Shaft drive greatly limits your choices. If you allow for chain, and you want euro, and you have ruled out BMW based on reliability concerns, you should consider a tiger 1050 with upgraded suspension. Would be close to the mts in performance but more reliable and lighter than the 1200. Or go with the new vstrom, should be very reliable and closer in performance than the sTen is. Or if you have a good local BMW dealer, try the new Gs, you'll be surprised how nice it rides. If you get a good one you'll hardly ever see your dealer.