Akzo Nobel (Sikkens) solutions and products for liquid and powder paints (from primer to clear coat)
3M seam sealers for better corrosion protection
Improved high quality clutch plates for better performance
New mirrors for better visibility
Diamond step plate to replace steel step plate on sidecar
Upgraded sidecar floor mats with a Ural Logo
New fasteners and turn down buttons on tonneau cover
Better quality tire pump
Modified air filter housing eliminates the internal stand off bushings and bolts
New piston rings, improved quality and tighter tolerances
New camshaft with improved materials and bearing surfaces
Improved 2 piece design for sidecar drive shaft yoke—no longer factory made
Outsourced 2wd gear hubs for final drive and sidecar swing arm drive
New 1 piece intake branch pipes eliminates center coupler and clamps
New paint options including more powder coated colors
Aluminum rims on all models including sT
Duro tires standard on all models
Trunk locks on all models
New round indicator lamps
New Cordura (canvas) tonneau covers and aprons
Gear-up now equipped with single seat and rear fender rack
New aluminum upper fork bolts
Improved high strength final drive ring gear bolts
Aluminum alloy rims for Patrol and Tourist models
Rocker arms with needle bearings
Bearing instead of bronze bushing on the camshaft rear end
Polished ports of the cylinder head
Stainless steel used instead of chrome plating on all tubular parts (bumpers, clips, handles etc.)
New design of the low front mounting point of the sidecar
40mm Marzocchi forks for Retro
Stainless steel exhaust pipes and mufflers
Removable plate under the driver seat
Powder painted body parts on some models
Standard greasable u-joints for 2wd shaft (GMB)
Unified EU/US wire harness
Complete new valve train including 7mm stem valves, sealed valve guides, hardened valve seats and stiffer valve springs
New clutch springs
Shock absorbers from Sachs
Pivot bearings installed in place of bushings in both front and rear swing arms
Tapered steering head bearings (SKF)
Steel braided brake hoses
New tool kit
Ducati ignition system
Herzog precision cut timing gears and oil pump gears
Surfaced clutch plates for smooth operation
Herzog shafts and precision cut gears for gearbox
Reversed style drive shaft with larger spline surface area
Improved 2WD engagement rod with UNI balls
Improved front sidecar mount to allow more adjustment and negative camber
SKF sealed wheel bearings
Brembo floating disc on all models
Improved sidecar trunk hinges and handle
Standard (7/8′) handle bar size and removable risers
Bottom out travel limiter on sidecar swing arm
High quality 8.8 hardware used throughout
New header fastening system for exhaust pipes
Type V ignition (one-piece rotor)
Floating disc on Retro/Troyka front brake
Mechanical rear drum brakes on Retro
Petcock mounting on the tank without adapter
“Upside-down” type of air filter
Ducati ignition (late 2006)
Neutral indicator off when reverse is “on”
Drive shaft with longer splines
Front bumper for Patrol
New bench seats
New wire harness with power outlet in the sidecar
Type IV ignition (outside location, two-piece rotor)
Improved 2wd engagement lever (with fixing plate)
Brembo disc brake update
IMWA 750 engine (different valves, camshaft, pistons)
San Diego BMW, California
Ural of Sacramento, California
More Than Motorcycles, Maryland
Ural New England, Massachusetts
Cove-Side Wheel & Ski, Maine
Ural of Cleveland, Ohio
Philadelphia Cycle, Pennsylvania
Kissell Motorsports, Pennsylvania
West Hills Honda, Pennsylvania
Outdoor Motorsports, South Dakota
Ducati San Antonio, Texas
BMW North Dallas, Texas
St. Croix Ural, Wisconsin
7′ 7″ x 5′ 7″
3′ 5″ wide, 75″ long and 32″ from the ground
75″ long, 24″ wide and 18″ tall
A well maintained Ural should average around 30MPG. Of course the more cool stuff you add to your Ural to personalize it, or the more supplies you bring—as you ride across country—will adversely affect your bike’s fuel economy.
