Tag: Russia

  • Icon 1000 x Ural Solo sT

    Icon 1000 x Ural Solo sT

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Custom motorcycles have always been part of Icon’s company culture—and they do all the work in-house. But this is the first Icon 1000 bike to be commissioned by a client. The commission came from Ural, and the machine is called the Quartermaster. Based on the… Read more »

  • The 2011 Bike EXIF Top Ten, Part II

    The 2011 Bike EXIF Top Ten, Part II

  • Chris Hunter Ten Best Motorcycles ,,,

    It’s time for our annual Christmas Day roundup: the ten most popular bikes from the past six months on Bike EXIF, the world’s biggest custom motorcycle site. This time Triumph is the winning marque, with three machines in our Top Ten. Honda and Moto Guzzi… Read more »

  • Mikhail Smolyanov concepts

    Mikhail Smolyanov concepts

  • Chris Hunter Concept Motorcycles

    Motorcycle concepts are a dime a dozen. But these renderings, from Moscow designer Mikhail Smolyanov, show an extraordinary level of style and imagination. The “GL1-m” above was commissioned by an established Russian vehicle fabricator called Alexander Bushuev, who plans to turn the machine into metal.… Read more »

  • Ural M70

    Ural M70

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    Most motorcycle manufacturers strive for progress. And in doing so, progressively remove the connection between the rider and the machine. One hand gives with more power, while the other hand takes away—with electronics to control that power. But Ural motorcycles have always chosen the tried… Read more »

  • Ural x Hammarhead: Solo X

    Ural x Hammarhead: Solo X

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    James Loughead, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He also knows how the mind of a motorcyclist works: his company Hammarhead Industries has attracted an extraordinary amount of attention over the past year. His Jack Pine bike was one… Read more »

  • Ural Solo T concept

    Ural Solo T concept

  • Chris Hunter Concept Motorcycles ,

    EXCLUSIVE The Ural sT is one of the great bargains of modern motorcycling: a tough, capable machine that can handle both city streets and dirt tracks. In the USA, you can ride a ‘Solo’ out of the showroom for just $6,999, and know that it’ll… Read more »

  • Ural Motorcycles

    Ural Motorcycles

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,,

    I’ve always been a fan of Ural bikes. They’re tough and timeless, and in two-wheel-drive sidecar form, can tackle terrain that few other touring bikes can match. Ural’s latest release is the bike you see here, the 2WD Taiga Limited Edition. Based on the popular… Read more »

  • Ural Motorcycles sT

    Ural Motorcycles sT

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    You probably associate Ural with sidecar motorcycles. But the new Ural sT has extended the classic Ural experience to solo riders. The company says, “Think of it as a bike that could have been produced by Ural in the 1970s if the engineers were allowed… Read more »

  • IZH concept motorcycle

    IZH concept motorcycle

  • Chris Hunter Concept Motorcycles ,

    IZH is most famous for being the manufacturer of the Kalashnikov AK-47. But did you know the company also built the first Russian motorcycle in 1928, and has since produced 12 million bikes? I didn’t either, but I do now—thanks to L.A.-based designer Igor Chak.… Read more »

  • Ural T sidecar

    Ural T sidecar

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    The latest rig from cult sidecar specialists Ural hits the showrooms this month. The T costs just $9,999 and is powered by Ural’s venerable 750cc flat twin, pumping out 40 solid Siberian horses. The T doesn’t have the on-demand sidecar drive of the Patrol and… Read more »

  • Ural Gear-Up Sahara

    Ural Gear-Up Sahara

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    Few motorcycles are as tough as the legendary Ural sidecar, built the old-fashioned way in the Irbit MotorWorks Factory, Russia. There’s a small but healthy market for these bulletproof machines outside the Eastern Bloc, helped by some smart marketing. The latest Ural is the Limited… Read more »