In remote parts of Siberia the rivers have never been bridged. But the Russians run good ferry services with skilled crews. Crossings rarely cost more than a few cents. Motorcycles in Russia are considered a cheap alternative to a car (no sport riding here!), so most of the bikes we saw in Russia were attached to a sidecar, often with drive to the third wheel. The Russians are very disparaging of their local bikes, but with a new Ural going for as little as $700, we thought they were a pretty good value for the money.