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2012 Ural M70
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– 2012 Ural M70

2012 Ural M70 Review

It has become a tradition that every fall we come out with limited edition series.

This November we celebrate 70th anniversary of the legendary Irbit Motorcycle Factory and introduce two very special models: M70 with sidecar and M70 solo.

This motorcycle pays homage to its veteran predecessor, the original M72. The M72 was essentially a copy of a BMW R71, the best sidecar motorcycle of the time. A rugged, all terrain motorcycle, capable of carrying three people and heavy loads, was ideal for mobile troops.

The first M72’s built by the Irbit Factory were sent to the front lines in February of 1942 and were used by the troops in the Battle of Stalingrad. 9,799 M72’s served in reconnaissance and dispatch detachments, and were also used to evacuate the wounded from battle fields during the War. Read more about M72 and IMZ history.

M70 is based on the Retro model. It is painted in olive drab, the sidecar has a machine gun mount and its tonneau cover is made of canvas similar to the one used on the M72. Just like the M72 it also includes a spare wheel and shovel. The tear drop gas tank is decorated with a replica of the first factory badge (circa 1956). The motorcycle features a tractor style seat and luggage rack on the rear fender. Each anniversary M70 also comes with a special commemorative plaque.

While M70 keeps the aesthetics of the original M72, it is also an extraordinary road going sidecar motorcycle. The M70 comes equipped with 18″ aluminum rims, 40 mm Marzochhi telescopic forks, Sachs shocks, Brembo front disc brake, and other modern features. A longer wheel base and lower sitting sidecar make this model the fastest and best handling Ural.

 


 

2012 Ural M70 Features

– New for 2012

Ural Introduces 70th Anniversary Edition Motorcycles

Ural, the legendary Russian manufacturer of sidecar motorcycles celebrates its 70th anniversary with two special edition models.

It was a brutally cold November of 1941. The Nazis were at the outskirts of Moscow, preparing for the all-in assault on the Soviet capital. At the same moment, in a small town of Irbit, located on the eastern slopes of the Ural Mountains, 2000kms away from Moscow, a freight train arrived with the machinery, materials, and drawing boards. With this train came people with an impossible task to build a factory in the middle of a Siberian winter and produce combat sidecar motorcycles for the Red Army.

The motorcycle that was to be built at the Irbit factory was called M72. The M72 was essentially a copy of a BMW R71, the best sidecar motorcycle of the time. A rugged, all terrain motorcycle, capable of carrying three people and heavy loads, was ideal for mobile troops. The Nazis were to be beaten with their own weapon!

The first motorcycles built by the Irbit Factory were sent to the front lines in the middle of 1942 and were used by the troops in the Battle of Stalingrad. During the War, 9,799 M72’s served in reconnaissance and dispatch detachments, and were also used to evacuate the wounded from battle fields.

After the war the factory continued producing motorcycles with sidecars and built over 3 million outfits. People who laid the foundation of the factory would have never imagined that 70 years later this factory would remain the only sidecar motorcycle manufacturer in the world and Ural would become a cult motorcycle.

We dedicate the Anniversary Edition M70 to those who built the first M72’s.

M70 is based on the Retro model and is offered in sidecar and solo versions. M70 is not a copy of the original M72, but it bears resemblance to its veteran predecessor. The motorcycle is painted in olive drab, the sidecar has a machine gun mount and its tonneau cover is made of canvas similar to the one used on the M72. Just like the M72 it also includes a spare wheel and shovel. The tear drop gas tank is decorated with a replica of the original factory badge. The motorcycle features a tractor style seat and luggage rack on the rear fender. Each anniversary M70 also comes with a special commemorative plaque.

While M70 keeps the aesthetics of the original M72, it is also an extraordinary road going sidecar motorcycle. The M70 comes equipped with 18” aluminum rims, 40 mm Marzochhi telescopic forks, Sachs shocks, Brembo front disc brake, and other modern features. A longer wheel base and lower sitting sidecar make this model the fastest and best handling Ural.

The total Anniversary Edition production run is 30 sidecar and only 10 solo motorcycles (solo not available in Australia).







 

2012 Ural M70 – American Specifications
USD MSRP Price – See dealer for pricing in USD

Model: NPS50

ENGINE
Engine Type 49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke It might be just 49cc, but this feisty, lightweight engine has plenty of get-up-and-go power for around-town riding.
Induction 15mm CV carburetor with automatic choke You can count on spot-on throttle response and gas-sipping fuel economy, thanks to the Ruckus? automatic-choke-equipped carburetor.
Ignition CD
Bore And Stroke 37.8mm x 44mm
Compression Ratio 11.9:1

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Automatic V-Matic belt drive Honda?s sophisticated, automatic V-Matic™ belt-drive system provides seamless shifting and ample power at any speed.

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension Twin-downtube fork; 2.2 inches travel
Rear Suspension Single shock; 2.6 inches travel
Front Brake Drum
Rear Brake Drum
Front Tire 120/90-10
Rear Tire 130/90-10

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 49.8 inches
Seat Height 29.0 inches The plush, well-padded seat tops out at a low, confidence-inspiring 28.9-inch while also adding to the scooter?s overall rugged urban styling.
Curb Weight 194 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 1.3 gallons
Miles Per Gallon 114 MPG – Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

OTHER
Emissions Meets Current CARB and EPA standards.
Available Colors White/Red, Black
Model Id NPS50

FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Duration One year
Description Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

 


 

2012 Ural M70 – Canada Specifications
Candian MSRP Price – $3,069 CDN

Engine Type Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement 49 cc
Bore & Stroke 37.8 mm x 44 mm
Compression Ratio 11.9:1
Valve Train SOHC, 2-valve
Fuel Delivery 18 mm CV with auto choke
Transmission Automatic V-Matic
Final Drive Belt
Front Suspension Twin downtube fork; 56 mm (2.2 in.) travel
Rear Suspension Single shock; 66 mm (2.6 in.) travel
Tires 120/90 – 10 front; 130/90 – 10 rear
Brakes Front drum; rear drum
Ground Clearance n/a
Seat Height 735 mm (28.9 in.)
Wheelbase 1,265 mm (49.8 in.)
Curb Weight 88 kg (194 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
Fuel Capacity 5 litres
Colour White/Red, Graphite Black
Warranty 1 year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus

 


 

2012 Ural M70 – European Specifications
EU MSRP Price – See dealer for country pricing.

Model not available in Europe


All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

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