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Russia: IMB Ural releases limited edition 'Ambassador' motorbike for the US market02:33

Russia: IMB Ural releases limited edition 'Ambassador' motorbike for the US market

Russian Federation, Irbit
December 20, 2016 at 12:38 GMT -00:00 · Published

A 75th anniversary edition Ural motorcycle rolled off the production line in Irbit in the Sverdlovsk Region of Russia, on Monday. The limited series of the Ural 'Ambassador' will go on sale in the US at the end of December.

According to the Development Director of IMB Ural Viktor Asintsev, "no other companies in the world produce such kind of bikes" with sidecars which are basically used to take "your wife or your friend together with you on a journey." Besides the Ural "motorcycles have a driven sidecar, so they have good off-road capability," added Asintsev.

Among the bike's specifications are exclusive brown metallic paint, a four cylinder engine featuring 41 horse power and a 4-speed gearbox. Other than the traditional accessories such as a spare wheel and first aid kit, American customers will also receive a so-called 'emergency kit' containing a bottle of vodka, canned sardines and mint chewing gum.

Only 25 units of the limited edition Ural Ambassador vehicles will be produced and will go on sale for around €16,000 ($16,600).

The Irbit Motorcycles Plant was founded in early 1940s in the Soviet Union and borrowed many design and production ideas from the BMW motorcycles of that time. Nowadays the Ural bikes are well-known in the world. The plant produces over 70 percent of the bikes for the American market and the rest goes to the European markets. Less than 5 percent of the bikes remain in Russia.

Russia: IMB Ural releases limited edition 'Ambassador' motorbike for the US market02:33
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A 75th anniversary edition Ural motorcycle rolled off the production line in Irbit in the Sverdlovsk Region of Russia, on Monday. The limited series of the Ural 'Ambassador' will go on sale in the US at the end of December.

According to the Development Director of IMB Ural Viktor Asintsev, "no other companies in the world produce such kind of bikes" with sidecars which are basically used to take "your wife or your friend together with you on a journey." Besides the Ural "motorcycles have a driven sidecar, so they have good off-road capability," added Asintsev.

Among the bike's specifications are exclusive brown metallic paint, a four cylinder engine featuring 41 horse power and a 4-speed gearbox. Other than the traditional accessories such as a spare wheel and first aid kit, American customers will also receive a so-called 'emergency kit' containing a bottle of vodka, canned sardines and mint chewing gum.

Only 25 units of the limited edition Ural Ambassador vehicles will be produced and will go on sale for around €16,000 ($16,600).

The Irbit Motorcycles Plant was founded in early 1940s in the Soviet Union and borrowed many design and production ideas from the BMW motorcycles of that time. Nowadays the Ural bikes are well-known in the world. The plant produces over 70 percent of the bikes for the American market and the rest goes to the European markets. Less than 5 percent of the bikes remain in Russia.

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