2010 Ural Patrol T | Motorcycle Preview

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In this modern world of über performance superbikes and excessive displays of chrome the minimalist, Russian-built Ural is a breath of motorcycling fresh air.

The first time I saw one I was transported back to my youth when I had a prized military motorcycle sidecar toy that I used to thrash around a dirt pile in our alley.

With its captivatingly macho, rugged militaristic presence, the new Ural Patrol T is the world’s only on-demand two-wheel-drive sidecar, utilizing a drive shaft to engage the outrigger wheel.

Emboldened with a 749cc OHV air-cooled flat-twin engine, Brembo brakes and a reverse gear, the Ural is a sport utility motorcycle designed to traverse virtually any kind of terrain you might want (or have) to encounter.

As a planted three-wheel vehicle (with two-wheel-drive capabilities) the Ural is exceptionally well suited for ice, snow, mud, sludge, wet, and sand.

The Ural’s appeal is in its stout military appearance. The olive drab paint scheme screams a purpose-built military utilitarianism.

This persona is reinforced with mention in the Ural press kit (in good humor–with hints of truth) that “nothing on the Ural can’t be fixed with a hammer and sickle.”

MSRP$12,399
Model NumberIMZ-8.1037
Dimensions (LxWxH) mm/in2580x1700x1100/101.6
x 66.9 x 43.3
Seat Height
mm/in
813/32
Road Clearance mm/in150/5.9
Dry Weight
kg/lbs
320/705
Recommended Max Cruising Speed65 mph
EngineOHV Air-cooled,4
cycle,opposed twin cylinder
Bore & Stroke78×78
mm
Compression
Ratio
8.6:1
Displacement749 cc
Rated HP @
5600 RPM
40
Rated Torque @ 4600 RPM38ft-lbs
CarburetionDual Keihin L 22 AA,
32mm
ClutchDry,
dual disk
Alternator
Max Output
55amp, 770 watts
StartingElectric
& Kick starter
Transmission4 speed with reverse and
shaft drive
Recommended Fuel91
Octane Unleaded
Tank
Capacity L/gal
19/5.0
Front BrakesBREMBO
with full floating disk
Rear BrakesMechanical Drum
Sidecar BrakesMechanical
Drum
Ignition
System
Full electronic C.D.I.
Front SuspensionLeading
link w/Sachs Hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear
Suspension
Sachs Hydraulic shock
absorbers
Wheels SizeFront,
rear, and sidecar 19"
Wheel TypePainted steel, steel
spokes, cast alum. hubs
Miles per Gallon (average)26-33
mpg/11-14 km/l*
Trunk Volume2.9 cubic ft
ColorOlive Drab
Warranty2 years parts and labor,
unlimited mileage