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Ural Electric Bike with Sidecar!


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Autoblog Ural Review Story

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Lets get the details out of the way first for the Bike riders.

  • 60 Horsepower
  • 81 pound-feet of torque
  • weight 822 lbs
  • top speed 88 mph
  • Range 103 miles per charge on the 19.5 kWh battery pack
  • Recharge time 13 hours on a 110 wall outlet

Now Ural sells bikes here in America and while some here might say what a wimpy electric motor, the electric bike is very fast as the ICE bikes only have 41 HP and 42 lb-ft of torque. So the EV is a big gain over traditional ICE bikes. To quote the CEO, this bike accelerates very quickly from a hard launch for a Ural.

Ural Electric Prototype sidecar motorcycle

Ural Electric Prototype sidecar motorcycle

Currently these bikes are being developed here in Washington.

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3 minutes ago, Windstorm said:

That's lovely!

Agreed, it is an awesome bike that I can so see being popular not just on rural day trips but in the inner city. Talk about easy to get around with no smell.

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Yes, 15-20k for a basically utility electric bike is way too much.   Also, it lost 2WD so will be not as good off-road as the original.  

It is cool for the novelty aspect but that's about it.

If anything I would take the original one, even though it is also overpriced at $12-14k if I am not mistaken,

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12 minutes ago, ykX said:

Yes, 15-20k for a basically utility electric bike is way too much.   Also, it lost 2WD so will be not as good off-road as the original.  

It is cool for the novelty aspect but that's about it.

If anything I would take the original one, even though it is also overpriced at $12-14k if I am not mistaken,

This is very confusing to me:

"A two-wheel-drive Gear Up runs $16,499"

"And Ural fanatics may very well be disappointed that this EV is powered by a single wheel with no option for on-demand power from the sidecar wheel."

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28 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

This is very confusing to me:

"A two-wheel-drive Gear Up runs $16,499"

"And Ural fanatics may very well be disappointed that this EV is powered by a single wheel with no option for on-demand power from the sidecar wheel."

In the original Ural there a link from the bike's rear wheel to the sidecar's wheel, making it a 2WD bike.  This makes it to handle off-road (or bad unpaved roads) very well, something that is important in rural Russia.

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53 minutes ago, ykX said:

In the original Ural there a link from the bike's rear wheel to the sidecar's wheel, making it a 2WD bike.  This makes it to handle off-road (or bad unpaved roads) very well, something that is important in rural Russia.

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Oh yeah, I knew what the 2WD was for. I was just saying the wording was funny because within the same paragraph it says you can get 2WD and it also says you cannot get that on the EV Ural. 

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2 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

Speaking of 2WD motorcycles, I remember reading about one a long time ago called the Rokon Ranger or similar...really rugged for off road...one Car & Driver article claimed it could climb trees...

Rokon Scout and Ranger, amazingly they have front wheel powered.

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If I'm buying old-school and retro I'm buying something like this. 

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"Royal Enfield was quick to point out that the bike, as it stands, is a concept and not slated for production. It's still made out of feasible parts, and the badging appears to show that the engine in it is a new 838cc v-twin with oil cooling, rumored to be based on a collaboration with Polaris. "

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