Geoff needs a sidecar to hold all of his gheyness.
I've read that those Urals are really underpowered.
Both the Ural and the Enfield would be good investments/long term bikes. They don't go fast, but are built to last and be easily repaired. and 10 years from now, when your firend's Jap crotch rocket is worth $1000 and can't be fixed because they don't make parts, your bike will be worth the same as you paid, maybe more.
I had a '66 BMW that looked like that URAL, (all these russian BMW knockoffs came out of captured WWII factories the ruskies scooped and took back) Earl's fork front end, had a sidehack. Wouldn't do much over 60, but is probably still on the road. Anytime I stopped, I would have people all over it. thought very seriously about printing up cards with info, so when they started yakking, I'd just hand them the card and say read this first.
there were reviews on both bikes over the last year in Cycle World, must be online.
Cafe Club Racer on HD Theater
Catch it if you can. It's on now.
I recently learned that the place that services my Bonneville... the guy that owns the place owns a Ural. Told me he'd be glad to service one for me if I got one. Seriously considering it. I'd love to tool around with the kids in the side car. And if I got the one with all wheel drive (http://www.imz-ural.com/patrol/) I could ride it in the winter. The seed has been planted in the wife's head already.
Dang! If only I had a spare 7K laying around.... http://stcloud.craigslist.org/mcy/1518869178.html
Last edited by Tenebrini; 12-30-2009 at 08:35 AM.
Beautiful day here in PNW. Should gave went for a ride today...
Damn near 60 degrees.
I met a guy who restores Brough Superiors the other day, amazing bikes