I've had my new Nomad for about 10 days now and have managed to put on about 800 km so far. It's replacing a 900 Custom that I recently sold. Other than some running noises that I'm not used to hearing, it's a great bike. Lots of power and the fuel economy isn't bad (Between 45 and 50 mpg). It just purrs along when cruising on the highway and it is very comfortable. The cruise control is sweet and works great. And at slow speed the bike handles like a dream. I actually think that this 832 lb bike handles better in the parking lot than my 900. Figure that one out. The lockable saddle bags are huge and will be great for weekend getaways. And if you're into computerized displays you probably won't be disappointed. You get the regular odometer plus two trip odometers, a "what gear am I in" indicator, a variety of different fuel economy displays, a clock, and I suspect some sort of clever warning when you start getting low on fuel. I haven't gotten there yet.
Back to the noise. I'm really only comparing it to my 900 Custom which was just a super bike, but not really suited for two up on the highway. I never heard any noises coming from it. Mind you, it didn't have a windshield either and that may be the issue. I rode a Victory Cross Roads and I thought it had a lot of running noises such as tranny whine. A friend of mine has a Suzuki C90T and he says he can hear all kinds of noises from his bike. I was riding an HD Heritage and I heard some scary noises coming from it. I guess what I'm saying, is that I don't care for the noises that I hear, but it's probably nothing unusual and probably nothing to be concerned with.
So if you're thinking about getting a Nomad, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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