From Russia, with love
All the news in the motorcycle/scooter biz seems to be bad at the moment. Sales are down, if not way down for everyone. Except Ural motorcycles.
Ural’s U.S. distributor (which is based in Redmond, Wash.) reports a 39% increase in sales over the previous year.
Dave Burgess of Ural USA told me there are several reasons for increased sales. Mainly, it’s a matter of the word getting around about the Ural’s durability. “They don’t break,” he said.
The advancing age of the riding population is a big factor as well. Look around, and you’ll see more Harley trikes, and even Gold Wings with training wheels (!). Urals are all sidecar bikes (with 2-wheel drive, no less). No need to put your feet down. And with prices starting at $9,999, much more affordable than a trike conversion.
While Urals have had a military look, there are now attractive color schemes and several trim levels from which to choose.
I must admit, I’m curious to try one of these on for size. Learn more about them by clicking here.