2014 Ural Gear-Up Review + Video —

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Ural Gear Up Outfit
Ural Gear Up Outfit

The most fun you’ll ever on three wheels (without laid)

Santa and his eight reindeer got nothin’ on the 2WD Ural When it comes to smiles per on ultimate sleigh rides, go dashing through the snow on a before any purpose-built, motorized whether fueled by petrol or food pellets.

I consider the invite to visit Redmond, and ride the 2014 model in the snow as a late-arriving Christmas So unique the experience of piloting the sidecar through such a element (California can’t produce rain, let alone it overshadowed the prior trip to Tenerife for the Ducati Monster S launch. Jealousy editors, and Brasfield, bribed and cajoled to along and ride monkey, but I was none of it.

Ballast such as would only slow me and keep the sidecar earthbound.

the Brembo front caliper and disc brake, Ural reside in a technological vacuum, unupdated for a decade or six. on its rugged reputation, mechanical and general eccentricity Ural sell to a specific demographic of but, like a big-eyed out for a walk, endear themselves to and every passerby.

Ural lobbed an applied bombshell when the company that its 2014 models being equipped with Not stopping there Ural updated the rear and sidecar from drum to disc, and the friction steering damper for a hydraulic one.

Fuel developed for Ural by ElectroJet, headlines the upgrades to the 2014 The closed-loop system utilizes ECUs that allow it to running if one ECU should fail. the EFI is a redesigned airbox and revised cam

Rain turned to sleet, to snow as we climbed in elevation up Navigating off the salted, snow-free my guide, Ural parts Nik Hays, aboard a 2010 Gear-Up made for a frontage Our destination was Snoqualmie Pass, and this point on we rode the sidecar wheel engaged.

Hard on the gas with both wheels throwing up fluffy roost, the Gear-Up belches unhindered by the slippery, wet conditions. I’m the front end back and forth in an to stay within Nik’s tracks. The sidecar crashes and bounces over the deeper pushing and pulling the motorcycle to and

I’ve only ever a 2WD sidecar once before in our Gear-Up review. but this activity transcends novelty, the question: Why don’t I own one of these? If I riding I’d be clapping my hands, up and down and squealing like a girl who just got a pony for her Yeah, it’s that and fun.

Exiting the stream the Gear-Up’s Achilles’s heel – low mounted pipes. Luckily, the separated from the pipe at the joint and we quickly and easily the two with the help of Ural’s toolkit. The 6.8 inches of ground helps reduce the frequency of off-roading hazard.

Talking with Nik, he the deep snow is making shifting difficult. I ponder a moment and realize I’m not experiencing the issue. The EFI is minimizing shifting by better air/fuel management and my ’14 bike to power through in gear the same encumbering drifts and higher elevation forcing him to row the gearbox of his older, model.

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just above idle the new air-cooled, opposed-Twin reaches 90% of its torque then hovers its peak torque output the engine reaches its redline. claims EFI, in conjunction a redesigned airbox with the volume of the old one, and a new lower-profile cam shorter durations, have to increase torque to 42 ft-lb at rpm from the 38 ft-lb at 4600 rpm of year’s carbureted model.

Ural Gear Up Outfit

The new disc brake on the motorcycle’s wheel is a single-piston Hayes caliper gripping a 256mm NG that incorporates a mechanical brake. The sidecar features a Brembo caliper and 245mm NG disc. Both brakes Brembo master cylinders.

the $2K MSRP increase, from the of last year’s Gear-Up to for this year’s, the new model’s to outperform its predecessor may be all current owners and wannabes need to the price hike. Not all’s as I experienced engine hesitation in throttle inputs, but Ural’s VP of RD, Rae, says he is working with counterparts at ElectroJet to the system.

In fact, the day I spoke Rae (after my ride) he had just a calibration update from to smooth off-idle transition. Ural owners can easily their bike’s to the latest by visiting their local

“For many years we watching other manufacturers new models after new models,” Ilya Khait, Ural and CEO. ”So we decided we needed to do more significant than the color combinations. It’s not to say we didn’t change the color for 2014, but we also made the lighter, faster, more more fuel efficient, in handling and braking – closer to riders expect from a motorcycle.”

Riding Gear

For type of adventure you need that’s both warm and Firstgear’s Kathmandu outfit fit the Constructed of 300-denier, high-density shell with Hypertex the jacket and pants both removable, insulated liners.

jacket: $329.95, Kathmandu $269.95, Kathmandu boots: Racer Advance Goretex $219.99.

The new, hydraulic steering improves front-end control riding off road and restricts wandering at freeway speeds – we noticed during our 2011 A new headlight nacelle with a light graces the front of all new as does a new wiring harness weather-tight connectors.

Ural Gear Up Outfit
Ural Gear Up Outfit
Ural Gear Up Outfit
Ural Gear Up Outfit


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