World Exclusive: 2014 Ural Gear-Up Sidecar Review RideApart

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Ural Gear-Up

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Until now, riding a sidecar has been an exercise in With engineering dating to before the Second World things like performance, and braking were, in lieu of a analogy, just plain

For the first time fitted fuel-injection, disc brakes on all wheels, a hydraulic steering and dozens of other changes, the 2014 model range is to fix all that, dragging these bikes into the realms of performance and safety. Can they? out in this world exclusive Ural Gear-Up Sidecar

What’s New

An awful lot. To its classic boxer-twin, Ural has fitted It’s a clever system with an ECU for each cylinder, the pair talking to each to maintain a balanced idle.

a setup also builds in the bike will still run if one ECU is knocked out.

Ural chart

That fuel-injection with a new camshaft profile and airbox to boost power and while also creating an flat torque curve. all-metal bodywork and, a  gigantic metal sidecar off the side, the Ural is a heavy So it needs that torque.

As an aside on weight, this three-seat, Siberian-made, all-metal weighs in at 730 lbs (dry), which is 40 less than the lightest (the Road King ) in “Project Rushmore” touring It does that while a spare wheel and tire, jerry can and spotlight, and while enough room to take dog along for the ride. It even a reverse gear.

Back to the topic at hand. A gain of one horsepower and three over the carb’d bike may not terribly impressive, but a Ural confided to RideApart that new numbers are honest, whereas the old optimistic . The changes also net an in fuel economy from 26 mpg city to 31/37 and up the useful cruising speed from 65 to 70

2014 Ural Gear-Up

In addition to improving acceleration, also set out to increase braking by replacing the rear drums discs. While the motorcycle is clamped by a Brembo caliper, the wheel makes do with a Braking caliper. Why?

Can-Am was worried about the competition and told Brembo not to the third-wheel setup to Ural. rear calipers are operated by the foot lever.

Swapping the brakes also Ural to redesign its wheel Not only are they now substantially but the drive splines are now bolt-on allowing for replacement and servicing. you’d have to replace the wheel hub.

Ural Gear-Up
Ural Gear-Up

A new final housing also sheds weight.

2014 Ural

We’ve saved the biggest for last. Old Urals used an friction-type steering damper was mounted on the steering head. A has a natural tendency to turn while accelerating and left decelerating, a “feature” that has led to and which required massive on the rider’s part to maintain a line of travel.

The new hydraulic damper (as found on modern sportbikes), halts the of those movements, whereas the old merely turned down severity after the vehicle was wobbling. If you haven’t ridden a you may not understand what an enormous this represents, drastically rider effort while increasingly stability and rider This change alone the 2014 bikes feel totally different machines.

For Ural has also fitted lighter forged aluminum clamps and a new-style headlight/instrument which more neatly the two.

Gear :

Helmet: Schuberth S2 Highly Recommended)

Suit: Roadcrafter Tactical ($937, Riding Suit In The World)


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