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Ural Gear-Up Sahara

Ural SaharaFew 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 Edition Gear Up Sahara: just 18 units will be sold in the US, at a cost of $14,099 plus the usual taxes. Standard specifications include an engage-able sidecar drive shaft and essentials such as a gas canister, shovel, spotlight, luggage rack and spare tire. (Yes, Urals are used on proper expeditions.)