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:

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. ( 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!”

View all of Hubert’s adventures on his website:

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!


What Ural Motorcycles Like

Mud. Dirt. Sand. Snow. Water. Air.

First of all you are going to want to find some mud, throw on the 2WD and really make sure to get some stuck in places that can’t be washed off!  Urals love this and it is necessary to keep them happy.

Once you have a lovely layer of mud, you are going to want to give it a good dusting with some nice loose dirt!  Have fun in the corners, drift a little, live a little!

Don’t be scared of the sand at the bottom of that ravine, stay the course and charge through.  The ups and downs of washes are your new play ground…  Or try this at the beach!

Snow.  Who needs a snowmobile when you can have a Ural?  While everyone else is at home in the 8″ that fell, you have the perfect city sled!  Whip your motorcycle around like the Tasmanian Devil in a field and kick up a rooster tail that will make people a mille away wonder what is that?

Of course, sooner or later you are going to need to wash you Ural, try driving it through a knee-high stream or use the sidecar as a boat!  Sure you can use a hose, but it isn’t as much fun.


Finally, air.  It is nice to breathe and your Ural likes it for combusting and staying cool, but we recommend getting air and lifting the third wheel.  The following video is an excellent assemblage of the best ways to treat your Ural!

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