Ural 2003-2020 Changes & Upgrades
Most recent changes are listed first.


  • 19” aluminum rims from Italcerchio S.R.L.
  • Forged brake caliper brackets
  • One-piece forged alternator adapter shaft
  • Bi-metal piston pin bushing
  • Updated swing arm and fork leg design incorporates dust seals to prolong bearing life
  • Improved rear sidecar body mounts “snowmen” incorporate an internal spring for increased load capacity

Many more changes for 2019 than in previous years!

  • Precision honing for consistent sealing of rings at high temperatures.
  • Improved surface preparation for cylinder bore reducing break-in time and increasing oil retention for longer cylinder life.
  • Cooling fins increased in surface area by 20% for improved cooling efficiency.


  • Cooling fins increased in surface area by 18% for improved cooling efficiency.
  • Exhaust port reduced in length for decreased cylinder head temperature.
  • Optimized intake and exhaust ports geometry for improved flow.
  • Redesigned cylinder head covers with improved sealing.


  • Gravity cast from NASA 388 provides superior heat resistance compared to forged pistons.
  • Teflon inlaid skirt for reduced friction.
  • Hard anodized crown and top ring groove for increased high-temp longevity.
  • Manganese Phosphate coated compression rings.
  • Top ring face inlaid with high-tech plasma-sprayed Molybdenum, offering increased durability.
  • Phosphate-coated piston pin.


  • Improved oil pick-up design.
  • Oil sump redesigned to maximize oil capacity without sacrificing ground clearance. Oil capacity increased to 2.6L.


  • All new EFI system utilizing Keihin throttle bodies.
  • Electronic idle speed control (EIS) improves starting and idle.
  • Throttle position sensor (TPS) for improved throttle response.
  • Fuel injector location has been optimized to spray directly at the intake valves for increased efficiency.
  • Closed-loop EFI system with increased resolution for better fuel efficiency.
  • System fuel pressure increased for improved fuel atomization.
  • New self-priming, in-tank fuel pump with integrated filter and pressure relief.
  • High-efficiency catalysts for reduced pollution without sacrificing power.


  • All three wheels (including the spare) now utilize the same hub and are fully interchangeable. The rims are now supplied by a new vendor are made from improved aluminum alloy with superior strength and finish.


  • Spotlight replaced with high visibility LED Fog Lights on Gear Up sidecar.
  • New passenger windshield on cT model.
  • New hydraulic/gas charged steering damper.
  • New reed style magnetic float fuel sensor.
  • Three new standard paint options (Slate Grey, Burgundy Satin, and OD Green).


  • Electronic speedometer with built-in indicators.
  • New wire harness with combination relay and fuse box under left side panel.
  • Handlebar switch for sidecar spot-light.
  • Handlebar parking brake lever, replaces rider side lever.
  • Reverse / neutral foot pedal instead of lever.
  • New stock 2/3 seat, replaces tractor seat.
  • New sidecar seat with extra storage space under the cushion.
  • Updated Tonneau covers.
  • Numerous redesigned and improved internal components.
  • New colors available in premium colors and finishes.


  • New starter motor.
  • Introduction of compressible fiber-aluminum gaskets to seal exhaust head pipes.
  • Hydraulic brake switch.
  • Modified wire harness.
  • Modified throttle bodies and flanges.
  • Gas tank with the fuel sensor baffle.
  • Modified hydraulic dampener with increased stiffness and sealing.
  • New trunk lid weather strip.
  • New design of the oil deflector for the breather for 2WD models.
  • Use of liquid paint on all body parts.


  • Updated standard roller bearing used in the crankshaft.
  • Updated welding for hydraulic damper mount.
  • 3M Self-adhesive kick start bumper.
  • New rear brake hose and cable mounting bracket.
  • Relocated master cylinder with universal link rods.
  • Redesigned rear brake pedal that is higher and more comfortable.
  • New H4 headlight with housing.
  • New tonneau covers, standard Sunbrella and vinyl for cT model.
  • Plastic wheel hub covers for front and sidecar wheels.
  • Introduction of universal spare wheel.