It depends on your riding situations. Stock Duro HF 308′s and Russian Uralshina’s are fine for most on road, and light off road, applications. For a rougher off road experience, and better lasting tire there is the Duro HF 307 and the Heidenau K 37′s. For strictly street riding there are many choices such as Avons. The main thing to remember is the tire has to have a hard sidewall with a 650 lbs. or better weight rating.
Contact your Authorized Ural dealer.
If you have a trusted local dealer, in your area, who is willing to go through our pretty straightforward warranty process, you can have work done with them. Have the shop of your choice contact us through our quick contact form or via e-mail email@example.com.
Yes, we offer an additional one-year warranty for newly purchased Urals, please contact your dealer for more details or read more about the extended warranty here.
Yes. Warranty stays with the bike regardless of how many times the ownership changes/or how many people own it. If you are buying a previously loved Ural please fill out the Ural New Owner Form.
No, we do not offer such a trailer here in the United States.
Yes, please have your Ural dealer order a new one if needed, and file a warranty claim.
Yes, your Ural comes with the touch up paint, unless it’s a powder coated model (i.e. Ural T). Read more about why we powdercoat.
Yes—when available—from any authorized Ural dealer.
Urals are painted in European RAL codes, not all RAL codes have a cross-referenced code to USA paint. Any quality auto paint shop should be able to paint match your bike color.
Interstate Battery # YTX20L-BS
Wal-Mart Battery # ES20L-BS
Odyssey Battery # PC680
The recommended battery for a 1996 Ural kickstart only is an Interstate # 12N9-4B-1.
Under the seat.
Minimum: a pair of spark plugs, clutch cable, a COMPLETE set of throttle cables and splitter, at least one rubber carb manifold, 1 rubber inner tube, a tube patch kit, tire pump manual or electric, small jack, a roll of electrical tape, a roll of duct tape, a bunch of wire ties, a COMPLETE tool kit, some 14 gauge electrical wire (10 ft), fuses, credit card and towing insurance policy never hurt.
Check the blog as well, we’ve shared many long distance stories, and the authors often share their personal insights and experiences.
UDF: Ural Delay Factor. The Ural Delay Factor is the delay you’ll experience whenever you take your Ural out in public. Regardless of your intent, where you’re headed, or how much time you have, you’ll lern to add in 10-15 minutes minimum to cope with UDF.
Please send your USPS mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you a stack of flyers so you can deal with UDF more efficiently when you need to.
In case you need to know:
Emissary Program: The Emissary Program was born out of the need to deal with the UDF by your felow, or soon to be fellow, Uralistas. By having brochures or cards—supplied by the Emissary Program— on-hand, you’re able to expedite the process, get people interested, and minimize UDF.
Yes, it can be ordered through any authorized Ural dealer.
No. In this situation, you would have to order an adapter kit from a sidecar specialist.
Yes, but it can be rather expensive, please contact your authorized Ural dealer for more information.
Technically it is entirely possible to remove the sidecar from a Ural. But you need to understand that the handling dynamics of a two-wheeler and a three-wheeler are completely different and each requires different designs. Ural sidecar models are specifically designed to offer the best sidecar handling.
If you are interested in riding solo, then perhaps you should check out the Solo sT.
Yes. The Solo sT is a 2013 model and in stock—or available for order—at your local Ural dealer.
A Ural solo is designed to be ridden as a solo and we do not recommend adding a sidecar. You can’t attach our sidecar without a significant amount of modification to a solo unit. For example, we would suggest changing the telescoping forks for leading link forks. Metal tabs that hold the sidecar struts would have to be welded onto the frame, adapters would need to be made, the rear brake would have to be changed back to drum—as a disc brake are not designed to withstand the strains of the addition of a sidecar unit—nor does it have a parking brake which is required by law.
Think about it, you might figure it’s worthwhile just adding a sidecar model to your stable. The Ural T, for instance, is a great value at a MSRP of $10,499. The T is a no frills just the basics kind of sidecar motorcycle and it comes with the full two year warranty.
We usually recommend 80-100 lbs placed in the passenger footwell of the sidecar.
Yes, give us call and we will give you the 10 cent tour.
At this time we do not provide such assistance due to the complexity of export/import rules and processes in each country.
We don’t organize factory tours, but here is a company that works closely with the factory and provides tours; Ural Expedition and Tours.
