Jack and Luzimar’s 2006 Ural Tourist

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Ural Tourist
Ural Tourist

2006 Ural Tourist 750

For about ten years I have the Ural saga here in Distributors and dealers have and gone, but the Ural and the Ural just keep motoring on.

The distributor, IMWA, is dedicated to the of Ural here in the United Tons of upgrades have their way to American shores the few years including the larger, reliable 750cc engine, carburetors, Italian handlebar Brembo front disk Nippon Denso alternator, wiring harness (made in electronic ignition, redesigned seat, and so forth.

So, after for the Ural to evolve these few years, we finally bit the bullet, the Bandit, and purchased a new 2006 Tourist (sight unseen). We the rig from:

Wagners Cycle

991 Hwy 70

Bonnerdale, Arkansas 71933

I am asked why I did not purchase from Chicago. given that are located practically around the from our home. It was a hard as Ural ownership is not a turn-key In other words, chances you or your dealer or going to get hands dirty servicing the rig its lifetime.

So life is made much if you’re on good terms your local dealer. issues led to my decision to buy from

They know Urals and out. They’ve been a for 10+ years and support the product and customers.

They perform a more extensive setup most dealers.

They had the I wanted.

With that especially now that Ural has Bob Lewis on board, I would not to purchase from them. The that I know of that from Ural Chicago or satisfied.

First Impressions

Wagner delivered the Ural to our He spent about eight going over the bike, the normal maintenance, and gave me a of driving lessons. Mike removed the valve covers and the valves to show me how it was done.

He went through the carburetor and synchronization, again making that I knew how to do it. He did the same for the setup, and other basic Pretty impressive delivery!

It was before we took the Ural out for a Started off with me at the controls (my first time driving a rig). During that brief drive I couldn’t but ask myself, Self, why in heck did you buy piece of . It was hard to steer, the sounded like a blender on a barrel of bolts, and the transmission was as smooth as 30-grit sandpaper across a porcupine’s back. I the night tossing and turning why on earth I spent the better of $9,000 on this RPOC .

I woke up at the crack of dawn and and I went for another ride. the ride went much than the night before. For I could see. For two, I much more comfortable and driving the beast.

Later evening I took the wife and members for rides, and after day, I felt completely driving it.

We now have over and have completely fallen for chunk of steel, aluminum, and (not much plastic on the The whirring and tapping sounds are there, it is still hard to in some situations, but it is an absolute to ride. The wife absolutely riding in the sidecar. She loves the and sitting back there on her However, she can’t see a thing except my back.

It’s a story of course in the sidecar. She can sit stretch her legs, and take in the

So, would we do it all over and buy the rig again? No question.

Detailed Review

we have only put 1100KMs 650 miles), but so far, we love the So, here are a few details, good and bad our Ural Tourist:


stability, extended riding price, easy to service, no plastic, rugged construction, comfort and storage


Low non-syncromesh gear box, engine/alternator, heavy duty suspension, frequent routine


Of course looks are but we (and most onlookers) the way the bike looks. It is like a bike that was manufactured week. It looks like it was in 1942 by a meticulous group of craftsman.

It’s only closer inspection that you it was built in Siberia by Olga and a few (joking of course). By the way, I am about mounting a BMW emblem on the It’s a prestige thing.

We a few pinstripes (and plan but basically the bike is just cool. The tonneau cover, chrome (steel) side engine, knobby tires, all together to create a visual that is unique, yet very, cool.

Ural Tourist

On the downside, the paint job is far from and the chrome appears to be on the thin I was told up front that may not respond to warranty requests chrome.


At a rated you’re not talking about a burner here. Plus, must be made slowly and (throttle off, pull in lever, count 1-2-3, release clutch, apply I’m sure that than one Ural has been by tailgating jackrabbit drivers as the slowly pulls away a stop light .

With said, the power seems up to about 55MPH (with or passenger). This rig is NOT intended for driving. City and two lane are where it belongs. I have the Tourist to be almost peppy the windshield stowed and no passenger.

Oh, and for hills. Gravity seems to against the Ural like no vehicle since the 1960’s VW Microbus.

The transmission takes effort and finesse to shift, to modern iron. It is not a syncromesh so you have to match the engine with the gears and still gear change results in an clunk. One evening Luzimar and I ran errands on the Nomad after ridden the Ural all week.

The Nomad’s transmission seemed it was an automatic in comparison to the Uralyou can will the Nomad transmission to

The gas mileage has been surprisingly We are averaging about 31MPG a passenger and sidecar windshield Not bad.

And though this has to do with the actual performance of the elapsed times for trips to the seem much longer the Ural than other we own. This phenomenon is entirely due to UDF .

Reverse Gear

The gear is just plain More than once I shocked onlookers as I motor out of a parking place in reverse. And the Gold Wing’s reverse, reverse is part of the gearboxjust it should be.

By the way, you don’t a reverse with this Just grab the front bar with one hand, the handle bar the other, and you can roll it anywhere you with very little


The front Brembo brake is impressive. But the rear and drum brakes are poor. I am they will improve as seat.

Plus, the long, downward of the rear brake pedal it very difficult to use.

The bike is built like a tank. Problem with bikes is all the stinking plastic. Not the Even the side covers are steel. The sidecar sits on a tube steel frame.

The fork can handle curbs, not to logs, rocks, and whatever gets in the way. The tires are that with the raised fender, give the bike an look. A frequent onlooker Where’s the machine gun?.

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