2012 Ural Retro Review


The 2012 Ural Retro Touring Motorcycle Scooter is a visual trip back to pre-WWII in style but not in technology. Every last visual detail was picked to complete the retro look down to the tear drop shaped gas tank and lights just to name a few. This look is not only on the motorcycle but the sidecar also. Talk about a bike that turn heads. This unique scooter has been the talk of the town for quite some time. Due to the unique looks and powerful performance, the 2012 Ural Retro is one of those bikes that will never go out of style.

The 2012 Ural Retro has all the modern technology and comfort despite looking like it was driven out of the past. This smooth riding bike has a 750 cc, four-stroke, horizontally opposed, OHV, two-cylinder engine. With only 4.9 inches of road clearance and 64.2 inches in width this lower and wider motorcycle has great road handling. This is a very special model of the Ural Scooters because it has a different bike frame than every other bike manufactured by the company. The sidecar has 2.9 cubic feet of storage and the gas tank can hold 5.8 gallons of gas. Add up those amazing features with the 26-33 miles per gallon (MPG) and any adventure is an imagination away. Adding to a great ride the front telescopic fork suspension coupled with twin sided swing arm suspension in the rear.

If you are looking for that perfect vintage style without having to give up on technology then this motorcycle is perfect for that quick get-a-way or a Sunday cruise.

New For 2012

  • Smoother ride with the telescopic fork front suspension and twin sided swing arm rear suspension.
  • Increased handling due to lower ground clearance. Overall handling improved due to the wider base and longer body which has enhanced the overall performance of the bike.
  • A sleek tear-dropped shape is apparent in the lights, pedals, gas tank as well as other features. Helps to add a unique sense of style to the bike as well as adding a one of a kind feature.
  • The sleek body frame of the 2012 Ural Retro is unique and no other scooters in this class have the same look. From the lower seats, to the custom elements the Ural Retro is one of those bikes that will make heads turn.
  • Performance increased due to a new 750cc, four-stroke, overhead cam shaft value (OVH), and improved suspension. All of these improvements have led to a more well-balanced bike that can handle the demands of the road with precision.

2012 Ural Retro Specs

  • Model: 2012 Ural Retro 750
  • Engine Type: 750 cc, four-stroke, two-cylinder, horizontally opposed
  • Bore and Stroke: 78mm x 78mm
  • Compression ratio: 8.61:1
  • Valve Train: Overhead Value (OHV) Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Capacitor discharge ignition(CDI), kick-start
  • Transmission: Four-speed
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.8 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 26 miles per gallon (MPG) for city and 33 miles per gallon (MPG) on highway
  • Brakes (Front): Single hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 61 inches
  • Rake: N/a
  • Trail: N/a
  • Seat Height: 29.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: 750 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 3.5 inches x 18 inches
  • Tires (Rear): 3.5 inches x 18 inches


  • A dashboard can be added to the side car that can control the lights and houses a 12 volt outlet for your charging needs.
  • Rear bumper available in either black or chrome. This bumper adds unique sense of style for added protection against normal wear and tear as well as dings and scratches.
  • Luggage rack that can handle a variety of shapes and sizes and comes with hinges so it will move in conjunction with the spare tire .
  • Compact side car driving lamps that have that same retro look but also improves your visibility during inclement weather and improves safety by increasing your visibility to other motorists.
  • Luxury side car seat back and bottom made of leather with a spoiler design to enhance comfort and style.
  • Full bike cover that is waterproof as well as UV resistant.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Ural Retro

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  • 2012 Ural Gear-Up 750
  • 2012 Ural Patrol 750