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Thread: NY TIMES Article: Retro Russian Import Lures Older, Easier Riders

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    NY TIMES Article: Retro Russian Import Lures Older, Easier Riders




    IRBIT, Russia This is the story of how a dying Soviet-era industry and an aging biker population
    in the United States met and found happiness together on the streets and highways of America.


    Story located below.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/wo...r.html?_r=1&hp

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    40 hp? Where did the extra 13 hp come from? Or is it just that is mine takes so long to get anywhere because of the UDF*





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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBeemer View Post
    40 hp? Where did the extra 13 hp come from? Or is it just that is mine takes so long to get anywhere because of the UDF*

    *Ural Delay Factor
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    The stated spec from Ural in all their literature now is 40hp.

    I'm neither older nor easier & I'd love to have a new Ural rig.

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    angysdad
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    If the $, space and time were available, I'd have a brand new Gear Up.
    Around here it could get some use that I wouldn't make my K100 endure.

    from the article...

    'As peoples strength and coordination wane, he said, ǣyou see them transitioning to the sidecar.

    Let them keep thinking that. Let's not tell them how much fun it is!

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    Considering a Harley Trike starts at $30K+...

    Hacks seem a bit more reasonable and have a cool retro feel to them.
    'Specially in this economy.
    I think HD may regret pulling the hack line too soon.



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    any saftey data ...

    ...comparing side cars to trikes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14rio View Post
    ...comparing side cars to trikes?
    +1, sidecar anyday...

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    My only experience with trikes were the three wheeled ATVs of the 70s. Dangerously unstable machines. Modern, well installed, street going machine...no idea.
    I love my sidecar!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angysdad View Post
    My only experience with trikes were the three wheeled ATVs of the 70s. Dangerously unstable machines. Modern, well installed, street going machine...no idea.
    I love my sidecar!!!
    Those earlier honda ATC's were rolling tripods.

    Trikes today are a great deal longer so the tip line in harder to get to.

    I think A trike would be fun. Not hack fun... But fun nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBeemer View Post
    40 hp? Where did the extra 13 hp come from?
    'cause they are now 750cc not the older 650's...

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