WHat would YOU pick?

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WHat would YOU pick?

Post by professir » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:47 am

I am in the process of replacing my recently sold Ural. (yeah, I know...pretty dumb). BUT....my dealer has a new 2018 Gear up and a 2019 CT both for about the same price. Just off the cuff....what would you pick?
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Re: WHat would YOU pick?

Post by WEGUNTER » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:35 am

2019 wins hands down.

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Re: WHat would YOU pick?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:27 am

Depends upon your riding style. How often do you stray off the pavement? I've ridden a multitude of Urals and I would argue that the cT is considerably better than the Gear-Up on-road than the Gear-Up is better than the cT off-road, if that makes sense.

While I HAVE taken my cT off-road, I spend 98% of my riding time on asphalt or gravel roads, so the cT, with its better handling, is the obvious choice for a rider like me.

In addition to the above, I've fallen out of love with the ElectroJet EFI and its shortcomings, which would make the great-handling 2019 cT, with that that sweet, sweet Keihin EFI system, a no-brainer.
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Re: WHat would YOU pick?

Post by harryball » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:33 am

2019 cT.
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Re: WHat would YOU pick?

Post by Lofty » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:41 am

2020 Gear Up. Let the 2019 buyers be the beta testers.

I prefer the 2WD for our PA winters, also, coupled with the fact that I do venture off the tarmac occasionally.

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Re: WHat would YOU pick?

Post by stagewex » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:14 am

I have a "carbie" so was never moved to ramp-up to an EFI after test riding one when they first came out in 2014. Disappointing.

Now with the Electrojet EFI system abandoned by IMZ the next phase of beta-testing continues. But Keihen and their system and company has already been proven on a bunch of mainstream brands so barring some other new mechanical issue... the 2019 over the 2018 is a no-brainer no matter what model.

Personal preference any year would be a Gear-Up over a CT but if you don't have plans on going off-road often then a CT is just fine.
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Re: WHat would YOU pick?

Post by treeman1942 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:36 am

I have a 2019 Gear Up and love it. However, I seriously doubt if I'll ever ride it off-road. Just 750 miles on it so far.
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Post by jeffsaline » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:52 am

Knowing what you've said so far I'd go with the 2019.

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Re: WHat would YOU pick?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:26 am

2019, all the latest improvements. If similar price, no contest.
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Re: WHat would YOU pick?

Post by chaos2 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:26 am

Everyone forgets one of the biggest perks to 2wd.... pointing out the sidecar driveshaft to UDF'ers :D :lol:
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Post by siberman1 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:04 am

professir wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:47 am
I am in the process of replacing my recently sold Ural. (yeah, I know...pretty dumb). BUT....my dealer has a new 2018 Gear up and a 2019 CT both for about the same price. Just off the cuff....what would you pick?
Do you intend to ride all year long? I recall there is some serious white stuff called "snow" when living in Green Bay. @WD may be worth it, JMO.
I live in mountain state and like to ride out in the snow - just to go to the store for something and, of course, to boggle peoples' minds!

That said, go with any of the 2019s.

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Re: WHat would YOU pick?

Post by rivers » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:06 am

For "my" needs/use, I'd go '19CT w/o a 2nd thought. Other than waiting till spring 2020 and get a left over 019GU for a 2020CT price?
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Re: WHat would YOU pick?

Post by RC20 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:15 pm

The first choice is not the year as much as what you will do with it.

cT is suited better to full time road running by a significant percentage. If that is all you do then the cT 2019 is a slam dunk. That includes gravel (I am so looking forward to gravel stability!), potholes, hard packed forest train road etc.

On the other hand, the 2WD has its plus if you are into the off road adventure end. Muddy, rutted, water crossings (2 is better than 4 in not loosing traction). I suspect a cT can do most of what most people do on back roads but its not going to be as good in the sand and muddy stuff.

Keep in mind that 2WD is no good on ice, snow yes, but icy roads and no differential at any speed over 5-10 mph are not an application.

The 2018 FI is probably at least ok, with the off road map livable.

Kind of Oranges and Bananas though, you have to decide which fruit suite first then go for it.

You can also work towards a 2019 2WD.
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Re: WHat would YOU pick?

Post by professir » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:43 pm

I got to ride a 2018 GU today, and visit a 2019 ct. I found out the dealers can NOT change any maping in the 2019s yet. Being the smart man I am, took MyLady (that loves to ride as much as I do) she sat in both, and thumbs down the CT. The rubber step into the tub is almost 1/2 the size it is on the CT then it is on the GU. SO, I am looking at either a new GU for $15K or used for $11 with 2900 miles. First ride on a FI Ural and I am REALLY impressed with the extra power, and speed. I am gonna love this. I was madly in love with my 2013 Gaucho Rambler, but this 2018 is like a completely new animal!
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Re: WHat would YOU pick?

Post by windmill » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:00 am

I picked an 18 over a 19 because I wanted an M70, and didn't want to wait nearly a year. Personally I like 2wd, and occasionally miss not having it on the M70, but the rest of the time I prefer the handling of my M70 over my Patrol. The extra power and throttle response of a 19 sure is sweet, but maybe not a big enough difference if your're heart is really set on 2wd.

That would be a tough choice for me, a color preference could be what tips the scale.......
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