2019 Ural Gear Up
Ural Motorcycle — the Russian company built around a captured German machine from WWII — hits 2019 with some fairly major updates that bring the Gear Up into the 21st century. Most of the improvements are “under the hood” as it were, but the factory brushed up the looks and specific equipment for three submodels to make the “GU,” potentially, four rides out of one. Cross-country safety is increased with these models as they’ve been on the receiving end of a universal spare tire that will work in any of the three possible positions. This is the most thorough engine update in quite a while, so let’s check out what those clever Russians have in store for us.
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2015 - 2018 Ural cT
The Ural cT, a stripped down version of its Ural brothers, is a base model on which you can build your own sidecar bike. Rolling with a 749 cc engine and not a lot else, it is designed to have easier handling for new sidecar enthusiasts. The cT comes without accessories such as a spare tire, passenger grab handles, rear fender rack, tool bag, air pump, rubber trunk floor mat or knee grips. Keep it clean or customize it with a whole slew of accessories from your Ural dealer.
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2015 - 2018 Ural M70
The look of the sidecar bike is nostalgic and romantic (or heroic, depending on which image they bring to your mind); but either way, it’s the classic look of a bygone time. For the M70, it’s a classic look, yes, but that’s where old-school ends and modern engineering begins. Ural equips the M70 with fuel-injected 749 cc engine, and while the numbers don’t look terribly impressive on paper, the ride is lively and quite up to an adventure as much as any adventure bike out there.
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2015 - 2018 Ural Gear-Up
You know that sad feeling you get when the first chill arrives in the air and it’s time to start thinking about putting your bike into storage for the winter months? What if you didn’t have to do that? The folks at Ural don’t want you to quit riding just because winter arrives. Back in the day, you needed a one-horse open sleigh to go dashing through the snow. Today, you need a Gear-Up — a street legal, four-season adventure bike from Ural. The off-road beast of its brother, the Patrol, the Gear-Up comes standard with on-demand two-wheel drive, a high-intensity spotlight, spare tire, luggage rack and sidecar bumper to carry you through the snow, over rough terrain or anywhere your adventures take you once the pavement ends.
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Back in the day, a horse and sleigh took you over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house. Today, it’s a two-wheel-drive, all-terrain Patrol from Ural. This street-legal adventure motorcycle is comfortable as a touring bike, but is as off-road capable as its brother, the Gear Up.
Who would have thought you could have so much fun with a sidecar? Of course, the folks at Ural do. Anyone who owns one of these awesome sidecar bikes knows what "UDF" is: Ural Delay Factor. It’s that extra 15 minutes you have to add to your trip’s time estimation anytime you leave the house on one of these because inevitably, people are going to want to talk to you about what you’re riding.
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Let’s imagine Al Gore was right; Manbearpig and global warming are real and the EPA has declared unrestricted war on both. Extensive studies indicate that reindeer flatulence is a significant contributor to the worldwide greenhouse-gas totals, and the EPA used some its newly-acquired firepower to strike a blow against reindeer farts for the sake of mankind. As you can imagine, this leaves ol’ Kris Kringle in a bit of a pickle what with Christmas upon us, so what’s a guy to do?
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Inspired by the world of Star Wars®, Ural gives a nod to the dark side with their limited edition Dark Force for 2016. Built on a base cT, Ural adds upgrades that include high-visibility LED lighting, an enduro bench seat, black zinc-coated passenger pegs as well as upgraded drivetrain components, painted it glossy black and threw in a three-foot extendable lightsaber®. Yes, you read that correctly: it includes a lightsaber® mounted on the sidecar, within easy reach for you and your adventure buddies (with the bench seat and sidecar, you can take two of your friends with you) to do battle with opposing forces.
The folks at Ural tell us, "Come to the dark side, we’ve got sidecars." However, don’t wait too long. Released online on November 13, 2015 and at dealers on December 1, Ural is only making 25 of the Dark Force and this very limited edition — available only in the U.S. — won’t last long.
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Iron and Air magazine is giving away a used Ural Gear-Up as part of its promotional campaign this year. Yes, you read that right, it’s a used bike…sort of. The folks from Iron and Air plan on taking the customized Gear Up on a six-week tour of the American West, and putting 10,000 miles on it before the drawing on October 15, 2015. Therefore, I guess it isn’t really all that used; just broken in is all. Look at it this way; if anything is going to shake off, it will happen on their watch, and what a great provenance to tell your friends. The winner gets a three-year warranty on the bike, so there ya’ go.
The grand-prize winner will get the classic Ural Gear-up, complete with sidecar and all the bells and whistles as well as LED duel sidecar lights, diamond pin-tuck upholstery, jerry-can rack and more. It doesn’t stop there, either – the sidecar comes stuffed with camping goodies from Nemo, Good-to-Go, Goal Zero and Hennessy Hammock, plus a GoPro camera with which to document your off-road shenanigannery, and post it up on YouTube. (Remember: video, or it didn’t happen!)
