Yeh dosti hum nahi todenge, the famous song from Indian movie Sholay, which shows Jay and Veeru adventuring out on road, is hard to forget. If you notice, their day long adventure is all on land, but if the 2012 Ural Yamal was launched around 50 years back, we might have seen Amitabh and Dharmendra singing on their motorcycle with sidecar and oars, in a river.
Ural, the Siberian manufacturer of motorcycles has introduced for first time, a limited edition motorcycle with sidecars and an oar, if you are caught in a watery situation. Named Ural Yamal, this new motorcycle is named after the peninsula situated in Russia which is practically inhospitable, hostile and harsh, and frozen throughout the year. Yamal means “end of the earth” and is an apt name for this limited edition motorcycle which is sturdy, dependable and capable of enhanced performance far surpassing what a typical motorcycle is capable of.
Limited to just 50 numbers for the US markets. The company has even offered 3M all weather proof coating on the lower part of the sidecar body and fenders. It is painted flat orange so as to be easily discernible in most rugged of terrains and is fitted with dual fog lights so as to permit nighttime travel or journeys through terrains of insufficient lighting.
Seating for both rider and passenger are enhanced to offer the maximum possible comforts while spare tyre is available for any last minute emergencies. Ural have priced this limited edition model at $14,250. For more information, scroll down.
Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Song from Sholay
The 2012 Ural Limited Edition is here: The Ural Yamal
REDMOND, WA (November 26, 2012) – IMZ-Ural, the Siberian manufacturer of motorcycles with sidecars introduces icebreaker-inspired limited edition Ural Yamal – the only motorcycle equipped with an oar.
Yamal, which translates as “the end of the Earth,” is a peninsula in Russia, known for being nothing short of inhospitable, barren, and perpetually frozen. It is also the well-known icebreaker that spends its time conquering the frozen Arctic Ocean, just north of Siberia – and a perfect namesake of this year’s limited edition from Ural.
Russian icebreakers are heavy, rugged, and focused entirely on their mission. Though their purpose may not always make sense, these vessels are unique in every way, and when speaking to the right people-absolutely necessary. Ural motorcycles are much like this strange genre of sea-going vessel: durable, dependable, and able to conquer what typical motorcycles cannot.
The limited edition Yamal is spec’d with its own double hull-of sorts-much like the boat: 3M coating is used to weather proof the lower portion of the sidecar body and the fenders for additional protection. The Ural Yamal is painted flat orange-to be easily spotted anywhere. Its sidecar is fitted with dual fog lights to defeat the long nights as you travel from waypoint to waypoint. Both rider and passenger comfort is enhanced with the addition of accessory fairing and windscreen. On demand two-wheel drive, knobby spare tire, and hand guards round out the mission capability of the Yamal.
An impasse may come in other shapes and sizes beyond weather and topography, so Ural throws in an oar with tongue-in-cheek emergency instruction to double as a defensive tool or your last hope of survival on thin ice… you never know. Add the unforgettable menacing teeth and you get yet another one-of-a-kind limited edition from Ural – a motorcycle that sure beats the norm.
The 2012 Ural Yamal Limited Edition -the only motorcycle equipped with an oar.
Total built for U.S.: 50
For more information on the 2012 limited edition, please visit the Yamal web page at: http://www.imz-ural.com/2012-yamal-limited-edition/