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8Space-minded Ural MИР comes with solar panel, unique repair instructions

The individualist aspect of motorcycle culture is a well-known thing. Bikers pride themselves on being different, whether they're on the back of a Suzuki or a Harley-Davidson. Ural riders are particularly unique.

190California Senator Arrested For DUI After Voting Against Ride-Sharing Services

He voted for new rules on insurance, background checks and drug testing

A California Senator who voted in favor of strict new regulations on ride-sharing companies ended up with DUI charges very next day.

7In a switch, Teamsters now support Uber drivers in US

Rideshare Drivers May Soon Form An Association

It was just two weeks ago that the Teamsters issued a statement supporting European taxi drivers in their protest against those newfangled rideshare drivers who use the Uber app. But in Los Angeles this week, Teamsters stood with Uber drivers. What's going on here?

1Sit Stay Ride documentary filmmakers need you to throw them a bone

Motorcycle sidecars are a fairly rare sight on American roads, sad as it may be. What's rarer is dogs in motorcycle sidecars. Yes, it seems that when we take our four-legged friends on the road, they're tucked safely into their cages or strapped into some convoluted doggy harness. But some intrepid motorcyclists are combining their love of the open road with their love of their dogs, and a pair of independent filmmakers are documenting the whole thing.

312014 Ural Gear Up [w/video]

A Blast From The Past Looks To The Future

I would soon find out that nothing – not mud, not snow and not even a rushing stream of mountaintop runoff acting as a de facto roadblock to vehicles with lesser capabilities – would stand in the way of the 2014 Ural Gear Up making its way to the top of Snoqualmie Pass outside the suburbs of Seattle.

19Uber up in arms over French taxi law delaying pickup times

Uber and authorities in France are heading for a bit of a fight following new laws in the country requiring that car services need to wait a minimum of 15 minutes after receiving a pickup request or reservation before they can actually pick up fares. The point of contention here, though, is that licensed cabs aren't subject to the same set of rules, which is striking some as an arbitrary ruling that favors traditional cab operations over car-sharing services.

8The best car sharing apps for New Year's Eve

Happy New Year's Eve! As we're all gearing up to celebrate the dawn of 2014, the team at Autoblog has a very important message for our readers: Don't drink and drive. This is sound advice for the other 364 days of the year, but it's especially important tonight, when everyone and their brother is going to be out partying.

10Russia's Ural motorcycles celebrates the American cowboy with Gaucho Rambler

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.

42California establishes ridesharing rules, including background checks

It is a time for new rules. On top of the EPA's proposed regulations for coal power plants, there are reports out of California that the ridesharing industry will need to sit down and digest a new 76-page rule document. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved ridesharing regulations that will codify the emerging peer-to-peer transportation networks in the state, Techcrunch reports.

83Intrepid motorcyclist rides Ural through blizzard

The Midwest was hit by an intense snow storm earlier this week, and while the conditions may have been more appropriate for a snowmobile than most cars, at least one person found it acceptable weather in which to ride a motorcycle. Granted, this wasn't your typical motorcycle. Instead, it was a two-passenger, two-wheel-drive Ural being ridden along the snow-covered Interstate 65 in Indianapolis.

18Ural Yamal Limited Edition is a two-wheel-drive motorcycle with an oar

As far as we're aware, there isn't another motorcycle in the world – especially one with a sidecar and two-wheel drive – that comes straight from the factory with a wooden oar. As in, for paddling. Which is why the flat-orange-painted Ural Yamal Limited Edition is so great.

AddRide sharing expands car sharing services, competes with taxis

There's a new niche emerging for car sharers like Zipcar and peer-to-peer entities: ride sharing. The way ride sharing works is that a car owner, perhaps for additional income, offers a ridealong to those willing to pay. Those interested can schedule a ride share through their smart phone. The renter signs up for the service, chooses a nearby car going their way and hops in. It's hitchhiking meets taxis for the smartphone era.

AddSideCar puts car sharing, hitchhiking, personal taxis into new app

How many ride shares does it take to emerge from beta testing? If you're the San Francisco-based company SideCar, then it's somewhere north of 10,000.

13Sidecar acrobatics up Mulholland are the definition of insane, awesome

From what we've been told, riding a motorcycle with a sidecar is a unique experience requiring massive amounts of upper body effort. With three wheels instead of two, riders can't use the textbook press-and-lean method to negotiate turns. This rider apparently missed that memo. While tackling the infamous Mulholland Drive just outside of Los Angeles, this sidecar rider employed a unique method for kicking around the road's multiple switchbacks. By shoving the sidecar into the air, the bike regai

10Ural takes a giant step back with M70 Anniversary Edition

Ural, the Russian motorcycle company that specializes in sidecars, has never been known for groundbreaking designs that blaze a trail through electronic gadgetry or super lightweight composites on the way to the most technologically advanced motorcycles possible.

15Ural motorcycle sales leap 39 percent in 2010

2010 Ural Patrol T – Click above for high-res image gallery

11Harley-Davidson exits the sidecar business

Stars and Stripes. Peanut butter and jelly. Harley-Davidson and sidecars. Okay, fine – one of those pairings is not like the others, but H-D does have a long history of adding a third outrigger wheel to its line of heavyweight motorcycles, starting back in 1914. That's over now.

21Review: 2010 Ural Patrol T takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'

2010 Ural Patrol T – click above for high-res image gallery

46Review: 2009 Ural T sidecar motorcycle isn't as retro as it looks

2009 Ural T sidecar motorcycle – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddIt's Friday: Oddball sidecar outfits redefine the word 'hybrid'

Vespa-based sidecar - Click above for high-res image gallery

17Save your Rubles: Ural introduces new entry-level sidecar motorcycle

Ural T sidecar motorcycle - Click above for a high-res image gallery

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