|Ural founder:||Soviet Government|
|Ural headquarters:||Irbit, SVE, Russia|
|Ural official website:||www.imz-ural.com|
Motorcycles under the Ural brand are manufactured by the Russian company the Irbit Motorcycles Plant Ural (IMZ-Ural). The company specializes in heavy sidecar motorcycles. The manufacturer’s history dates back to 1940, when the Soviet Union purchased the design techniques for BMW motorcycles. A year later the first motorcycle, M-72, was created.
Currently the Ural range consists of heavy duty sidecar motorcycles with a two-wheel-drive. They typically work well on poor roads. The vehicles are exported to more than 20 countries, including the UK, France, South Africa, and the US.