Notes on Sidecar Safety & Education

Dear Ural Riders and Riders-To-Be,

We here at IMWA know that driving a sidecar motorcycle is more than fun, and one of the best ways to experience the open road. Many of you have years of motorcycling experience; however driving a sidecar motorcycle is an altogether different experience from riding solo. Therefore, we encourage all of you to devote more attention to Ural sidecar safety by way of learning and practicing the techniques of safe sidecar riding.

We strongly encourage you to refer to the “Driving a Sidecar Manual” for important advice from sidecar driving experts.

How to Ride a Ural


The best way to learn sidecar driving techniques, and to take Ural sidecar safety seriosuly is by taking sidecar safety-training classes. The list of the safety-training courses nationwide can be found on the Evergreen Safety Council website: (Click on the drop-down “Motorcycle and Sidecar/Trike” menu on the left) or by calling: 1-800-521-0778

We feel it is important for all Ural riders to take a safety-training course in your area. We are working with industry representatives and state motorcycle safety program coordinators to get more motorcycle training facilities to offer sidecar-training across the country, please check back (to the above link) for updates.

IMWA is also offering a rebate in the amount of up to $125 (not to exceed cost of training course) to any customer who takes the sidecar safety-training course within the first year of purchase of a new Ural sidecar motorcycle. Please contact your Ural dealer for details.

Ride Safe,


Please refer to the following links with helpful tips on sidecar driving: