So, I have my first 500 miles out of the way with the new ural. Here are my observations. There is nothing wrong with the front end. With the sachs shocks it is a good thing The motor is... Well, not unlike an old airhead engine. Its not quiet, but it works good My old hack was fun to putt around on, but I can actually go places with this one. First trip was a 75 mile round tripper to a drive in movie and my daughters first ADV ride. Home on a pitch black two lane. Am I wrong to have confidence in this thing? It seems really well sorted out, as solidly built as any other. My 650 ural didnt handle badly. The new one handles better than my first rig... A BMW. 65 is plenty fast wnough for a sidecar rig First service was a snap.