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AMA Raffle Bike – Ural Sidecar Motorcycle

Ural Sidecar Motorcycle

Each year, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffles off motorcycles during a year-long campaign to raise money for the charity. All proceeds from the raffle go to support the 501(c)(3). This 2017 Ural Gear-Up “Adventure Together” Edition is the AMA raffle bike to win this year and we had the privilege of working on the project.

This two-wheel drive sidecar from Ural Motorcycles is a special edition, outfitted by us (the Wilkinson Brothers of Good Spark Garage). It was carefully set up and dialed in by one of the nation’s top Ural sales & service dealerships, Heindl Engineering of Eaton, OH. Like us, the Heindls are longtime members of the American Motorcyclist Association.

Wilkinson Brothers
The Wilkinson Brothers with Ural Gear-Up sidecar motorcycles; the AMA Raffle Bike at left.

Inspired by the theme of “Adventure Together,” this Ural sidecar motorcycle is meant for exploration with friends or family (or a pet!) who seek adventure in all types of terrain. Whether discovering nearby backroads or taking the long way to a National Park, the winner will be creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Interested? Receive one ticket for a $5 donation or five tickets for a $20 donation. Keep in mind, you must be 18 years or older and a resident of the United States to win.

Setting up the AMA Ural Gear-Up
The guys at Heindl Engineering carefully uncrated and assembled this adventure rig.

2017 Ural Gear-Up 2WD Sidecar Motorcycle includes the following upgraded parts and accessories:

  • LED Sidecar Driving Lights with Guards
  • Engine Skid Plate
  • Sidecar Nose Rack
  • Sidecar Fender Rack
  • Aluminum Reinforced Hand Guards
  • Rear Sidecar Bumper by Heindl Engineering
  • Ural First Aid Box
  • Headlight Rock Guard
  • Spotlight Rock Guard
  • Leg Shields
  • Black Engine and Drive-Train

Factory Gear-Up options include:

  • Sidecar Spot Light
  • Sidecar Power Outlet
  • Sidecar Tonneau Cover
  • Gas Tank w/ Built-In Storage
  • Jerry Can
  • Utility Shovel
  • Luggage Rack
  • Universal Spare Wheel (Fits All 3 Positions)
  • Sidecar Front Bumper

Additional aftermarket adventure gear includes:

Visit the Official AMA Raffle Bike Page to Enter:

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Ural Sidecar Motorcycle

Ural Sidecar Motorcycle
Safety vehicle: The winner of this bike will also get an Outer Limit Supply first aid kit and a quick-release fire extinguisher for the camp site.
Ural Sidecar Motorcycle
Headlight and spotlight rock guards.
Ural Sidecar Motorcycle
A full set of Heidenau K37 dual sport tires have been added for all types of roads and terrain.
Poler Stuff Gear - Ural Sidecar
A Poler two-man tent and two dry duffles are included in the package.
Outer Limit Supply First Aid Kit
Outer Limit Supply First Aid Kit

Ural Sidecar Motorcycle

Ural Sidecar Motorcycle
Fun upgrade: Driving lights and one-of-a-kind rock guards.
Sena Bluetooth - Ural Sidecar
Two Sena 10C devices will go to the winner of this Ural, featuring bluetooth communication and HD camera.

Ural Sidecar Motorcycle

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

The Ural AMA raffle bike was introduced to the public at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the country’s biggest bash for vintage motorcycling. The event includes the largest motorcycle swap meet in the US along with bike demos, vintage racing, seminars, bike shows and more. As you can see in the pics below, it was a hit.

Vintage Motorcycle Days
AMA President Rob Dingman and daughter
Heindl Engineering
Dave Heindl (left) and Jon Heindl at the popular Heindl Engineering/Ural booth in the infield

Ural/Heindl Booth at VMD

Lap of Honor at VMD
The AMA Grand Marshals leading the pack on the AMA raffle bike (Ural Gear-Up) during the Lap for History.
Marshals at VMD
Corey gave a quick overview of the Ural to VMD Grand Marshals, Gary Semics and Tony Nicosia before they took a few laps on the track.
Perry King and Corey from Good Spark
Perry King (right), accomplished actor and member of the AMA Board of Directors with Good Spark Garage’s Corey Wilkinson.
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum
The Ural Gear-Up “Adventure Together” at its new temporary home.
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum
In good company: the AMA raffle bike sits in the entrance of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Vintage Motorcycle Days

Ural Gear-Up Sidecar Motorcycles
Two Ural Gear-Ups: Perfect event bikes for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.
Vintage Motorcycle Days
Casey Wilkinson answers questions from fellow swap meet shoppers about his Ural Gear-Up Sahara.

Corey - Good Spark Garage

If you want to enter the raffle, visit the AMA Raffle Bike page here: The winner will be announced sometime next summer (2018).

Many thanks to the AMA, Ural, and all the folks who helped provide a prize package that will surely inspire the winner to get out and explore. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below.

In the meantime, find a friend or loved one and adventure together! –The Wilkinson Bros

This Post Has 8 Comments
  1. Great job outfitting the rig! I’m definitely buying some tickets, I borrowed a buddies Patrol for this years Indy Mad Max Run and it gave me Ural fever! My daughters loved riding in it too!

  2. Bought 11 tickets so far, and will likely buy more. Great organization to support, and I’ve always wanted a Ural, but haven’t been able to cost justify one to the wife. Kinda like the sponsors on the bike and the logo on the hack, but wondering if they’re just decals, or if they’ve been clear-coated.

    1. Hi, David.
      We’re tracking with you. All of the graphics are vinyl decals and applied on top of the factory paint finish. The winner can simply peel them off with the assistance of a hairdryer. If any adhesive is left behind, you can remove it with “Surface-safe” Goo-Gone. Good luck in the raffle!

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