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2013 Ural Gear-Up : Coolness Factor = 64.0%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:07 am

2013 Ural Gear-Up on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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2013 Ural Gear-Up

Want to stand out in a crowd, and be able to disappear in the woods or desert? Try the 2WD 2013 Ural Gear-Up. Just like its cousin, the 2013 Ural Patrol—with its on-demand sidecar drive—Gear-Up's origins trace back to the military past of the Ural motorcycle family. The 2013 Ural Gear-Up combination is as tough as a Russian AK-47!


Despite its clearly military upbringing, the Gear-Up is equally fit for more peaceful missions, such as fishing or hunting trips. If outdoor adventures are not your forte, you can still amaze your friends with the motorcycle's ability to blaze over outdoor obstacles or urban challenges. Did we mention its irresistible camo paint schemes?

The 2013 Ural Gear-Up is available in Forest Fog, Gobi Desert Camo, or Forest Camo.




2013 Ural Gear-Up Features and Benefits

Boxer

Reliable, stout, and proven, the boxer layout could be the last engine you ever ride. Air cooled, and elegant, this motor is the heart of every Ural we build.


Powdercoated Finish

Tough, uniform, and incredibly sharp, some 2013 models received powdercoated—not painted—finishes.


Brembo & Sachs

Stop with ease—Brembo full floating disc on the front—and know the terrain—Sachs suspension.

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2013 Ural Gear-Up - Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $14,099 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $14,499 CDN


MSRP: $14,099*
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
Displacement: 749cc
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 Fog, Gobi Desert Camo, Forest Camo
Special features: On Demand 2WD
Warranty: 2 years parts and labor, unlimited mileage
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, delivery, and dealer-installed options. Dealer prices may vary.
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Re: This week: 2013 Ural Gear-Up : Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:08 am

This week on the Cool Wall we go from the street cruising V-Star 650 to today toughest Russian 2WD motorcycle with sidecar available. The 2013 Ural Gear-Up might not be everyone's cup of vodka, but what you do think of it?

This video will give you some idea of what this "tough as AK-47" motorcycle is all about:

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Re: This week: 2013 Ural Gear-Up : Vote Today

Unread post by storysunfolding » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:29 am

You need a picture of the shaft from the powered rear wheel to the sidecar wheel. That's the main thing that makes this puppy anyway cool.

For the price of a ural, you can buy a modern motorcycle (say a yamaha 900), and bolt on a nicer aftermarket sidecar. If the ural would go to all disk brakes and update the powerplant so it can achieve and sustain freeway operations then I'd give it a nicer vote, but for $14k and a design from 1940- it's uncool. Only the 2wd feature keeps it from fail.
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Unread post by dr_bar » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:36 pm

I'll leave the price out of the Ural's awesomeness. If I could afford to keep two bike insured, this could be a second choice for me. Ever since I first saw this at an M/C show, I've been very intrigued. Just watching the mfg's videos is enough to make me consider this bike. Yes, it's outdated, yes, it could use a new power plant, but to me, neither of those take away from the bike itself...
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Unread post by sunshine229 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:31 pm

It doesn't really matter about justifying it, a Ural with a sidecar is just plain Awesome! :mrgreen:
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Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:47 pm

AAWESOME no other way to put it!!!!
That machine and variants there of has got some serious history as well as just being super cool!!!!!
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Unread post by Wrider » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:50 pm

I'm with Storys on this. Upgrade to a powerplant able to sustain 80 MPH with a loaded sidecar, switch to disc brakes, and it's awesome. As is it's cool to me, but no way am I paying 14K for the EXACT same bike they were selling in the 40s.
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Re: This week: 2013 Ural Gear-Up : Vote Today

Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:09 pm

I should have read the specs before I voted. I voted cool, but this bike can't even go on a road trip.

I vote fail due to the lack of power.
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Unread post by madjak30 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:26 pm

I voted cool...more for the style & feel of the bike, but really it should be less (reasons stated above)...but I like the idea of an all season bike...and the Spyder is even more than that, so ...

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:03 pm

blues2cruise wrote:I should have read the specs before I voted. I voted cool, but this bike can't even go on a road trip.

I vote fail due to the lack of power.
Maybe this helps? "Top speed is somewhere past 70 mph, but we found the sweet spot to be somewhere between 55 and 65 mph. " - Autoblog

My 1980 Honda CB400T had 43hp and I could do 145km/h / 90mph. But the CB400T was quite light (400lbs), the URAL with a side car is much heavier and less aerodynamic, so...

