Russia brings sidecar motorcycles back to the world’s attention with the introduction of the all-new entry-level motorcycle called the Ural T. Ok, so they’re not that inspired when choosing a name, but we can’t help noticing how this model looks like an incursion in the glory period of such motorcycles.
Claiming all-around capabilities, the Ural T is powered by this manufacturer’s consecrated air-cooled Boxer-twin engine developing 40 horsepower and being coupled to a four-speed transmission (reverse not counted).
The best of it is that it meets modern requirements while looking like a restored, rare exemplar rather than a brand new one (the black paint scheme with maroon pinstriping does help). Also, the $9,999 price tag almost doesn’t do it justice.
Read the official press release after the break.
New Ural "T"- an offer from Russia you can’t refuse
Thrifty chic is in and the Russians get it!
Ural, the little Siberian motorcycle manufacturer is bringing a new model called the "T" at an unbeatable $9,999 price tag (hitting the US dealers this June).
Famous for its rugged and military looking Sahara and Gear-Up models, the company is now offering a sleek matt black urban sidecar motorcycle, equally suitable for everyday commute, an elegant Saturday night outing, or a relaxed back-roads weekend.
"We tried to distill the essence of Ural to one lean and clean package - a functional, affordable sidecar motorcycle with a touch of style and a promise of great adventure" , says the company website.
"Ural T comes across as an honest, utilitarian, and thoroughly enjoyable ride" – Basem Wasef, the first journalist to ride the "T" says in his review for www.about.com
Ural is the only motorcycle company which offers factory ready sidecar motorcycles. All Urals are powered by a 750cc "boxer" engine and have a 4-forward/1-reverse transmission. Several models are equipped with an engagebale 2wd system. MSRP ranges from $9,999 to $13,999
Urals are assembled in Russia with the high quality components from such well-known manufacturers as Brembo, Ducati Energia, Sachs, Herzog, Denso, Keihin and others.
The limited production of Ural motorcycles is mainly sold in North America, Europe, Australia and Japan.
For more information visit www.imz-ural.com