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Urals Parade through Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics


Twenty red Ural Motorcycles participated in the opening ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. A spectacular procession of the legendary sidecar motorcycles rumbled across the ice at Fisht Olympic Stadium, symbolizing one of the achievements in Russia’s post-WWII reconstruction history and giving Ural a moment of recognition in front of an international audience. “I feel very proud, ...

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2014 Ural Motorcycles Lineup – First Look

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  Ural Motorcycles, a Russian manufacturer of motorcycles with sidecars, is launching its 2014 model lineup. The new Urals feature electronic fuel injection, disc brakes on all three wheels, a hydraulic steering damper and dozens of other upgrades–the biggest package of improvements in 10 years. “For many years we were watching other manufacturers launching new models after new models every ...

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2013 Paso Robles (CA) Sidecar & Vintage Bike Show


Back in ’07 Karyl Lammers, who runs a shop in Paso Robles selling aftermarket motorcycle stuff, called up the Chamber of Commerce and asked if she could promote a little sidecar exhibition in the City Park during an arts & crafts show. The park was certainly big enough to allow this, and the CoC was quite enthusiastic, as it would attract ...

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The 2012 Ural Limited Edition: The Ural Yamal


IMZ-Ural, the Siberian manufacturer of motorcycles with sidecars, has introduced the 2012 limited edition Ural Yamal—the only motorcycle equipped with an oar. Yamal, which translates as “the end of the Earth,” is a peninsula in Russia known for being nothing short of inhospitable, barren and perpetually frozen. It is also the well-known icebreaker that spends its time conquering the frozen ...

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Ridden & Rated: 2012 Motor Trike Victory Vortex


Heavyweight touring bikes such as the Victory Cross Country and Cross Roads easily lend themselves to the additional stability, luggage capacity and weight of three wheels. Introduced for 2010, Victory’s Cross bikes combined the proven air/oil-cooled Freedom 106/6 V-twin and cast-aluminum hollow main frame from the Vision, but with less polarizing styling. In our tests of the Cross Roads (Rider, ...

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2013 Honda PCX150 Review

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Good things may come in small packages, but Honda’s pint-sized PCX just got bigger…and better. Honda has upped the PCX125’s liquid-cooled, 125cc single-cylinder engine to 152.9cc to make it highway legal in most, if not all, 50 states. In the process, Honda improved the PCX150’s seat comfort, changed the gear ratios for more pickup and designed a more efficient radiator ...

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Getting Hacked and Lovin’ It: 41st Griffith Park Sidecar Rally


The Los Angeles famous Griffith Park is known for its sky-high observatory, its world class zoo, its miniature train playground for children, its vintage merry-go-round and acres of picnic grounds. And for the past four decades it’s been home to the annual Griffith Park Sidecar Rally, a traditional pilgrimage for fans of three-wheeling, aka “hackers.” In this case the event ...

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Motor Trike Announces New IRS Conversion for Kawasaki 1700


Motor Trike, Inc. has released an additional Independent Rear Suspension conversion to add to their rapidly expanding product line. The “Challenger” conversion was designed to fit the Kawasaki 1700 family of large touring motorcycles including the Voyager, Vaquero, and Nomad with additional models to follow. Motor Trike dedicated itself to stylistically matching this new conversion to the motorcycle itself.  The all-new ...

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Hannigan Motorsports 2012 Honda GL1800 Trike


Due to its touring prowess, the Honda GL1800 Gold Wing has long been a popular platform for trike conversions. The GL1800’s engine and drivetrain were not updated for 2012, but it got all-new bodywork, so trike builders had to integrate the styling changes into their own designs. During the Americade rally in Lake George, New York, in June, I had ...

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