Ural 2003-2016 Changes & Upgrades
Most recent changes are listed first.

2016

  • 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.

2015

  • 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.

2014

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

2013

  • 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.

2012

  • 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.

2011

  • 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.

2010

  • 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.

2009

  • 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.

2008

  • 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

2007

  • 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

2006

  • 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

2005

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

2004

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

2003

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