A Motorcycle Review of the Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad – Yahoo Voices…

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The Ultimate Touring Cruiser? The Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad Makes a Strong Play for the Title

Just the word Nomad seems to conjure up images of aimless, carefree wandering across America’s highways in a singularly distinct manner, rugged, simple, just the open road and two wheels. Whoever names stuff at Kawasaki hit the nail on the head. The Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad is one of the rare breed for which the name means more than the brute power of an oversized engine.

With hard saddlebags and a touring-style windscreen, Kawasaki’s entry into the touring cruiser market strikes a special chord with riders. It is a feeling of the freedom of the open road which makes the Nomad special, but that feeling would be incomplete without someone to share it with, and thus is the reason for a comfortable pillion pad and passenger backrest, as well as driver and passenger floorboards.

The V-twin engine throbbing between the wheels of the Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad is a 1552cc powerhouse for the touring motorcycle that makes a world of low-end torque as well as plenty of highway touring ability. The four-stroke SOHC engine is air and liquid cooled, and features dual 36mm throttle bodies which help contribute to the Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad’s excellent rate of fuel consumption.

A five speed transmission should probably be upgraded next year to a six speed, but is reliable and smooth nonetheless, making the Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad ready for an update soon. A 5.3 gallon fuel capacity follows the touring cruiser theme, giving you plenty of range out of the 1600 for wherever you might want to go.

Kawasaki VN 1600 Nomad

Touring amenities for the Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad include the previously mentioned hard touring saddlebags and adjustable windshield, as well as passenger and driver floorboards, sissy bar and pad, and an air-adjustable rear suspension, ready to change up on the road to provide you and your passenger gas-station adjustability of the suspension of the Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad for optimal ride time and comfort. Chrome engine guards and self-canceling turn signals help to complete the Nomad package, but far more important is the thought that Kawasaki engineers put into the Nomad’s steering geometry.

For such a big motorcycle, the Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad turns with incredible ease, making parking, maneuvering, and emergency moves a breeze when compared with other touring motorcycles. The Nomad Package on this Kawasaki not only makes sense in a practical standpoint, but also on a monitary level. With an MSRP of between $12999 and $13199, you can be assured that you couldn’t piece together this bike from a naked cruiser for less. The level of amenities that are offered in the Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad make it the most practical motorcycle in the Kawasaki lineup

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Kawasaki VN 1600 Nomad
Kawasaki VN 1600 Nomad
Kawasaki VN 1600 Nomad
Kawasaki VN 1600 Nomad

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