World Cup Ural Style

As the World Cup picks up speed, productivity slows down at offices and schools worldwide. The staff here at Ural Motorcycles is committed to our work, but our passion for soccer consumes us! So, we broke away from the desks for a bit to get our football fix.

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At Ural, we like being different.

That’s why you’ll find us throttling down the sideline for a helmeted head ball. As we share in the universal fun of soccer, we take pride in how our motorcycles also unite young and old, bridge divides, and make people smile.

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Soccer and Motorcycles Unite!

The team at Ural loves soccer. Our children play the sport and our families spend time together watching matches on TV. As we all gather together to see how the World Cup unfolds, we hope your favorite team does well!

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Happy Father's Day

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When Father’s Day comes around, we’re often contacted or sent photos by sidecar families from around the globe sharing their stories of togetherness. We love it. And we love that Ural motorcycles play a big role in combining quality family time with motorcycling. Here are photos that have come across our desk and continue to make us smile.

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“The Ural Sidecar is an amazing way to share motorcycling with my disabled son.”

Stephen Trudeau takes his son Devin for rides in the mountains, in the neighborhood, in parades and everywhere. What a great dad! Photo at right by JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers


Mike Escamilla
Mike Escamilla

Mike Escamilla is a BMX pro, stuntman, and perhaps most importantly, a sidecar pilot for his daughter Luna.


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Mihai Barbu is an incredible photographer and seasoned world traveler. He and his wife and son spent months traveling the world on their Ural Gear Up. Here they are at the highest point of their 17,000 mile journey, Tajikistan. Mihai said his son enjoyed the trip,

“I can guarantee you there isn't a child in the world that wouldn't enjoy riding in a sidecar motorcycle!”


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Donni Reddington and her father Don spent 10 days traveling around Washington state via motorcycle sidecar to raise awareness for Alzheimer's. They're also pictured at the top of the article.


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Jamie Robinson Ural Splashin
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Jamie Robinson explored Southern California on our 2WD Gear Up with his family. He actually flew his dad in from England for a visit and weekend of camping and fishing. See the story here.


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Good Spark Garage Camping with Ural cT

“We wanted to find a place off the beaten path where we could explore nature; the Ural helped get us right down into the heart of it all.”

Corey Wilkinson took his sons on a camping trip with his Ural cT, which made his father-son experience even more memorable.


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Here’s Dave and Jon Heindl, the father-and-son team behind Heindl Engineering. Jon is president of the company while his dad, Dave, is the vice-president and sales manager of this Ohio-based Ural Dealership.


Dustin Coldicott

Dustin Coldicott an avid sidecar rider with his family, knows that rides in the Ural will bring smiles to his kids' faces. Surely these little ones will have many stories to tell about riding with dad.


Ural makes a great gift idea.

If your kids ask what you want for Father's Day, Ural is a great gift idea. ;) Send them to this page. Or if you're a father of little ones, treat yourself to the best dad-mobile out there. We even have some special offers currently available. Happy Father's Day!

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Camping Near Mount Fuji

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We recently received this set of photos from our Ural Japan team, featuring an event called "YBC." It's an annual motorcycle event where riders camp within a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji. Sounds like the ideal Ural adventure! Photos by Koichi Inagaki

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Mount Fuji can be seen from Tokyo on a clear day, thought it is about 60 miles away. It’s the highest mountain in Japan (2nd highest in Asia) which provides a beautiful backdrop. Towering over everything around it, Fuji stands at 3,776.24 m tall (12,389 ft). 

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This adventure was made up of a traveling community of fresh air fanatics who came together under one big sky. 

Riders packed all their dietary needs, cooking utensils, and tents. Of all the motorcycles, the Urals were clearly the best pack mules, loaded with all the necessary goods and supplies.

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A sidecar adventure starts the moment you start the engine.

There's something about the introspective time spent camping that is a good match for motorcycling. After a night of spending time with friends and sleeping under the stars, hopping on a motorcycle and propelling yourself through the trees and rocks simply adds to the continual outdoor experience.

