The new 2016 Ural Sahara Gear-Up 2WD sidecar motorcycle takes the off-road capability of the unique Russian machine to a whole new level.
The 2016 Ural Sahara Gear-Up 2WD is based on the standard Sahara. That means you get on-demand two-wheel drive, spare tire, luggage rack, 2.3 cubic feet of trunk space, reverse gear, and other features, and adds many popular features for off-road adventures.
The Gear-Up gets many of the features off-roaders add to make the Ural ready for the dirt. Outfitted with a black jerry can, utility shove, toolbox gas tank, tool kit, bumpers, sidecar spotlight and black Cordura tonneau cover for the sidecar, the 2016 Ural Sahara Gear-Up (price: $17,999) is ready to take on surprisingly difficult challenges, and take two along for the ride if you like without worrying about keeping your balance.
There is also an Upgraded Off-Road Package for the hardest core adventure Ural riders. For an additional $1999, Ural offers an Upgraded Off-Road Package that includes a Givi windshield, LED headlight and sidecar fog lights (with rock guards), various additional racks, enduro bench seat, hand guards, reverse foot pedal, and a 12-volt adapter.
Even with the Ural Sahara Gear Up and Upgraded Off-Road Package, there’s still more to add. Ural also offers a $1499 black ceramic-coated exhaust, as well as Heidenau K37 mud tires. There are also mounting points for a Warn ProVantage 2500-s winch, which is essential for crossing Siberia after the spring thaw.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the much anticipated Yamaha MT-10 SP. That’s the model with the Ohlins semi-active suspension. It’s only been available in Europe for the last couple of years, but finally the good news is, that it’s coming to America. The big question is, whether the extra 3k you’re going to have to pony up for the Ohlins is actually worth it, or perhaps there’s just not that much improvement over the stock KYB suspension that has suited the Yamaha MT-10 so well until now?
In the second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with Val Collins. Val grew up on motorcycles and learned to love speed, however her real love is Formula 1 tunnel-boat racing. These are the guys and gals that are strapped into a tiny cockpit and then hurtle down the straights at 120 mile per hour and pull 5G in the corners. We attended the recent season finale in Lake Havasu and watched our friend Mike Quindazzi try to take the win. Val chats with Teejay about her love for two-wheels and tunnel-boats. Yeah, it’s crazy stuff.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode and have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!