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Old 12-13-2008, 01:17 PM   #1
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Cool2 Most glorious Русская зима hack.

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Old 12-13-2008, 02:55 PM   #2
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That`s the Arctic scheme.....available in the European market.

I`m sure one of the guys in America or Canada has one....I`ve seen it on these pages.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:23 PM   #3
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зима is russian for winter (zima) which would explain the arctic theme


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Old 12-13-2008, 05:51 PM   #4
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I took mine to the Arctic Circle in the Yukon this past summer...
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:59 PM   #5
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I took mine to the Arctic Circle in the Yukon this past summer...
Did you buy it from Ural in the U.S.A. painted that way?
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:42 PM   #6
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That`s the Arctic scheme.....available in the European market.

I`m sure one of the guys in America or Canada has one....I`ve seen it on these pages.
It's the same paint scheme as the Artic's sold in North America but slightly different accesories like windshield and knobbies. Most notable is something they've never offered here, heated handgrips. The rear racks look cool but I'd prefer to keep the spare tire.
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:12 PM   #7
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Did you buy it from Ural in the U.S.A. painted that way?
Yup.

Didn't come with the windscreen, however.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:22 AM   #8
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Nice Bike, wrong price, since I would have to pay a lot more on “Luxury Tax” for it than this German one is priced.

http://www.motoflot.de/bin/psql.exe?CMD=V&FILE=../neufzl.htm


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Old 12-14-2008, 06:10 AM   #9
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Wow that's a heck of a price. With Euro to £ rate almost 1 - 1 that make's it nearly £11,000. Have I read this right? Or is it made out of Unobtainium?
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:40 AM   #10
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Wow that's a heck of a price. With Euro to £ rate almost 1 - 1 that make's it nearly £11,000. Have I read this right? Or is it made out of Unobtainium?
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You're right. It's even worse. Since VAT in Germany and NL are the same, no profit is in there. But, as an NL-citizen, I also have to pay a "Luxury Tax" which comes roughly to another 1.700 Euro's I think.

When I'm wrong in my calculations, I'll be glad to hear it.

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Old 12-14-2008, 07:23 AM   #11
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I love that a Soviet-era motorcycle is a luxury item
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:07 AM   #12
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I love that a Soviet-era motorcycle is a luxury item
A Ural is a luxury ? WTF

And someone made off with spare tire....And you get a "petite" luggage rack.
Very un-Ural like.
More money for less motorcycle, what a concept.
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:11 PM   #13
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A Ural is a luxury ? WTF

More money for less motorcycle, what a concept.
Why Harley, 'Triumph,' and Cadillac won, and Indian, BSA, and Packard are no more...

There's way more profit in selling reduced-content copies than original concepts.

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Old 12-14-2008, 04:07 PM   #14
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Why Harley, 'Triumph,' and Cadillac won, and Indian, BSA, and Packard are no more...

There's way more profit in selling reduced-content copies than original concepts.

Mutter, mutter, mutter

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There's alot of truth in that. Plane's 'll fly half empty rather than have a full load at reduced price. But come on £11,000 for a Ural. Someone want's to tell 'em we're not that decadent anymore (well, I'm not).
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:10 AM   #15
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They lost at least one sale (mine). The Triumph cost me just under £5000 brand new and the salesman made a stupid deal to get me on the brand (still getting mail from them about "upgrading to a Rocket 3", it's a waste of rain forrests, but what can you do). Hacked it after four years solo with a Ural chair for under £3000. That's roughly the same cost new as a standard Ural and it's going to hold it's value a lot better. Performance wise either bike has advantages in certain places.

I can understand Ural as a small maker has higher costs and they also have almost zero chance to make a loss leader to get you on the brand, but I don't think the current prices are the way fowards. I've said it before, they need a 1000cc motor and someone to turn out a couple of parts bin specials. Range should IMHO be 750 basic outfit and solo road tourer, 1000 version of these because you can, 1000 fake classic/cruiser, 1000 BMW GS airhead copy both with and without chair. I'd sell the 750 basic solo for under £4000 and the basic outfit for under £6000 to get bikes on the road. When you've done that you can sell the top range super off roader for £10k.

I'm guessng Ural already thought of this but struggle to raise the cash. Hope they make it, the Arctic sure looks the business.

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