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Ural EFI's are here...
« on: June 28, 2014, 11:40:07 am »
Hi All, the 2014 Ural EFI (electronic fuel injection) models have arrived. We assembled one as soon as the crates arrived at the shop and had a good look at the new setup. I am still running it in but here are my impressions so far. There are many more changes than just the EFI so I will tell you about them one by one and my impressions.

EFI - the EFI is awesome and there is much more torque than on the carbureted models. The power starts from very low down and is delivered in a way that you can use it optimally. The engine reaches it's peak performance sooner and this makes for better hill climbing too.

Steering damper - Hydraulic now for the first time and it is truly fantastic and makes the rig easier to ride for newbies and experienced riders alike

Disc brakes - Yes now with disc brakes all the way round and man is it nice to have serious braking and I mean really serious braking - when one considers that your rig with passenger (monkey) and luggage can weigh more than 600kg quite easily, braking is really important. A little tricky to set up initially but we have it down pat

Handbrake - new configuration and much easier to operate and find and very effective as it engages the new back hydraulic brake

Air box - completely revised air box with a much higher air intake which obviously make us extremely happy as we can now  cross deeper rivers and streams...

Various other things - the dash is different with a fuel low indicator as well as an engine management light, there are reflectors stuck everywhere on the sides of the rig which I do not like, new tank pads with the Ural logo which I do like, new URAL logo on the tank also a like from me.

Still 100% Ural although a little more electronic, EFI has proven itself as very reliable...

Now for some pic's

 
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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2014, 11:41:24 am »
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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2014, 02:31:42 pm »
What is the price range if I may ask?
 

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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2014, 05:39:15 pm »
 :peepwall:price.
 

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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2014, 06:23:39 pm »
Built like a tank! Very nice. Like the new colours! One day....


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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2014, 06:29:42 pm »
What is the price range if I may ask?

you can get an idea here http://www.sidecarafrica.co.za/Preowned.htm
 

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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2014, 06:34:55 pm »
Nice  :drif: - I want one.
 

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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2014, 08:09:18 am »
What is the price range if I may ask?

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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2014, 09:16:23 am »
I just love these sidecars! I ride every day past the 'sidecar' plot on the Henops road and 'dream on'.... unfortunately no money and grateful for my TA650 which I will maybe oneday fit a side car to it like the KLR's they do nowadays
 

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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2014, 10:40:17 am »
What tyre sizes do they run?
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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2014, 11:21:50 am »
Nice very nice, I think these new changes will make a huge difference on these bikes.Still love the old school look with new tech.
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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2014, 11:27:20 am »
Always loved the look of the Ural. One day...
 

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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2014, 01:39:09 pm »
Hope the EFI also improves the fuel consumption, the carb ones are very thirsty.
 

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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2014, 04:28:13 pm »
URals run 19 inch tyres...

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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2014, 04:46:10 pm »
Is that green one mine?   :drif:
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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2014, 07:06:14 pm »
That would be the one.... I did the test drive this pm and wow it goes nicely. See you in Nieu Bethesda on Tuesday....
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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2014, 04:09:14 pm »
I can't wait  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2014, 07:27:48 am »
Nou gat os Oeral ka rondry.
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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2014, 08:55:21 am »
Nou gat os Oeral ka rondry.

Doen dit al lank met my eerste een  :lol8:
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Re: Ural EFI's are here...
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2015, 03:32:03 pm »
It has bee a while, how does the EFI model do compared to the olde models?
Any teething problems?
Is the cruise speed better now?
Reliability ok?