You dont really appreciate the 19 unless you owned older ural 2018 or older.
I think most cycle riders can get the feel for descriptions and what I am reading is enough to push me over the top to 2019. I do have experience with the R80GS and some idea of the machines. That bike was not some slick shifint machine either, had some flaws but overall a great ride.
I did not like it at first, but the more I rode it the more the respect. Different than the CB700 rocket (or what passed for one back then).
As for where stuff comes from, that is a complicated subject. Mostly it depends on what the specs to the mfg are and what their quality control process is. I have contactors (big power relays for 3-100 hp motors) made in the US that are junk now - where as Siemens who made IEC stuff integrated the old Furnace contractors into their line of electronic overloads and its a fine piece of equipment.
I had one mechanic who was gushing over the nice Reliance (now gone) motor. Uhh Frank, you do see its made in Taiwan (an oddball 1200 rpm and most mfg just adapter existing which is poor ops) - Reliance was the best motor out there and the Tainwan mfg one was fully up to snuff to the US made ones.
Yes I have seen the Indochinese generic ones, pretty grim to look at but they also worked (as did the abhorred Chinese axles on my car)
I have had more Baldor defects the last 5 years than I ever saw before.
Yes we will have failures, but Ural looks to be doing their level best to have solid to top grade stuff (nothing wrong with solid, if it does the job it needs that is fine - save top grade for where its needed like fuel systems)
I have yet to see a bad SKF bearing. They make them all over the world (including US) - I also use their ceramic ball bearings (arching issue) on VFD driven motors - had one set in for 8 years x 24 hours a day and going just fine. On the other hand the Toyota ceramic bearing we tried was squeeling inside of 3 months (tried to save money, Toyota good right?)
Are all Toyota made ceramics bad? No, maybe a one off but I know where to go to get an almost guaranteed good one. Toyota makes really good stuff normally. Who knows on this one.
I still have to finalize my plans and see how the financing is going to work, but once I do, its a 2019 cT! Terra Cotta, black engine (probably) - spare wheel, fuel can and a fairing and I am off.
The price is not the issue, can I manage to afford it? There is a certain level you can't go below and if I can afford the Ural then I don't blame them.