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Author Topic: 2012 Ural Yamal - Special Edition  (Read 1710 times)

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2012 Ural Yamal - Special Edition
« on: November 28, 2012, 04:11:46 PM »
What a cool looking bike. Side car looks mean.  Lots of great pics here:

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/ural-yamal-paddle-included/21884.html

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Re: 2012 Ural Yamal - Special Edition
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 04:30:56 PM »
over on advrider they posted the warning that comes with the bike.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=838273&page=2

14k is alot of money.
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Re: 2012 Ural Yamal - Special Edition
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 06:09:04 PM »
Quite cool, even though I am not a sidecar fan...
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Re: 2012 Ural Yamal - Special Edition
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 12:18:29 AM »
I think their including an oar with the rig is a neat idea.

That way, when it leaves you stranded alongside a little stream you won't find yourself "Up the Creek without a Paddle."  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: 2012 Ural Yamal - Special Edition
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 01:04:39 AM »
Funny how I get the urge to look at the Urals..Was just at their website the other night..I thought their "solo" for 8-9k was a fine looking machine..Think it was 750 cc  in displacement..It look like it be fun to ride..Like Royal Enfield, their distributors are a bit on the sparse side..
Famous for their sidecar combo/s...No longer selling the machine gun placement feature.
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Re: 2012 Ural Yamal - Special Edition
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 01:10:10 AM »
Just my opinion but from what I've read their solo version handles like the truck it is.
It was built heavy for handling a side car and that weight is still there even without the hack attached.

IMO, about the only thing it has in common with the Royal Enfield is its old fashioned design.
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Re: 2012 Ural Yamal - Special Edition
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 01:41:06 AM »
Of course instead of a paddle they could supply a camel ...


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Re: 2012 Ural Yamal - Special Edition
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2012, 06:48:12 AM »
I think a Ural would be fun for exploring some open spaces with my daughter in the hack.  But if I go that way, I'll buy the cheapest one I can with 2wd and keep it out of the deep water...

14k?  I guess it's an exclusive market for amphibian motorcycles.  You wanna play, you gotta pay [Ivan].

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Re: 2012 Ural Yamal - Special Edition
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 05:01:31 PM »
If I WERE to spend 14K on a Ural, I'd go with Hammarhead Industries Solo X.  Like all their other bikes (including the Enfield Woodsman) it's a great build.

http://www.hammarhead.com/solo-x.html

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James from HH is a forum member here.

« Last Edit: November 29, 2012, 05:09:54 PM by boggy »
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Re: 2012 Ural Yamal - Special Edition
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 12:06:37 AM »
boggy: that is so cool..can't think of a word to describe it...spartan, primitive, futuristic mechanical....I like it...GM
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Re: 2012 Ural Yamal - Special Edition
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2012, 04:38:14 PM »
Yup. That's their thing. Slim, light, and usable machines.  Check out the EFI Woodsman gone airborne and the slim looking AVL Woodsman.  Museum quality, trail proven.

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Re: 2012 Ural Yamal - Special Edition
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2012, 08:32:35 PM »
I love the Woodsman EFI. Looks like he moved the fuel pump forward in an Iron Barrel tank. I like the seat, too. I didn't see them in the for sale section.
That airborne picture doesn't look right to me...photoshopped, maybe?
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Re: 2012 Ural Yamal - Special Edition
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2012, 08:43:35 PM »
I don't think so. Lots of pics on their blog of them riding the sh#t out of their machines.

Here is their bikes page with all they have. The Jack Pine is the crown jewel of their shop, imo.  The low, Zard exhaust and low pro dash make it seem super tidy.

http://hammarhead.com/motorcycles.html

Cycle World did a great write up (Peter Egan) and web-movie on the Jack Pine. It shows that bike being ridden pretty aggressively.  Looks like a ridiculous amount of fun on two wheels.  Performance seems to be the priority. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unaRkye1OBk





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Re: 2012 Ural Yamal - Special Edition
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 10:32:42 PM »
That was an interesting clip. I used to ride up in that area a lot when my feet would reach the ground on a dirt bike. There were a lot of Hare and Hound races and enduros up there.
On the other hand, I wasn't that impressed with the Triumph since I owned a stock one. It was an OK bike, but way to big for me to even consider any offroad stuff. Maybe 30 years ago when I was running TT500s and such up there. Or 50 years ago when I was running BSA Spitfire Scramblers and Gold Stars in the Wyoming prairies and mountains or the Florida and Alabama woods. But any of those were a lot smaller and lighter than that Triumph.
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Re: 2012 Ural Yamal - Special Edition
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2012, 11:43:33 PM »
they are nice....but pricy.
i was wondering if yu could do that yourself for about 5k less.
i don't see $13,000 there.
i guess i'm just cheap!
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