Howdy All, I bought this brand new in July of 2005 for a tad over $10,000 Starting in August of 2009 I started to turn the above rig into this, cost LOTS of work. Before anyone wigs out, I saved ALL the stock parts and the rig if I should ever want to can be returned to stock condition. This is a 2008 Gear-Up, it cost me three months of riding it around the country in the summer of 2008, THANKS Ilya, its the best summer job I ever had. Here it is just after being assembled before the trip. Demitri, giving me the title to the bike after the "Ural Tour of the USA" The above rig as it looks now after having traveled over 60,000 kilometers. In the last 6 years I have only spent about $11,500.00 on my Ural's but have put a LOT of time in to riding them and modifying the one to make it in to a real Dual Sport worthy rig. I can honestly say that in the 50+ years I have been riding the Ural sidecar rigs have given me by far the most fun per dollar invested of ALL the motorcycles I have owned. I didn't post a photo of the hacked GS as it is now being repainted, when its done I'll edit this post and include it. As I bought the GS new in February of 2001, farkeled the heck out of it and then years later had the hack installed its total cost is way more then a comparable rig can be bought for if you buy it used.