The Gear-Up is a curious machine, in that it is one of the few sidecars in the world that comes with the option of engaging the sidecar wheel for true, dual rear-wheel drive, which works really well. If you watch some Ural videos, you rarely see the bike on pavement. Folks are usually off-road and maybe even out on some frozen tundra somewhere, tearing up the countryside with impunity. You don’t play in those conditions on just any machine.
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The Ural M70 brings together the classic lines of the old motorcycles with modern technologies forming an unmistakable bike that will reward its rider with a unique riding experience each time he starts its engine.
The motorcycle features telescopic forks, 18” wheels and Duro HF-308, 4.0×18″ tires. Power comes from an OHV, air cooled, 2 cylinder, 4 stroke “Boxer” (Flat Twin) engine with a displacement of 749 cc. The engine cranks out a maximum power of 41 at 5500 rpm and 42 Ft-Lbs of torque at 4300 rpm.
The motorcycle is offered with a starting price of $15,599 and comes with 2-years parts and labor unlimited mileage warranty.
The stopping power is assured by a front 4-piston fixed Brembo caliper with 295mm floating NG rotor and a rear HB big bore single piston integrated floating caliper with 256 mm fixed NG rotor.
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Even if the Ural Gear-Up has the DNA of a military bike, it is also perfectly suited for more relaxing missions, like fishing, hunting or other on or off road adventures.
Its side car configuration and the sturdy construction give it superior levels of versatility that can’t be offered by any other conventional motorcycle.
For 2014, the bike received a series of important modification and the biggest news is that its 749cc, OHV air cooled, 2 cylinder, 4 stroke “Boxer” (Flat Twin) engine is now paired with a modern EFI system.
Apart from the adoption of the EFI, the company has also added an all new air box and an improved cam profile. We also get a redesigned front cover integrating a standard spin-on oil filter, a new wire harness and a redesigned dashboard.
The Ural Gear-Up is priced at $15,999.
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Ural is a legendary brand that used to build bikes during the two world wars. Since then, the company has been constantly working to improve its technology, but even if today its models are fitted with contemporary features, Ural’s bikes still keep their dusty feel that reminds us about its glorious past.
The Ural Patrol makes no exception. It features a classic, pretty basic style and puts practicality on top of its priorities list.
This 2WD, all-terrain motorcycle is built around a 749 cc, OHV, air cooled, 2 cylinder, 4 stroke “boxer” (flat twin) engine. In terms of power, the unit cranks out 41 hp at 5500 rpm and 42 ft-lbs of torque at 4300 rpm. Prior to 2014, Ural’s lineup of engines used carburetors, but this year the company decided to ditch this dated technology in favor of a modern EFI system.
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The 2014 Ural T continues to be one of the toughest motorcycles from the streets. Its rugged construction, sidecar configuration and sturdy construction help it deliver a unique riding experience each time you fire up its engine.
Talking about the engine, the Ural T is equipped with a 749 cc, OHV, air cooled, 2 cylinder, 4 stroke, “boxer” (flat twin) powerplant which is now paired with a modern electronic fuel injection system. The unit generates a maximum output of 41 hp at 5500 rpm and 42 at 4300 rpm. Other modifications made for 2014 include a redesigned front engine cover and a new wire harness.
The 2014 Ural T is also fitted with a redesigned dashboard which now displays a fuel level warning and engine management indicator lamps.
The 2014 Ural T is available in Flat Black and Red.
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Meet the Ural Yamal SE sidecar. This Russian machine was especially developed to be able to deal effortless with the toughest tracks, so it’s the perfect partner for long adventures on three wheels.
The Yamal comes with a sealed double hull, a customized oar and an orange paint job. At its heart lies an OHV, air-cooled, 4 stroke, opposed twin cylinder engine with a displacement of 749cc. Fire up the unit and it will reward you with a maximum output of 40 hp at 5600 rpm and 38 ft.lbs at 4600 rpm. The engine transfers its power to the ground through a five speed transmission and propels you to a maximum speed of 65 mph.
Other features that are worthy of being mentioned include a two fog lights mounted on the sidecar bumper, a windscreens for both the rider and passenger and a 5.0 gallons fuel tank.
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Ural has finally revealed the complete details about its new sidecar named the Gaucho Rambler LE. The new sidecar is basically a limited edition model and comes with an old school paint job and a complete Blanket & Camp kit that includes a Pendleton Journey West blanket, a coffee pot, two mugs, two plates and a frying pan.
The motorcycle is propelled by an OHV, air-cooled, 4 stroke, opposed twin cylinder with a displacement of 749cc. The engine delivers a maximum output of 40 hp at 5600 rpm and 38 lb.ft. of torque at 4600 rpm. All this power is kept in leash by a modern transmission (4 forward, one reverse) and the maximum speed is rated somewhere around the 65 Mph mark.
The stopping power is handled by front Brembo brakes with full floating disk and rear mechanical drums.
As far as prices are concerned, the 2014 Ural Gaucho Rambler LE can be yours for no less than $14,350.
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Yesterday we showed you a small teaser of Ural’s upcoming side car and today we gladly announce that some official photos of the motorcycle were somehow released on the internet.
