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Ural M 66 with sidecar


IMZ-Ural (Irbitskiy Zavod) is a Russian maker of sidecar motorcycles. Recently the has developed a solo motorcycle no sidecar.

In 1940, the Soviet acquired the design and production for BMW R 71 motorcycles and sidecars. The first model was finished in 1941. factories were to be located in Leningrad (now Saint and Kharkov, but due to the approach of Nazi troops, the Moscow facilities moved to Irbit, and the Leningrad and facilities to Gorkiy (now Nizhny Novgorod).

A similar is the Soviet (now Ukrainian) motorcycle. Both Ural and motorcycles are sometimes known by the name, “Cossack motorcycles,” was used between 1973 and by SATRA in the United Kingdom.

for the M-72 were later to the Nanchang Aircraft Manufacturing a Chinese industrial firm, to the Chang Jiang.

The origins of the are linked to developments in the Eastern during World War II. The Soviet was preparing for possible military by Nazi Germany. Joseph ordered the Soviet military to in all possible areas, including the forces that would be the Soviet Union against German panzer tanks, troopers, and special forces.

Mobility was especially stressed the Soviet Union had witnessed the of the blitzkrieg on Poland.

A meeting was at the Soviet Defence Ministry to up with a model of motorcycle would be most suitable for the Red The Red Army wanted to modernize its after the suspension of the Winter War Finland. The motorcycles used up to point had not worked satisfactorily; technology was outdated and the manufacturing was not adequate to endure the often Russian climate and terrain.

The was “modeled after a late-1930s BMW bike called the R71, Nazi Germany provided to the Union after the countries a nonaggression pact in 1939.” Germany invaded the Soviet this part of the history out of favor.

According to official after lengthy discussion, the BMW R71 was found to most closely the Red Army’s requirements. Five were covertly purchased some Swedish intermediaries. engineers in Moscow dismantled the BMWs, reverse engineered the BMW in every detail and making and dies to produce their own and gearboxes in Moscow.

Early in the first prototypes of the M-72 were shown to Stalin who the decision to enter mass One of the original BMWs purchased the Swedish intermediaries still and is on display in the IMZ-Ural factory

In 1941, BMW began series of the R75 and ended production of the R71.

As escalated, a factory was set up in Moscow hundreds of Russian M-72 motorcycles. The Nazi Blitzkrieg was so and effective that Soviet worried that the Moscow was within easy range of bombers. The decision was made to the motorcycle plant further out of bombing range and into the of the resource rich Ural region.

The site chosen was the of Irbit, located on the fringe of Siberia in the Ural mountains. had once been an important and Fair centre in Russia the Revolution of 1917.

The only substantial building was a brewery of town, beyond the railway It was soon converted into a and development building to prepare for the of a massive new production complex to the M-72 motorcycle. On October 25, the first batch of motorcycles to the front.

During World War II a of 9,799 M-72 motorcycles delivered for reconnaissance detachments and troops.

After World War II the factory was developed and expanded, and in 1950 the motorcycle was produced.

Initially, the was built for the military only. In the 1950s, the KMZ plant in Ukraine over the task of supplying the and the Irbit Motorcycle Works began to concentrate on making for domestic consumers. In the late the full production of the plant was over to non-military production.

In the M-72 production lines sold to the People’s Republic of

The export history of URALs in 1953, at first mainly to countries. Between 1973 and Ural was one of the makes marketed by in the United Kingdom as Cossack

The main products today are the duty Ural sidecar designed for rough Russian and the cruiser Wolf and Solo. are many places in Russia poor roads, or an altogether of roads, makes horses and motorcycles necessary to transport URAL motorcycles are equipped four-…, air-cooled, flat-twin a four speed gear box reverse gear, shaft two disc dry clutch, spring absorbers, and drum brakes.

Ural M 66 with sidecar
Ural M 66 with sidecar

Some newer solo have been developed for markets, and the company has developed an that meets the standards by the modern sporting and leisure Though the outward appearance of the is the same as before, new quality techniques employ better and casting, better engineering and better paint and chrome retaining the advantage of continuity the inherently balanced design of a opposed flat twin with roller bearings in a frame.

The motorcycles are mainly to Australia, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Germany, Egypt, Iran, Africa, Brazil, Uruguay, and the United States. The total of sales since the factory was has been over 3.2 million. is the only Russian manufacturer of capacity motorcycles and one of few manufacturers of motorcycles in the world.

Like motorcycle manufacturers, Ural now pre-made components in many — buying alternators from Denso, brakes from handlebar controls from forks from Paioli, from Ducati Energia, The company still makes the the engine and the body parts.

The USA model featured a newly crankshaft and a disc brake in The crankshaft had a longer … increased engine capacity by 15% 650 to 750 cc (40 to 46 cu in). This also weaknesses in the older five-piece, crankshaft.

The old crankshaft was fine for the low-compression made in the 1990s, but it did not hold up to the compression that it took to United States Environmental Agency (EPA) standards, and the speeds on US highways. In 2004, the fixed another weak the alternator attachment. The alternator is off the camshaft.

All pre-2007 UK model were fitted with a designed alternator. Post models are fitted with a Denso unit. In 2007, switched to a Ducati electronic and used new engine and transmission designed by Herzog in Germany, for a quieter engine and smoother transmission. For the 2010 year, the drive was strengthened.

Production in was 800 vehicles and the factory employed 155

IMZ-Ural is a conglomerate of companies and selling classic motorcycles in solo and sidecar combinations.

In 1992, IMZ-Ural transformed an open-end joint stock “Uralmoto Joint Stock a privatized entity owned 40% by and employees through grant, 38% by with privatization vouchers management and employees also) and 22% by the government. In July 2000, the was re-organised with the government’s being redistributed to investors.

At the beginning of 1998 the business was by private Russian interests and it is no a State Company. The private have mandated new ideas, management, production techniques, technology and quality control of in-process and finished products.

In the company was sold to three and broken into three with the power production and foundry and forge being off. They took opportunity to reorganize the remaining It was originally spread over many acres because it had such a major manufacturing making thousands of motorcycles per

Many employees were let go in the reorganization.

Ural M 66 with sidecar
Ural M 66 with sidecar

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