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Tackling LA-Barstow-Vegas on a 2WD Ural Gear-Up

LA-Barstow-Vegas on a 2WD 2016 Ural Gear-Up.

It’s well before dawn, and the temperature is below freezing. Ben’s KTM 1190 Adventure says it’s 27 F., but Kurt’s BMW R 1200 GS is somewhat more optimistic at a balmy 31. My Ural Gear-Up is silent on the matter, perhaps in indifference to these mild temperatures. After all, it was originally built to carry Russian soldiers through snow and ...

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Ural Unveils Dark Force Model

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Dark Force is this year’s limited edition series from Ural, the manufacturer of sidecar motorcycles. Ural Dark Force was inspired by the world of Star Wars and is subtle, light and nimble. It comes in gloss black with blacked out powertrain and matching ceramic-coated exhaust. Dark Force also features a high-visibility LED Headlight and comes standard with a flat enduro ...

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2014 Ural Gear-Up—Road Test

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The last time we tested a Ural sidecar rig (June 2012), it was like a carny ride from the 1960s. That basic Ural T was a thrill to drive around the city or suburbia, fling around in the local canyons or take on backroad day trips, and riding in the chair was exhilarating yet comfortable enough for a nap. Neighbors ...

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Urals Parade through Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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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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