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Posted: 7/19/2008 2:06:17 PM EDT
Never heard of them, then I saw one today. Interesting idea...anyone have any experience with them?



This is a model that has on demand 2wd so the side car wheel acts as a drive wheel as well.

Some Video
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 2:44:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tom1000rr:
Never heard of them, then I saw one today. Interesting idea...anyone have any experience with them?

img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/Tom1000RR/gearup_03_520.jpg

This is a model that has on demand 2wd so the side car wheel acts as a drive wheel as well.

Some Video


I've worked on one before.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 2:48:21 PM EDT
Are they Russian ?? That name sounds familiar, I almost want to say that company makes or made Russian military trucks..
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 3:13:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 4_Rings:
Are they Russian ??


Yup.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 3:15:33 PM EDT
They are a Russian-made reverse-engineered copy of a BMW motorcycle from the '30s.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 4:12:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KirkP:
They are a Russian-made reverse-engineered copy of a BMW motorcycle from the '30s.


They have a dealer very close to me here I found out. Some of the videos online paint them to be very stout.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 7:26:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2008 7:29:29 PM EDT by jeep44]
I have one-a '97 model. The new ones are quite different. read all about them at www.sovietsteeds.com.
If you get one,be prepared to attract a LOT of attention. Wherever you go,people will want to know about the Ural-this is called the UDF (Ural delay factor-the extra time on any errand where you have to talk to someone about the Ural)
Riding a bike like this with a sidecar is NOTHING like riding a regular motorcycle-it can be very scary,and dangerous. It is not something you pick up in a day or two.

Link Posted: 7/19/2008 7:33:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2008 7:35:41 PM EDT by jeep44]
Oh yes-here's a slightly different Russian sidecar rig:




and another:

Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:05:34 PM EDT
A guy at work has one. He got it a few years ago and it came shipped to him in a crate from Russia. He had to assemble it. He loves it and drives it yr round...thru the snow and all. The side car wheel also drives.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 12:35:15 AM EDT




Link Posted: 7/20/2008 6:19:37 AM EDT
Let's see your Electra Glide do this.....
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 6:23:13 AM EDT
Cool bikes, I saw my first one at the motorcycle show in DC a few years ago.

Link Posted: 7/20/2008 6:50:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4_Rings:
Are they Russian ?? That name sounds familiar, I almost want to say that company makes or made Russian military trucks..
Yeah,and as a matter of fact,there's a Ural 6X6 for sale on ebay,engine is based on 1950's Nash/Hudson V-8=ultra gas hog. Truck is up in VT.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 7:33:52 AM EDT
Cool pics guys, one of those things is starting to get tempting. I think it would be great in this part of Colorado for some exploring. It would require the purchase of an AK to compliment the new ride.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:31:08 AM EDT
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