Ural Motorcycles Press Release: The Russian manufacturer of sidecar motorcycles posted a record year for sales, surpassing the previous record set in 2006. Two consecutive years of growth in 2010 and 2011 set the company on track to see 30+% growth in 2012. Surpassing the record set prior to the global financial crisis was an incredible way to end an impactful year. [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
IMZ_Ural Press Release: IMZ-Ural, the Siberian manufacturer of motorcycles with sidecars introduces icebreaker-inspired limited edition Ural Yamal. 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 [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
If a motorcycle could be judged solely by its ability to attract attention, then the Ural M70 Anniversary Edition is one of the coolest and most captivating rides on the road. This sidehack is motorcycling’s equivalent of the Death Star: It has its very own brand of tractor beam (Russian, we presume!) that sucks men, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
Ten Bikes with Soul and Character Ten ways to keep it soulful (and sometimes a little strange) while having a good time on two wheels.
For decades, the implacable march of technology and improved performance has driven motorcycles to incredible heights. Even our dyno and GPS-based timing equipment are so shocked by what they’re recording that they’ve started putting exclamation points after some of the horsepower and quarter-mile numbers. But as awesome as all this performance, economy, reliability, comfort and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Special Feature: 2009 Ural T The new, no-frills Russian sidehack comes in any color you want, as long as it's matte-black powdercoat.
One of the toughest statistics of the 20th century for me to wrap my brain around is the number of Russians who lost their lives in World War II: 20 million—give or take a few mil. After riding this Ural, another deep, thought-provoking question emerges: How many of those millions took their own lives so [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)