2011 Ural Retro Review


The 2011 Ural Retro is a stylish touring motorcycle that, as the name suggests, follows a retro design. It is based on vintage motorcycles, but with the technology and reliability of modern bike. In fact, the Ural Retro and other similar models from Ural, like the Patrol and the Ural T, are probably the most advanced touring bikes available that still have an authentic pre-World War II era look. However, the 2011 Ural Retro is different from other touring motorcycles offered by the Russia-based company. It is wider and longer than other Ural models and it also a lower ground clearance for better handling. The bike frame is also different, as is the side car frame, suspension, headlight styling, etc.

The 2011 Ural Retro has a tear-drop style gas tank unlike other Ural models, along with 18-inch and 19-inch wheels, and a different suspension system, fenders, and foot brake pedal arrangement. The 749cc, air-cooled, four-stroke engine offer plenty of power for a tourer, and the suspension keeps the ride comfortable for the rider and the sidecar passenger. Overall, this motorcycle should appeal to anyone who wants an efficient bike that still harkens back to the good old days.

New For 2011

  • 749-cc, air cooled, horizontally opposed, four-stroke engine that is mated to a four-speed manual transmission
  • Factory applied pin striping
  • Large comforter seat for the rider
  • Luxury leather seat for the sidecar
  • Right side tank shifter for easy reverse gear engagement

2011 Ural Retro Specs

  • Model: Ural Retro
  • Engine Type: 749-cc horizontally opposed
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.07 inches and 3.07 inches
  • Compression ratio: 8.61:1
  • Valve Train: Overhead valve
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electric/kick
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.8 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 32 miles per gallon (mpg)
  • Brakes (Front): 11.6-inch Brembo hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): 1.6-inch Marzocchi telescopic fork (non-adjustable)
  • Suspension (Rear): Sachs steel twin-sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 61 inches
  • Rake: 26 degrees
  • Trail: 2.7 inches
  • Seat Height: 29.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: 705 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 3.5 X 18
  • Tires (Rear): 3.5 X 15


  • Luggage rack for spare wheel
  • Metal fairing for offroad use
  • Stamped rack for the rear fender
  • Camo Tonneau camouflage cover
  • Bench seat stepped

Key Competitors For The 2011 Ural Retro

  • Royal Enfield Bullet 500
  • Triumph Thruxton
  • Triumph Bonneville
  • Moto Guzzi V7 Classic