The History of the URAL Motorcycle URAL California

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The Ural story in 1939, during the USSR’s War II planning. Despite the Molotov/von Pact, the Soviet Union it would soon be going to war Adolf Hitler, the ruthless of the German Third Reich. Stalin ordered the military to all areas of operation, including the forces that would the Russian motherland against German Panzers, ground and Special Forces.

Having the effects of the Blitzkrieg against the Army, mobilization was of paramount to the USSR.

A meeting was held at the Defense Ministry to discuss motorcycle model was most for the Red Army. The Army had wanted to its equipment after termination of the conflict with Finland, as the it had been using had not worked Their technology was out-dated and the quality left much to be

The official version reads after long discussion and the BMW R71 motorcycle was decided to most match the Red Army’s requirements. units were covertly through intermediaries in neutral and smuggled to Russia. Soviet in Moscow busily dismantled the 5 They copied every of the BMW design and made moulds and to produce their own engines and in Moscow.

Everything about the bike was engineered. Early in 1941, the trial samples of M-72 were shown to Stalin, who approved production of the motorcycles.

one of these original BMWs and is on display at the factory museum. also copied the BMW design, and about 1,000 Harley-Davidson XA Army) flat-twin shaft motorcycles to the US Army during War II. Meanwhile, in Japan, Riyushko was copying Harley-Davidson V twins!)

A likely story is that the BMW supplied the construction drawings and moulds. As a result of the Molotov / Pact, transfers of technology had place in support of their “friends” in different areas. engineers toured German factories and brought back cannons as samples.

The OPEL was given to the Soviets just to the war; however, it commenced production only toward the end of the war as the 400. In 1941, BMW began production of R75, and did not resume of R71. Supplying the Soviets the superceded R71 model may have a good idea at the time.

A factory in Moscow was soon 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. It was decided to move the plant further east, out of range, into the middle of the rich Ural Mountain The chosen site was the small town of Irbit, located on the of the vast Siberian steppes in the Mountains.

Irbit had, the Revolution of 1917, been an Trade and Fair center in

The only substantial building in was a brewery. It was soon converted research and development headquarters, long hours were preparing for the construction of a massive new complex for the M-72. On October 25, the first M-72s were into battle.

Over the course of World War II, M-72 motorcycles were to the front for reconnaissance detachments and troops.

The history of Ural with the glory of helping to the terror of Hitler’s armies on the and European battlefields. After War II the Factory was renovated, and in 1950, the motorcycle was produced. In the late a plant in the Ukraine took the manufacture of Urals for military and the Irbit Motorcycle Works began to build Urals for civilian consumption.

The popularity of the grew steadily among and in the 1960s, the plant was turned to full non-military production.

The history of URALs started in

The first Urals were in 1953, at first mainly to countries. In the late 1960s, to developed countries began, and then more and more have appeared on the road on continent. Urals are a unique of price, ageless styling, and functionality.

In November 1992, the State-owned transformed into Uralmoto Stock Company. Uralmoto was a entity, 40% of which was divided management and employees through a 38% of which was sold by auction privatization vouchers (which mostly to management and employees), and 22% of was retained by the government.

In early Ural was bought by private interests; it is no longer a State-owned (Shortly after the purchase, in the government shares were to investors.) New ownership has brought new fresh ideas and production modernized design and updated and above all, a commitment to control at all points of production. motorcycles have been a new lease on life.

While the appearance of the engine retains the of a classic Ural, quality techniques and use of better alloying and better engineering tolerances, paint and chrome, make for a better bike. Everything and unique about the old Urals has maintained, including the inherently design of a horizontally opposed twin engine with bearings in a solid frame.

The main bike models in the plant today are the heavy-duty sidecar motorcycles, designed rough Russian roads in and the custom Wolf. There are places in Russia where horses and Ural motorcycles can be to transport gear where you it. Ural motorcycles are equipped four-… air-cooled flat-twin a four-speed gearbox with gear, shaft drive, two dry clutch, spring shock and drum brakes.

New solo and models have been recently to better suit the of Western markets.

Ural is the Russian manufacturer of heavy motorcycles, and one of few manufacturers of sidecar in the world. Besides sales of motorcycles on the Russian market, have also been to Australia, Britain, the United France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Norway, Finland, Germany, Egypt, Iran, Africa, Brazil, Uruguay, and numerous other countries.

Over 3.2 million motorcycles been delivered since the M-72 rolled off the production future looks bright for constantly improving its role as and economical form of transport is fun to ride and easy to maintain. The is far from over.

Today, brought these beautiful bikes to Orange County! You can see one of bikes first-hand by stopping by Los Harley-Davidson of Anaheim for a test We’ve been wanting to these bad boys to southern for a long time, and are very to have finally succeeded!


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