The Ural Web Board

There are quite a few forums now that enable all of us to talk about our passion—riding Ural motorcycles—but prior to these forums there was the Ural web board. While it hasn’t been updated in quite some time, it is still an amazing collection of information and material on Ural sidecars and motorcycles.

Find the Ural web board here:

Final drive oil level should be checked with the dipstick treaded in.

2014 Urals will be available for purchase at dealers across the country in February, 2014.

Beasley Motorsports
1208 Gloucster St
Brunswick, GA, 31520
(912) 234-6446

The EFI Ural will compensate itself at different elevations.

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
NAK seals
SKF bearings
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

Denso alternator
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)

75″ long, 24″ wide and 18″ tall

From  700lbs for Ural T to 730lbs for Gear Up. Find detailed specs here.

Retro and M70 – 1,140lbs, other sidecar models – 1,325lbs

Approximately 600lbs. Please make sure that your full loaded Ural does not exceed maximum permissible weight as outlined in Technical Specifications. Also make sure you use tire with appropriate load rating. Please remember: the heavier the load on your motorcycle is, the harder it will be on the powertrain to maintain the cruising speed and you should expect lower fuel economy and shorter tire life.

A well maintained carbureted 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. An EFI Ural (2014 model year and on) has significantly better fuel economy, somewhere in the range of 31-37 MPG depending on riding conditions.

It depends on your riding situations. Stock Duro HF 308′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.

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

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 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.

Pre-2013 Urals were 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

Starting 2013 and on we have been using Sikkens™ paint. Please contact your dealer to obtain the Color Map code for the paint of your Ural.

Interstate Battery # YTX20L-BS

Wal-Mart Battery # ES20L-BS

Odyssey Battery # PC545

The recommended battery for a 1996 Ural kickstart only is an Interstate # 12N9-4B-1.

A good place to start researching rider training is at Evergreen Sidecar/Trike Training, or check our sidecar safety page under the support section of our website.

Believe it or not a sidecar training manual does exist! You can find the color version here and a black and white version here. There is also a free resource on our website in Support section: How To Ride Ural 

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 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 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 …

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.

Unfortunately, IMWA does not have resources to assist customers in individual importation into the U.S. Due to the difficulty (read: red tape), and the time required—with regards to importation and certification of individual bikes—this is something we are unable to help with.

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.

The short answer is no. The long answer is that Ural motorcycles are not on the approved list for permanent importation from US to Canada. All Urals imported into US meet US safety requirements and all Urals imported into Canada meet Canadian safety requirements. So it is unfortunate but at this time we do not have available resources to assist customers with individual permanent importation of Ural motorcycles from the US to Canada.




We don’t organize factory tours, but here is a company that works closely with the factory and provides tours; Ural Expedition and Tours.

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 factory Cross-bike, however our European colleagues came up with a Cross-type sidecar which can be installed on any Ural except  Retro and M70 models. You can order this sidecar set up from your dealer but do expect fairly long lead time and a pretty hefty price tag.

These are no longer being produced.

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.

Frozen Motorworks
1001 College Road
Fairbanks, AK
(907) 451-7600

KP Cycles
2033 Nuuana Ave, Suite 19B
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 372-8085

LinDen Engineering, LLC.
1237 Rogers Street
Golden, CO 80401
(720) 344-1877

Carlson Performance Cycle, Inc.
3904 Evelyn Drive
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 892-2200

Iron Horse Werks
17639 Spring Valley Road
Dade City, FL 33523
(352) 567-6000

Lawrence’s Motorcycles
1704 N. Government Way
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
(208) 664-8032

R&P Motorcyclists at Ultimate Motors
2101 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 336-9185

Geezer’s Garage
233 Woodgate
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 764-0633

Cumberland County Cycle
314 Warren Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 210-6701

Crawford Sales Company
111 South Lafayette Street
# 782
South Lyon, MI 48178
(248) 437-8107

BMW Motorcycles of Omaha
6775 S. 118 Street
Omaha, NE 68137
(402) 861-8488

Affordable Beemers Services, LLC.
640 Mast Road
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 665-9269

Sandia BMW Motorcycles
6001 Pan American Freeway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 589-0763

Classic Motorcycles of Albion
115 East Bank Street
Albion, NY, 14411
(585) 589-0763

