Last updated Oct 10, 2012
This is my wife's motorcycle. It's a beauty and a ball to drive. But she suffers from arthritis and riding with the clutch has become to painful for her to ride. It's garage kept, all services done and in mint condition. We purchased from a reputable dealer in the Dallas area and own the title outright.
The official version of the Ural story reads that, after a long discussion and debate, the BMW R71 motorcycle was decided to most closely match the Red Army’s requirements for a combat motorcycle. Five units were covertly purchased through intermediaries in neutral Sweden and smuggled to Russia. Soviet engineers in Moscow busily dismantled the 5 BMWs. They copied every detail of the BMW design and made moulds and dies to produce their own engines and gearboxes in Moscow. Everything about the bike was reverse engineered. Early in 1941, the first trial samples of M-72 motorcycles were shown to Stalin, who immediately approved production of the motorcycles.
The full story is here: http://www.im...ural-factory/
My wife enjoys taking our Rhodesian Ridgeback for rides in the side car to the dog park or around town. He thinks he's king of the world when he rides in the side car. We also have a Christmas wreath that plugs into the electrical outlet in the side car to light up and drive around town during the holidays. I drive and my wife wraps up in a heavy blanket with Starbucks.
Dimensions (LxWxH): 101.6? x 66.9? x 43.3?
Seat Height: 30.9?
Road clearance: 5.9?
Dry Weight: 739 lbs
Recommended max speed: 62 mph
Engine: OHV Air-cooled, 4 stroke, opposed twin cylinder
Bore & Stroke: 78×78 (mm)
Compression Ratio: 8.6:1
Rated HP @ 5600 RPM: 40
Rated Torque @ 4600 RPM: 38 ft-lbs
Fuel System: Carbureted, dual Keihin L22AA, 32mm
Clutch: Dry, dual disk
Alternator Max Output: 55amp, 770 watts
Starting: Electric & Kick starter
Transmission: 4 forward, 1 reverse
Final Drive: Shaft drive
Recommended Fuel: 91 Octane Unleaded
Tank Capacity: 5.0 gallons
Front Brakes: Brembo with full floating disk
Rear Brakes: Mechanical drum
Sidecar Brakes: Mechanical drum
Ignition System: Full electronic C.D.I.
Front Suspension: Leading link w/Sachs hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear Suspension: Sachs hydraulic shock absorbers
Wheel Size(front, rear, and sidecar): 19?
Wheel Type: Aluminum, steel spokes, cast alum. hubs
Miles per Gallon: 26-33 mpg
Trunk Volume: 2.9 cubic ft
Color: Forest Camo
Special features: On Demand 2WD
As mentioned in the specs, the bike is a WWII russian military motorcycle. What makes it stand out is the side car and camo color.
We've added driver and passenger windshields to make highway travel easier and safer. We've also had the bike jetted to work better in American climates and for a smoother ride and easier start, especially on cold mornings.
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