Ever see one of these? There are a couple of them around here. They are quite tough little beasts. Used by the Russian Army for years, they've been available here for several years. About ten grand will put you in one. On the best models the sidecar wheel is a second drive wheel making the Ural a go-anywhere-in-any-weather ride. I ran across a great article about the bike and its history in, of all places, The New York Times. You can read it here but you'll have to register. Registration is quick, free, and painless. Check out the official Ural website.