Who are we?
Who are we?
Nomad-ADV is a small family company run by Mike and Aad Schram. We design and manufacture all our own products, in our own workshop and by our own hands! We love motorcycles and we love machining and thus machine all our own parts. We’re makers, not box movers. We’re also strong believers in local and ethical manufacturing, so we don’t farm out production to low wage countries for a quick buck, and we don’t dodge taxes by having a so called ‘subsidiary’ in a tax haven either. We feel that’s not contributing to the society we live in but simply reaping the rewards at the expense of others. Not only do we make our own products right here, everything we need for it from raw aluminium to the KTM screen, the switches and even the sticker material is all made in Europe. Yes, it is a bit more expensive but it gives us a better quality and thus a better and longer lasting product.
Mike is an automotive engineering graduate, specialising in product design and 3D CAD drawing. Mike is the designer and the person you’ll speak to in Nomad-ADV. He is also the current and official World Record holder for the youngest person to have circumnavigated the globe on a motorcycle. At just 19 years of age, he had already covered 120,000 km through some of the most inhospitable terrain in the world, as he didn't take the easy route.
Aad has over 35 years of motorcycling and mechanical experience. Aad is the CAM programmer and machinist in Nomad-ADV, you’ll usually find him operating our CNC lathes and milling machines in our workshop, machining the products you can find on this website. He rode his Triumph Bonneville T100 around the world together with Mike.
For more info on our travels have a look here: Earth-Roamers
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