Adventure Ride September 2012 Our last ride took place 25-27th September with a ride from Uralla to the coast and return, enjoying spectacular scenery and a variety of roads. The ride coincided with the Russian Motorcycle Owners Association annual Weabonga Rally held the weekend following. Check out our blog for the story and some photos.
Gone Bush Squib has returned from an "Adventure" with owners, Richard and Yvonne. They went on a long trip with plans to meet as many Ural sidecar owners and admirers as they could.
Richard is a professional photographer and loves his well prepared Ural of 20,000km so much, he loaded it up and went to share his quirky humour and love of Urals with the people he met. His partner Yvonne so loves the ride, she was in the sidecar. They're home now after adding 28,500kms to Squib's speedo.
Kangaroo Island Adventure Ride The South Australian owners got together and planned an adventure ride to Kangaroo Island 7-11th September.Photos of all the fun can be seen at KIRSTY2012. Planning has begun for the next ride this coming September so let us know if you're keen to find out more so we can pass on the details.
Ural for Aussie Movie "Housos vs Authority" had its launch in the cinemas in December 2012. Paul Fenech of the comedy series 'Housos' recently purchased a Ural Ranger. It's the new colour, Forest Fog, and was used in the making of their full length movie which was shot around Alice Springs.
Mike Field Our first owner of a Ural sidecar machine gun mount that we now have in stock. Mike has fitted this to his Forest Camo Ranger and is waiting for an opportuntiy to find the right machine gun to go with it..haha
Urals visit Tasmania 11 Ural outfits were guests at fellow Ural owner's Bundaleera Vineyard, just outside Launceston. Most then continued on a lap of Tasmania, particularly enjoying the Western Explorer Road. Some of the riders are making the most of it, staying for over two weeks.
The line up of Urals stopped for a snack in Sheffield.
2 nail punctures were the only mishaps, being a chance to practice some quick wheel changes!
Meet Clare! Clare has been with Ural Australia since early 2009. Sheis the person you're most likely to speak with on the phone or email and only too happy to assist with your enquiry.
Schweppes Promotional Outfits Destino Custom Garage have custom built 6 Ural outfits for promotional purposes for Schweppes. Keep an eye out for them on the streets of Sydney and Melbourne or at any Schweppes sponsored event!
50,000k's Clocked Up It's now 2 years since Norm purchased his Ural and he has just clocked up 50,000k's! As you can see he has done plenty of motoring with no major issues.
Norm's Thousands of Ural Miles Norm in front of Ayers Rock. This is just one of the many destinations Norm has been to in the last 18 months. He has traveled over 40,000kms since purchasing his Ural!
'For the home handyman' from David in Tassie The sidecar is proving to be every bit as useful as I anticipated. I carried home a long handled shovel the other day - the first motorcycle I have owned which was capable of this. But that was topped yesterday when it comfortably brought home several 2 meter lengths of 150 mm C-section purlin for my new workshop. Today I will be picking up some 3.6 meter lengths of flashing - a new record for me. The tubular steel members which support the sidecar, low down on either side are ideal for tying off a load - just like the rails on a trailer. Clearly the Russians have thought of everything for the practical user. And a few well placed offcuts of foam ensure that the paintwork and seat are carefully protected.
2011 Ural Adventure Ride On Saturday 30th April, 8 Ural outfits departed Tamworth for our inaugural Adventure Ride which saw a total of 13 Ural sidecars take part. This loop of some 2,300km over a 9 day period took in some of the more unusual back roads, starting from Tamworth and going as far as Mount Kosciusko before returning, having had much fun and adventure!
More details can be seen on our Ural of Oz website.
Jerome's an Inspiration Jerome recently visited Ural Australia on his Ural T. Due to an unfortunate accident, Jerome no longer has the use of his legs. Since his accident, he has purchased a T and just completed a 1000km round trip visiting friends from rehab. He has been riding alone and camping, enjoying the freedom of motorcycling again!
Ural Kentucky Derby
On the first weekend of October, Ural Australia organised a Rally for owners of the new Urals. Accommodation was on farm at “The Huts”. Such a large collection of Ural outfits together made quite a spectacle and everyone reported having an enjoyable and informative weekend together. Check out our gallery for more photos.
Steve's Ural T Travels in Oz Steve has collected his Ural T, loaded with accessories, and set off on his journey home via Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and across the Nullabor, as his planned trip to Alice Springs and Kalgoorlie via the Great Central Road, had to be diverted due to excessive rain and road closures. Finally home to Bunbury, WA having had a great ride. 6462km on the clock
Max's Outback Trek Recently, Max set off on his Ranger with some mates on a huge trek "travelling from Karratha, WA, to the Northern Territory via Kununurra and down to Port Augusta, SA, back across the Nullarbor and through Kalgoorlie and Mt Newman, covering over 9000 km in a bit over two weeks, meeting some interesting people. "The Ural was terrific, and I would say that we would not have met half the people that we did if it were not for the bike. I felt like a visiting celebrity in some towns and roadhouses, particularly on the way home in Sandstone, WA." - a great testimony for Ural, its uniqueness and reliability.
Four years ago now, saw the first container load of Ural sidecars to come to Australia since 1987 we believe. The launch, held in Armidale on 14th June 2008, attracted over a hundred and fifty enthusiasts from all over Australia keen to see the arrival of these sports utility and family adventure outfits. A range of speakers enlightened and entertained the crowd.
The Russian embassy delegate Mr Artyom Kozhin, a Ural rider himself, addressed the crowd. Well known motor sport commentator, Will Hagon, unveiled and launched the first of the 2008 models to have made it to the Australian shores.