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Old 11-01-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Ural Yamal

Have you guys seen this? Ural mentioned it yesterday and I have decided that it will, without a doubt, be my next bike. Even without pics of the thing, I'm that sure it will be awesome! I blogged about it today if you care to read about my excitement!

http://adventuretouringmotorcycle.com/ural-yamal/

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Old 11-01-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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So they painted it orange and added a paddle Ho Hum
would have like to seen some mechanical upgrades like fuel injection
and now that they have access to a cnc machine a double side rear wheel hub
for 2wd to a LHS machine maybe an extra highway gear oh well I will
keep dreaming
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:22 PM   #3
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I guess there is nothing there that you couldn't do yourself, but that isn't really the point. They will get there, just takes time. It's not like they have BMW's R&D budget!
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:56 PM   #4
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Neat Factor

Am seeing a lot of major improvements in all Urals over the last 5 years.

Neat factor is that the average guy can keep things running w/ their very complete tool kit.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:26 AM   #5
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Great list.....skid plate, fog lights, 3m...

My Ural has had these for 4 years now...

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Old 11-02-2012, 05:15 AM   #6
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I guess there is nothing there that you couldn't do yourself, but that isn't really the point. They will get there, just takes time. It's not like they have BMW's R&D budget!
Thank goodness Ural doesn't have BMW's R&D budget. Ural needs to just keep making quality improvements.

KISS, we got enough ugly over tech-ed bikes on the market now.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:53 AM   #7
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Yes, I got the email from URAL Yesterday. An oar, really! What's the point of that?
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:24 AM   #8
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So they painted it orange and added a paddle Ho Hum
would have like to seen some mechanical upgrades like fuel injection
and now that they have access to a cnc machine a double side rear wheel hub
for 2wd to a LHS machine maybe an extra highway gear oh well I will
keep dreaming
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Urals limited editions traditionally are a years end model, not a new year model. The new stuff comes out later.

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Yes, I got the email from URAL Yesterday. An oar, really! What's the point of that?
They're just having fun with the theme of naming it after an icebreaker. Considering how hard other motorcycle manufacturers push image and lifestyle, I think its refreshing that Ural isn't taking it too seriously.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:55 AM   #9
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Have you guys seen this? Ural mentioned it yesterday and I have decided that it will, without a doubt, be my next bike. Even without pics of the thing, I'm that sure it will be awesome! I blogged about it today if you care to read about my excitement!

http://adventuretouringmotorcycle.com/ural-yamal/

What say you?
I'd have to see it, but it doesn't sound like anything to get THAT excited over. So it's a regular Gear Up with a different paint job, some liner sprayed under the fenders, and some bolt on accessories - no big deal
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:29 AM   #10
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orange Gear UP

i have seen this same color somewhere before, but for the life of me, can't recall where.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:33 PM   #11
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My excitement stems from a motorcycle manufacture including all the things on the bike that one would put on there anyway. Heated grips may possibly be the only addition, but I will run heated gloves so the point is moot.

What else would you guys add to the list of stuff on there? Am I missing something obvious?
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:27 PM   #12
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My excitement stems from a motorcycle manufacture including all the things on the bike that one would put on there anyway. Heated grips may possibly be the only addition, but I will run heated gloves so the point is moot.

What else would you guys add to the list of stuff on there? Am I missing something obvious?
Wow man, you excite incredibly easy. So you're excited because a manufacturer is including things on the bike (i.e. Ural made bolt on parts) that a customer would potentially put on there anyway?? Would you be equally excited if they released a purple tourist without the passenger windscreen?
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:32 PM   #13
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What else would you guys add to the list of stuff on there? Am I missing something obvious?
5 forward speeds, retaining the reverse gear
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:55 PM   #14
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Wow man, you excite incredibly easy. So you're excited because a manufacturer is including things on the bike (i.e. Ural made bolt on parts) that a customer would potentially put on there anyway?? Would you be equally excited if they released a purple tourist without the passenger windscreen?
So I'm easily amused! I just think it's cool that they are doing the farkling exactly the way I would anyway. Makes my life easier, and I don't need to find someone to add the shark graphic to the sidecar!


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5 forward speeds, retaining the reverse gear
I've never rode a Ural, but would they even have enough power to push another gear?

All things in time. It's not like they are selling 20,000 bikes a year and could justify a million in R&D to add more power, fuel injection, 6 speeds with reverse, 3 wheel drive, low range, a heated sidecar, and still keep it under $15k.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:08 PM   #15
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I've never rode a Ural, but would they even have enough power to push another gear?
I have. No they don't have power for a higher gear, but it's a pretty big jump from 2nd to third, and another to 4th. 1&2 are close enough, but 3 more close ratio gears above that would be a huge improvement over the 2 wide ratio ones they have now. That's the biggest single upgrade they could make, even before more power, or disc brakes all around...IMO
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