I was thinking of getting a more touring friendly cruiser for the long trips with my gal and was wondering what made you pick your bikes and what the differences were between them and a nomad. thanks in advance for your replies.
I picked the 1600 classic purely for styling. Looking at Kawasaki's webpage the Nomad would have the following that you'd have to buy for the classic:
engine guard (for your highway pegs)
Hard bags + exhaust runs down both sides allowing for larger bags
the Nomad has a lot of accessories availible- not so for the 1600 Classic
you can still buy all of that fun stuff and customize it
both pipes will be on the same side which allows for only shorter/wider bags
I went with the Classic and it will look something like the Nomad once I'm done with it. The $2500 difference in MSRP will buy a lot of accessories.
phatboy, thanks for the info. I like the looks of both bikes, although I do like the white on the 1600. but with the nomad has everything I want, well almost, is already on the bike. I guess I'll teeter on the fence awhile. I'll let you know which way I fall. also I need to wait and see what 2005 brings.
thanks guys, i'm actually leaning towards the nad for the two up riding. I already have a meanstreak for that blast in the pants riding. I can always repaint the bike, which if I get it I probably will since I like the white so much. the problem with buying a new bike is I always want to improve on it and it cost alot :lol:
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