Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ural's Yamal - Limited Edition Sidecar Rig

Apparently every year, recently anyways, Ural has been producing a Limited Edition model as a marketing device of sorts.  At least, I think that's the purpose.

For 2012, they've come out with the Yamal.  The theme is based on a nuclear powered Russian Icebreaker Ship called the Yamal and styling cues and themes have been taken from it:

source: URAL
The Icebreaker Ship: Yamal

Today, via the Irbitz Informer, Ural showed the first official pictures of the Limited Edition Yamal.  The Uralisti community had been slightly abuzz about this upcoming revelation and reaction is still flowing in on the SovietSteeds online forum.  The reaction is "mixed" at best.

The 2013 Yamal
More pictures of the Yamal here: LINK

I do like the flat orange paint and the blacking out of the chrome parts that are on my 2011 Patrol: Valencia. The coating of the underside of the sidecar is a great idea as well.  The one thing though that I am not liking, is the sticker with the "teeth".  I'd been hoping for something more shark-like:

Source: Internet, I believe from a Polish Sidecaring Club

Following the theme of the icebreaker, the Yamal comes with a wooden oar.  Yep, an oar.  It's Russian humor I am told.  It does come inscribed with some humorous instructions though:

So there it is, only 50 Yamal Rigs will be produced and you can have your own for about $14,250+.  Those wily Russians, what will they think of next?  


Keith - Circle Blue said...

The teeth don't work for me. I agree on the paint. Yes, the undercoating is a good thing. And,I like the fog lights. I have to say I've liked the previous special editions more.

RichardM said...

If you've never seen the ice breaker, the teeth would be a mystery. I really got a kick out of the oar though. And the wording on it is great...

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Sir:

You are quite correct in your assessment of the detail work on the new Ural. If the bike was to be themed after the ice breaker, I think a red and black color scheme, complete with a more aggressive teeth graphic would be called for. The dual fog lights are quite cool.

If I found myself owning one of these things, which is very unlikely in the immediate future, I would replace the oar with a compact military-type shovel. Considering the places you take yours, a shovel might be useful.

I hope you and your family had a happy Thanksgiving.

Fondest regards,
Twisted Roads

redlegsrides said...

Thanks Circle Bluebfor your comments, they've been duly forwarded to the collective.

redlegsrides said...

Sorry for typoing your handle

redlegsrides said...

Yep, the wording on the oar is a nice touch....still though, an oar?

redlegsrides said...

Jack, you'd totally rock the Gear-UP model, which comes stock with a shovel! Hope the book is selling well!

SonjaM said...

Hilarious! Love the instruction manual.

redlegsrides said...

SonjaM thanks for visiting and your comments, I do like the oar for the instructions. I'd probably hang it on the wall in the garage though, and like Jack, put a shovel in its place.