It looks to be the same final drive, the same most everything except for engine/transmission. Well, that would cover three of my warranty issues I've had to date with mine (holed left piston, bent shift fork, clutch spline teeth worn away). I'm sure it uses the same new speedometer and tachometer of the 2017 models, so that's something else that failed on mine that has been replaced with something new, so let's make that four major issues with mine that wouldn't be a problem with this new electric Ural. Ummm,.... Aha! The swing-arm! It looks like the same old swing-arm. In all seriousness, if the new electric motor is so much more powerful and all than the old ICE unit, certainly they've gone to a better, more durable final drive, right? I get told all the time that the final drive is like the Achilles heel of the Ural and that it WILL FAIL if I ride at sustained speeds above 60 mph. I cruise at about 60 mph all the time and my final drive's held out so far (knock on wood). I've already decided that if my engine ever totally grenades, I'm yanking it and replacing it with some sort of electric motor. Seems like the sidecar would make that pretty easy to do with plenty of room for batteries.