Goldwings make great tugs. I have owned two GL1100s... and I wouldn't rule out a 1200 either, but they're heavier. Nice to have shaft final drive too. There is a reason they've been a popular choice over the years for a tug. The Yamaha Venture isn't a bad choice as a tug either. This is maybe a bit heavier than you're looking for, but are good (no, great) choices nonetheless.
Spending my daughter's inheritance one motorcycle at a time.
Bikes currently owned:
- '91 Honda GL1500 Goldwing with CSC Friendship sidecar (highway pig),
- '92 Kawasaki KLR650 with DMC Enduro sidecar (country cruiser).