We know it’s a tempting idea, but the answer is nyet. It has to do with importation and registration regulations across the US/Canadian border. When in Canada, buy from a Canadian dealer and when in the US, well… you get the idea.
Websites such as Russian Iron, SovietSteeds, etc.
On a VIN that starts with *X8J* the 10th digit indicates the year. If the 10th digit is a letter, then: A=2010, B=2011, C=2012, etc.
No, the machine guns were becoming incredibly hard to import, making the mount unnecessary. But honestly, we phased it out, as interest waned.
There are no plans to build the Cross-bike.
These are no longer being produced.
We do not have a set date for EFI at this time. It will not be available on 2013 models and we’ll update everyone when we set a production date.
That’s one question we love to answer. As usual the devil is in the details. For instance, the price of a Tourist model has increased from $5,995 in 1993 to $11,799 in 2012. Equipped with a calculator, you will easily find that the price increase did not exceed 3.5% annually. Adjusted for inflation it’s not shocking at all.
The Ural of today is light years away from what it was as recently as 2003, not to mention the earlier models. Brembo, Herzog, Keihin, Denso, Sachs, Marzocchi, Ducati Energia, SKF – these are just a few names of component suppliers we use to build Urals. All of these parts encounter tariffs coming into Russia and then there are tariffs on the bikes going out. Not to mention transportation costs on said parts and bikes, etc.
We are tempted to go on, but we’ll just stop with Ural T. It has a price tag of $10,499 and we have increased the price only once since the model’s introduction in 2009.
LinDen Engineering, LLC.
1237 Rogers Street
Golden, CO 80401
Carlson Performance Cycle, Inc.
3904 Evelyn Drive
Wilmington, DE 19808
Iron Horse Werks
17639 Spring Valley Road
Dade City, FL 33523
1704 N. Government Way
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
R&P Motorcyclists at Ultimate Motors
2101 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Cumberland County Cycle
314 Warren Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
Crawford Sales Company
111 South Lafayette Street
South Lyon, MI 48178
Affordable Beemers Services, LLC.
640 Mast Road
Manchester, NH 03102
Sandia BMW Motorcycles
6001 Pan American Freeway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Classic Motorcycles of Albion
115 East Bank Street
Albion, NY, 14411
168 North 14th Street
New York, NY, 11211
127 Wolfpack Lane
Durham, NC 27704
Bud’s Motorcycle R&R, Inc.
3815 Williamson Road NW
Roanoke, VA 24012
1486 County Road DB
Mossinee, WI 54455
Scrambler Cycle, LLC.
2420 12 3/4 Avenue
Cameron, WI 54822
210 Bexar Ave. West
Hamilton, Alabama 35570
Classic Motorcycles and Urals of Alaska
Anchorage, AK 99518
1001 College Road
Los Angeles Harley Davidson
2635 W. Orange Thorpe Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92833
Mark’s Custom Cycles
1533 Callen’s Road
Ventura, CA 93003
San Diego BMW Motorcycles
5673 Kearny Villa Road
San Diego, CA 92123
Triquest Motorcycles & Sidecars
2981 Lafayette Street
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Ural of Sacramento
2014 Taylor Road
Roseville, CA 95678
3321 E. Mulberry Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Harley Davidson of Pensacola
6385 Pensacola Boulevard
Pensacola, FL 32505
5100 Holopaw Road
St. Cloud, FL 34773
Iron Cross Motorcycles
2348 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Ural Cycles of St. Petersburg
2805 54th Ave. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33714
5522 NW 72 Avenue
Miami, FL 33166
Ural of Naples
3485 Domestic Avenue, Suite AB
Naples, FL 34104
222 Dundee Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
Fun Mart Cycle Center
1320 36th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
500 E. Vandalia Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
4507 Ray Street
Crystal Lake, IL 6002
More Than Motorcycles
1585 Francis Scott Key Highway
Keymar, MD 21757
URAL of New England
649 Massachusetts Avenue
Boxborough, MA 01719
Reinbold’s Sales & Service
110 N. Gera Road
Reese, MI 48757
Trikes and Bikes, Inc.
