Originally Posted by Boondox
I didn't say Urals never go long distances, just that I rarely see them further than 50 miles of their homeport. The vast majority of Urals I've seen are used to putt around their neighborhood.
I am not a fan of out of the box bikes. I like old Harleys that have been lovingly restored, even though I'd never want one. The new HD has no appeal for me. I like the GS more than the GSA because riders put their own personality into farkling the GS, while the GSAs are all alike. Urals are pretty much like that to me. But there are HD, GSA, and Ural owners who are looking for exactly what their bikes/rigs provide. Like I said, whatever floats your boat.
I do think the Ural tub is the most elegant looking tub out there and if Barley didn't lunge at small game crossing the road I probably would have put one of them on my BMW. Because he's a gun dog, the Hannigan clamshell keeps him safely inside the tub.
The folks who ride Urals in Maine typically put on between 10-30,000 KM's a year(at least the one's I ride with). I take a big trip every summer, so maybe it's just Vermont Ural riders...
Only seen one VT rider once at a Ural rally...