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Ural side car motorcycle DSC_0003

Still living in the past and loving it? The Retro has the look of motorcycling days gone by, but many of the amenities afforded by modern technology. Take to those twisting, country roads with a bike that begs the question… "Where does that road go?"


The Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA July 14-15th, 2007 - The 16th Annual 2007 edition Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show Weekend sponsored by Performance Machine continued to entertain and excite streetbike enthusiasts and the general pubic again this year, as the premier streetbike motorcycle show in America. Produced by Gianatsis Design in partnership with the Queen Mary at the beautiful Queen Mary Event Park alongside the beautiful Pacific Ocean in Long Beach, CA, this year’s Bike Show took place on the July 14-15th as to not conflict with the Laguna Seca MotoGP the following weekend.


IMZ - Irbitskiy Mototsikletniy Zavod (Ирбитский мотоциклетный завод = ИМЗ) is a Russian maker of heavy motorcycles (especially with sidecars). In 1940, the Soviet Union acquired the design and production techniques for BMW R 71 motorcycles and sidecars. The first M-72 model was finished in 1941. Originally factories were to be located in Moscow, Leningrad (now called Saint Petersburg) and Kharkov but due to the approach of German troops, the Moscow facilities were moved to Irbit and the Leningrad and Kharkov facilities to Gorkiy (nowadays Nizhny Novgorod).

A similar model is the Soviet (now Ukrainian) Dnepr motorcycle. Both Ural and Dnepr motorcycles are sometimes known by the generic name of Cossack motorcycles. Between 1973 and 1979 Ural was one of the makes marketed by SATRA in the United Kingdom as Cossack motorcycles. [1]


Chang Jiang, a Chinese motorcycle manufacturer, bought the Ural M-72 production line to build its CJ-750 (original designation Model 1957, M1).


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Taken on July 15, 2007