Its true. I use my Ural for grocery runs, and spinning around town. I rarely use any four-wheeled conveyance, even in winter. I also use it for long trips, overnights, camping missions, and dirt roads. Maybe the reason you haven't seen any Urals "far from home" is because you are not travelling on the dirt road byways. While I'll slab it when I have to, I don't enjoy any of it. 50mph on some rolling dirt road is where I'm usually found.