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2012 Ural T - Voted: Awesome

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:12 pm

2012 Ural T

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2012 Ural T

We've thought a lot about what you really want. And the crystal ball said you are long due for some true FUN... and an unbeatable price tag. We tried to distill the essence of Ural to one lean and clean package - a functional, affordable sidecar motorcycle with a touch of style and a promise of great adventure.

Ural introduces a low priced basic sidecar model – The Ural T


Many details of the Ural motorcycle with sidecars have been continuously improved over the last few years. Of course, this investment in quality has lead to an increase of the retail price.


This price has been achieved by reducing the equipment levels to only what is necessary in the same way as Henry Ford did with his Model T.

The Ural T does not have a rear passenger seat, spare wheel, engine protectors, windshields and similar.


In order to speed up and simplify the production, the Ural T will only be painted in black. No chrome, everything will be black.
Of course all the missing parts can be added to the Ural T later if the customer requires these luxuries.

In the USA the Ural T has been on sale for over a year and it has proved very successful. The sales show the Ural T appeals to young people and owners new to sidecar riding. The all black trim is really cool. The sidecar appears slimmer, cleaner and more modern.

With the price below $10.000,00, this new vehicle is also an interesting option compared to purchasing a used Ural. Low mileage, nearly new, second-hand Urals are scarce in Europe. Obviously customers who buy the Ural, do so for a life-time. Once you have one, you do not give it away again.

Existing Ural owners like this situation, because a well cared for, low mileage Ural will hold its value very well.

With the model T, the Ford Company had the biggest selling car world wide over a long time period. Ural produced the most popular factory built motorcycle and sidecar until the middle of the 90’s. With the Ural T, Ural wants to replicate this success in market leadership.


Colour: Black with red pinstripes
Features: Single saddle seat






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2012 Ural T - North American Specifications
USA/Canada MSRP Price - $9,999 USD in Flat Black or Olive Drab



Dimensions (LxWxH) mm/inches: 2580 x 1700 x 1100 / 101.6 x 66.9 x 43.3

Seat Height: 785 mm / 30.9 inch

Road clearance: 150 mm / 5.9 inch

Dry Weight: 335 kg / 739 lbs

Recommended max speed: 95 km/h / 62 mph

Engine: OHV Air-cooled,4 cycle,opposed twin cylinder

Bore & Stroke: 78x78 mm

Compression Ratio: 8.6:1

Displacement: 749 cc

Rated HP @ 5600 RPM: 40

Rated Torque @ 4600 RPM: 52 Nm / 38 ft-lbs

Carburetion: Dual Keihin L 22 AA, 32mm

Clutch: Dry, dual disk

Alternator Max Output: 55amp, 770 watts

Starting: Electric & Kick starter

Transmission : 4 forward, 1 reverse, shaft drive

Recommended Fuel : 91 Octane Unleaded

Tank Capacity L/gal: 19/5.0

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

Wheels Size, front, rear, and sidecar: 19"

Wheel Type: Aluminum, steel spokes, cast alum. hubs

Miles per Gallon (average): 26-33 mpg/11-14 km/l*

Trunk Volume: 2.9 cubic ft

Special features: 2WD model features engageable sidecar drive shaft

Warranty: 2 years parts and labor, unlimited mileage
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Re: This Week's Bike: 2012 Ural T - Vote & Discuss

Unread post by Johnj » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:24 pm

Retro Cool
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Re: This Week's Bike: 2012 Ural T - Vote & Discuss

Unread post by storysunfolding » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:26 pm

The ural is such a unique setup that I couldn't go with anything other than Awesome.

A complete sidecar rig from the factory with a reverse gear, potential for sidecar drive shaft, a locking trunk, plenty of cockpit room and leading link steering is incredible at $10,000. Getting a nice sidecar by itself costs $4-6k without all the mounting hardware, setup and upgraded steering for ease of us. The only draw backs are the top speed and possibly the retro look. All in all, a nice rig.
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Re: This Week's Bike: 2012 Ural T - Vote & Discuss

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:36 pm

Whoa Johnj, you are fast on this one!!

Dang, just posted the above then storysunfolding beat me to posting... wowzers.

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Unread post by storysunfolding » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:30 pm

What can I say? The Ural draws them in. If nothing else, it sparks curiosity!
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Re: This Week's Bike: 2012 Ural T - Vote & Discuss

Unread post by jstark47 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:22 pm

Ural's are Cool. They are made of cool-tonium. Period. :rocking:
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Unread post by MmeMagpie » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:07 pm

It has a sidecar, and it is a Ural. It is made of both awesome and win.

I would get one for looks, of course, but can't get past the low top speed and atrocious gas mileage for an every-day vehicle.
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Unread post by dr_bar » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:02 am

OK, I voted cool, but then I've always thought so about the Ural. I think what will really count is comments from the King of Ural himself, Gummi. So, what does the King say???
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Unread post by mogster » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:06 am

Big fat cool from me

To put a new retro look sidecar model into the market deserves a cheer :clapping:
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Unread post by Markg1 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:24 am

Kinda like it...cool for me!
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Re: This Week's Bike: 2012 Ural T - Vote & Discuss

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:03 am

jstark47 wrote:Ural's are Cool. They are made of cool-tonium. Period. :rocking:
This.

Plus you can ride them in all sorts of conditions and greatly extend your riding season (for those who have winter).
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Unread post by HYPERR » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:32 pm

Since the engine is a complete theft and ripoff of a BMW airhead from the WWII era, I should severely dock points for that. However I am going to be lenient this time and give it an awesome rating. :mrgreen:
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Re: This Week's Bike: 2012 Ural T - Vote & Discuss

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:03 am

I voted: Awesome

$10k and you get a sidecar plus legendary "built tough" reputation and some interesting URAL history thown in for free as well. Maybe because the Ural T (in fact all URAL models) haven't really evolved a lot over the years that they have been able to be so reliable and basic (one follows the other there for sure), easy to work on and fix. I am not sure how refined they are or how powerful on the road (40hp and 38 torque isn't much in as a number for a 739lb unit).

In these times of economic stress it is good to see companies like URAL offering something to it's customers at a low, low price.

$10k is a steal when you also consider it will extend your riding season...if you want to try riding on snowy roads!

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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:09 am

totalmotorcycle wrote:$10k is a steal when you also consider it will extend your riding season...if you want to try riding on snowy roads!
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Looks like tons of fun!
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Unread post by sunshine229 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:21 am

This has to be Awesome! I love the coolness of Urals and I think it's wicked they are providing a cheaper option now for those who don't want to "invest" more than 10K for a motorcycle.

And I love this statement from Ural:

"Obviously customers who buy the Ural, do so for a life-time. Once you have one, you do not give it away again."

Cocky? Maybe. But probably very true!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: 2012 Ural T - Voted: Awesome

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:05 am

Thanks for voting on this great bike. The 2012 Ural T finished Awesome 56% and will be recorded in our Cool Wall at that. Voting to remain open (as always) and feel free to keep the discussion going...

New Cool Wall bike now up for this week: The 2012 Hyosung GT650 here: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=44610 ... Awesome, Cool, Uncool or Fail... your votes decide.

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