The CT is one of the most recognizable Ural’s products, but like the other bikes produces by this manufacturer, this one also has an old-fashioned sidecar mounted to it. And now, the developer prepares to launch a new 2019 model. What can be expected from it?
Ural CT Design
With the new DC, the company will return to the roots – all the way back to the 1940s. But looking at the modern model, it is hard to say that changes have been introduced whatsoever. But it has changed despite the fact that company managed to keep that WWII appearance and that is the beauty of it.
The sidecar has a boat/plane-like nose and the windshield to protect whoever is willing to sit there. Furthermore, there is a trunk with 2.9 cubic-feet of space that can be locked and the cargo protected. The stock CT comes with a solo saddle and in case you need more room for another passenger you will need to spring for an accessory two-up seat. However, it is better to leave it as it is.
There is one round headlight to lighten your way whereas a bunch of lights is set in the blackout face with an LED screen for the odometer on the instrument panel. Furthermore, a five-gallon fuel tank looks just as retro and it complements the overall look of the motorcycle.
The frame is made of tubular steel and the sheet metal is constructed from the same material. The side car is also made f steel which means that this tricycle is quite heavy with a 700-pound dry weight which is increased to over half-a-ton once fluids are added and passengers take their seats.
The front shock comes with fixed values all around, the two coil-over Sach shocks on the swingarm and single strut on the swingarm are equipped with a five-position preload feature. This all attributes to the flexibility and changing loads. The bike sits on 18-inch wheels that comes with aluminum rims, which is completely different from motorcycle tires you got used to.
Moreover, this bike is equipped with one 295 mm brake and four-pot Brembo caliper in the front. Meanwhile, around the beck there is a 256 mm disc with HB big-bpre anchor, while the sidecar wheel comes with a twin-piston Brembo anchor and a 245mm disc.
To move this vehicle, a flat-twin “boxer” engine is used and it has a 8.6-to-1 compression ratio. The displacement is therefore put at 749 cc with a pushrod-actuated valvetrain in order to keep the things simple. In comparison to the original engine, the upgrades can be seen in the intake tract. The old carburetor is replaced with a throttle-body induction-control unit that regulates emission output.
In order from preventing the motorcycle being started in a Fred Flintstone manner, the company installed a mechanical reverse gear. That means that the gearbox consists of one reverse and four forward whereas the power is distributed to the rear wheels.
The maximum power comes at 5,500 rpm while the max torque cranks at 4,300 rpm. The maximum speed which is recommended is 70 mph whereas the 2023 Ural CT has a 31-to-37 fuel efficiency figures. In order to reduce heat transfer from the exhaust and radiate the heat more effectively, the heads are reworked with a shorter exhaust port while larger cooling fins are added. Thanks to that, the durability of the vehicle has increased.
|2019 Ural CT|
|Engine And Transmission|
|Engine type||Flat twin|
|Power/torque||41 hp / 42 lb-ft|
|Transmission||Manual, 4 forward/1 reverse|
|PRICE RANGE:$14,499 Camo: $15,999, Premium Colors: $15,499
|Competitors:Can-Am Spyder F3,Harley-Davidson Freewheeler|
2020 Ural CT Price
The 2023 Ural CT is the least expensive model in the range and it will cost $14,499. Three basic colors are included – Burgundy Satin, Slate Grey or OD Green. However, if you add another thousand, you can choose premium paints, whereas extra $1,500 gives you access to camouflage packages.