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Review: 2010 Ural T takes a lickin’ and keeps on

2010 Ural Patrol T above for high-res image

I was still moving at a fairly clip when I slammed the fallen tree. I’d be than happy to share the velocity that I was moving, but I You see, I was kinda busy at exact moment trying my not to plummet 50 feet down the of a cliff in the mountains northeast of Washington.

How and why did I end up in this harrowing For starters, I should explain I was out in the beautiful Pacific Northwest out Ural’s latest sidecar the Patrol T. Similar in concept to the T model that we rode not too ago, the Patrol model from its sibling by featuring drive and a deep, woodsy paint job in place of matte

Having two driven wheels on a bike such as the Ural T offers a rather unique set of not seen anywhere else in the world. We wanted to know what the Patrol T was made of, and so out the most difficult terrain we find. And we brought along two sidecar riders, including one is arguably the single best mechanic in the United States.

Now, getting back to launching myself off the side of a in the middle of nowhere.

Photos by Korzeniewski / Copyright 2010 Inc.

Riding a sidecar is an entirely different prospect anything else you may have on a motorcycle. Regardless of how much you may or may not have on two wheels your has tens of thousands of such under his belt adding a wheel completely changes the If you’ve already read our review of the Ural T. you should a basic idea of how to ride a sidecar rig. If not, a brief recap:

When the gives a sidecar motorcycle gas and lets out the clutch, the entire lists to the right, forcing a correction. Let off the gas suddenly or hit the brakes and the wants to pass the rest of the making the entire outfit left. Time for another correction.

And you truly do steer a outfit, there’s no leaning or effect here. If it sounds it is. at first. But it didn’t take to come to grips with the odd and I eventually learned to expect and rely on the seesaw motions to set the up for oncoming curves.

Unlike the standard T, the Patrol T a driven sidecar wheel locks in step with the rear wheel. There is no which means the bike hates deviating from a line when locked in drive. Click here for a explanation of how a differential works and why you one in your car. Motorcycles no use for such fancy technology of course, they have two wheels mounted in parallel, as the Patrol T.

Complicating matters is the fact that a quick to the right will cause the and its wheel to lift up off the ground. this stunt, known to as Flying the Chair, can actually be enjoyable under controlled it can feel extremely deadly it happens unexpectedly.

Can you see where is headed?

Picture the scene: I was the Ural Patrol T down a dirt road with its single rear wheel since locking it in two-wheel would make it nearly to steer. I was following an expert rider on a specially prepared through some absolutely scenery, and had been doing so for the several hours. Throughout the a very light rain and mixture would sometimes before sputtering out.

The road ahead took a turn to the right, and therefore so did I. Or at I tried.

Too much speed. Not experience riding a sidecar. Put the two and you end up with an unladen sidecar tub perilously off the ground. The proper would be to power right the turn, scooting your and leaning the rest of your as far to the right as possible and maintaining

Sadly, this is not what I

Instead, I stabbed at the brakes, caused the bike to shift and veer off my intended line the slightly off-camber right and towards the sheer expanse of flanking the trail. What next was a split-second decision not to the bike, but to aim it at an extremely fortuitous tree that lie just

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The bike made contact the giant trunk front-wheel-first. halted almost immediately, the wrenched themselves out of my …-grip as the front wheel slid the fallen tree and my right made hard contact the jutting right cylinder. news: I was wearing all the appropriate gear, and was therefore completely save, perhaps, for a slightly ego and a suddenly reaffirmed respect for familiar feeling of self

More good news: The somehow managed to survive. it didn’t just survive, the Patrol T was actually almost undamaged, almost as if it thrived on abuse. In fact, the only the Ural Patrol T bore as a of this mishap was a throttle lug had broken off one of the carburetors.

And that was a purchased from Japan.

that world-class Russian mentioned at the outset? His name is and he sprang into action, the throttle lug with get this a roll of bailing wire and a bit of tape. Toolboxes suddenly overrated. In a span of ten minutes, had the bike up and running, and a quick run proved that nothing at all was out of alignment.

Simply amazing.

you think that the incident described has been embellished, know that the Ural was so far off the roadway and into the mud, and, of course, fallen that it had to be towed out of its post-crash place against the immovable with a Toyota 4Runner by three very helpful men and a

Fortunately, the remainder of the ride off without a hitch; Sergei’s carburetor never even that it was malfunctioning (try a fully modern electronic injection system on the side of a trail), and the triple pack of including my flawlessly functional T continued to take us over and dale that I’d sworn would be impossible to with anything less an ATV or modified Jeep Wrangler .

And lies the beauty of the Ural T. It’s simple, bulletproof and durable. The added capability by the locking two-wheel drive, is activated via a lever on the right of the rider, allows this to go places you might hesitate to even with a proper We crossed streams, climbed mountain grades littered boulders and even did burnouts and through some leftover up at high elevations.

The fact there’s a heavy steel to your right allows you to the bike up drastically uncompromising without the need to ever put a down. Plus, if you do happen to get in a pickle, you can always throw the into reverse and back it on and yes, the two-wheel drive in reverse, too.

It’s certainly an acquired and is most assuredly not for everyone. But for the right kind of adventure-seeker who is by the idea of a week-long excursion includes highway travel, roads or just about else Mother Nature can put in its the $12,399 Ural Patrol T is in a class of one.

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