Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Northern Virginia
Year/Make/Model: 2011 Nomad
I have a 2011 Nomad which is the same bike without the fairing and trunk (though I've now got the trunk kit, which is essentially the Voyager trunk). I've also got Ivan's flash, and a few other do dads. The seat on the Nomad is the same as the Voyager, and I find it very comfortable for all day trips. I've heard others say its a good seat "for a stock seat." All I have to compare it to is the seat on my 900, and this is wayyyy more comfortable than the 900 stock seat. Sixth gear and cruise control are great on the freeway. I find the bike very comfortable. I've seen some complain about the suspension, but to me, with the air shocks set right, it rides like a cadillac. It does give off heat, and I would think the Voyagers before the KAMS would have been worse due to the lower fairing. It's not too much for me, and the flash reduced it a bit (by my butt thermometer). Sounds like KAMS works.
I think these bikes are great deals. I bought mine as a new leftover in 2015 (yes, a brand new four year old bike) for a very good deal. I like my Nomad so much, that if it went away today, I'd buy a Voyager tomorrow. The only upgrade would be the fairing. I'd think about an Ultra, but I don't see the value for the $$ like the Voyager.
Just my opinion.
Happy and Safe Riding,
2011 Nomad: Black & Metallic Gray, Chuckster's Light Bar, Rac'nRay's Throttle Mod, Homemade Oversize Lowers, Kawasaki Trunk, Ivan's Flash
2014 900 Classic LT: (Sold to a happy buyer)
1975 Suzuki GT 185 (Great little twin)