War is hellishly good at driving technology, and the Ural Patrol T Motorcycle, a remake of the classic Cossack Motorcycle, is proof. The new Patrol T is an all-season sport utility motorcycle with the world’s only on-demand two-wheel-drive sidecar drive shaft.
Originally designed to perform in cold, wet and icy off-road conditions in the Siberian wilderness, Urals maintain their authentic old-school appeal but are modern machines that deliver a durable and comfortable ride with advanced components ideal for any urban or off-road environment. The new Ural is being made by the same Russian company that introduced it in 1941, IMZ, and the company is still building them in Russia using parts from global sources.
Emboldened with a 749cc OHV air-cooled flat-twin engine, Brembo brakes and a reverse gear, the Ural is a sport utility motorcycle designed to traverse virtually any kind of terrain you might want (or have) to encounter. Available in olive drab as a reminder of its military roots, the Patrol T sells from dealers around the world for about $12,400.