Motorcycle Ural Patrol T-entered the "hot" top ten motorcycles in 2010 in the U.S. by one of the North American motorcycle publications, ahead even of such monsters as the new BMW GTL, Confederate P120 and the MV Agusta F4.
According to the authoritative American motorcycle journalist Bassem Vasefa, test Urals in Mount Baker, Washington State, "in spite of riding a standard road tires this rugged motorcycle with sidecar wheel drive punched his way through the impressive snow and ice, proving that Russian really know how to build a serious three-wheeled vehicle. You start in a special way to treat a motorcycle that is so confident behaves in such conditions, "wrote journalist, is also included in his top ten are two-wheeled vehicles, as Ducati Multistrada 1200S, BMW K1600 GTL, MV Augusta F4 and others.
Interestingly, the article on the results of a test-drive Patrol T-written by another well-known journalist, Jeremy Korzeniowski, was among the ten best materials in 2010 the most popular automotive online resource in the world, Autoblog.com.
IMZ-Ural, Ural motorcycle manufacturer, is the only one in the world OEM-manufacturer of motorcycles with sidecars. Patrol Model-T — a lightweight version of the motorcycle patrol, equipped with switchable drive wheel stroller. Ural motorcycles are set brakes Brembo, shock absorbers Sachs, Ducati electronic ignition system and other components from leading manufacturers. Retail price of a motorcycle patrol-T in the U.S. — $ 12,600, in Russia — about 300 thousand rubles.
Recall that a few days ago, the manufacturer reported that its U.S. retail sales in 2010 increased by 39% compared with 2009.
In 2010, IMZ-Ural produced 800 motorcycles, most of which — motorcycles with sidecars. The company employs 155 people, of which 145 — at a factory in the city of Irbit in the Sverdlovsk region. IMZ-Ural exports 97% of production, the main markets are the USA, the EU, Canada, Australia, Japan.