The leaked pictures have arrived two weeks sooner than the company announced the bike’s big reveal and like we expected, the new Gaucho Rambler is the most refined Ural we’ve seen so far. It is packed with the newest technologies developed by the company including the practical two wheel drive mode which helps it tackle any terrain with poise. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the new Limited Edition Gaucho Rambler will be equipped with dual drilled rotors squeezed by Brembo calipers that come as a replacement for the old drum brakes.
The new Ural Gaucho Rambler was designed together with Pendleton Woolen Mills as a tribute for the so called “Gauchos” cowboys from South America.
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Ural has a long history behind it and somehow it managed to stay alive since the World War era. However, despite the serious number of ears that have passed since then, the style of its motorcycle’s didn’t changed much.
Therefore, after 100 years Ural’s bikes look pretty close to the bikes ridden by our grandpas. Luckily despite their vintage appearance, the new Ural motorcycles are fitted with contemporary engines and technologies, so their performances are at least on the decent side of things.
Keeping up with its tradition, the company has recently announced that they will reveal a new sidecar that will share Ural’s core values, but will be a completely different concept then the rest of its models.
The 2014 model is called the Gaucho Rambler and was born from Ural’s collaboration with Pendleton Woolen Mills.
For the moment we don’t have many details about the new Ural motorcycle, but the company was kind enough to show us a teaser.
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The Ural T sidecar is a classic motorcycle that seems like it came straight from the World War 2. However, despite its old origins, the Ural T is a modern motorcycle built for the modern roads.
Unlike the Ural Patrol, the T model is not fitted with two wheel drive traction form the rear wheel so is aimed at those who are planning to use their bike only on paved roads.
Being targeted as an urban motorcycle the Ural T has also softer suspensions and a less rugged style.
Like all Ural’s motorcycles the, T model is powered by a Boxer, OHV Air-cooled, 4 stroke, 749 cc engine which cranks out 40 hp at 5600 rpm and 38 ft-lbs of torque at 4600 rpm.
The engine is fed by a 5 gallons fuel tank and its power is controlled by a 4 speed transmission with reverse.
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Meet 2013 Ural M70 Retro, an old school sidecar that was especially created for long journeys. Unlike the tough Ural Patrol which is a capable all-terrain bike, the M70 Retro isn’t fitted with two wheel drive traction because is intended for road use only. The company says that it is the “most road friendly model” in its lineup.
In terms of style the Ural M700 shares the same classic look as its siblings and draws inspiration from the original M72.
Power comes from a 749 cc, OHV, air-cooled, 4 stroke, opposed twin cylinder engine which delivers a maximum output of 40 hp at 5600 rpm and 38 ft-lbs of torque at 4600 rpm.
The 2013 Ural M70 Retro is available in Olive Drab powdercoat.
The bike can be yours for no less than $14,249 and comes with two years warranty.
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Ural is famous for its practical sidecars fitted with two wheel drive traction. However, the company is also building classic two-wheel motorcycles and one of them is the Ural Solo sT.
The Ural Solo sT is an old school motorcycle powered by a 745 cc, OHV, air cooled, 4 stroke, opposed twin cylinder engine that cranks out a maximum power of 40 hp at 5600 rpm and 38 lb-ft at 4500 rpm.
The engine sends its power to the rear wheel through a 4 speed transmission and is fed by a 5 gallons fuel tank.
Despite its vintage look, the Ural Solo sT is fitted with modern components as Brembo brakes, Marzocchi forks and Sachs shocks.
As far as prices are concerned, the 2013 Ural Solo sT can be yours for no less than $7,999. The 2013 Ural Solo sT is only available in Flat Black.
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Meet the Ural Retro - a classic sidecar that evokes the glorious era of motorcycles. This old-school bike is powered by a 749 cc, OHV air-cooled, 4 stroke, opposed twin cylinder engine which rewards you with a peak power of 40 hp at 5600 rpm and 38 lb-ft of torque at 4600 rpm.
The engine sends its power to the wheels through a 4 speeds transmission and offers a maximum speed of up to 65 mph. As far as fuel efficiency is concerned, the Ural Retro scores a fuel consumption of 26-33 mpg.
The stopping power is assured by front Brembo discs and rear drums, while the suspensions are kept in check by Marzocchi telescopic forks and Sachs hydraulic shock absorbers.
The 2013 Ural Retro is offered with a starting price of $14,249 and comes with 2 years warranty.
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Like any Ural model, the 2013 Gear-Up is a tough motorcycle designed to deal effortless with anything throw at it. Perhaps it goes without saying that it comes with an on-demand sidecar drive which makes it one of the most practical motorcycles from the streets.
The Ural Gear-Up is powered by a strong OHV, air-cooled, 4 stroke, opposed twin cylinder engine which develops a maximum output of 40 hp at 5600 rpm and 38 ft-lbs at 4600 rpm. The engine is fed by a 5.0 gallons fuel tank and scores a fuel consumption of 26-33 mpg.
It is also worthy of being mentioned that the motorcycle comes with a Brembo full floating disc up front and Sachs suspension.
The 2013 Ural Gear-Up has a starting price of $14,099 and is available in Forest Fog, Gobi Desert Camo, or Forest Camo.
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