Ural 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.

As printed on the handy-dandy oar:

In case of emergency:
If you are reading this then you have wandered out too far, and the ice didn't hold – we're very sorry. In an effort to make it back alive, you may want to follow these survival tips:
  • Abandon all hope – it will help you focus
  • Detach sidecar, jump in, and then paddle like heck
  • Rescue your dog – they're better at finding their way home than you are
  • Should you find yourself sinking, use your seat cushion as a flotation device
Tongue-in-cheek, for sure. We love it. We especially appreciate the fine print below:
  • Ural cannot be held responsible for global warming
  • Water damage not covered under warranty
  • This vehicle is not a boat, nor is the paddle or any part of the motorcycle intended to be used as a flotation device.
  • Survival may depend on other factors. Your wife was right, who goes fishing in winter?
Now what we've established that the Yamal comes with a paddle that isn't to be used for paddling, there's one logical question left: Where might the rider be paddling anyway? Good question: Ural says the word Yamal "means "the end of the Earth," and is "a peninsula in Russia known for being nothing short of inhospitable, barren, and perpetually frozen." It's also the name of an ice-breaker that operates in the Arctic Circle just north of Siberia.

In addition to the oar, also included in the Yamal package are dual fog lights on the sidecar, weather-proofing on the bottom of the sidecar tub and the fenders. Oh, and a scary tooth decal that mimics the actual Yamal ice-breaker. See the gallery above, and scroll below for the press release.
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The 2012 Ural Limited Edition is here: The Ural Yamal

REDMOND, WA (November 26, 2012) – IMZ-Ural, the Siberian manufacturer of motorcycles with sidecars introduces icebreaker-inspired limited edition Ural Yamal – the only motorcycle equipped with an oar.

Yamal, which translates as "the end of the Earth," is a peninsula in Russia, known for being nothing short of inhospitable, barren, and perpetually frozen. It is also the well-known icebreaker that spends its time conquering the frozen Arctic Ocean, just north of Siberia – and a perfect namesake of this year's limited edition from Ural.

Russian icebreakers are heavy, rugged, and focused entirely on their mission. Though their purpose may not always make sense, these vessels are unique in every way, and when speaking to the right people-absolutely necessary. Ural motorcycles are much like this strange genre of sea-going vessel: durable, dependable, and able to conquer what typical motorcycles cannot.

The limited edition Yamal is spec'd with its own double hull-of sorts-much like the boat: 3M coating is used to weather proof the lower portion of the sidecar body and the fenders for additional protection. The Ural Yamal is painted flat orange-to be easily spotted anywhere. Its sidecar is fitted with dual fog lights to defeat the long nights as you travel from waypoint to waypoint. Both rider and passenger comfort is enhanced with the addition of accessory fairing and windscreen. On demand two-wheel drive, knobby spare tire, and hand guards round out the mission capability of the Yamal.

An impasse may come in other shapes and sizes beyond weather and topography, so Ural throws in an oar with tongue-in-cheek emergency instruction to double as a defensive tool or your last hope of survival on thin ice... you never know. Add the unforgettable menacing teeth and you get yet another one-of-a-kind limited edition from Ural – a motorcycle that sure beats the norm.

The 2012 Ural Yamal Limited Edition -the only motorcycle equipped with an oar.

Total built for U.S.: 50

Availability: Now

MSRP: $14,250

For more information on the 2012 limited edition, please visit the Yamal web page at: http://www.imz-ural.com/2012-yamal-limited-edition/

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