Reader Ride – 1995 Ural Solo

In Russia, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

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 they’ve been doing it since much before 1995, the first year that the Russian company started importing bikes into the US. Here’s one of those first-year US models, offered up by a Bike-urious reader!

Ural Solo - Engine

These early-model Solos (also called the Soloist) featured a 650cc engine with electronic ignition. The seller is a former editor of a grass-roots newsletter called the Hammer & Cycle (rimshot), which means that he knows a bunch and the write-up is entertaining. I’d recommend you check it out just for the educational value.

And if you’re looking for a little inspiration of what you can do with a Ural Solo (plus the budget and creativity of ICON Motosports), check out this video of the ICON 1000 Quartermaster:

Ural Solo - Gauges

This specific Ural Solo (VIN: XTB2764a0s1096077) has 7,180 miles and it comes with a few pieces of communist advertising literature for unrelated motorcycles.

Ural Solo - Left Side

Find this Ural Solo for sale in Kempton, Pennsylvania with bidding up to $1,225 and no reserve

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