Ural x Motul Collaboration

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Adventure seekers from across the globe look no further than Ural Motorcycles when they want to take life to the limit. Motul has an excellent, specific range of products which operate in extreme conditions, and it has now entered in a multi-year agreement with Ural to become official lubricant partner to provide lubricants for our whole range.

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Together with Motul’s products, our motorcycles will become true bulletproof vehicles for Off-Road use everywhere in the world.
— GEORGE KURMACHEV, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR OF IMZ-URAL

The Motul x Ural bike will be featured at a number of motorcycle events this summer. Feel free to stop by the Motul booth at any of the events listed below to check out this one of a kind Ural first hand.

We are pleased to reinforce our OEM portfolio with a true lifestyle brand, and it is great to have such an iconic brand as Ural become part of Powersport’s DNA for the benefit of many riders worldwide
— ANTON MALYSHEV, MOTUL HEAD OF POWERSPORT
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Bob and Van Test the 2019 Gear Up

Long time Ural Owners and friends Bob Vanarsdall and Van Le came up to the Ural headquarters in Redmond and tested our new 2019 Gear Up. We’ve always relied on feedback from our customers. Most changes to the product start there. Bob and Van are true enthusiasts and have acquired a deep knowledge of Ural over the years and models. Their thoughts and impressions were important for us to hear. We’d like to share them with you.

With almost 6 inches of snow on the ground and a tempurature of 28F it was starting to feel like we were at the factory in Irbit rather than Redmond, WA.

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Van Le is as dedicated a Ural owner as they come “One of the first Urals I bought, I took apart, then bought another one to figure out how to put it back together”

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The test ride took us up curvy mountain roads and snow covered scenery. Truly testing the bike in all applications.

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So far I’m very very impressed with the bike
— Van Le
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Bob coming in hot for a corner “the bike feels lighter, it’s a lot more responsive”

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If you’re into a Sidecar Motorcycle, this is the one
— Bob Vanarsdall

Van and Bob talking tech specs about the 2019 Ural Gear Up. For more content and behind the scenes footage, check out Van Le’s youtube channel.

Learn more about the 2019 Ural Gear Up

Sidecars in the Snow

For many motorcyclists, snowfall means it’s time to winterize the bike and put it in storage. But for Ural riders, it means “fun” is in the forecast! A good example of this mindset is Motul, our official lubricant partner and sponsor of the ZIMKHANA event that took place last winter in Russia (see video below).

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This year, the Motul Russia event featured sidecar racing in Novosibirsk, a city located in Central Siberia. The temperature clocked in at -25 C (-13 F), but that didn’t keep these fanatics from having a bit of winter fun.

The sidecar keeps the rig upright, providing confidence and stability on the slippery snow and ice.

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Take it from TopSpeed.com, “the folks at Ural don’t want you to quit riding just because winter arrives. Back in the day, you needed a one-horse open sleigh to go dashing through the snow. Today, you need a Gear-Up.”

“A four-season adventure bike
with on-demand two-wheel drive”

In a past review by Motorcycle.com, they summed up their experience on the 2WD Gear Up by saying,

“With both rear wheels throwing up fluffy white roost, the Gear-Up belches forward unhindered by the slippery, wet conditions.”

Motul knows how to have fun; if you missed last year’s ZIMKHANA, click play on the video above! The sidecars were a hit with the crowd as they raced around festive obstacles and drifted on the icy surface.


Check out this cool custom build by @finecustommechanics in Moscow, a creatively modified Ural Gear Up used to tow motorcycles in the snow and ice.

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We want to the thank Ural riders everywhere for sharing their sidecar adventures with the world. We love seeing pics and videos on social media so post with #uralmotorcycles and we may share your story!

 
 

Video: Gear Up Review

Here’s a real-world perspective of our Gear Up by Jamie Robinson, aka MotoGeo, where he tests the 2WD capability, the hauling potential, and the overall fun factor of Ural sidecar motorcycles.

“The wife, the kid, the dog; everybody seems to love being in the sidecar.”

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MotoGeo creates inspirational motorcycle travel stories, spearheaded by ex-motorcycle racer, Jamie and his wife Ely. He takes many two-wheeled adventures, often solitary trips, so the Ural has really opened him up to experiencing motorcycling with his family.

If you haven’t see our blog post featuring Jamie’s adventure with his wife and son, click here to read and watch the video.

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“So many things that these sidecars can be used for!”

Learn more about the 2WD Gear Up by clicking here.

Belanglo Forest Adventure

Sit back and enjoy this beautiful film of Ural sidecars and their pilots exploring forests in Australia. It was filmed and produced by this collaborative team: Hamilton Media, Frame Collective and Gasoline Motor Co. with motorcycles provided by Ural Australia.

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Some of these photos were shot in the Belanglo State Forest of NSW, Australia. The Urals were right at home in the towering pines and dusty roads. Also fitting the part is the apparel featured throughout this adventure by Blackbird Motorcycle Wear.

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“We got lost somewhere in the Belanglo Forest with nowhere to go…and it felt amazing.”

Blackbird Motorcycle Wear is an edgy evolving range of the retro, crafted for the urban rider’s love of the journey whatever the destination. They want riders to have a choice, both in terms of technical performance and individual style.

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Gasoline Motor Co. is a renowned custom motorcycle workshop from Sydney, Australia. The Waterloo based headquarters contains a full service workshop and showroom which features new and second hand motorcycles as well as apparel and helmets.

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Ural Australia is the importer and distributor of Ural sidecar motorcycles. They’re based in northern NSW, Australia with a showroom in Uralla as well as other dealer locations in the country.

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You don’t need a destination, just pick a direction and go.

A Ural adventure can happen on a ride to nowhere. Sidecars provide non-stop fun whether you’re touring on the paved backroads or blasting forest trails. And, you can bring tons of supplies and gear with you!