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whats in a name!

Post by hotflash44 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:41 am

what have i missed? always found these model names confusing/interesting found this site with a list http://www.bikez.com. troyka,verona,wolf,tourist,taiga,sportsman,T,snow leopard l.E,wjuga,ct,classic,cross,retro,scrambler,de luxe,gear up,gobi,red star,lux,patrol,postinja ranger,red october. any more??? 8) :cheers:
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Re: whats in a name!

Post by Mr Wazzock » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:13 pm

Dalesman, Ranger, in UK.

Ranger is what we get instead of a Gear Up, same except no drive to sidecar wheel. So presumably name has to be different?


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Post by mtrdrms » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:13 pm

What about special editions?
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Post by Tin Man » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:40 pm

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Re: whats in a name!

Post by rivers » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:58 pm

Other markets than North America, often have different model names. Couple other US models come to mind Deco (prettiest Ural ever made) and Italia which is obvious with the black paint and red bike and tub seats.
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Re: whats in a name!

Post by siberman1 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:02 pm

Mr Wazzock wrote:Dalesman, Ranger, in UK.

Ranger is what we get instead of a Gear Up, same except no drive to sidecar wheel. So presumably name has to be different?

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I saw a Ranger for sale in a De (German) sale place. It had photos and said "Gear Up" on the bike and text said 2WD. Is Ranger also an ordinary 2WD GU? Was the ad just wrong? The bike photos were in snowy Poland. It was pretty expensive, 8900 Euro for a camo 2010 GU ($11,140.00).

...and....

How about Detroit's use of the name "Custom". It usually meant low lowest and cheapest model of something.

Then there is "Limited". Normally that would mean "can't do some things".
Nooooo, Detroit makes it mean "Lower number than a bazillion units"! :sarcasm:

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Re: whats in a name!

Post by hotflash44 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:11 pm

thanks guys for jumping in i always wondered about all the cool names, cant remember another mark doing that. but Ural and its relatives have a manufacturing history that most brands of motorcycles don't. :cheers: (you added 6 more names /models to my already long list dare think of any more!) ,total so far is 29.
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Re: whats in a name!

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:20 pm

siberman1 wrote: I saw a Ranger for sale in a De (German) sale place. It had photos and said "Gear Up" on the bike and text said 2WD. Is Ranger also an ordinary 2WD GU? Was the ad just wrong? The bike photos were in snowy Poland. It was pretty expensive, 8900 Euro for a camo 2010 GU ($11,140.00).
Ah right so maybe Ranger is the 'European' name.

2WD is impossible in the UK (and other drive-on-the-left countries) because sidecar is on the 'wrong' side.


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Re: whats in a name!

Post by hotflash44 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:04 pm

Mr Wazzock wonder how many countries, drive on the wrong side? i know this is probably impossible for IMZ,but why not a different FD , maybe the extra sales arnt there, because many left hand countries don't restrict what side the car is on, like the US right hand/ left hand, dept of motor vehicles only want the money. :sarcasm: :boogie: :boogie:
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Re: whats in a name!

Post by siberman1 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:19 pm

Mr Wazzock wrote:
siberman1 wrote: I saw a Ranger for sale in a De (German) sale place. It had photos and said "Gear Up" on the bike and text said 2WD. Is Ranger also an ordinary 2WD GU? Was the ad just wrong? The bike photos were in snowy Poland. It was pretty expensive, 8900 Euro for a camo 2010 GU ($11,140.00).
Ah right so maybe Ranger is the 'European' name.

2WD is impossible in the UK (and other drive-on-the-left countries) because sidecar is on the 'wrong' side.

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Here is the ad. Bike in Poland.

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Post by tgtrotter » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:36 pm

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Re: whats in a name!

Post by hotflash44 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:46 am

thanks,tgtrotter think we are up to 32 now! any guess when this will end? :boogie: :boogie: :cheers:
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Re: whats in a name!

Post by siberman1 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:48 am

For Mr. Wazzock: -----

Oh, and as after thought -- What about all those 2-3 year old Right-Hand-Drive Japanese cars coming out of Japan to go to Green Canyon in Vladivostok?
It is a big money investment for people to buy them and resell someplace else in Russia Federation.

They are sold and go all over Russia. It makes no difference Right-Side-Drive or which side the sidecar is on.

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Re: whats in a name!

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:21 pm

LOL - doesn't matter a jot what other countries do, in the UK, rig must be older than 1981 to legally have the car on the right side. :lol:



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Re: whats in a name!

Post by hotflash44 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:36 pm

Mr Wazzock,so very few if any 2wd motorcycles in the UK. hope you don't do any serious off roading. :cheers: :boogie:
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