On February 24, 2007 I purchased my brand new 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan
I have been feeling ready to ride again for quite some time now that my
ankle has healed from my accident in spring of 2006. With spring fast approaching
I began my shopping. I had already decided that the Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad
would indeed be my next scooter. I like the classic styling combined with the
sweeping hard bags. With the updated looks, including stretched tank and
chrome passenger grab rails, the Nomad was even more appealing.
I shopped. Then I shopped some more. Then, for good measure, I shopped just a
I finally negotiated a deal I was happy with and the rest as they say is
history. Of course, with snow still falling and plenty more still sitting in
mounds at the sides of the streets this is no time to be getting on two wheels.
No problem! My dealer is more than understanding of the weather and was more
than happy to postpone actual delivery until the weather breaks and I can ride
it home. After all, it's merely a few weeks down the road.
I couldn't possibly make the readers of Brettman.com wait weeks to get a
glimpse of the new ride though. So, without further adieu, here are some
photos, courtesy of "Mama K", to give you a sneek peek of my new Candy
Cardinal Red and Metallic Titanium beauty.
On April 7, 2007 I rode my new Nomad home from the dealership. I was a bit cold
but thankfully I had installed the wiring for my electric gloves before riding
It wasn't a very long trip, only about 25 miles, but was enough to really start
the blood pumping and get used to the new bike. I can hardly wait to get some
warmer temps to help make the ride even more enjoyable.