Who are we?
Who are we?Nomad-ADV is a 100% family owned and operated small company, setup by Mike and Aad Schram, father and son. Both have motorcycling and engineering in their blood, combined with a lot of experience in long distance motorcycle travelling in all sorts of terrain. Mike is the current and official World Record holder for the youngest person to have circumnavigated the globe on a motorcycle, starting when he was 16 and finishing when he was 19. 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 exactly take the easy route... In fact motorcycling and motorcycle travelling goes back 4 generations in our family!
Mike is an automotive engineering graduate, specialising in product design and 3D CAD/CAM drawing. Aad has over 40 years of motorcycling and engineering experience. All the Nomad-ADV products you’ll find on this website have been designed and made by us. Our products are first and foremost made to perform, and to do so in harsh terrain. They have been tested by us personally and extensively before being tortured by a select group of riders. Of course we run computer stress calculations too but they are no replacement for real world testing. All product testing is thus done out in the field. We have the benefit of a massive windtunnel right outside our door, as we live along the infamous North Sea coast. You’ll find us out and about testing new products and new ideas on a regular basis in all sorts of terrain.
We do not operate a motorcycle shop, so you won’t find a showroom here or a fancy reception area. Instead you’ll find an old fashioned machineshop where two men work with their hands operating lathes, milling machines and welding equipment to make the products you see on this website. Obviously we work with computer controlled machines, which together with proper engineering allow us to make the high quality components which make our products.
But, at the end of the day it’s the people that make the difference. We love what we do and we love seeing what we make being used in all corners of the globe.
For more info on our travels have a look here: Earth-Roamers
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