APRIL 2019 THREESOME REPORT: Trike News, Autocycle Adventures and Sidecar Views
Ever-Changing Three-Wheeled World Coverage
This month we have a Photo Feature covering – a V8 twin-turbo engine trike, love bug wedding trike, World Sidecar Racing schedule, Can Am Ryker benefits, Paul Jr. Designs Featured on American Chopper, Boss Hoss Lamborghini Trike, with the right dose of tech and rider experience.
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2019 Urals Now Available at US Dealers.
Urals have Big Changes at Same Look in 2019
After a long awaited journey, the 2019 line up has officially hit dealers’ floors. This new Ural represents the culmination of countless late nights and endless hours spent making this Ural the best we’ve ever produced.
New 2019 Urals feature a number of changes from an overhauled engine, to a new EFI and a new universal rear wheel.
Although visually the difference between 2019 Urals and its predecessors is almost unnoticeable (as a matter of fact one can say the same thing about all Urals manufactured in the last 30 years), the new model year brings big changes to Ural family of sidecar motorcycles. All new EFI system and modernized top end make Ural’s 750cc “boxer” engine run cooler, smoother and work more efficiently.
• LED Sidecar Fog Lights (Gear Up)
• Sidecar Power Outlet
• Sidecar Tonneau Cover
• Jerry Can (Gear Up)
• Folding Utility Shovel (Gear Up)
• Luggage Rack (Gear Up)
• Universal Spare Wheel – Fits All 3 Positions
Engine and Transmission
- Displacement, cc: 749
- Engine type: OHV air cooled 2 cylinder 4 stroke “boxer” (flat twin)
- Valve per cylinder: 2
- Bore and stroke (mm x mm): 78 x 78
- Max output (hp): 41 @ 5500 rpm
- Max torque (ft-lbs): 42 @ 4300 rpm
- Compression: 8.6:1
- Fuel system: Throttle body EFI
- Starting: Electric & Kickstart
- Clutch Double-disc dry
- Transmission type: Manual
- Speeds: 4 forward 1 reverse
- Primary drive (rear wheel): Driveshaft
- Final drive ratio: 4.62
- Engageable sidecar wheel drive: Yes, driveshaft
- Overall length, inch.: 98.8
- Overall heights, inch.: 54.3
- Overall width, inch.: 63.6
- Seat height, (unladen), inch.: 32.0
- Ground clearance (unladen),inch.: 6.8
- Dry weight, lbs: 730
- Alternator: Denso, Peak Output 40 Amp @ 14vdc, 560 Wt
- Battery: FAYTX20HL (12V, 20A)
- Headlight: H4
- Spark plugs: NGK BPR6HS
- Front suspension: IMZ leading link fork
- Rear suspension: Double sided swing-arm with two Sachs hydraulic spring shock absorbers, 7x adjustable
- Sidecar suspension: Single sided swing-arm with Sachs hydraulic spring shock absorber, 7x adjustable
- Wheels: 2.15X19 Aluminum rims with steel spokes
- Tires: Duro HF-308, 4.0×19″
- Front brake: 4-piston fixed Brembo caliper with 295mm floating NG rotor
- Rear brake: HB big bore single piston integrated floating caliper with 256mm fixed NG rotor
- Sidecar brake: 2-piston fixed Brembo caliper with 245mm floating NG rotor
- Fuel grade: 91 Octane, unleaded
- Fuel tank capacity, gallons: 5.0
- Reserve, gallons: app. 1
- Estimated fuel economy, mpg: 31-37
- Estimated range, miles: 155-185
- Recommended max cruising speed, mph: 70
- Max permissible weight, lbs:1325
- Trunk volume, cubic ft.: 2.9
- 2-years parts and labor unlimited mileage.
Prices Start at $16,999* USD / $19,499* CAD
Visit : https://www.imz-ural.com
SEE VIDEO Nik Hays Discusses Improvements to the 2019 —
Tracy Getty, a World War 2 historian shares the chair, lighting up sparks of love with a Ural sidecar motorcycle. Tracy and her ride named “Wildcat” bring joy to people who never knew what three-wheels and a smile could do.
We bring you a basic background on the craziness of Autocycles and how it is affecting motorcycle industry, riders, insurance and legislation. While there are companies that want a motorcycle classification to avoid car crash testing expenses, there are others who want true innovation and a new understanding of where Autocycles stand in State and Federal law – and it is all really unsteady despite having more than two-wheels.
