Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Riding was the answer James
You were right sir, Kawie dealer let me out on a Nomad, it was a 2006 that someone actually traded it already, had only 1000 miles on it. The previous owner went to the new 2000cc Tourer.
Again is very hard to compare it to the LT but here are mine and my wife's impressions
1- Engine is super smooth and quiet, I was expecting the rumble and rattle of a single crankpin cruiser engine, but in the contrary super super smooth. Even during hard acceleration you hear that initial growl than it smooths out.
2- The bars are a bit of reach, I only rode it for about 30 minutes but think that anything over an hour would hurt.
3- Feet position is actually better than on my LT, I like the floor board and the fact that my feet are ahead on me.
4- Wife: She liked the backrest been a little further back, she said she had a lot more room to move between us. She liked the nice large floor boards. Which I know I can install a pair on my LT. She did complain about the fact that she was getting a lot more air on her, I think the Windshield on the Nomad is OK to protect the rider, but the passenger gets hit pretty hard.
Overrall very very nice Touring Cruiser, the good things about it would NOT make me want to buy it, BUT the bad things about it would not keep me from buying it either as they were very minor things.....
Test Drove the new R1200RT (I used to have an R1150RT) and I loved it. Wife did too. Everything I used to complain about my 1150 has been addressed with the 1200 making it now a much more competitive package.
2007 Ducati GT1000 Sport Classic