If you've been following our friendly neighborhood blog for the last few years, you already know how fond we are of the Ural brand of motorcycles and sidecars. Sharing a life-and-limb endangering moment aboard one and having it deliver you home safely tends to bond man and machine in a way otherwise impossible...

As much as we appreciate Urals in stock form, there's certainly room for some mechanical experimentation, which is why the Icon Quartermaster caught our very limited attention spans. According to the company, it is "based on the Ural Solo sT" and is "a bike designed for enduring the End of Days."

In keeping with that apocalyptic theme, the only bit seemingly left untouched by Icon's demented customizers is the engine. The frame, fuel tank, fenders and suspension bits have all been heavily modified, and the finished product looks awfully mean. Check it out in the gallery above and the video below.


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      AngeloD
      • 1 Year Ago
      Icon would have done better to have replaced the Ural-IMZ engine with a 70\'s era BMW one, and left the rest of the Ural solo alone. That is a somewhat popular replacement as it is.
      Petr Pivoda
      • 1 Year Ago
      what about the rear fender? They have lost it somewhere on the edge of the world?Just this remark. The engine is not bad, pretty torquey, simple if not basic. Useful for post apocalyptic, next valley tribe chase or patrol. Dennis Hopper vs Mel Gibson
      stratosrally
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am in love with the styling of this - the shape of the tank, the logos, the color, and the weathered effect. Put some Heidenau K60 Scout tires on mine, please!
      Murray Long
      • 1 Year Ago
      The original M-72 motorcycles really were designed for the \"end of days\" as Russia desperately through everything it had into the defence of Stalingrad - where these motorcycles had their baptism by fire. Having just ordered a Ural Tourist I am looking forward to riding a rig that is one of the most iconic motorcycles out there - and is manufactured in the same factory and possibly by descendants of the same people who built them to help stave off Russia\'s annihilation.