In general, an engine with more cylinders (and the same overall displacement) will rev more quickly, and engine brake less. So (all else being equal) a 700cc twin will have more midrange torque, rev more slowly, and engine brake more than a 700cc four; and a 700cc single (thumper) will have all of those characteristics more strongly than the twin.
Note that it is not ideal to engine brake a lot; that stresses the clutch a bit. Use the brakes to slow down; that's what they're for, and brakepads are cheaper than clutchplates.
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