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 Gear-Up, it takes Ural’s off-road performance to new heights. There’s an engine skid plate, an auxiliary spotlight and even a winch.
There are towing points both front and rear, and a large windshield to protect the rider from the elements. The Taiga is also equipped with a fluid canister, a first aid survival kit, and a shovel. In the trunk you’ll find an air pump, a Maglite flashlight, a tool kit and a tow strap. Only 27 of these models will be sold in the US and the price is just $13,999, so you’ll have to contact your nearest Ural dealer quickly if you want one.