2014 Ural Sidecar Lineup—Most Comprehensive Upgrade In 10 Years

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2014 Ural Sidecar

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  • Jon B.

    Rad. Lets hope for the best, the world needs more metal bikes and dogs riding as passengers.

    • Scott Jones

      Dogs definitely love to come along for the ride.

  • Emmet

    ‘well known quirks’? A customer has a sidecar-equipped Ural. I believe he’s on his third motor… still a cool bike, and riding in the sidecar is a cool experience.

  • Lourens Smak

    must-see website for Ural fans: http://www.thetimelessride.com/

  • http://thecrumb.com/ thecrumb

    I so want to ‘try’ a sidecar… seems like the perfect 2nd bike. But I don’t know anyone who owns one so a test ride is out.

    • Generic42

      The dealer’s have demo days where you can do test rides. There is also Soviet Steeds, those guys are happy to give rides if you are close.

  • thegreyman

    I just don’t see a reason for owning a bike like this. Part of riding a bike to have some mobility- doesn’t the sidecar kill that??? That being said, I have yet to try one out- so who knows, maybe they are fun.

    • Generic42
    • Spike Flintrop

      Reason for owning a Ural? Where I live it’s the sand and gravel roads, crossing the pond size puddles and the adventure of riding National Forest trails where you wouldn’t take your HD or Honda cruiser or any sport bike. And it’s about riding to the store and coming back with a case of beer and several bags of groceries on board.

  • Campisi

    Presumably the Solo sT receives the engine-related updates as well, yes? I don’t see why they’d leave that one model with carburettors.

    • Ilya Khait

      Yes, only a little later in the year

  • Jack McLovin

    Quirks? Hmmm, let’s see: requires 91 and gets terrible mileage, needs very frequent oil changes, tops out at 65 mph and costs as much as a rocketship from Honda or Kawasaki.

    • Ilya Khait

      Did you check the actual figures for 2014?

      • Jack McLovin

        I can’t find them easily, what I can find is that the current lineup requires oil changes every 1,553 miles and in the FAQ you recommend a spare engine (practically) should be taken along, in parts of course, on a long road-trip. BRB off to the bank to draw 16 G’s for the privilege of owning a relic.
        But seriously though, aside from EFI a fractional increase in power and disc brakes all around. what else is improved? What’s the new bikes’ MPG top speed and service interval? Do I still need to bring spark plugs, intake boots, and a spare clutch cable every ride or is the 2014 Ural half as reliable as a 1974 Honda?

        • Ilya Khait

          Jack, you need to educate yourself. Start here http://www.imz-ural.com/ural-rolls-largest-package-upgrades-ten-years/

          • Jack McLovin

            I don’t want to beat this into the ground but I still don’t see the service interval. And if you can update it so thoroughly and keep the same price why was the old one so expensive? Quirks and all I’d get one if it was half the price, considering what can be had from other manufacturers for $8K.

            • dave neale

              There isn’t a factory side car rig for 8k. Actually, there isn’t a factory side car rig other than ural, at any price. Nor is there another street legal 2wd set up.

    • Paul Elliot

      OK, but that is not what you buy a URAL for…different mission.

      • Jack McLovin

        What are they for?

        • Paul Elliot

          Going places you would never take a sport bike, taking a ton of gear, adventuring , being different. Might not be your cup of tea, but it appeals to me. I do ride an Enfield, so maybe that explains a little. :-)

          • ms

            Moved from CA to VA with my herd of bikes and bought a KMZ instead of a car for snowy icy days. Just the ability to be this stubborn is almost worth the price of admission.

  • LiberalNightmare

    I really want one of these, but as much fun as it would be, its too damn slow.
    I think I’d be better off with a harley or goldwing sidecar rig for the higher speeds I need to ride highway safely.

  • VagrantCoyote

    Triumph should make a Scrambler or Bonneville with a sidecar from the factory, I bet they’d steal close to 100% of the sales of Urals and actually pack some performance and reliability into them.

    • Dan Kearney

      You might be right, but all the Ural owners I know (Including myself) don’t buy a Ural for its performance. My current 2010 Ural has been perfectly reliable. That includes a two-week 4,500 mile ride I took through the US and Canada this past Summer. Cheers.

      • Fava d’Aronne

        I don’t mean to come across as a smartass, and I do love urals: but being able to go for 4500 miles in two weeks across the US shouldn’t be considered as a reliability feat, but as something that any decent bike should do. I have been doing 4-5000 miles trip every summer for the past 20 years, with Japanese, Italian and American bikes. The only time I had a problem was with an Aprilia.

        If one can’t rely on a bike to last a 4500 mile trip then that bike sucks.

        • Dan Kearney

          Good Point. I don’t mean to imply that taking a Ural on a 4,500 mile trip is a feat of endurance either. I just mean to point out that it is something that modern Urals have no problem accomplishing. It wouldn’t be necessary to make such a statement, but most folks I read with negative opinions of Urals either don’t own one or are posting hearsay. Mentioning your issue with the Aprilia demonstrates that any manufacturer’s bike can have a problem from time-to-time. Cheers.

    • HammSammich

      It’s actually not a bad idea, but I wonder if such a set up could conceivably use a 2WD system like most Urals. If money (and garage space) were not an issue, I’d love to have a sidecar rig for winter riding, but Ural’s 2WD system seems like it would be more capable in the snow than a traditional sidecar setup.

  • Jonathan Ward

    I’ve always had a soft spot for Ural sidecar combos, these improvements just make them more practical for everyday use. Definitely considering getting one for when it’s super icy or snowing, will be much safer than my Fazer!

    • Ilya Khait

      MSRP is from $12,400 to $16,000 depending on the model

      • Jonathan Ward

        Cheaper than over here in the UK then, $16,000 (£9,800) for a base model!

  • Fava d’Aronne

    This is one of those bikes that I dream of owning at some point. But boy, those prices are so effective at keeping me away.

  • Hooligan

    Disc brakes, fuel injection?

    Damn, I’ll be returning my membership card for the Communist party.
    You can actually do tours out into the Steppes from the Ural factory. Camping out and roughing it, great fun. Incidently if you want old Russian/East European classics cheap, Cuba is full of
    them. A friend of mine has a container full of old CZ’s, Jawas and MZ’s
    on it’s way back to Europe. He did not pay more than $50 for pristine
    vintage bikes.

  • frankfan42

    Any word yet on pricing. Brembos and FI are not cheap. Is the price going to leap up quite a bit?

  • Generic42

    If anyone is wondering what type of adventures the Ural is for, go enjoy this wonderful travel log of a man and his dog riding the continental divide from Canada to Mexico

    http://www.rebelpacket.net/2013/07/26/gdr-introduction/

  • Brian

    @WesSiler – So, where are you going to test ride one and give us a fair and honest comparo that doesn’t involve you breaking any of yourself in the process?