BMW electric outfit

Electric outfit for long-distance riding

Spanish design student Iago Valino imagines an electric future with a BMW outfit with a batteries house in the sidecar for long-distance riding. His BMW concept drawing is not sanctioned by BMW Motorrad, but they must surely be paying some attention. One of the biggest problems with electric motorcycles is fitting a big enough battery …

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URAL electric sidecar prototype

Ural Motorcycles unveils first electric sidecar

The iconic boxer heads sticking out the side are missing on the first electric sidecar prototype from Ural Motorcycles. Ural Electric Prototype is just the first development phase and there is no word on when — or if — the finished product will come to market. The Russian company estimates it would take about two years …

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Ural AIR with drone

Ural AIR outfit adds drone

Ural Australia will import the Russian Ural AIR outfit which includes a DJI Spark drone and a special discrete and waterproof compartment with a launching platform! Only 40 of the models will be released worldwide costing $27,990 (+ on road costs), says Ural Australia spokeswoman Clare Mailler. “We’ve certainly been getting quite a few enquiries …

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2017 Ural Australia

Ural Australia offers free outfit rides 

Ural Australia is offering free demo rides on their range of outfits, but the only catch is you have to ride to Uralla in central NSW. That’s not such an impost as it could mean a great ride up the Oxley Highway. The inaugural Ural Australia Open House and Demo Event will be held on …

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Ural Ice Run 2015

Ural Ice Run returns in 2018

Aussies are expected to be among the foolhardy entrants in the sixth Ice Run riding Ural outfits across 2000km of the world’s deepest frozen lake. Six were involved in the 2015 Ice Race and four last year, so there are bound to be more crazy Aussies in the March 2018 event. The Ice Run travels across …

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WWII veteran Arthur J Werner Sr buried in Harley sidecar

WWII veteran buried in Harley sidecar

A World War II veteran in Pennsylvania has been buried in his sidecar after a funeral procession towed by a motorcycle. There are many motorcycle hearses available for hire to take ex-riders to their final rest stop. However, this is believed to be first time a rider has been buried in a sidecar. Former steel …

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2017 Ural Australia

Ural upgrades 2017 sidecar fleet

The 2017 range of Ural sidecars have received some electronic upgrades, cosmetic styling improvements and some striking new colours including Terracotta Metallic. We caught up with Ural Australia spokesman Mat Hodge while in Walcha last week and he showed us the new Ranger in Terracotta Metallic he had just put together from the packaging crate. …

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Ural - Many riders think riding a sidecar or "outfit" would not be fun and that they aren't even motorcycles.

So you think sidecars aren’t fun?

Many riders think riding a sidecars or “outfits” would not be fun and that they aren’t even motorcycles. However, these two videos may change your view on outfits not being fun to ride. The first shows some of the gruelling tests the two-wheel-drive Ural outfits are put through in their native Russia. The second is …

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Ural North America

Ural proves its worth in North America

As North America takes over Australian distribution of Ural sidecars, the former boss heads north to Alaska, Canada and the Pacific Northwest to test the rugged vehicle. Ural Australia GM Clare Mailler assures customers that it’s business as usual as the North America distributor, Irbit MotorWorks of America (IMWA), takes over distribution. She says they will …

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Ural Ranger in Sage Green quality

Ural works on improving build quality

Ural has no new models for 2016, but is working on improving the quality of its three models including new off-road engine mapping suitable for Australian conditions. Ural Australia claim that the world’s only sidecar motorcycle factory still operating is now focussing on raising the quality control of parts and improving assembly procedures. “Ural starter …

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