Yesterday I stopped for gas at a country store frequented by bikers (all brands). A guy and his wife stopped and he jumped out of his car to see my Ural rig-"i almost bought one, and on and on he went-told him it;s never too late!
Pulled around to the other side of the store under a big oak. A guy I see often rolled in on his 1200GS and had to see the rig. Turns out he is from one of the former USSR countries and speeks fluent Russian. Got a lesson in the correct pronunciation of Ural. He went on to tell me when his dad worked in Russia he was given a company vehicle as a perk-yup a Ural.
Next time his dad visits I'm going to let him ride mine for old times sake.