Ural joined the “dark side” when it released a limited-edition Star Wars Dark Force themed motorcycle– complete with lightsaber. The sidecar rigs are painted black and come with a three-foot extendable lightsaber and only 25 of these unique Ural’s will be manufactured. Totally inspired by the world of Star Wars, Ural created a motorcycle that lets your inner child explore the dark side with little damage to the real world balance of power – states the folks at Ural. The Ural Star Wars Dark Force motorcycle sidecar arrives in time for the fans to drive to ‘The Force Awakens’ Star Wars premier in theatres.
Each motorcycle is designed with the standard 749 cc OHV, two-cylinder, air-cooled, boxer-style engine that powers the entire Ural line up. The bikes are also equipped with a four-speed forward, a single speed reverse transmission tied to a drive shaft final drive and can hit speeds up to 70 mph. Its ceramic coated exhaust, black brushed aluminium badging and black zinc coated passenger pegs are just some of the unique features of this limited-edition model. Bikes are set to arrive on this planet in early December, just in time for fans to drive to ‘The Force Awakens’ premier in theatres. There’s also a Enduro bench seat making room for a third passenger. They added visibility to the road ahead with a LED Headlight, designed to pierce the night and cut through the darkness!
More About Ural
The Russian company has been manufacturing sidecar rigs since 1941 in the Soviet Union. The motorcycles were first built as battle bikes for the Soviet Red Army, modelled after a late-1930s BMW R71. At one time, the factories were producing 100,000 sidecar bikes a year.
There have been a few stories about how this engineering ended up in Russians, but legend has it that Nazi Germany provided the Soviet Union with a R71 after the countries signed a nonaggression pact in 1939. It wasn’t until the 1950’s were these nostalgic bikes sold to the public. Although the motorcycles are manufactured in Irbitz, Russia, Irbit MotorWorks of America (IMWA), the direct importer and global distributor of Urals, is American owned.
Ural Star Wars Dark Force Motorcycle Sidecar Features
- High visibility LED lighting
- Enduro bench seat
- Black ceramic coated exhaust
- Black engine, gearbox, and final drive
- Black brushed aluminium Ural badging
- Black zinc coated passenger pegs
- Sidecar Utility Clamps
- 3′ Extendable Lightsaber
- a 2.9 cu ft. trunk, providing a secure and watertight space
Limited Edition Ural Star Wars Dark Force Motorcycle Sidecar price: $14,999.
*Limited Edition of 25 bikes manufactured; excludes tax, license, registration, delivery, set-up, and dealer-installed options. Dealer prices may vary.