MC Commute: 2017 Ural Gear-Up Sidecar

Motorcyclist staffer Zack Courts is always arriving to office after his commute with a bunch of opinions about the bike he’s riding. Too much this, not enough that, and occasionally has some decent insights. We thought some of it might help consumers or entertain enthusiasts, so we strapped a camera and microphone to the side of his helmet and told him to turn it on when he leaves his house. A lot of him talking in his helmet is complaining about drivers, yelling at red lights, and wondering why billboards aren’t more expensive. But sometimes he actually talks about the bike, and those are the parts we keep. Got a bike you would like to see discussed? Let us know and we’ll send him home on that one next.


parker g. says:

silly goose! the gear up has a reserve gas function you could’ve used to get to the gas station

garry neads says:

my mate used to put a bag of cement in the chair to help with right handers :) great review

snejok888 says:

that what its for !! and not for beautiful highways ))

Гордый Русич says:

У меня давняя мечта, что бы мне во время движения на таком Урале отсосала пьяная тёлка )

David Raye says:

35 mpg

Ilya Strigin says:

Thank you for this! My grandfather still has his 1987 I believe. Brings back fond memories of going to his garage and working on the bike!

IRBIS says:

Я мелким катался на нем УРАЛ . Это не забываемо !!! Урал 1980 г

Mad69Russian says:

Ural is pronounced Ooral, not Yural.

_М_И_К_Р_О_Б_ _М_И_К_Р_О_Б_ says:

Урал Сидекар )))

Kasey Hawk says:

Don’t you ever fucking say “gaggle” again or I’ll shit in an infants formula

Сенкю вери мач. Вот уроды. says:

Хуй поймеш четы говориш там

Random Rider says:

Go to the Philippines if you want to see some sidecars strapped onto some small displacement bikes.

Moonraker Deep says:

not exactly reverse engineered, after ww2 they took the technology from germans, including heavy machinery and some engineers as well to start the production in russia, but this ural is quite a bit different from the first models.

Dixie Lough says:

it is a different animal, off road intentions, loaded down it will handle better.

igorkon says:

bike from my childhood :-)))))))))))))))))))))

Сергей П says:

Good! Hello from Russia!

Lyle Raustadt says:

Aerostich , great company and a Ural ride sweet!

joehladik says:

Awsome vid! I usually find these vids boring, it’s not you Zach, just the format is not working for me. But the odd bikes provide the necessary spice to keep my attention. I loved this one!

Pavel Qwerty says:

Звук мотора с 70-х не поменялся

Конрад Карлович says:

Игнат Акрачков

Jake Higgins says:

My Suzuki gs500f doesn’t have a fuel gauge or fuel light so I have to reset the trip meter and pay attention to the miles so I don’t run out of gas lol but it does have a “reserve tank” (it’s basically just a straw that sucks gas from the bottom of the tank) so I guess it’s not that big of a deal if I did run out in the normal tank

Benito Mussolini says:

I want to see Russian punch the face of this annoying dweeb

Сергей Аристов says:

Hi! I’m from Russia. My first Ural I bought in 1993. New Ural was worth less than$ 2000. I enjoyed the drive in the Urals. The workmanship was not the best. Now it’s a completely different Ural and it is not available to many in Russia. I’m glad Ural like you! It’s a motorcycle with soul! My Ural is still alive and gets me around. Good luck on the road!

BikeStuff says:

learning to ride it on 2 wheels is awesome fun

Eazy Street says:

This was built so Putin could take Trump for a ride.

Brian Hofmeister says:

Am I the only one who would be more interested in a Ural if you could detach the sidecar ? Having the option to ride it on two wheels when you want might make sales skyrocket!

Joseph Howard says:

When you use the 2 wheel drive option does it have any kind of slip differential or do one of the wheels drag around corners?

BahchaK Smirnoff says:

I wish you had Ari in the sidecar during the ride, this bike is awesome !

Travis Cain says:

It’s funny you mentioned not running into an old Russian guy with the bike. There’s actually a guy in my hometown that absolutely loves mine. Turns out he also served in the Red Army and rode one during his service. Lots of cool stories from someone I never would’ve met if I hadn’t bought an Ural

Pavel Qwerty says:

Прямо до слез. Мое детство. А дед у меня был ментом.

Bestoink Dooley says:

He ran out of gas? Sheesh. On my Gear Up, I ride till I feel it running out, and then I switch to reserve.

Geoff Halsey says:

Sounds pretty much like my 1986 BMW. I’d love one. In the late 50’s early 60’s my wife’s father had a BSA A7 (500cc) with a double fully enclosed sidecar as their main transport. She and her sister would go in the sidecar, which had a soft rollback sunroof, and they would stand up on the seats with their heads in the wind. Dad would ride, with Mom on the back. No helmets, but Mom had a headscarf. Somehow, I don’t think that scarf was race approved.

Ride Around says:

Looks fun

Ronan Rogers says:

The shovel comes in really handy…when my wife started to complain too much about the sidecar, I was able to find a remote forest trail and bury her nice and deep…voila, peace and quiet again

Bolivar DiGriz says:

So if you break down then Ural alone?
I suggest carrying a keg in the sidehack for those right turns. Time for me to log off soon and fill up some growlage at one of my locals.

Alican says:

Hey Zack can it do wheelies and why didnt you backed it in around 15.57 :) ?

tykebe says:

Fuck that Range Rover

Николай Тодоров says:


czierwo says:

The key is on the left side of the front light lol!

geoffnepo says:

BMW should bring back retro 50’s R series with a sidecar and unlike Ural electronic that actually work, how cool that would be again !

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