I can't say 40hp is a lack of power, nor should because of this it would change your mind, but it is something to think about. :D

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Unread post by storysunfolding » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:51 pm

I'm sure it was great for moving guys and gear through the woods at slow speed in ww2, but now we have atvs :lol:
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Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:26 am

Well thats true but lets see if they are still making those things in 70 years :mrgreen: as a matter of fact you can still buy the Wehrmacht BMW knock off unchanged now that says a bit about the legs of the design :cowboy:
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Unread post by Wrider » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:06 pm

Oh I guarantee they'll be around. Faster, more maneuverable, more stable... I've been to 80 on a 500 cc quad, and they're at almost a liter in some cases now.
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Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:57 pm

I won't deny that when you first pull up this thread and look at that first picture of the Ural, the gut reaction is "Wow! That's freakin' AWESOME!"

And if, on further investigation, I had discovered we were voting on a 1:16 scale diecast replica of a WWII icon, my vote would stay Awesome.

But this is an actual, honest-to-god vehicle with an engine, lights, tires, the whole shebang. Oh, and a $14,000 sticker price. And when viewed in that light, the luster starts to fade fast.

Activist Atheists should carry around a picture of the Ural in their pockets, and whip it out when arguing against the idea of Intelligent Design. We take away the pillion in favor of a luggage rack, then reinstate passenger capability with the addition of a sidecar...thereby taking away that whole '1-track' concept of motorcycles in general. Then we slap in an underpowered engine and a low geared transmission, and route the whole thing through a transfer case so we can send power to that pesky 2nd track. When we're done, we've got no top end, no fuel economy, less manuverability than a motorcycle ought to have and enough seats for two people.

Then, we tell someone they need this for the trail? Hunting, fishing? Really?

This is 2013. For $14,000 you could have a gently used Toyota Tacoma with a brand-new Honda FourTrax Foreman ATV in the bed. You'd have more luggage space, be more comfortable, use less fuel, have the same top speed offroad and twice the top speed on the highway if you wanted it. And all you'd be giving up is the option for 1-track manuverability -- which, incidentally, you could exercise on the Ural at the cost of all that luggage capacity. (-:

Fail.

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Unread post by montanalifter » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:46 pm

The video of it going through snow and rough terrain is awesome, but i would be tempted to drive it to work all winter. I would not want to wind it all out just to keep up with traffic though.

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Unread post by sapaul » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:24 am

I went awsome for the reason that this bike is not pretending to be something it is not, It's tough, go anywhere and as for touring, that depends on the type of touring you want. I would be more than happy to have this baby in one of our deserts for a week or two
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Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:00 am

This video addresses all of our issues and it is super fun to watch!!!!
And they call it heavy, slow and overbuilt. I'll give it durable, but in an area where the highways run 70 and the interstates run 75-80, it's recommended top speed of 65 mph just doesn't cut it. I can take secondary roads, but that means I take an extra 30-45 minutes to get anywhere assuming no traffic.

Buy a new Vulcan 900, Vstar 950, V-strom 650 or other tug, throw on a sidecar of choice and you address all the issues at a lower price.
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Unread post by Hanson » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:18 am

We have highways in Texas with higher speed limits than the Ural rig's top speed. Perhaps it would be fun on a west Texas ranch for hunting but there are much more practical choices for that application. I love the idea of a sidecar rig, but the Ural is a niche novelty item with a largely nostalgic appeal.

Consider the Ural Solo sT motorcycle - 8k for a 40hp 745cc carbonated 4 speed outdated bike for about the same price as a Moto Guzzi V7 Stone. The Ural motorcycle does not get any better by attaching a sidecar. A good sidecar rig starts with a good motorcycle.

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Unread post by Tony216 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:35 am

Motorcycles are so supposed to be practical?

Let's face it, if practicality was the only important factor in buying a motorcycle, we'd all be driving a Ford Focus.

While it's a not a bike I would be interested in for myself; I can understand the appeal of buying a brand new, old POS. If I had more money to spend on toys, I would love a Morgan. Much like a Morgan, I don't think Ural is trying to market this bike as anyone's primary means of transportation. It's opportunity to drive a time machine. IMO, that's cool.

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Unread post by storysunfolding » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:50 am

Why would I pay $14k for an antiquated garage queen in an area where a garage adds an extra 70,000-100,000 to the cost of a house? :lol:
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