While some 50,000 people protested against Vladimir Putin’s anti-democratic Moscow council elections, the Russian leader was riding a Ural sidecar to a bike show.

Putin rides Ural as thousands protest

While 50,000 protested against anti-democratic Moscow council elections, Russian leader Vladimir Putin was riding a Ural sidecar to a bike show. You can guess which event the Russian TV news led with … The above “Boss” video is from the Russia Insight supposedly “independent” YouTube channel that has “no affiliation to any government, organisation or company”. …

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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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Chand Jjang CJ650 bobber is a rip off of the Triumph Bobber - powered by CFMoto 650cc parallel twin

Chinese rip off Triumph Bobber

Chinese motorcycle manufacturers are not known for their unique designs and this latest rip off is another example of a classic copy. Looking like a Triumph Bobber, the  Chand Jiang CJ650 is powered by a 650cc parallel twin from Chinese compatriot CFMoto. We asked Australian CFMoto importers Mojo Motorcycles about the bike and they said …

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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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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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2015 Ural cT tourer sidecar

Ural lowers ride, raises price

Ural has lowered the suspension of their T tourer outfit to release the cT version. The Russian company says the suspension changes to the outfit are “quite subtle”, but the price change in Australia is almost $2000 more at $20,340 (+ORC). The Ural cT gets lower clearance by changing from 19-inch wheels to 18-inch and using …

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