Блоги лета 2014
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2014 Urals Prove Popular – Dispatch From Down Under
Australia is ideal for adventurers. Here’s one autumn ride we’d like to share. Jon Taylor, of Ural Australia, took the new 2014 Patrol on a recent trip and shared his impressions:
“Finally the energy of these new Urals makes them a better distance tourer. Gear changes are less frequent and so are the fuel stops. We can now do more than 250 km on a tank regularly and when you open the throttle, the motor is much more willing.
On a recent trip down the Oxley Highway to Wauchope, i couldn’t help noticing how stable the steering is and the bike feels more precise to drive. We followed the winding tar road for half its 100km of gravel road over the Comboyne Plateau and on down to the coast. Two up with a week’s luggage and we still had 4.5 litres of fuel in the tank after 210 km at a good clip.
The fuel injection has had an upgraded map installed already, which has much improved the motor’s smooth running. There is still a little roughness as the motor comes off idle, but above that the motor feels crisp and willing.
There is a little bit of fine tuning required setting the new disc brake system. We have had to learn the art of getting two independent hydraulic disc brakes to work in harmony through a mechanical linkage. There is also a manual hand brake operating on the rear wheel disc and it has to be adjusted properly to get the best setting of the foot brake. These are a few new tricks that we have not worked on before, but the new brakes sure as hell pull the bike up quickly.”
-Jon Taylor, Ural Australia
Adventure of the Week: Family Fireworks Ride
New 2014 Ural Gear Up owner, Ken from North Carolina, installed a second tractor seat so he could share his journey with his wife and son. On the 4th of July, Ken and his family rode to their local fireworks show.
Ural Product Testing
Sometimes you just don’t need a road. On a recent trip to our factory in Russia we took bikes fresh off the line for some afternoon quality control tests.
Racing The Wilderness
Mr. Cob racing the wilderness in his custom Ural.
Adventure For Two
The best part of a Ural is who you can take with you, our friends at Aether Apparel, exploring California on their new Gear-Up.
Adventure of the Week: Chistop Khrebet River Crossing
21st century Urals tougher than ever. Factory managers and engineers took five 2014′s on a trip to Chistop Khrebet, the area in the northern Ural mountains near where the infamous Dyatlov Pass incident occurred. Motorcycles are stock except modified intake and exhaust system for water crossing. Hours of video from this escapade is being edited now, a short film is coming soon. In the meantime, watch this raw footage.
Ural Motorcycles, June 2
Tom and Brad
Tom and his son Brad in their new Ural Gear-Up. Brad was blinded and paralyzed in an accident when he was 18. This is the first time in 17 years they’ve been able to share their mutual love for riding motorcycles together again. Congrats guys, may there be lots of open roads for you both in the years ahead!
Adventure of the Week: Three Girls on Three Wheels
My girlfriend, who is a Silicon Valley graphic designer and a mother of two children, uses Ural as her daily work commuter. One night, after a couple of drinks with a Canadian friend we decided on the spur of the moment to take a scenic road trip to Sierra Mountains’ historic gold mining towns via twisty back roads. Attention is a huge fun factor, besides the ride itself. Everybody looks, many strike a conversation – three girls on a sidecar bike isn’t a common scene in this part of the world. This trip turned out to be so much fun, we are planning another excursion down Rt 1 along California coast.
- Elena Zhukova
Rider Magazine 2014 Gear-Up Review
“The changes made to the 2014 Ural Gear-Up have transformed the machine from a quirky plaything into a practical daily driver and less-limited touring rig.”
– Mark Tuttle, Editor-in-Chief
Read the full review here.