Why you should NOT buy a Ural motorcycle

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by bokad, May 28, 2012.

  1. Oldmanriding

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    I would like to see the proof of that.:deal 52,000 Urals a year?:huh Hard to believe.
  2. FR700

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    Some one recently posted a you tube of the factory on this forum . From memory it was about 600 per week . They sell approximately ( google the word ) 800 a year in Russia alone and that number doesn't rate on their radar . So that would leave around ( a variation of approximate :lol3 ) 200 for the rest of the world .


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  3. Oldmanriding

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    600 per week??? I'd like to see proof of that. Over 30,000 per year? I doubt it.
  4. oppozit

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    Those figures are from before the collapse of the Soviet Union - current production is about 800 and Russian sales are perhaps 20 - a lot has changed in the past 25 years or so. Catch up with reality FR700 ;-)
  5. FR700

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    So you doubt it . Big deal . What do I look like your research assistant ... I already provided one link to the factory web site .



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  6. windmill

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    I am no expert, and the number are approximate,

    Back in the 80's they employed over 10,000 people were producing upwards of 1500 rigs a day.

    Fast forward to today, they employ approximately 150 people at the factory, 10 people at their headquarters in Redmond Washington and produce 800-1000 rigs a year. Their production low was in 2008 at around 450 rigs for the year.
  7. oppozit

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    I'm dealing with his comments about Russian products and Russians analytically - I intend to prove him wrong without a comeback. However your claims are ludicrous! Almost all certification is homogenised - if i meets US certification it meets EEC and ECE. Better find another excuse to justify IMWA raping the world's Ural markets.
  8. oppozit

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    Sorry, can't find that link . Please repost it.
  9. Oldmanriding

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    You have no idea what you are talking about. You cannot provide the figures because they don't exist. First you say 1000 per week then 600 per week. You are just making it up as you go along. Sad Sad Stuff.
  10. FR700

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    Scroll to the top of this page .


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  11. FR700

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    What part of "approximate" and "around" is it that you do not grasp ?

    Google ... use it :lol3


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  12. oppozit

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    Saw your comments for a brief second before they were deleted. Censorship is so usual when it comes to Ural posts. The red cordial people just can't deal with the truth.
  13. FR700

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    I zapped it .
    Figured the thread would head off on a tangent that would have no benefit .

    My sides are hurting from laughing so much :lol3


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  14. Oldmanriding

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    Might as well zap them all because your delusions and that's what they are, are of no value.
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    Well I must respectfully disagree with you, I just don't understand how you can say production numbers don't significantly affect per unit cost in todays world market regardless of where final assembly happens to be..
  16. RAMKILR

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    Okay - I would like to see some evidence of a brand new bike with a sidecar setup, for $12K. A link to a website selling such a machine would be nice.
  17. Billtr96sn

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    Brit asking a question here. Can you buy a new Ural in all of your states? I understand there is one that you cant. So, if Ural's are so good why are they not available bale country wide?

    I must say though that pound for pound, or dollar to dollar, Urals are amongst the worst value for money that you can ever buy and have always been that way.

    Let's break free from the 'Ural mystique' and look at it as a mode of transport, in this case it fails woefully. Lets compare it to bikes/cars of similar price (Not value as Urals are overvalued and over priced), you can get much more reliable transport for the same amount of dollar or less and it is the owner that imbibes their vehicle with 'character' and 'soul' not shoddy manufacturing and ancient design.

    The only part of a Ural I would buy for good money is the sidecar body.

    Would I have a Ural? yes,caveat, if it was free or cheap just for the mechanical challenge.
  18. FR700

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    So they hold no value for you ... big deal .

    How did you go with the google search ?



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  19. Oldmanriding

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    Loosen your hat Fozzie, it's cutting off the O2 to what is left of your pea brain.:lol3:lol3:lol3:rofl:rofl:rofl
  20. FR700

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    Ad hominem ... That all you got ?
    You do realize that is not me don't you ?

    Twelve whole posts and you had to resort to that level already and deflecting the question . So did you do a google search or not ? .

    My advice , stay out of Jo momma buddy .



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