Russian motorcycle/sidecar manufacturer Ural has teamed up with American blanket and textile maker Pendleton to create the 2013 Ural Gaucho Rambler, a limited edition model with unique paint, graphics, and camp-ready features like a ‘Journey West’ Pendeleton blanket and GSI Outdoors camp kit.
The Russian manufacturer of sidecar-equipped motorcycles, IMZ-Ural, has teamed up with America’s Pendleton Woolen Mills to create a limited edition 2013 Ural Gaucho Rambler.
“Ural and Pendleton are two companies which at different points in time ventured out to find home in the American West, both of which endured many challenges and yet all the while maintained their authenticity,” said Madina Merzhoeva, Ural’s VP of Sales & Marketing, in a press release. “This year Pendleton’s anniversary celebrates 150 years of weaving textiles in America and Ural marks its 20th year in the US. Paying homage to our beginnings and the pioneering spirit is what connects the two brands and inspired this collaboration.”
Only 50 Limited Edition 2013 Ural Gaucho Ramblers will be made. The Pendleton-themed motorcycle/sidecar combo features special Pacific Blue paint that is only found on the LE Gaucho Ramblers. The saddle covers and tonneau are decked out in “Sunbrella” sunburnt canvas upholstery. Passengers will benefit from the addition of an accessory windscreen. The package includes a Pendleton “Journey West” blanket with a commemorative Ural label and a GSI Outdoors camp kit comprised of a coffee pot, two mugs, two plates and a frying pan, almost everything you’ll need for an outdoor adventure on the Gaucho Rambler.
The limited edition motorcycle/sidecar features Ural’s distinctive on-demand two-wheel drive which helps it muscle over difficult terrain. Power will be provided by a horizontally opposed twin-cylinder engine with a claimed output of 38 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm. A four-speed transmission with a reverse gear teams with shaft drive to get the Gaucho Rambler rolling. A floating disc with Brembo calipers replace the former drum brakes on the front, but the rear and sidecar continue to source mechanical drums. Hydraulic Sachs shocks front and back are responsible for smoothing out the ride, while a spare tire and luggage rack are handy additions for road trips. The 2013 Ural Gaucho LE is available in one color scheme, Pacific Blue in matte finish, and has a sticker price of $14,350.
2013 Ural Gaucho Rambler LE Specs:
Dimensions (LxWxH): 101.6 in. x 66.9 in. x 43.3 in.
Seat Height: 30.9 in.
Road clearance: 5.9 in
Dry Weight: 739 lbs
Recommended Max Cruising Speed: 65 mph
Engine: OHV Air-cooled, 4 stroke, opposed twin cylinder
Bore & Stroke: 78 X 78 (mm)
Compression Ratio: 8.6:1
Rated HP @ 5600 rpm: 40
Rated Torque @ 4600 rpm: 38 lb-ft
Fuel System: Carbureted, dual Keihin L22AA, 32mm
Clutch: Dry, dual disk
Alternator Max Output: 55amp, 770 watts
Starting: Electric & Kick starter
Transmission: 4 forward, 1 reverse
Final Drive: Shaft drive
Recommended Fuel: 91 Octane Unleaded
Tank Capacity: 5.0 gallons
Front Brakes: Brembo with full floating disk
Rear Brakes: Mechanical drum
Sidecar Brakes: Mechanical drum
Ignition System: Full electronic C.D.I.
Front Suspension: Leading link w/Sachs hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear Suspension: Sachs hydraulic shock absorbers
Wheel Size(front, rear, and sidecar): 19 in.
Wheel Type: Aluminum, steel spokes, cast alum. hubs
Miles per gallon: 26-33 mpg
Trunk Volume: 2.9 cubic ft.
Color: Pacific Blue in matte finish
Special features: On-demand 2WD, spare tire and luggage rack, Sunbrella sunburnt canvas upholstery and tonneau cover, GSI Outdoors camp kit, custom “Journey West” blanket by Pendleton with commemorative label.
Warranty: 2 years parts and labor, unlimited mileage.