3874 I-55 South Frontage Road
Jackson, MS 39212
BMW Motorcycles of Omaha
6775 S. 118 Street
Omaha, NE 68137
Proshop Motorsports and Marine
575 W. Lake Mead Parkway
Henderson, NV 89015
Santa Fe Motor Sports
2594 Camino Entrada
Santa Fe, NM 87507
The Buffalo Scooter Company
198 Oak Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Lake City Choppers
568 State Route 3
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Wheel Sport Center
399 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Motorcycles of Charlotte
731 Westinghouse Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28273
Maxey’s Cycle, Inc.
4112 NW 39th
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
399 HWY 82 South
Locust Grove, OK 74352
101 Hawbaker Industrial Drive
State College, PA 16803
2450 Castor Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
West Hills Honda
209 Moon Clinton Road
Moon Township, PA 15108
3245 E. Colorado Boulevard
Spearfish, SD 57783
BMW Motorcycles of North Dallas
900 K. Avenue
Plano, TX 75074
Dream Machines of Austin
1401 North Interstate 35
Round Rock, TX 78664
Ducati San Antonio
12066 Starcrest Drive
San Antonio, TX 78247
Gulf Coast BMW/British USA
1210 College Ave
South Houston, TX 77587
StormSeller Motorcycles Sales
3000 E. Jefferson
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
6905 66th Street
Lubbock, TX 79424
Addictive Behavior Motor Works
3638 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT, 84415
Kottwitz Werke, Inc.
#1 Yankeetown Road
Hammonds Plains, NS B3Z1K7
Phone: (902) 221-1141
2920 Idylwyld Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7L5Y6
Phone: (306) 933-2100
Excalibur Motorcycle Works, Limited
1425 Walsh Street West
Thunder Bay, ON P7E4X6
Phone: (807) 622-0007
Old Vintage Cranks
28B Travalgar Road
Hillsburgh, ON N0B1Z0
Phone: (519) 856-2822
6860 Hwy 7
Cavan Monaghan, ON K9J6Z9
Phone: (866) 504-9005
1390 Youville Drive
Orleans, ON K1C2X8
Phone: (613) 841-9400
25 Boul Des Hauteurs
St. Jerome, QCJ7Y
Phone: (450) 436-2070
Mile 1 Recreation
12 Allston Street
Mt. Pearl, NL A1N0A4
Phone: (709) 364-9051
•Designed for the best handling and maneuverability specifically for a sidecar application
•More rigid than conventional forks—providing stability in turns
•On and off road suspension gives predictable road manners while providing durability off road
•Leading link forks improve braking, the design forces the wheel down whereas conventional forks allow the motorcycle to “dive”
•Leading forks are easy to maintain, no messy fork oil changes or regular service to worry about
•Ural has been using Brembo calipers and master cylinders since 2003 and began using full floating Brembo rotors in 2007
•For added safety, brakes are used on all three wheels including the sidecar
•Rear and sidecar brakes are linked and easily adjusted for optimum braking regardless of road conditions
•Boxer engine that has stood the test of time
•Easy to maintain
•Bulletproof design that has been continually improved for better shifting and ease of operation
•Gear driven reveres that is reliable
•The others may have reverse but rely on the starter to do all the work
•Heal and toe shifter adds more predictable and easy shifting
•Simple fluid change maintenance
•All Urals are shaft driven
•No messy chain to clean or adjust
•No belts to worry about
•Long life with little maintenance
•The only sidecar motorcycle available with two wheel drive imported in the US
•Very capable off road
•2wd will take you places you never thought possible with a sidecar
•The Jeep of motorcycles
•Fully engageable, there when you want, only when you want it
•Standard double cradle frame is the perfect fit for a sidecar
•Swing arm suspension on both motorcycle and sidecar
•Coil sprung shocks on all three corners provide excellent ride quality
•Solid steel, NO plastic or fiberglass to worry about
•Usable storage space not found with the competition
•Comfy sidecar accommodates passengers of all sizes
•Retro look with modern amenities such as windscreens, power outlets and other unique features
•Easy access into passenger seat, no need to climb over the edge to get in or out
•Bring the family, the dog, or your buddy along for the ride, no need be left behind
•Fun for the whole family