The Nomad is a beautiful bike. I prefer it to the Goldwing. For one it actually looks like a motorcycle, it is far simpler than the Goldwing, both mechanically and it lacks all the worthless gadgets of the Goldwing, many of which are even worthless in a car. It has just enough vibration and exhaust noise to make a long trip relaxing, and seems well suited for two up riding. It's also a whole lot cheaper than an 1800 Goldwing. Like the Goldwing, it is a bit big and heavy for running around town, but it should be hard to beat as a long distance tourer.