The Allied Victory Sidecar Motorcycle
This is the Ural-T sidecar motorcycle credited with helping the Russian army to achieve victory on the East Front during World War II. Regarded as a reliable workhorse by reconnaissance troops for tackling Russia’s unforgiving terrain and climate, it is now considered by enthusiasts to be the historical apex of the classic sidecar motorcycle. Still produced east of the Ural Mountains in Russia, it is updated with modern components for roadworthy cruising. Its electric starter (or kick starter for purists) starts its air-cooled, flat-twin 749cc engine, producing 40 hp for comfortable cruising along scenic routes up to 65 mph; its 5-gallon tank provides up to a 165-mile range. Its five-speed transmission (four forward and one reverse), adjustable twin hydraulic spring shock rear suspension, and front disc and rear drum brakes provide easy foot shifting, smooth rides, and confident stops. The single-wheel, all-steel detachable sidecar ensconces passengers in comfort with a padded vinyl seat and chassis-mounted shock absorbers; its trunk provides 3′ cu. of storage. Supports up to 580 lbs. of total payload.