    • Introduction of new EFI engine.
    • Introduction of new cT model.
    • New airbox with branch pipes.
    • New hydraulic steering damp


  • New aluminum triple clamps.
  • Disk brakes on front, rear, and sidecar wheels.
  • Redesigned wheel hubs.
  • New final drive housing.
  • Pre-formed fuel lines, breather, and brake reservoir hoses.
  • New front brake reaction link.
  • New Ural gas tank badges.
  • New tank knee-grips with logo.
  • Redesigned ignition key.
  • New dashboard with updated indicator lamps.
  • Front engine cover now featuring Ural logo.



  • Improved clutch plates.
  • New mirror design.
  • New diamond sidecar step plate.
  • New sidecar floor mats.
  • New military hardware fasteners on all tonneau covers.
  • Improved tire pump.
  • 3M seam sealers for improved protection.


  • New piston rings with tighter tolerances.
  • New camshaft with improved materials and bearing surfaces.
  • Improved 2 piece design for sidecar drive shaft yokes.
  • New 2WD gear hubs for final drive and sidecar swing arm drive.
  • New 1 piece intake branch pipes that eliminates center coupler and clamps.


  • New paint options including more powder coated colors.
  • New Aluminum rims on all models.
  • Trunk locks standard all models.
  • New Cordura (canvas) tonneau covers and aprons.
  • New aluminum upper fork bolts.
  • Improved high strength final drive ring gear bolts.


  • Aluminum alloy rims for Patrol and Tourist models.
  • Rocker arms with needle bearings.
  • Bearing instead of bronze bushing on the camshaft.
  • Polished ports of the cylinder head.
  • Stainless steel on all tubular parts (bumpers, clips, handles etc.)
  • 40mm Marzocchi forks for Retro model.


  • Stainless steel exhaust pipes and mufflers
  • Newly designed removable plate under the driver seat
  • Standard (7/8′) handle bar size and removable risers.
  • Bottom out travel limiter on sidecar swing arm.
  • New NAK seals and SKF bearings.
  • High quality 8.8 hardware used throughout.


  • Complete new valve train including 7mm stem valves, sealed valve guides, hardened valve seats and stiffer valve springs
  • New clutch springs
  • Shock absorbers from Sachs
  • Pivot bearings installed in place of bushings in both front and rear swing arms
  • Tapered steering head bearings (SKF)
  • Steel braided brake hoses
  • New tool kit


  • Ducati ignition system
  • Herzog precision cut timing gears and oil pump gears
  • Surfaced clutch plates for smooth operation
  • Herzog shafts and precision cut gears for gearbox
  • Reversed style drive shaft with larger spline surface area
  • Improved 2WD engagement rod with UNI balls
  • Improved front sidecar mount to allow more adjustment and negative camber
  • SKF sealed wheel bearings
  • Brembo floating disc on all models
  • Improved sidecar truck hinges and handle
  • Standard (7/8′) handle bar size and removable risers
  • Bottom out travel limiter on sidecar swing arm
  • NAK seals
  • SKF bearings
  • High quality 8.8 hardware used throughout


  • New header fastening system for exhaust pipes
  • Type V ignition (one-piece rotor)
  • Floating disc on Retro/Troyka front brake
  • Clutch linkage, different thrust bearing
  • Mechanical rear drum brakes on Retro
  • Petcock mounting on the tank without adapter
  • “Upside-down” type of air filter
  • Ducati ignition (late 2006)
  • Neutral indicator off when reverse is “on”
  • Drive shaft with longer splines
  • Different style speedometer cable


  • Front bumper for Patrol
  • New bench seats
  • New wire harness with power outlet in the sidecar


  • Denso alternator
  • Type IV ignition (outside location, two-piece rotor)
  • Improved 2wd engagement lever (with fixing plate)


  • Brembo disc brake
  • IMWA 750 engine (different valves, camshaft, pistons)