MD First Ride: 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad …

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MD First Ride: 2005 Vulcan 1600 Nomad

For Kawasaki has finally updated its Nomad tourer to the same as the Vulcan 1600 Classic in 2003. Check out our review of the 1600 Classic to see what specs are – mainly a revised, motor, better-looking bodywork, and a chassis for better handling.

at its heart the Nomad is basically a 1600 Classic fitted saddlebags and a windscreen, there are a few noteable differences: passenger is enhanced by a thicker passenger with a padded backrest, and the footpegs are replaced with

MD test rider Jeff had a chance to ride the Vulcan Nomad at Kawasaki’s press which happened to be scheduled on the day Valentine’s Day. In the Valentine Jeff brought along his other to help test out the passenger accomodations (Jeff is a sensitive guy!).

After most of the day riding the Nomad Jeff complimented most of the traits we praised when we the Classic. The 1552cc V-Twin has an extremely broad, useable providing a good balance low-end grunt and top end rush. It smoothly and seamlessly from to redline, which is exactly you’d want from a cruiser.

The motor also provides the V-Twin pulse without irritating vibration (thanks to a shaft that was missing the older Nomad 1500). praised the transmission, which well-spaced gear ratios keep the motor purring.

The chassis is still as impressive as it was two ago, with a well-tuned that makes it a competent in the twisties while providing a and compliant ride on all types of Jeff was particularly impressed the absence of wallowing or shock on bad roads, a characteristic common to big cruisers.

The brakes are another spot, powerful enough to down the big Nomad without effort.

As with the Vulcan 1600 the Nomad has excellent fit and finish on all and the overall design is attractive and The windshield fits well the bike rather than like an add-on, and the bags in are well-matched to the overall shape of the Besides being attractive, the bags are easy to use and can carry a bit of whatever it is that you like to

The big bags will be necessary to supplies for two, as Jeff’s found the Nomad’s revised accomodations quite accomodating The backrest is too short side for passengers, but it still provides a more comfortable perch, when combined with the seat and passenger floorboards.

Overall, Jeff found the 1600 Nomad to be a comfortable, and attractive touring cruiser. As Kawasaki offers a large of accessories to help owners the bike to their tastes. The 1600 Nomad carries a U.S. MSRP of $12,999, and information can be found at Kawasaki’s web .

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