There is a lot going on with Ural worldwide this fall and winter. Dealer meetings in Europe and Russia were held earlier this month, North American dealer meeting is coming up the first week of December. We have extended the special offer for low financing plus the additional one year of free extended warranty through November 30 to help everyone get a nice incentive on 2013 models. Our dealers are also offering some very good deals this time of the year. We know that many of you are fans of motorcycles with carburetors and love the idea of a Ural for this reason among others. Please take a note that this November is the last month of production of carbureted Urals. The last of the 2013 models will be arriving through the month of December. If you thought about purchasing Ural, right now is the time to do it!
We will be unveiling the new 2014 EFI models information during the first two days of our North American Dealer Meeting event on December 5,6 &7. Photos, changes, model line up, colors and pricing will be announced via our Facebook and Twitter dispatches, please stay tuned!
If you are in Seattle area or plan to be anytime soon, we are going to hold an Open House for our local owners and friends of Ural here at our Redmond, WA office on Saturday, December 14th at noon. Read on for the details below.
More in this issue: Limited Edition Gaucho Ramblers hitting dealers floors now, international news and
new dealers that just came on board.
Happy upcoming holiday season from all of us here at Ural,
- Camouflage paint scheme will not be offered in 2014. If you are into camo, now is the time to grab one.
- 2013 Retro and M70 models are available in very limited numbers. If you like the Retro model you can email us so we can find you the closest dealer that has them. - If you are looking at a customized 2013 Ural, the current dealer inventory is all there is. We can no longer take custom orders for 2013 models. Custom orders will be limited in the first months of 2014. Check these three dealers that have Custom bikes in stock: Ural NE St.Croix H-D Hymark
Dealers are clearing their floors to prepare for 2014's that will be more technology and more money. Some great deals are out there now, but they will not last long. Do not wait, go to the dealer, get yourself a Ural and start riding!
2013 Limited Edition
Ural Gaucho Rambler
Gaucho Rambler release set media on fire - there are dozens of articles online - just google "Gaucho Ural". All 50 units allocated for US are sold to dealers. The first Gauchos are landing at dealers this week and throughout the rest of November and December. Here's a copy of our print ad we put in Rider Magazine and CycleWorld. Gaucho Rambler Ural LE comes with on-demand 2WD, spare tire and luggage rack, sidecar windshield, Sunbrella sunburnt canvas upholstery and tonneau cover, GSI Outdoors camp kit, custom "Journey West" blanket by Pendleton with commemorative label. There is really nothing to do, but get on your bike and go.
Total built for the US market - 50 units.
MSRP: $14,350* (MSRP does not include taxes, freight, registration, etc)
Send us your inquiry or call the local Ural dealer to secure yours.
Ural Enters China
Earlier in October we signed distribution agreement with a company that will handle Ural sales in China. Ural China is launching this month and will begin certification process in December.
We are very excited about our new partner Yiqi Shao (he goes by Alex in the English speaking world). Alex is a sidecar enthusiast and is very energetic. He has been successful restoring and selling CJ sidecars in China as well as organizing sidecar adventure tours. Ilya went to China to meet with the crew of Yiqi Motorcycle Co. this past September and Alex visited our Redmond office in the following weeks. Below is the historic moment of signing distribution agreement that opens doors to one of the biggest markets in the world.
"Consumers in China are ready for a quality product. There is huge potential and we plan to waste not a moment to get the product to the market" - Alex.
Here's the showroom in Shanghai that's waiting for new Urals to arrive as soon as certification is completed in spring of 2014.
If you are interested in Ural tours in China or just want to connect with the distribution, feel free to drop them a line: email@example.com
Dealer Meetings in Europe and Russia
European Dealer Meeting in Linz, Austria took place in the first days of November, followed by participation in the EICMA show in Milan.
AUSTRALIA: Ural Australia is displaying at the Sydney Motorcycle Show this weekend November 15-17th. We'll get you the photos and how it all went in the next issue of the Informer.
CANADA: Limited Edition Landed
Ural Canada just received their limited allocation of Ural Gaucho Rambler - only 8 units will be available for sale in Canada. We hear that at least a couple of them are pre-sold. Call your local dealer or the distributor to find out where there is one available.
Open House at Redmond HQ
It's been a while since we did an open house here in Redmond - the last one was about six years ago when we introduced 2007 upgrades. With 2014 models arriving here for the dealer meeting we'll have a chance to share the news with the local Ural riders and anyone who is eager to know the latest developments on the Ural front first hand.
Where: Our Redmond Office - 14700 NE 95th St, Suite 102, Redmond, WA 98052 When: December 14, Noon - 3pm'ish What: First glance at 2014 models in flesh. Eats, Beer and Urals.
Everyone is welcome!
Mark your calendars and send RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 5th so we can plan beer and food. Bring your friends even if they don't ride Urals (yet) - we'll be happy to see anyone on two or three wheels.
PS: We got an orange couch and painted Ural on the wall in our office lobby - we are ready! :-)
We have an addition of three new dealers in US and one in New Zealand: