As if there weren’t enough Star Wars licensed products in the world, Ural worked out a deal with Darth Vader to produced a blacked out sidecar rig. Admittedly, besides the paint there isn’t much different between the Dark Force and one of their regular sidecars, but…this has a lightsaber! Is it worth extra because of that? Not really, which is …
Video Intermission – Bike-urious Tackles LABV 2016 with a Ural SidecarView Post
LA-Barstow-Vegas 2016 – Day 2View Post
LA-Barstow-Vegas 2016 – Day 1View Post
Seeing as I’m setting off on a Ural today, here’s a special Ural for sale. Troyka is Russian for “3-horse carriage”, which is why Ural bestowed the name on their luxury version of the Tourist. For Ural, luxury meant telescopic forks, chrome wire wheels, two-tone paint, and a deluxe sidecar.
Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago, I discovered a gentleman named Monty Myrtle. His story is very cool – and I’m going to try to get him to do an interview soon. But for now, you need to know he’s an American ex-pat that’s currently in Kiev, Ukraine. When he’s not working, he’s busy exploring the area on two wheels …
2-18-16 Update: Almost a year and a half later, this interesting hack is back up for sale. Now it’s in Playa del Rey with the same asking price ($4,500) here on Craigslist. Originally built by Mike Braverman of Dual Sport Sidecars out of Sylmar, CA, this is a Honda CB750F with Sputnik Sidecar that the seller says will be the …
Based on the Ural sT, the Solo X was a custom that you could order from James Loughead, the man behind Hammarhead Industries. Suggested price was $12,500. This example is claimed to have been built for Ewan McGregor, and it has just 200 miles.
Yesterday’s post about the Jawa clearly went overboard with the Star Wars references. Ural has also gone overboard, thanks to a limited edition model called the Dark Force. Just 25 units are on offer, though it doesn’t look to be much more than a standard Ural hack with fancy paint…and a lightsaber.
R90 Engine – 2006 Ural PatrolView Post
Reader Russ A has broadened my horizons thanks to this bike, my first feature from Vietnam.
6-27 Update: 8 months later, it looks like this bike is now available here on Craigslist for $3,450 in Oaks, Pennsylvania. Post-Sale Update: This Ural Solo sold for an unknown amount off of eBay. When I say Ural, it’s difficult not to think of the motorcycle/sidecar combo. But they also offer the motorcycle by itself (called the Ural Solo), and …
The seller claims this is ex-Russian military, though I don’t see any proof of that given. Still, it was apparently a museum piece that was put back on the road and it will need a tune-up.
IZH was best known for making the AK47 assault rifle, though they did have a civilian division that also made cars and motorcycles – production of the latter started in 1927. Here’s an example of one of their most successful bikes, the Planeta.
Well here’s a deal you don’t see very often. Raceway Ural/Royal Enfield of Salem, Oregon has a 2013 Royal Enfield C5 in Desert Storm that has been taking up floor space for over a year (or probably more) and they’re looking to get rid of it. Their oddball idea? Buy a brand new Ural Gear-Up in the sweet white Urban …
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