IMZ-Ural, the Russian manufacturer of 749 cc two-wheel-drive sidecar motorcycles, is releasing another exclusive this year in the form of the 2020 Ural From Russia With Love Limited Edition (FRWL LE). Inspired by the sophistication exuded by ‘60s James Bond films and the elusive Russian mystique, the FRWL LE takes the rugged 2WD Ural into luxury territory.
The 2020 Ural From Russia With Love Limited Edition is painted in a special blend of Silver Birch with a lovely satin finish — reminiscent of Bond’s vintage Aston Martin DB5. The luxurious upholstery on the saddle and passenger seat features diamond stitching.
Ural embroiders a unique Russian female name on the white-stitched dash, playfully paying tribute to some of “the most successful female operatives” such as Natasha, Lyubov, etc. Beside the script is a vintage-style center timepiece and 12V outlets, including one with a bright red EJECT button disguised as a functional lighter.
Other features of the Ural FRWL LE include chrome bumpers, bullet fog lights, a chrome luggage rack, 19-inch aluminum rims with steel wire spokes, and exclusive tank badges. It also comes with a white-stitched, vinyl windshield apron and tonneau. The on-demand 2WD is engaged via a driveshaft, and reverse gear is provided.
The Ural sidecar motorcycle is shaft-driven by an air-cooled, 749 cc boxer twin with EFI which makes 41.6 PS at 5,500 rpm and 57 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. It has a fuel capacity of 5 L, Brembo calipers, NG brake discs, unladen ground clearance of 172.7 mm, and 82 L of trunk storage. Ural recommends a maximum cruising speed of 112 km/h.
Only 35 units of the Ural From Russia With Love have been produced for $20,000 a pop. Contact your local dealer (Ropali Classics in the Philippines) to reserve yours.