THE URAL ALL-ELECTRIC PROTOTYPE

 

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FIRST PHASE

Ural Motorcycles finalized the first development phase of an all-electric sidecar motorcycle.  The electric prototype was built on the existing one-wheel drive cT chassis, utilizing Zero Motorcycles’ proprietary powertrain package (motor, batteries, controller and other components). California-based company ICG developed the overall design and was responsible for fabricating the initial prototype. Zero Motorcycles also provided the necessary engineering support during development and testing of the prototype that made this project possible.

Electric Ural riding


 

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At a glance it’s still a Ural, but the electric bike offers a totally new experience

We always knew our sidecar is the perfect platform to build an electric motorcycle because it can offer what regular two-wheeled motorcycles don’t: passenger comfort, stability and safety, not to mention more space for batteries. Electric Ural is very easy to control, thanks to a low center of gravity and optimal weight distribution. It’s very stable thanks to its three wheels. It doesn’t have clutch or gear shifter, twisting the throttle is basically all you need to operate the bike. And it accelerates very quickly – for a Ural … Overall it’s a fun and very versatile vehicle that you can use almost like a car.


 

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The bike was tested intensively in real world conditions – in the rain and snow, on cold and hot days, on the highway and city streets


 

Silent & Stealthy

“You’ll feel like you’re in stealth-mode, sneaking up on cars that are idling louder at stoplights. And there’s no chugging engine to holler over when talking to your passenger. It’s like a whirring magic-carpet ride compared to the vibrations and tractor-like grunt of Ural’s legendary fuel-burning models.” –Good Spark Garage


 

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Proof of concept was the main goal for this project. We went through several iterations, searching for the best configuration of the electric powertrain package. One of the main challenges was to find the optimal location for the batteries while maintaining passenger comfort, storage capacity and stability distinctive to Ural sidecars.


 

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What’s Next

The company has no immediate plans to manufacture an all-electric model at this time. The decision will ultimately be based on market research, consumer and industry experts’ feedback. We estimate it would take approximately 24 months to ramp up serial production upon final design approval. Production bike design would incorporate the latest battery technology and charging options.

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WHERE TO SEE

The Electric Ural will be displayed at the Progressive Motorcycle Show in Long Beach November 16-18, 2018. Ural Motorcycles is currently organizing demo-ride events. Locations and dates to be announced. Sign up here to be first in the know

 

Private: In Loving Memory of Hubert Kriegel (1946 – 2018)

It was sudden and unexpected, but it is unfortunately true. Beloved Hubert died on January 24, 2018 at the age of 71.

He was surrounded by his family and we’re told he did not suffer. It was blessedly quick. He had an aortic dissection and was gone soon after. His family and the Ural community are in shock but grateful for the life he gave us.

For the last 9 months he was living healthy, happy (off the road), and in harmony with his family including his wife, Lorraine, his daughter, Jessica, and her family including his new granddaughter, Eleanor.

Now his ride really is timeless as he sets off on his next adventure. We are so proud of the life he lived, always on his own terms and always honestly.

Hubert’s family has set up a GoFundMe to help with his medical and funeral expenses. If you would like to participate, click here: https://www.gofundme.com/hubert-kriegel-memorial

They will be having a celebration of his life on February 17, 2018 at 2pm in Sacramento CA at House Kitchen and Bar, 555 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814. (www.houseoncapitol.com) All are welcome.

They will have another celebration in France in a few months (date to be determined) which we will be announced on the website.

Ride in peace Hubert, thank you for your incredible adventurous spirit, gentle soul, and continuous inspiration to live life to the fullest.

As Hubert always said, “Don’t forget to take a risk today!”

Hubert
View all of Hubert’s adventures on his website: http://www.thetimelessride.com/

December 2017 Ural Demo Day And Our New Youtube Channel

Ural Portland’s last demo day of 2017 was one to be remembered. Experienced riders, Ural owners, and first time riders shared a unique experience test riding 2WD Urals through the streets, and even off-roading through mud and rain!

We celebrated the last demo day of the year by documenting the experience and uploading the first video to our new YouTube channel! As the first of many videos to come, we plan on uploading everything from test rides to more informative videos, like how to change a rear tire, check your oil, and install accessories. View our channel here and make sure to like and subscribe!

 

The One Motorcycle Show 2017

What started as a small unconventional motorcycle show inside an old abandoned warehouse 8 years ago, is now the most anticipated event of the year. A collection of bikes that are rare, unique, mesmerizing, and even downright weird. A three day celebration with good people, food, drinks, and motorcycles.

Ural took over The One Moto Show! Thanks to all the local Ural riders that came out and rallied with us to the show! We had a great time, and we look forward to the next chance we get to take over the roads with Ural sidecars!
Thank you to Adam for the great pictures! You can view his other Ural pictures at: http://adamattheedge.com/

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Happy Fourth of July!!!

 

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We are closed today to celebrate the holiday…  We hope you have a great day.  And if you find yourself on an adventure this long weekend with your Ural, we’d love to hear about and see some photos.  See you all next week!

Fall Financing Special! 2.99% Financing and Free 1 Year Extended Warranty!

Get it while it's good!

This is your chance to capture fall and winter riding season on a brand new Ural. Special financing incentive plus the Third Year Free Extended Warranty is available now for a limited time. Offer ends November 30, 2013.

Rates as low as 2.99%* APR for qualified retail buyers – please call and visit us to apply.

2.99% Annual Percentage Rate for 48 months
3.99% Annual Percentage Rate for 60 months

*Special Financing Offer applies to new untitled 2013 and previous model year Urals, excludes 2013 limited edition and all Solo models. Financing offer available through FreedomRoad Financial (FRF), a loan production center of Evergreen Bank Group. Where no money down is indicated, it is available only for those well qualified applicants with approved credit. Not all buyers will qualify and if approved may receive a higher rate, depending on credit score. Some buyers will require a down payment in order to receive credit approval. Subject to model availability and dealer participation. Subject to credit approval by FRF, not all applicants will qualify. Financing offer can change or be cancelled at anytime. This offer cannot be combined with any other financing offers. Finance offer valid through authorized U.S. URAL dealers only.  

See authorized participating Ural dealer for details.

**Free One Year Manufacturer’s Extended Warranty in addition to standard 2-year warranty is available at all authorized Ural dealers. Offer applies to new untitled 2013 and previous model year Urals. Excludes 2013 limited edition Gaucho Rambler.