Harley-Davidson Freewheeler has a 2019 model that rocks. You can own a Ural or a Slinghsot for incredible deals on 2018 models. If you are an actual Trike lover with custom trike business or a custom trike, you would want to know what the financial and legal implications (pronounced as complications) are going to be.
“Selling everything I had in 2005 to go travel around the world on my sidecar was the best decision I ever made in my life.” – Hubert Kriegel, New York (1946 – 2018)
On January 24, 2018 the sidecar motorcycle community lost one if it’s most adventurous and inspiring ambassadors, Hubert Kriegel, the man behind The Timeless Ride.
“This is the most important part of my life after my family.” – pronounce Hubert (say U-bear)
Countries travelled by Hubert Kriegel on Sidecar or Motorcycle since 1971
North America: USA, Canada
Asia: Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Nepal
Middle East: Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia
Eurasia: Norway, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia
Europe: France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, England, The Netherlands
Central America: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
South America: Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia
Africa: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Burkina faso, Guinea, Ghana, Namibia, South Africa
Sidecar Motorcycle with Tattoos
Game Over Cycles presents a world first; premieres award winner at Sturgis 2017
by Ujjwal Dey
Tattoo For Everyone and Everything
The motorcycle appeared in America with its new element, a fully tattooed sidecar. The Recidivist’s sidecar was created in 2017 and had its world premiere at the Sturgis 2017 rally at the Buffalo Chip. The sidecar is fully tattooed, both outside and inside.
The Recidivist – a unique custom bike, which is characteristic of light colored leather – similar to the color of human skin – being engineered onto the bike and actually tattooed.
During the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the biggest motorcycle rally in the world organized in the American city of Sturgis, The Reciivist – world’s first tattooed motorcycle built by Game Over Cycles company won 1st place in the “Most Unusual” class in the Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show, the oldest and most prestigious custom bike show in the world.
Motorcycles on Three Wheels
The sidecar riding experience and how to do it
by Ujjwal Dey
Motorcycles are fun. And so is travelling long distances or touring on motorcycles. Many touring options are available for big bikes with big budgets. But suppose you are young and wild and free but on a limited budget, what do you do? Ask your friends and they will say a car trip ain’t as much fun as being one with the road on a motorcycle. The environment, the atmosphere, the surroundings, it all hugs you, body and soul, when you tour on a motorcycle. So, here is an option hippies globally celebrate–Sidecars. A third wheel for your motorcycle. No more slippery roads for your two-wheeler. More luggage space. Bring more friends to the road trip party. Bring your dog too.
We recently covered the Ural Motorcycles phenomenon on www.BikernetTrikes.com and if that has inspired you but you are not sure about buying a whole Ural, well just buy a sidecar then. There are many companies including Ural itself, which sells Sidecars as an accessory for your existing motorcycle. So no, you don’t have to switch loyalty or buy a new bike. Just buy the goodies to attach a sidecar to your Harley-Davidson or Triumph or Indian.
Let us know your experience and adventures at firstname.lastname@example.org
The much awaited Second Part to our Feature Cover of URAL phenomenon and a unique sidecar culture that has developed into a lifestyle for the adventurous, the eternal tourist, the wanderer and the urban gentleman.
What do you think of when you hear the word “motorcycle.” It’s a simple word association game. What is the word or image or anything that comes to your mind immediately when you hear the word “motorcycle?” Try this word association with the term “Ural Motorcycles.” What did you instantly think of? Ancient antique carriage motorcycle? Or urban hipster going to office? Or a world explorer, ready with minimum of belongings, living on the road everyday?
MRF.org discuss with us the legislation on auto-cycles and trikes being bunched together with motorcycles. How this affects the motorcycle industry and motorcycle riders is very important. Trike riders need to know their liability. They need to get benefits as per their vehicles and not as per short-sighted Senator short-cuts to corporate sales.
Raymond Hamilton is back with bizarre, actual laws in the States on kinky sex. Beware, Big Brother is peeking into your bedroom. The Bad Joke Library ventures into worse. You have been warned. Trikes University is now open for admission at Trikes.bikernet.com and a short course material is posted in the Weekly News there.
Tours of scenic landscapes and wildlife reserves on Trikes is catching on in South Africa, Australia and USA. We have just a small dose for you in the Trikes Weekly News. We want to get the dirt on Trike Touring industry and the unique opportunities and experiences it offers to tourists. Expect a full-length feature on that soon.
Ujjwal “Wayfarer” Dey