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whats in a name!

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:41 am
by hotflash44
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:

Re: whats in a name!

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:13 pm
by Mr Wazzock
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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Re: whats in a name!

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:13 pm
by mtrdrms
What about special editions?
Yamal
Goucho Rambler
Mir
Baikal

Re: whats in a name!

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:40 pm
by Tin Man
Arctic, Red October

Re: whats in a name!

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:58 pm
by rivers
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.

Re: whats in a name!

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:02 pm
by siberman1
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:

YMMV

Re: whats in a name!

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:11 pm
by hotflash44
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.

Re: whats in a name!

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:20 pm
by Mr Wazzock
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!

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:04 pm
by hotflash44
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:

Re: whats in a name!

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:19 pm
by siberman1
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.

YMMV

Re: whats in a name!

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:36 pm
by tgtrotter
Dark Force. Ambassador.

Re: whats in a name!

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:46 am
by hotflash44
thanks,tgtrotter think we are up to 32 now! any guess when this will end? :boogie: :boogie: :cheers:

Re: whats in a name!

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:48 am
by siberman1
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.

YMMV

Re: whats in a name!

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:21 pm
by Mr Wazzock
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!

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:36 pm
by hotflash44
Mr Wazzock,so very few if any 2wd motorcycles in the UK. hope you don't do any serious off roading. :cheers: :boogie: