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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by gelandestrasse, Dec 13, 2008.
Unavailable in U.S. of A.
Ural special model Wjuga
Limited edition 2008/09
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.
зима is russian for winter (zima) which would explain the arctic theme
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?
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.
Didn't come with the windscreen, however.
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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. <o></o>
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?
Safe riding Karl.
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.
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.
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
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).
Safe riding Karl.
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.
Other than price I think you'll find some of you're wishes were realised some year's past, but never made production - http://www.autosoviet.altervista.org/ENGLISH-automotorusse9-Moto(Ural).htm Shame.
And the dnepr, You'll see the GS and a Wankel. Just scroll down the left side till you come to bike's - http://www.autosoviet.altervista.org/main-english.htm
Safe riding Karl.
There were 50 Arctic GearUps sold in the USA in 2008. The Wjuga will not be available in Europe until 2009. I've had mine since April but I've made a few changes.
I knew a bloke with a Wankel Norton. I won't make jokes about the name, but lets say it used oil faster than a 2-stroke.
Now the M-1000, that's the ticket. Time to blow the dust off the drawings IMHO