Works Engineering
168 North 14th Street
New York, NY, 11211
(615) 669-6757

Bombar’s Beemers
127 Wolfpack Lane
Suite B
Durham, NC 27704
(919) 450-7450

Mike’s Cycle & Marine
205 South High Street
Waynesboro, TN 38485
(931) 722-5970

Jackel Motorsports West
3719 Hwy-90
Brookshire, TX 77423
(281) 934-4444

Sealy Cycle Service
13555 FM 1458 #2
Sealy, TX 77474
(979) 877-0999

Wildfire Motorcycle
6905 66th Street
Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 783-8884

U-2 Cycles
1486 County Road DB
Mossinee, WI 54455
(715) 693-6201

Scrambler Cycle, LLC.
2420 12 3/4 Avenue
Cameron, WI 54822
(715) 458-0894

545 Main Street
Ralston, WY 82440
(307) 754-7033

Motorsport Superstore
210 Bexar Ave. West
Hamilton, Alabama 35570
(205) 921-7777

Classic Motorcycles and Urals of Alaska
6705 Rosewood
Anchorage, AK 99518
(907) 336-6833

GoAz Motorcycles
15500 N. Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 609-1800

Scooter and Auto Source
251 S. Montezuma Street
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 443-5510

California Boss Hoss
1414 Pacific Coast Highway
Harbor City, CA 90710

Los Angeles Harley Davidson

2635 W. Orange Thorpe Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92833
(714) 871-6563

Mark’s Custom Cycles
1533 Callen’s Road
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 658-9199

San Diego BMW Motorcycles
5673 Kearny Villa Road
Suite A
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 560-2453

Triquest Motorcycles & Sidecars
2981 Lafayette Street
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 855-8358

Ural of Sacramento
2014 Taylor Road
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 784-2444

Hymark Motorsports
175 E. Spaulding Avenue
Pueblo West, CO 81007
(719) 547-3478

Unique Rides
3321 E. Mulberry Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 416-5986

Adventure Motorsports of NWF
6330 Pensacola Boulevard
Pensacola, FL 32505
(850) 466-5324

Holopaw Ural
5100 Holopaw Road
St. Cloud, FL 34773
(407) 892-1901

Treasure Coast Harley Davidson
4967 SE Federal Hwy
Stuart, Fl 34997
772 287 3871

Ural Cycles of St. Petersburg

2805 54th Ave. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33714
(727) 527-9672

Ural Miami
5522 NW 72 Avenue
Miami, FL 33166
(786) 236-0447

Lynch Cycles
1404 Mayport Road
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
(904) 247-1622

Blue Moon Cycle

752 W. Peachtree Street
Norcross, GA 30071
(770) 447-6945

BBK Motorsports
222 Dundee Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 697-2250

Fun Mart Cycle Center
1320 36th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 762-9624

Moto Italia
500 E. Vandalia Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 692-6770

4507 Ray Street
Crystal Lake, IL 6002
(815) 526-3342


Flat Out Motorcycles
8118 E. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219
(317) 890-9110

Flat Out Powersports
390 State Rd. 37 North
Martinsville, IN 46151
(765) 342-6335

321 Kawasaki
2405 W. Central Ave.
El Dorado, KS 67042
(316) 321-7433

Cove-Side Wheel & Ski
560 Moosehead Trail
Newport, ME 04953
(207) 368-2252

V.T. Cycles
179 N. Raymond Road
Poland, ME 04274
(207) 210-8826

More Than Motorcycles
1585 Francis Scott Key Highway
Keymar, MD 21757
(410) 259-4250

URAL of New England
649 Massachusetts Avenue
Boxborough, MA 01719
(978) 263-9000

Reinbold’s Sales & Service
110 N. Gera Road
Reese, MI 48757
(989) 755-0612

Leo’s South
16375 Kenrick Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044
(952) 435-5371

Trikes and Bikes, Inc.
3874 I-55 South Frontage Road
Jackson, MS 39212
(601) 502-1234

Cruisin’ 66
4941 N. Towne Centre Drive
Ozark, MO 65721
(888) 805-4426

Dave Clark’s Forever Endeavor Cycles
21 E. 5TH Street
Eureka, MO 63025
(636) 938-7336

