Sad news for all Ural fans… The American headquarters of Ural announced 2018 will be the last production year of the iconic Ural M70.
The retro-motorcycle Ural M70 in the current year will be completely removed from production. This is reported by "Autoreview" with reference to the American headquarters of Ural (the distributor of the Irbit plant IMZ).
The first Urals M70 had been produced in the Irbit plant seven years ago. The release of the model was timed to the 70th anniversary of the first Ural motorcycle M72. There were many significant differences between M70 and other brand motorcycles - an original form of fuel tank, retro-color, seat and name plates. Also, the M70 was equipped with a Marzocchi front fork and was offered without a wheel drive of a sidecar. Buyers could purchase both versions with a sidecar or without it. The cost of the model at the time of release was $ 14,200 for a three-wheeled car and $ 9,150 for a mono version.
In the current year, the M70 model is sold with last year's advances - an electronic speedometer and a new sidecar seat with extra storage space under the cushion. Every Ural comes with a mechanical reverse gear. Reverse can be engage by the foot pedal to the right of the rear brake. Americans can buy the last Ural M70 at a price of $16,500 for the base version. The motorcycle is equipped with a OHV air cooled 2 cylinder 4 stroke “boxer” (flat twin) engine with capacity of 42 h.p., Marzocchi telescopic front forks, two Sachs hydraulic spring shock absorbers in the suspension of the rear wheel and sidecar, 4-piston fixed Brembo caliper on the front wheel, electric starter, Denso generator, NGK spark plugs and spinner wheels with Heidenau tires, 4.0×18”. The manufacturer undertakes to supply spare parts for the retro-model until 2028 inclusive.