I traded in my 09 Nomad for a 2012 Voyager at the end of September. This was a good change for me. I don't ride in the city. I have a stop and go commute to work which is no fun on any bike. I prefer to tour and living in Calgary Alberta close to the Rockies makes for great rides. I do weekend rides and a couple of week tours every summer. My wife joined me for a 4 day ride through BC on the Nomad this summer and she loved it! It was her first tour on the back and wants to do more rides. If she is travelling with me, we'll need more luggage space. Imagine that
I got a deal on the Voyager in Vancouver and did a 4 day tour on the Nomad through Montana, Idaho and BC to make the trade and rode the Voyager back. I loved the Nomad power, handling and especially the styling. But the Voyager has been a pleasant surprise. They may share the same 1700 engine, frame and transmission, but the Voyager seems to be smoother with more power and a less clunky transmission. I guess Kawasaki has been listening and has made some improvements. I swapped the passenger seat as I have a Utopia backrest which I wanted to keep and the Kuryakyn Longhorn highway pegs. I am surprised at how much I like the fairing compared to the windshield. Much less wind buffeting and the bike seems more stable at highway speeds. I didn't get a chance to put many miles on the Voyager before the snow came. Looking forward to next season and we're planning a ride down to California.