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We've been riding our bike now for a couple of days ; Here's my follow up on the dealership we bought the Nomad from. Lets face it, a motorcycle is usually more on the "want" list than on the "need" list. In this case however, we looked upon this transaction more like a "need" and I will explain why. We want to be able to buy an RV in retirement and travel. We'll likely want to finance it. Retirement is still a way off for my husband but it really would be necessary to diversify our credit mix in order to improve our credit rating. We already have a couple of reliable vehicles, so we wouldn't consider an expensive car loan. "Why not move up from that old BMW and find a new ride?" We went to Craigslist and salivated over the bikes we couldn't and should not buy outright without a dealer's assistance in getting a loan to add to our thin credit. We found Shark Cycle advertising that they could get us a loan. In fact anyone with money down would get approval. I confess too that I get as much of a kick on the back of a motorcycle as he does driving it. We could check off both the want and the need list! Steve met us when we came through the door and it was a pleasure to spend time with him. Another true "stand out" at this dealership was a sales rep named Mike. He was a wealth of information, honest and forthright, and mostly just a doll to get to know. I just couldn't hold back from giving this guy a hug and a kiss as we left the dealership with our Nomad. The price we paid was more than decent. I checked the Kelly Blue Book; it was under the rated listing there. The terms of the loan turned out to be surprisingly reasonable. We were financed with a well known credit union. Inviting us to return to let him know how we liked our new bike, Mike mentioned that Saturdays are "crazy busy" and lots of fun. This particular Saturday the Victory manufacturer was there to let anyone who wanted to, take a demo ride. Oh, and he did mention free food! We went for just a bit and were impressed with the energy from the reps and so many prospective customers visiting on this gorgeous weather day. They had lots of takers for these rides. And they were obviously making sales too. These guys have lots of choices but mainly seem to be showing the Victory and Polaris brands for ATV's, snowmobiles and other fun stuff. The bike we bought is awesome!!!! I sooooo love the position of my back seat. I never knew what I was missing on the "utha" bike. I sit up high enough now to see the road ahead of me. Before I end this review, I want to shout out to the owner, Bob, (hopefully he gets to read this); thank you, thank you for putting together such a great staff and for any part you may have played to get this excellent deal done! We will be happy to tell everyone we know that this is definitely the place to go!
Marty and Roger Jones
Marty and Roger Jones
I came here to give an update from our visit with this dealer...However, not sure what happened to my review of a couple of days ago. (???) Just wanted to say, that this dealer has really impressed my husband and I so far. We are going to pick up our bike on Thursday. Will follow up with a review soon after spending some pleasure time on our "new to us"
06 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad.
06 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad.
My husband who has been a "BMW ONLY" guy since his first new one in 1974, wanted to consider a bigger bike...O.K. Truth be told he wanted a bike with a more substantial seat on the back for me!... :) We can't afford to replace the 1984 we have loved riding for nearly 80,000 miles with its equal in a newer version. A few weeks ago we went to Shark Cycle in the quaint little downtown area of Stafford Springs, CT near the Mass line. Soooo quintessential N.E.! Loved the main drag with its many shops and bistros. Take the ride out even if you aren't bike shopping! . Anyway, we met with a friendly guy named Steve. Later we learned he was some sort of manager. We went back yesterday to take a demo ride on a 2006 Kawasaki Nomad. Hubby liked it, so we left a deposit and filled out a credit app. There was an obvious team spirit in this place which truly impressed us. I will update you along the way throughout our entire transaction and also let you know "if and when" we ever meet up with their mechanics, what impressions we have of that department also. I'm retired now, but always appreciated the "good word" that kept my husband and I in business for 20 plus years. Our reputation, when we were in business producing event videos, I'm proud to say, was impeccable. I (he was my assistant), so better- said, "we"...ALWAYS happily clarified any questions "with certainty and integrity" for all prospective clientele and those who contracted with us along the way ....We always, always delivered on our promises! There is no doubt that I hold to a high standard all those I deal with, especially for a larger purchase and any subsequent needed services. I look forward to apprising the readers of this forum of how the next day(s) of financing etc. goes and ideally in all our encounters with this company.