Snow, and ice-and better yet-permafrost as far as the eyes can see. They call it the Yamal Peninsula, which translates as the end of the Earth. A peninsula in Russia, which is known for being nothing short of inhospitable, barren, and perpetually frozen. What a perfect namesake then for a Russian icebreaker. These ships spend their days forging paths through the impasse that is the frozen Arctic Ocean, just north of Siberia. Heavy, rugged, and focused intently on their mission, these boats are truly one of a kind.
When Ural chose its inspiration for the 2012 limited edition, we struck upon the brilliance of the Yamal. A vessel designed to conquer the impasse, a vessel that may not always make sense, but one which—when speaking to the right people—is absolutely necessary. Our bikes are much like this strange breed of sea-going vessel: durable, dependable, and able to conquer what typical motorcycles cannot.
Our limited edition Yamal is spec'd with its own double hull like the boat: we've weather proofed the bottom and the lower portion of the sidecar body and the fenders for additional protection. We powder coated it flat orange—the Yamal can be spotted anywhere. And to defeat the long nights as you travel from waypoint to waypoint, we included additional lighting. 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 our Yamal also includes an oar—which can double as a defensive tool or your last hope of survival on thin ice... you never know. Finally, the sea-going Yamal is unforgettable with its menacing teeth. We thought teeth made absolute sense for Ural. And yes, they come with the bike.
The 2012 Limited Edition Ural Yamal—the only motorcycle that comes with an oar.