If you’re looking for the most affordable way to get yourself into a Ural sidecar motorcycle, you’ll probably like the 2012 Ural T. A functional, affordable model, the T is the raw distillation of everything riders have come to associate with the Russian-made Ural. It’s got the trademark Second World War era retro style, the utilitarian Boxer engine, and of course the sidecar. In keeping with its WWII image, the 2012 Ural T is available in either a Flat Black or Olive Drab powder coat finish. One of the great things about the 2012 Ural T, besides the fact that it looks like its straight out of a World War II film, is how utilitarian it is. You can take the T on a picnic, to the grocery store, or on a run for parts. But more than just merely being the utilitarian workhorse it was regarded as during the Soviet era, the Ural T is also a lot of fun. Originally designed to be easy to repair in the field, the 2012 Ural T is generally no more difficult to wrench on than a 1960s BMW. Although the Ural has been modernized from its Soviet war effort origins, its still fairly old school. You won’t find any kind of fuel injection system for instance. In order to keep the price low, Ural has made the 2012 T a relatively no-frills affair. While the bike comes with no rear passenger seat, spare wheel, engine protector, or windshield, all of these features are available as accessories. The bike does come equipped with an electric starter, although it can also be kick-started. While it’s possible to have many bikes fitted with aftermarket sidecars, there’s simply nothing else like the Ural on today’s market. The original Urals were built to military standards, meaning they had to be rugged, reliable, and easy to fix. The 2012 Ural T carries these same qualities. There’s a 2.9-cubic-foot locking trunk in the rear that can stow a lot of cargo, as can the sidecar itself when sans passenger.