2009 Ural Gzhel
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– 2009 Ural Gzhel
2009 Ural Gzhel
Allow us to introduce Ural Gzhel – a very special Ural Tourist hand painted in the 14th century pottery painting style by our own Svetlana Zyryanova.
Svetlana is an employee of the IMZ factory Paint Department. Some of the things she does at work is polishing the paint and applying camouflage spots onto Gear Ups. In her spare time, Svetlana is an accomplished artist. She became very interested in taking on a project of painting Ural Tourist in an exclusive Gzhel style. It was an exciting opportunity for her creativity to take the lead and make something unique and exquisite. She chose her own paint, the brushes, she came up with the design and patterns and hand painted every detail in her own spare time. The result was amazing! We are proud now to present to you her beautiful work of art. On the left side panel one can see Svetlana’s signature and the date – September 2008.
Why Gzhel and what’s “Gzhel”?
Gzhel is an example of traditional Russian folk art with roots going back to the 14th century. The art of gzhel pottery and design originated from the settlements southeast of Moscow along Gzhelka River. Today this well-known design of blue ornaments on white background is one of Russia’s cultural gems. Gzhel evolved from pottery to the famous blue-patterned fine porcelain known for its makers’ exquisite taste and excellence in craftsmanship.
We decided to dress one Ural in the finest design that centuries of tradition afford us; share with you the talent of the people at our factory and demonstrate what they can actually do.
This motorcycle looks like the finest porcelain figurine, but luckily it is not as fragile… and one can actually drive it! The beautiful hand painting on all body parts is clear coated for protection so that you can really show it off on the road.
How to buy Gzhel Ural?
It is truly one of a kind Ural and we just can’t bring ourselves to putting a price tag on it. That is why we will offer it on eBay on April 3 at noon EST with the help of one of our dealers. The delivery of the motorcycle will take place at a dealership close to the winning bidder.
The winning bidder will also receive a special souvenir – an exclusive bottle of Gzhel vodka … with at least some vodka left inside.
The last but not the least – we will donate 10% of proceeds from the sale of Ural Gzhel to the Irbit Children School of Arts to support local arts program in Irbit.
2009 Ural Gzhel – Specifications
Ending Bid: $13,500 USD
Maximum speed of motorcycle 105 km/h 65 mph
Dry mass of motorcycle 736 lb
Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight 1344lb.
Noise level below 80db
Fuel consumption 26 – 31.3 mpg
Length 2580 mm / 8 ft
Width 1700 mm / 5 ft 6 in
Height 1100 mm / 3 ft 6 in
Road Clearance 125 mm / 5 in
Seat height 840 mm / 33 in
Wheel base 1470 mm / 58 in
Type 4 stroke, overhead valves, opposed twin-cylinder
Displacement 749 cc
Cylinder bore 78 mm
Piston stroke 78 mm
Compression ratio 8.6 :1
Rated horsepower 23 KW / 45 BHp
Rated rotational speed 5600 RPM
Rated torque 52 N -M @ 3750 RPM
Lubrication system Dual system of forced lubrication and splashing
Lubricant SAE 20W/50
Carburetor type 32 CVK Keihin
Number of carburetors 2
Air cleaner Paper Filter Element
Fuel 91 octane premium unleaded gasoline
PCV Valve Internal Breather
Ignition system Electronic Ignition
Spark plugs NGK BP7HS or Equivalent
Ignition timing Automatic advance
Alternator 50 amp / 14 Volt
Battery Interstate FAYTX-20HL or equivalent
Headlight Wagner, 7″ round sealed beam
Clutch Dry double-disk clutch
Gearbox 4 speed gearbox with reverse
I gear 3.6
II gear 2.28
III gear 1.56
IV gear 1.19
Reverse gear 4.36
Speedometer drive ratio 0.4
Final drive ratio 4.62
Fuel tank (gasoline) 5 Gal / 19L
Reserve (gasoline) .5 Gal / 2L
Engine (oil) 68 Oz / 2L
Transmission (oil) 34 Oz / 1 L
Final drive (gear oil) 4.5 Oz / 105 ml, Tourist Model 3.5 Oz / 135 ml
Shock Absorbers (shock oil) 105 ml / 3.5 oz
Brake Reservoir DOT 3 or 4 brake fluid to upper line
Frame Tubular welded
Rear wheel suspension Swing arms with spring shock absorbers
Front fork Leading link
Sidecar Cushioned body (on rubber cushions) and wheel with hydraulic spring shock absorber
Sidecar drive Steel shaft driven by final drive. User Selectable for (Patrol and Gear Up only) engagement.
Brakes Disc-type with hydraulic drive on front, Shoe type with mechanical drive on rear and sidecar wheels
Tires 4” x 19”
Front 32 psi cold
Side 30 psi cold
Rear 40 psi cold