- Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
Apart from the high ground clearance I think you just described the original BMW R80G/S PD.
In this day and age it’s never going to be air cooled, they just couldn’t meet Euro 4 or 5 emissions with it. Shaft drive also adds a fair bit of weight over chain.
I’m thinking for my next bike I might try and go shaft drive again, I just can’t be assed with all the chain maintenance, particularly as bending down and standing up is one of my biggest vertigo triggers.
The yet to be released Moto Guzzi V85 turns my wheels but being a Guzzi isn’t likely to be light.