Ural Motorcycles & Sidecars 

2981 Lafayette Santa Clara CA  95054


Model Year Changes

2013   Carburetor  Bikes

Improved clutch plates.
New mirror design.
New diamond sidecar step plate.
New sidecar floor mats.
New military hardware fasteners on all tonneau covers.
Improved tire pump.
3M seam sealers for improved protection.


New piston rings with tighter tolerances.
New camshaft with improved materials and bearing surfaces.
Improved 2 piece design for sidecar drive shaft yokes.
New 2WD gear hubs for final drive and sidecar swing arm drive.
New 1 piece intake branch pipes that eliminates center coupler and clamps.


New paint options including more powder coated colors.
New Aluminum rims on all models.
Trunk locks standard all models.
New Cordura (canvas) tonneau covers and aprons.
New aluminum upper fork bolts.
Improved high strength final drive ring gear bolts.


Aluminum alloy rims for Patrol and Tourist models.
Rocker arms with needle bearings.
Bearing instead of bronze bushing on the camshaft.
Polished ports of the cylinder head.
Stainless steel on all tubular parts (bumpers, clips, handles etc.)
40mm Marzocchi forks for Retro model.


Stainless steel exhaust pipes and mufflers
Newly designed removable plate under the driver seat
Standard (7/8') handle bar size and removable risers.
Bottom out travel limiter on sidecar swing arm.
New NAK seals and SKF bearings.
High quality 8.8 hardware used throughout.


Stainless steel exhaust pipes and mufflers
Removable plate under the driver seat
Powder painted body parts on some models
Standard greasable u-joints for 2wd shaft (GMB)
Unified EU/US wire harness


Complete new valve train including 7mm stem valves, sealed valve guides, hardened valve seats and stiffer valve springs
New clutch springs
Shock absorbers from Sachs
Pivot bearings installed in place of bushings in both front and rear swing arms
Tapered steering head bearings (SKF)
Steel braided brake hoses


Ducati ignition system
Herzog precision cut timing gears and oil pump gears
Surfaced clutch plates for smooth operation 
Herzog shafts and precision cut gears for gearbox
Reversed style drive shaft with larger spline surface area 
Improved 2WD engagement rod with UNI balls 
Improved front sidecar mount to allow more adjustment and negative camber 
SKF sealed wheel bearings 
Brembo floating disc on all models 
Improved sidecar truck hinges and handle 
Standard (7/8') handle bar size and removable risers 
Bottom out travel limiter on sidecar swing arm 
NAK seals 
SKF bearings 
High quality 8.8 hardware used throughout 


New header fastening system for exhaust pipes
Type V ignition (one-piece rotor)
Floating disc on Retro/Troyka front brake
Mechanical rear drum brakes on Retro
Petcock mounting on the tank without adapter
"Upside-down" type of air filter
Ducati ignition (late 2006)
Neutral indicator off when reverse is "on"
Drive shaft with longer splines


Front bumper for Patrol
New bench seats
New wire harness with power outlet in the sidecar


Nippon/Denso alternator
Type IV ignition (outside location, two-piece rotor)
Improved 2wd engagement lever (with fixing plate)


Brembo disc brake 
IMWA 750 engine (different valves, camshaft, pistons)
 New tool kit

2019   EFI Bikes 

Improved Piston/Cyl/Head design

Larger cooling fins, with  more surface area ...  

For mproved cooling efficency.

Cyl heads with better port flow and 4 bolt head covers.

Sump oil capacity increased w/o reducing  off-road clearance.

Second generation EFI system with Kevin Throttle bodies.

New throttle  positioning sensor ... computer ... etc. ....

Smoother more refined throttle response.

Universal spare wheel ... GU model


High visibility fog/running lights replacing Spotlight on GU model.

New passenger windshield on cT model.

​New gas pressurized hydraulic steering damper.

New float sensor for low fuel indication

(it really works)


Electronic speedometer with built-in indicators.
New wire harness with combination relay and fuse box under left side panel.
Handlebar switch for sidecar spot-light GU model.
Handlebar parking brake lever, replaces rider side lever.
Reverse / neutral foot pedal instead of lever.
New stock 2/3 seat, replaces tractor seat cT model.
New sidecar seat with extra storage space under the cushion.
Updated Tonneau covers.


New starter motor.
Introduction of compressible fiber-aluminum gaskets to seal exhaust head pipes.
Hydraulic brake switch.
Modified wire harness.
Modified throttle bodies and flanges.
Gas tank with the fuel sensor baffle.
Modified hydraulic dampener with increased stiffness and sealing.
New trunk lid weather strip.
New design of the oil deflector for the breather for 2WD models.
Use of liquid paint on all body parts.


Updated standard roller bearing used in the crankshaft.
Updated welding for hydraulic damper mount.
3M Self adhesive kick start bumper.
New rear brake hose and cable mounting bracket.
Relocated master cylinder with universal link rods.
Redesigned rear brake pedal that is higher and more comfortable.
New H4 headlight with housing.
New tonneau covers, standard Sunbrella and vinyl for cT model.
Plastic wheel hub covers for front and sidecar wheels.
Introduction of Universal spare wheel.


Introduction of new EFI engine.
Introduction of new cT model.
New airbox with branch pipes.
New hydraulic steering dampener.
New aluminum triple clamps.
Disk brakes on front, rear, and sidecar wheels.
Redesigned wheel hubs.
New final drive housing.
Pre-formed fuel lines, breather, and brake reservoir hoses.
New front brake reaction link.
New Ural gas tank badges.
New tank knee-grips with logo.
Redesigned ignition key.
New dashboard with updated indicator lamps.
Front engine cover now featuring Ural logo.