Russian motorcycle maker Ural is known for its adventurous, old-school, go-anywhere bikes, and it is releasing a new limited-edition model to celebrate the original adventurer – the American cowboy. On sale next month, Ural teamed up with Oregon-based blanket and clothier Pendleton Woolen Mills to create the 2013 Ural Gaucho Rambler Limited Edition.

With a starting price of $14,350 (excluding delivery fee) and production limited to just 50 bikes, all Gaucho Ramblers will come painted in a matte hue called Pacific Blue with accompanying Pendleton-made touches like the canvas upholstery and blanket; a camping kit, luggage rack and spare tire are standard on the bike as well. The Gaucho Rambler is powered by 750cc two-cylinder engine producing 40 horsepower, and just like other sidecar-equipped Ural models, this power is sent to both rear wheels for better traction. The press release for the Gaucho Rambler is posted below.
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Ural Gaucho Rambler-Nothing To Do But Go

Ural introduces 2013 Limited Edition motorcycle

Redmond, WA (October 7, 2013) – IMZ-Ural, the Russian manufacturer of motorcycles with sidecars, introduces an American West inspired limited edition; the Ural Gaucho Rambler, a motorcycle created in collaboration with Pendleton Woolen Mills.

With nothing more than their horse, a knife and a poncho, the Cowboys of the Americas rambled through the country, living off the land, taking each day as it came, and always on a journey towards the sunset. The rebel spirit of the cowboy is very much in the character of each Ural. Taking on the road, with no specific goal in mind is something every rider longs for.

This year's limited edition Ural is wistful. It's painted Pacific Blue in color, with the sunburned canvas upholstery and the Journey West blanket by Pendleton. The Gaucho Rambler is equipped with Ural's legendary 2wd capability to overcome adverse terrain. This is a bike ready for the long road and the spiritual journey devoid of stuff. No need to pack, no need to prepare, there's nothing to do but go.

"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" – says Madina Merzhoeva, Ural's VP of Sales & Marketing. "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."

The limited edition Gaucho Rambler is spec'd with a new color Pacific Blue created by Pendleton Woolen Mills and unique to this limited edition. The matte blue finish is highlighted by a silver build, and sunburnt canvas upholstery for the sidecar. Passenger comfort is enhanced with the addition of an accessory windscreen. A "Journey West" blanket by Pendleton with a limited commemorative label comes with each bike. On demand two-wheel drive, a spare tire and a GSI Outdoors® camp kit finalize the preparedness for the bike's first journey. There will only be 50 of these bikes built, with an MSRP of $14,350, so act fast to reserve yours!

About Pendleton: Setting the standard for classic American style, Pendleton is recognized worldwide as a symbol of American heritage, authenticity and craftsmanship. With six generation of family ownership since 1863, the company celebrates 150 years of weaving fabric in the Pacific Northwest in 2013. Pendleton owns and operates two of America's remaining woolen mills, constantly updating them with state-of-the art looms and eco-friendly technology. Inspired by its heritage, the company designs and produces apparel for men and women, blankets, home décor and gifts. Pendleton is available through select retailers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia; Pendleton stores; company catalogs and direct-to-consumer channels including the Pendleton website, http://www.pendleton-usa.com.


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      Pedro
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gauchos are South American cowboys, normally associated with Argentina. Why does this motorcycle become associated with "American cowboys"?
      Joe
      • 1 Year Ago
      That blanket on the side car is going to be super gross after a day of riding and soaking up insects.
      Wetstuff
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pedro hit it... Cowboys and Gauchos are at least 5,000mi apart ..in many ways. Jim
      RG1527
      • 1 Year Ago
      That blanket would get filthy in no time flat. That being said Id love to own one of those. (a Ural with the powered sidecar)
      SooooRight
      • 1 Year Ago
      LOL! Throw a couple blankets and a coffee pot on it and it's a special edition!
      1guyin10
      • 1 Year Ago
      What, no scabbard for your Winchester? What kind of cowboy rig is that?
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cool looking bike & sidecar. Love the vintage look.
        dodge
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
        It's not a "look". It is vintage. Urals haven't been changed since the 50's.
      jbm0866
      • 1 Year Ago
      American cowboys...as in South American beret wearing cowpokes.
      ERNSTEVERYTHING
      • 1 Year Ago
      Damn hipsters..!