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Ural to auction custom-painted Gzhel sidecar motorcycle

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Mar 27th, 2009 at 8:59AM

On the surface, it would seem that Ural's brand of rugged sidecar motorcycles has absolutely nothing at all to do with delicate Gzhel-style ceramics. Regardless, the American branch of the classic Russian motorcycle maker has commissioned a unique take on their bread-and-butter Tourist model that's painted up in a white and blue motif inspired by Gzhel pottery.The artist responsible for the Ural Gzhel is Svetlana Zyryanova, a Ural employee that spends the majority of her working career painting the company's two-wheel drive Desert-style camo Gear-Up models. Zyryanova reportedly chose the... Read More

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