I just can't get over how grown men, supposedly mature and knowledgeable, could possibly find such an ugly set of examples of supposed "motorcycles" so appealing.
It has to be the suppressed desire for the "Porsche" opposed engine. The Goose was an Italian effort to do the same with a Ducati engine "opposed V-Twin" As if that could ever be sexy.
And finally, how in the world, "real" men could think of "shaft drive" as a motorcycle part beats me. Neither the Germans nor the Italians
could explain any advantage, they just couldn't make chains.