Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: East Fishkill, NY about 60 miles north of NYC
New member. Test drove a 1500 today and loved the ride, also got a great recommendation from a friend who has owned a Nomad for years. I passed on the 1500 due to some issues with the bike but got a lead on a 1600 that I will be able to look at next week. Just browsing thru the recent posts and I don't see a whole lot of positives in the 1600 forum here, just a lot of issues. So I guess the big question is....is there anything good about the 1600's? Just trying to get a feel before committing to a particular bike and while I'm open to multiple lines and versions, I do like the size and girth on the Nomad (I'm a pretty big guy) and I definitely want something in the 1500-1800cc range. Posting here due to the specifics on the bike that I have a possibility to get soon.
Look forward to hearing some good insight as to the pros (and the cons) of the bike so I can make an informed decision.
I think the issues with the 1600 you are hearing about are just becuase the 1600 is newer then the 1500. I had both, and the 1600 is a better bike, most people would talk about the 1500 way back when it came out and years later they still are, now most have had it here for years and talk is about adding things, how great the bike has been, etc.. The 1600 is just a newer bike, adding to the basic 1500, most people will get the 1600 because its newer, come on the forum and ask about things they may feel are issues, want to change etc...so there is more talk about that only becuase the 1600 is new to the owner. Many who have owned the 1600 for years will tell you (just like the 1500 owners do now) just how great the 1600 is. I for one can say get the1600 over the 1500, you will not have any issues, well maybe you may get the bug to make it your own, start changing things, add chrome, intake etc...I know 1st hand..LOL. If you wait a few years people will be asking the same about the 1600 and 1700, just like you with the 1500/1600...........
2007, 1600 Nomad, Black and Chrome, Fairing/windshield w/Stereo/GPS, Throttle lock/Assist, Handlebar raisers, Head Light Modulator, Trunk w/ top rack, backrest. Corbin Seat w/backrest, V and H pipes w/valkyrie end tips, Intake stock, Top and side rails on bags. Foot pegs, Wolo horn, extra running lights in back, Some pinstriping and chrome to bring out the black.