Two ‘ Er, Make that Three-Wheel Tuesday Review: 2010 Ural Patrol…

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Two … Er, Make that Three-Wheel Review: 2010 Ural T

Last week, Hooniverse the 2010 Ural Solo sT. newest product, and this we’re looking at an updated of the Ural that started it all – the

While the Solo broke new for Ural, the bread-and-caviar of their lineup is the iconic Patrol. No one is to claim Ural has the brand of H-D, but if someone thinks the mental image is usually a rig in olive drab – like our here. What should come to mind when you of the Patrol is a grin the size of itself, because it’s much fun.

Fun doesn’t mean easy, and to properly a Ural with a sidecar better be awake. The Patrol’s are simple (just like a but the asymmetry of the sidecar rig requires you to be engaged and using your Contrary to what you might at assume, right-hand corners are difficult, as it unweights the sidecar, and you to slow WAY down and manhandle the After time it becomes nature.

With only the left powered under normal acceleration causes a tug to one side and to the other – it’s spooky at but then it becomes second to properly pressure the bars a shift. In less than two I found myself blowing sweepers with my passenger halfway out of the sidecar. It requires you and passenger to work together to exploit the Patrol’s handling, is especially rewarding.

It’s worth noting that the is a remarkably comfortable place to and because you sit up relatively high in the it gives you a much better view than you’d get on the of a 2-up bike. The seat was with plenty of leg room, and with the driver was easy at under freeway speeds. Get a and a warm blanket and even date/spouse/great aunt should be happy.

Unusual handling characteristics are a price to pay for the Patrol’s capabilities. thing can go places that embarrass many traditional bikes. Flip a lever by your right foot inching the bike forward an amount, maybe 6 inches) and the 2WD engages with a solid

Now gravel roads and muddy are yours to assault indiscriminately. the extra weight of the sidecar metal, as is basically everything on a and a passenger, the Patrol clambered up gravel roads with no whatsoever. The second we returned to HQ, we peppered the kind and patient with questions about sort of racks, panniers, and you could affix to the Patrol.

Of pretty much anything is and your head will swim with visions of expeditions and all the neat tools you carry in the sidecar’s spacious (which swallowed two helmets and two jackets with ease). The that the trunk didn’t was particularly disappointing, though, so on some sort of aftermarket or a padlock shackle is recommended if going to be parking it with of value inside.

Trail riding (albeit in an Ural sidecar motorcycle) is a of cake! Click above to the video on Youtube.

The Ural’s and easy torque delivery out a lot, and the Patrol pulled decently enough to merge the freeway, where it was very at around 60. Mechanically it’s to the Solo except for the 2WD switchgear, so as we in that review the motor favorably with some competitors more sophisticated Likewise, Denso electronics with reliability.

Long require more patience the Solo and probably a downshift; speeds require a different Even so, both my passenger and I amazed by the compliant suspension, dampened bumps without bouncy. The leading-link front despite looking like a part, performed admirably. modern Brembos up front, the units found on the Solo, the on our well-worn factory tester had better days.

Long pedal travel for the rear drums confounded to stop for sudden yellow but on the other hand, given a amount of space they just fine. Our short for the Patrol includes a rear option, which given understandably tiny R-D budget is a long long way off. the aftermarket will step in for who want to heave out the heavy and stop on a dime.

Ural Patrol-T

The brakes didn’t wipe the stupid off our faces, and because you have to ahead for any maneuver on the Patrol, we got used to slowing down

So who’s the Patrol T for? It helps if you’re a bit of a nonconformist, and you definitely have an appreciation for a yet robust mechanical system. the Solo’s price and capabilities some Hooniverse readers – who “why not just get a Kawasaki KLR for money?” – the Patrol is more of its unique position in the marketplace.

If you can find a better 2WD sidecar you should buy it.


I think the Patrol should most to the outdoorsman. If you look at the I-H ad simply replace the Scout a Ural and I think you capture the of the Patrol entirely. Our tester, is the most basic trim gets 2WD, started at You can get a one-wheel drive sidecar, called the “T,” for $9,999, and are also more expensive levels with different

On the basis of the Solo sT review, I can there’ll be some discussion of the proposition of a bike costing large, and those are definitely considerations. In my mind, thinking of it as a alternative to picking up an old CJ-5 for use as a vehicle for weekend adventures the cost more palatable. But no vehicle really compares to a so if you’re at all tempted I’d recommend a local dealer and taking one for a

More information on all Ural can be found at Thanks to and all the staff at Ural in Redmond!

Ural Patrol-T
Ural Patrol-T
Ural Patrol-T


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