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Looking at 2006 VTX 1800R. 14000 miles. $5000.00. Or 2012 Vulcan Nomad. 19000 Miles. $8000.00. I had a 2006 VTX 1800C and loved it. Just heard good things about the Nomad. Is it worth the extra $3000.00?
 

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You're on a Honda VTX forum you know what the answer will be from members here.

$5k is high for my area not sure about yours.
It is seller market right now in the spring though.

Speaking from my own 2012 bike experience I have a lot of upgrades over my 2007 VTX. Better technology and different designs.

What I know of the nomad I don't think there would be a lot of difference over the VTX. They visually look to be very similar to me other than the nomad having some saddlebags. I have read online that Kawi bikes run hot compared to other brands. Might bother you or might not.

VTX you can't find any accessories anymore at least very little. Going to keep decreasing. Nomad you might have better aftermarket support.
 

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Had a 2001 Nomad and a 2001n VTX1800S. In my opinion, totally different rides. Both good, but look at the VTX as a Cruiser that is faster, more power & more stretched riding position, The Nomad is a touring bike (get it Ivanized and forget about PC's, fuel controllers et al) has lots of power and torque, just not at fast as VTX in acceleration. Gets better MPG, smoother on the highway, better for 2 up, I think the riding position is more comfortable. Both are beasts around town, both are great on back roads, twisties, etc. My son (25) ended up on the VTX and I sold the Nomad to get a Valkyrie. I had the Nomad for years and miss her more than I thought I would. Took a 7K mile trip in 2018 (almost a month on the road) and she performed flawlessly. Temps in the summer of '18 were hitting 120 in CA & AZ where I was riding. Never a blip, did feel the heat tho. My Valk is almost 200 pounds lighter and that was why I switched. The VTX always felt top heavy to me, but loved having to hold on for dear life when it was time to go!

Bottom line - if you want to stretch out and hold on.....get the VTX. If you want to ride a cushy recliner down the highway....get the Nomad.

Just my NSHO.
 

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My opinion only...as a bike mechanic:
Forget u ever saw the Nomad


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Looking at 2006 VTX 1800R. 14000 miles. $5000.00. Or 2012 Vulcan Nomad. 19000 Miles. $8000.00. I had a 2006 VTX 1800C and loved it. Just heard good things about the Nomad. Is it worth the extra $3000.00?
I’m selling my 2003 VTX 1800S With 20000 miles. I am the original owner and have all the original parts. I have close to $5000 in upgrades including Vance and Hines Bigshots, Boss Bags, B&L fuel monitor, and much more. $3900.
 
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