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– 2012 Ural Solo sT Review
2012 Ural Solo sT
Plain and simple the ST has a breadth of ability utterly absent from modern motorcycles. It is competent on the highway, at home on back roads where it can comfortably cruise or be ridden relatively fast and is also capable on gravel or dirt despite the road-biased tires.
What does a small motorcycle company do during the cloudy times? Make the best of it!
Ural, famous for its 2wd sidecar motorcycles went to create a solo motorcycle that would capture the best of Ural – its simplicity, versatility, the classic lines.
Think of it as a bike that could have been produced by Ural in the 1970’s if the engineers were allowed to fulfill their ambition for a performance two-wheeler.
We took care of unfinished business and put together a motorcycle that answers the need for something functional, simple and reasonable. Just what a real motorcycle should be – a universal bike for your daily trips and weekend getaways whether on a street, highway or even a forest road …with the feel of a genuine classic ride and all modern day components.
Unlike any “normal” motorcycle company we invited our owners and even motorcycle journalists to participate in the development. We opened the prototype to the public, got feedback, took notes, made changes…
We’ll say no more – here are some quotes and reviews:
“Individualists Unite! Russian manufacturer Ural prides themselves on building bikes with Iron Age-era stoutness and no-nonsense utility.”
“…the ST has a breadth of ability utterly absent from modern motorcycles. It’s competent on the highway, at home on back roads where it can comfortably cruise or be ridden relatively fast and is surprisingly capable on gravel or dirt despite the road-biased tires… the Ural ST is a motorcycle, plain and simple.”
“This is a unique bike, it seems able to adapt itself the road, and riding conditions. Once again the Ural analogy applies, the Swiss army knife of motorcycles. A sport bike, a supermotard, a cruiser, an enduro, and a freeway mile marker…My only complaint is that I have to give it back…”
“The handling is outstanding. It’s a short wheel base and it will turn as soon you think about turning. Nimble is the word for this machine. I think we’re seeing a Russian Hooligan bike.”
“I found this motorcycle just down right pleasant. If I was going to buy another bike for commuting or putting around on the weekends Ural has got my attention.”
“I rode my Arctic Gear Up 1500 km from Bodega Bay to Redmond (WA) just to test ride the Solo T. It’s an awesome solo bike. I felt right at home as soon as I got on it. I rode city street, mountain roads and freeway. It has plenty of acceleration. It handles sweeping turns and city streets with ease.”
Ural A La Carte
Ural A La Carte means: we’ll build every sT to order the way you want it. Here’s how it works.
The starting point is the base model in flat black. It comes with straight stainless steel exhaust, standard gas tank, black trim, single tractor seat and a black rear fender rack. You can choose to order additional equipment and/or upgrade from standard specification.
Test your imagination, choose the options you want (unless you are going for the base model). The motorcycle you order will be built at the factory and delivered to your dealer exactly in specification you chose from the menu!
The MSRP for the base model is $7,199. This excludes the usual: taxes, title and licensing, registration, destination charges and dealer setup. Dealer prices may vary and are subject to change. Prices for optional color, material and equipment are valid only at the time of placing the order.
2012 Ural Solo sT – North American Specifications
USA/Canada MSRP Price – $7,799 USD in Flat Black or Olive Drab
Displacement, cc: 745
Engine type: OHV air cooled 2 cylinder 4 stroke “boxer” (flat twin)
Valve per cylinder: 2
Bore and stroke (mm x mm): 78mm x 78mm
Max output (hp): 40 @ 5600 rpm
Max torque (ft-lbs): 38 @ 4500 rpm
Fuel system: Carbureted, twin Keihin L22 AA
Ignition: Full electronic CDI
Starting: Electric & Kickstart
Clutch: Dry, double disc
Transmission type: Manual
Primary drive (rear wheel): Driveshaft
Final drive ratio: 3.89
Dimensions (LxWxH): 85.0 x 30.7 x 42.5
Seat height: 30.3
Dry weight: 441
Recommended Fuel: 91 Octane Unleaded
Tank Capacity L/gal: 5 galon
Front Brakes: 4 Piston Brembo caliper w/floating rotor
Rear Brakes: Brembo caliper w/ fixed rotor
Front Suspension: Marzhocchi Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension: Sachs Hydraulic shock absorbers
Wheels Size: 18”
Wheel Type: Steel rim, steel spokes, cast alum. hubs
Miles per Gallon (average): 47
Warranty: 2 years parts and labor, unlimited mileage
2012 Ural Solo sT – Australia Canada Specifications
Australia MSRP Price – See dealer for pricing in AUD
See above specs.
2012 Ural Solo sT – European Specifications
EU MSRP Price – See dealer for country pricing.
See above specs.
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.