In 2012 Siberian sidecar specialists, Ural, launched its nuclear ice breaker inspired Yamal model. For 2014 Ural has introduced its limited edition model, the Ural MIR – an homage to the 20th anniversary of the joint Russian-American space program Shuttle-Mir.
Each MIR is painted Orbital White and is coated in a blue pearl clear. The bikes are outfitted with a solar panel to serve as a battery tender and accessory power source, and dual high-intensity LED lights mounted on the sidecar. The panel can be swapped for the included sidecar nose luggage rack, if extra storage is more desirable than sunlight trickle charging.
The MIR also comes with a custom tonneau cover that uses reflective insulation, similar to the space blankets developed by NASA. And, last but not least, we have the wrench. For emergency repair work, the wrench comes complete with an embedded QR code for very special “when all else fails” emergency repair instructions. The MIR also features rider and passenger windshields, a spare tire, “MИР” LE badging, and on-demand 2WD.
Twenty MIRs will be constructed for $16,999 a piece and will be available in November.