The Ural Sidecar is an icon of motorcycles, especially the sidecars. Fully equipped, with a reverse gear and a spare wheel mounted on the sidecar, it looks the part of any overland adventure.
I first encountered an Ural when a Dutch couple, Mullie and Nobile headed North from South Africa.
They started their trip in 2000. Reading their blog, I recall how often the Ural engine gave them problems - esp. with overheating in North Africa. No matter what mechanical issues they had, the Ural attracted loads of attention from locals, armchair travelers and those, like me, that wish to own an Ural.
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