Take one Russian made Sidecar, add a couple of Australian customisers and this is what you get.
It all started when Destino Custom Garage and Ural Motorcycles (Aust) got together and decided to do something different. It began as a bit of fun, the original intention was to create a theme bike based on an old Russian Warbird fighter plane, but as things started to progress, they decided to create something with a little more universal appeal.
"I love the old style boxer engine", says Nikki, Designer at Destino Custom Garage. Jimmy adds, "I'm not sure if this qualifies as a cafe racer, but that was the style that we wanted to create. A cafe racer with a sidecar..... A cool looking sidecar".
Some of the modifications include:
Redesigned instrument panel with mini warning lights
Reproduction, English "Smiths" speedometer
High street bars
Cafe racer seat and cowl
Smaller indicators and stop light
'hot rod' style louvers in bootlid
Removal of sidecar lights, welding in holes, shorten guard
Two tone paintwork featuring a cool Candy paint
Whilst the Ural's facelift is mostly cosmetic, Jimmy Says that "sometimes the simplest bikes are the nicest ones". The Ural sidecar outfits are renowned for their rugged adventure capabilities, "we wanted to create something more Urban, for the city dwellers" says Nikki.
The Ural 'Destino Edition' is sold. Contact Jimmy B and Nik on 04448850827 for more information if you would like to have one customised to your perfect specifications.
Check out some more images of the Custom Ural Sidecar, the "Destino Edition".