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The factory in Siberia where Urals are made
The factory in Siberia where Urals are madeIt’s actually a misnomer to call the Irbit Motorcycle Factory a motorcycle factory at all. Don’t get me...
05 December 2011
How I learned to stop worrying and love the sidecar
Back in July, I rolled a Ural sidecar into a ditch off road and pretty much snapped my left wrist in half. Today, I rode one for the first time since that accident. In Siberia. In the Snow. In sub-zero temperatures. Was it scary? Holy shit yes. But no other vehicle could have gotten me here. Since that accident, I’ve developed a pretty solid fear of three-wheel contraptions. It might have been...
23 November 2011
How the earthquake in Japan is impacting sidecar production in Russia
The thing about making motorcycles in 2011 is that manufacturing is now truly global. A significant disruption in a key component source country such as Japan can interrupt production across the globe. That remains true even if you’re making a throwback to a WWII copy of a BMW R37 sidecar in Russia. Ural’s Ilya Khait explains how they’re coping with a natural disaster half a world away. — ...
27 March 2011
Film: Ural ST Prototype, Jumbo Mountain
The Ural ST prototype came with standard Russian good-for-street tires and the bike had less than 150 miles on it before leaving the factory.
16 October 2009
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