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Dan Auerbach’s Bikes

“It takes years to get that dust on there.” Dan Auerbach gets it. He appreciates how each dent, scratch and layer of grime preserves the stories his bikes have been carrying for decades. He wanted to make sure the Lane Motor Museum displayed his collection as is and they were happy to oblige.

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Electric Ural Sidecar Review

Ural Electric Sidecar

We got chills, they’re multiplyin’. The new Ural prototype people have been buzzing about is officially public and, well, it’s electrifyin’! Here is Corey’s first take on an early-phase version of the electric Ural, powered by a Zero Motorcycles powertrain package, that we tested back in March.

A quick note: this isn’t going to be a geeked-out tech-centric post full of data and decimals. You can find the bike’s full specs here. We’re more about the vibe; the overall ‘feels’ you get when riding through the wind on a motorcycle. Of course, we’re in love with the big jump in horsepower from their internal combustion engines (60hp! Up from 41) and its 81ft-lbs of torque. After many hours spent in the saddle of gas-powered Urals, the feeling is immediately and noticeably different. You can feel it in your innards upon acceleration. Is the experience better? We’ll get there; read on.

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Sidecar Camping: Hoosier National Forest

Hoosier National Forest

This story features Corey and his sons; a shorter version was originally published on the Ural Motorcycles blog: Camping is all about getting outside and enjoying the open air. Whether you travel to a faraway forest or a nearby campsite, a sidecar can make the experience much more memorable. Here’s how Corey maximized fun while sidecar camping in the Hoosier National Forest.

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Sidecar Showdown on Hatfield McCoy Trails

The proving grounds were the rugged terrain of the Hatfield McCoy trails in West Virginia. A perfect place for a challenging duel to compare the capabilities of our one-wheel drive and two-wheel drive sidecar motorcycles. Read on to see how well the Ural sidecars traversed the rough and muddy mountains; I’m bettin’ you’ll be surprised.

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