A simple review and introduction to a Ural Sidecar Motorcycle. These are my thoughts after owning a 2012 Ural Gear Up for a month. The Ural is a Russian motorcycle with roots from BMW that started production in 1939. The details may have changed over the years but the Ural has retained the look and feel of the early years of production. It is slow and antiquated but offers utility and a different kind of fun.