Driving report Ural Retro

Driving report Ural Retro

Driving report Ural Retro

Deep in the east

What is Urals A mountain range that separates Siberia from the European part of Russia. I agree! The medical term for the type of administration of suppositories? Not quite. Or is it a Russian motorcycle brand with undeniably Bavarian roots? Direct hit!

W.ow are Bayern coming to Russia? And why does the retro look so old? Lots of questions, one after the other: Ural motorcycles have been manufactured in the Irbit motorcycle factory, and have been for ages. The impetus for this was provided by the Wehrmacht teams from BMW, also ages ago. And the retro is reminiscent of the first Ural model, the M72. Or a well-known BMW model, the BMW R 75 (1941 to 1944). Or its forerunner R 71. It doesn’t matter.

Much more important is: How does it feel when a former Soviet state enterprise on the other side of this mighty mountain range with a technical basis of eighteen hundred windstorms goes back to its roots? The answer: very exciting – in a thoroughly positive sense.

Some will smile pityingly given the key data of a nominal 39 hp and a live weight of 243 kilograms. Classic purists will be outraged by the standard electric starter and the single-disc system with Brembo four-piston caliper in the front wheel. And the sensible among us will find that exactly this mix – 37 measured horsepower, an acceleration from zero to one hundred in 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 144 km / h – is absolutely suitable for moving into another world amid the daily traffic collapse to kidnap. Especially in co-production with the possibilities of this chassis and the historical charisma.

Driving Urals retro is like traveling back in time – only the other way around. The retro rider is not set back, but the environment is pure future. But not one in which one cannot keep up. The 750 adapts to the pace, swims with you. And turns the everyday into an event again. With its 4.00×18 sidecar tires (in addition to the solo version, the Retro is also available as a sidecar version for 8,490 euros), it shows increasing lean angles through stirring in the wide handlebars as well as through emphatic erecting tendencies. Signals through intense resistance on the gear lever that the willingness of current transmissions to cooperate is by no means a matter of course. And makes it clear with its lively up and down saddle (by the way, in contrast to the test retro also for the passenger as standard) that this lush shape of the seat suspension was a wrong path.

Actually. For current goods, today’s needs. But not in a retro context. And it quickly captures even die-hard future disciples.

Technical data – Ural Retro

Engine: air-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine, crankshaft lying lengthways, a chain-driven camshaft located below, two valves per cylinder, bumpers, rocker arms, wet sump lubrication, constant pressure carburetor, Ø 22 mm, mechanically operated single-disc dry clutch, four-speed gearbox, cardan.
Bore x stroke 78 x 78 mm
Displacement 745 cm3
Compression ratio 8.6: 1
Rated output 29 kW (39 hp) at 5600 rpm
Max. Torque 52 Nm at 4000 rpm
Chassis: double loop frame made of steel, telescopic fork, Ø 36 mm, two-arm swing arm made of steel, two spring struts, adjustable spring base, front disc brake, Ø 296 mm, four-piston fixed caliper, rear drum brake, Ø 204 mm.
Spoke wheels 2.15 x 18; 2.15 x 18
Tires 4.00 x 18; 4.00 x 18

Dimensions and weights: wheelbase 1550 mm, steering head angle k. A., caster k. A., turning circle * 5800 mm, spring travel f / h 140/100 mm, seat height * 755 mm, weight with a full tank * 243 kg, payload * 153 kg, tank capacity 19 liters.
Color: Black
Price 6740 euros

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Used Ural motorcycles are a rarity.

Motorcycles like the Ural Retro are absolute niche products that are mostly only used by real enthusiasts. Accordingly, copies are rare on the used market – if you can find any at all. Here you can see whether an Ural is for sale in your area: used Ural motorcycles in Germany.

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