I currently own a Vulcan 900 Lt. Great bike, I love it. It is my first motorcycle ever and it fit me well, but I have had it for almost 2 years now and am ready for something bigger. I am not knocking the 900 at all, but I would like a bike that is smoother at highway speeds and more comfortable for my wife. Also I am 5'10" 215 lb firefighter, my wife weighs 115, and I can feel the breaks slipping when we ride 2 up, doesn't feel secure when we stop.
I have looked at the new nomad and love it, been approved to buy, but and hesitating because I don't know if it will be too big, and my payment will double.
So what are your thoughts? Any other bikes comparable that might be cheaper? Locking bags, windshield, and a sissy bar are mandatory.