the faster bike IMHO. And I just stepped off an MT 10. The Thruxton is a lovely bike, but it doesnt speak to me like an MT10 or a bobber does, I know that might sound strange, but there it is.
The 'feels' comes from sitting position and angle. More straight you sit, the more acceleration pulls your hands.
Move seat to rearest and that 'feel' will disappear as sitting angle changes.
Most of time i accelerate throttle 100% open and to read line(1-4 gear, 5-6 gear acceleration is just :crying and even then i say this bike need more hp. I really don't feel the massive torque, you need to keep rpm high to make this thing moving, or you are in trouble with accelerating cars >
(I know this is not racing bike, but it's pathetic for 1200cc when family car Volvo V90 T5/T6, shows you tail lights)