Good time to buy a Ural
You are going to have a blast w/ either...........if it were me, I go w/ the Retro. Bit lower like a street bike but the big difference is the higher rated Hyway speed. Bigger tank too.
My BRO's Gear Up 2011 is getting a real work out from both of us. These new Urals are purly so much better from the start. Most of the owners of the earlier Urals have done many of the upgrades on their own.
Go to Soviet Steed & ask you questions for the active riders of Urals from all years. But what ever you go w/, you're going to have a lot of fun.