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 Riders prepare to ride toward Mount Fuji where they will set up camp. 

Riders prepare to ride toward Mount Fuji where they will set up camp. 

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A beautiful sunrise awaits the campers at YBC, with a majestic greeting from Mount Fuji in the distance. Where would you travel if given a chance to pack up a sidecar and venture out? So many places in the world are waiting to be explored and we've got the perfect adventure-mobile to do so! 

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Overland Expo West 2018

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The scene at Overland Expo West just outside of Flagstaff, Arizona defines the adventurous spirit. It's a place where Urals are right at home. The guys at Kalaber Creations are regulars here, known for hosting a Ural campsite full of their own sidecars and attendee rigs. Here’s a photo re-cap of their time at the recent 2018 event.

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Kalaber owner and experienced adventure traveler, Mark Tetreau is a Ural dealer from Prescott, AZ who has developed several Ural accessories of his own design. He has been attending Overland Expo West since 2012.

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"Overland Expo—where adventure begins and friendships last."

This premier overlanding event features countless adventure-related vehicles, gear, and variations of aftermarket equipment. Many of the sidecars on the grounds were mobile showrooms, customized with bags, hardware and travel enhancements.

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It’s become an annual challenge for a growing group of women to hop aboard a Ural and power it forward for a certain distance. This year, they smashed the record with 17 passengers and 1 pilot.

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The sidecar community is abundant here.

These outdoor enthusiasts like being ready for any kind of terrain and whatever mother nature throws at them. That’s why the Urals are crowd-pleasers here. Several sidecar riders displayed their rigs at the Kalaber booth since many of Tetreau's bikes were being used in demonstrations and by show organizers.

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Elspeth Beard and Carla King: Many, many miles have been logged on motorcycles by these accomplished women.

"The Ural caravan was a super hit!" –Esteban from Kalaber Creations

At one point, a Ural caravan was seen parading through the grounds nearly 20 sidecars deep. So, if you plan on attending next year’s Overland Expo West, you’ll definitely see many Urals crawling around the event. If you’re on the other side of the country, you can also check out Overland Expo East in Asheville, NC.

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 Adventure motorcyclist and travel writer,  Carla King , takes a ride over the recently-built log bridge.

Adventure motorcyclist and travel writer, Carla King, takes a ride over the recently-built log bridge.

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VIDEO: Rigorous Quality Testing

The Ural Board of Directors isn't made up of guys who are just desk jockeys or pencil pushers - they're riders. And they take quality assurance seriously. Each year they plan a trip to truly test their machines in challenging conditions.

Watch the video!

 The test riders in this feature are the company's accountants, plant managers, controllers, etc.

The test riders in this feature are the company's accountants, plant managers, controllers, etc.

Awhile back, a longer version of this video made its way around the internet and became a hit with Ural riders. We received many comments like, "this video is why I bought a Ural!" Or when faraway friends ask what kind of bike they ride, they'll send them that particular video.

Are your friends curious about why you ride a Ural? Send them this article!

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People also ask how the Urals in the video can be submerged while crossing such deep, swift waters. Quick answer: They have breather tubes added (see pic above). Overall, what you see is the true workhorse nature of these motorcycles and how they can tractor through some daunting obstacles.

"Badass!" –Gerald in Louisiana

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Ural + MTB Adventure

“This was the video that sold me on a Ural. Great stuff!” –Sawyer in Canada

Some motorcyclists brag about speed or horsepower or how long they can ride a wheelie - to each their own. At Ural Motorcycles, we're more interested in smiles per hour and engineering unstoppable fun. If rocks, water or rough stuff stands between you and more fun, throw your Ural in 2WD and carry on!

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"Leave it to the Russians to build a beast like that!" –Adam in California

 After a deep water crossing, the guys bail water out of the tub of the white Ural.

After a deep water crossing, the guys bail water out of the tub of the white Ural.

"This is why these are the best f***ing bikes ever." –Instagram comment

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