Reno’s Powersports KC
13611 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64145
(816) 942-8900

Poet Motorcycles
1815 Euclid Avenue
Helena, MT 89601
(406) 457-8230

Reiter’s Kawasaki
430 Main Street
Billings, MT 59105
(406) 252-9341

Hats Off Motorsports
812 S. Fort Crook Road
Bellevue, NE  68005
(402) 333-4272

Proshop Motorsports and Marine
575 W. Lake Mead Parkway
Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 564-8895

Xtreme Machines
700 Highway 33
Millstone, NJ 08535
(732) 786-9696

Cycle House
219 North Main Street
Forked River, NJ  08731
(609) 242-8477


Santa Fe Motor Sports
2594 Camino Entrada
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 438-1888

The Buffalo Scooter Company
198 Oak Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 845-5020

Lake City Choppers
568 State Route 3
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518) 563-4360

Wheel Sport Center
399 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 636-7235

Motorcycles of Charlotte
731 Westinghouse Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28273
(704) 882-6106

Heindl Engineering
4440 Quaker Trace Road
Eaton, OH 45320
(937) 787-3686

Ural of Cleveland
7315 Aurora Road
Aurora, OH, 44202
(330) 562-5200

Maxey’s Cycle, Inc.
4112 NW 39th
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 946-0558

Quantie Sales
399 HWY 82 South
Locust Grove, OK 74352
(918) 479-8797

Ural Portland
2318 NW Vaughn Street
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 222-3779

Raceway Ural, LLC
2700 19th Street SE
Unit 3
Salem, OR 97302
(503) 588-7227

Kissell Motorsports
101 Hawbaker Industrial Drive
State College, PA 16803
(814) 861-7890

Philadelphia Cycle
2450 Castor Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
(215) 533-5200

West Hills Honda
209 Moon Clinton Road
Moon Township, PA 15108
(412) 262-2200

Outdoor Motorsports
3245 E. Colorado Boulevard
Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 642-7731

Bumpus Harley-Davidson
2250 NW Broad Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 849-8025

European Cycle Sports
900 K. Avenue
Suite 100
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 881-0774

Dream Machines of Austin
1401 North Interstate 35
Round Rock, TX 78664
(512) 735-5151

Ducati San Antonio
12066 Starcrest Drive
Suite 110
San Antonio, TX 78247
(210) 403-2100

Gulf Coast BMW/British USA
1210 College Ave
South Houston, TX 77587
(713) 944-7951

StormSeller Motorcycles Sales
3000 E. Jefferson
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
(972) 263-5400

Addictive Behavior Motor Works
547 W 700 S
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
(801) 839-3999

Frontline Eurosports
1003 Electric Road
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 381-7620

Vespa Arlington
3210 10th Street North
Arlington 22201

South Sound Motorcycles
3605 20th Street East
Fife, WA 98424
(253) 922-2004

Ural Northwest
5100 Pacific Highway #101
Ferndale, WA 98248
(866) 411-8725

Stex Motorsports
123 East Sprague
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 474-1456

Fuel Powersports
4345 Highway 33
West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 338-3684

Steve’s Service Center
N 7431 HWY 13
Phillips, WI 54555
(715) 339-4656

St. Croix Ural
2060 Hwy 65 N
New Richmond, WI 54017
(715) 246-2959

Shail’s Motorcycles, Ltd.
3-19862 96th Ave.
Langley, BC V1M3C1
Phone: (604) 513-1376

SWM Adventure Motorsports, Ltd
3041 Lakha Road
Kelowna, BC V1X7W1
Phone: (250) 807-2697

Ames Motorsports
15618 – 111th Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5M2R7
Phone: (780) 483-2266

Destination Cycles, Inc.
#3-73 Eastlake Crest NE
Airdrie, AB T4A2H4
Phone: (403) 948-6940

Kottwitz Werke, Inc.
#1 Yankeetown Road
Hammonds Plains, NS B3Z1K7
Phone: (902) 221-1141

Cossack Cycles
1952 Herman Ave
Saskatoon, SK S7M 0N8
Phone: 306-242-2040

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) 855-9445

Ural Canada
6860 Hwy 7
Cavan Monaghan, ON K9J6Z9
Phone: (866) 504-9005

Wheelsport LTD
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