IMZ-Ural has officially announced sweeping changes for 2014 including EFI and disc brakes on all wheels. From the August Irbit informer newsletter, "The Boss just came back from China, told us to rename this issue from "Dear Friends Here's Our August Informer Edition...blah blah blah" to "Great Leap Forward"...in Chinese. If you are real smart (or if you read Wikipedia as we did) and know where the Great Leap Forward ended, you'll agree he has a sick sense of humor...or he just overheated: Anyhow.... Welcome our new subscribers for whom this is the first Informer issue and especially, if you still have no Ural. People, listen carefully: owning a Ural is the best decision you'll make in your life. Got it? There. Done with the selling part here. Long time Uralistas - hello again, today we're leaping forward! J Seriously, we have important changes coming up. Among other minor cosmetic uplifts, we're coming out with an EFI Ural and it's going to be really cool! Here's what you need to digest in a nutshell: 2013's are the last of the carbureted Urals. 2014's will be EFI (developed and built in Michigan btw), with disc brakes all around, adjustable steering dampener and a million other things. More expensive, too. Slated for production beginning of December this year (disclaimer: this timeline is only for US market, schedule for other markets is to be determined). Passionate about the carbureted simplicity? This is the last of them, before we become all fancy - pricey. Think quickly and rush to the dealers who still have the carbureted ones. Now, one more thing. Kurmachov, factory-slave-driver-in-chief (and a big fan of Johnny Depp), refuses to paint Gobi. "Takes too long", he says," Forget about it". So...that Gobi or the Forest Camo paint job really does it for you? Call the dealer today. The last, but not the least: financing is available. Life is short. Might as well enjoy it riding... The Team at Ural PS: Meet Darth Vader - one of those "minor uplifts" for when we get one year older".