URAL MIR: THE SPACE SIDECAR
To commemorate the 20 years of the Russian-American space program, Ural created a special sidecar
It was 1994 when the United States and the Russian Federation launched the Shuttle-Mir space program as a sign of collaboration after the fall of the USSR. The project was a symbol of hope for a lasting peace under the flag of scientific progress.
Badge of the international space missions ( Photo Credits : www.wikimedia.org )
And to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of this historic event, the company Ural created a special piece of its production.
Front section ( Photo Credits : www.Motoblog.it )
The vehicle was called Mir, as the Soviet orbiting space station, and it was produced in 20 copies for the US market.
Side section ( Photo Credits : www.Motoblog.it )
The mir was equipped with the classic twin-cylinder boxer 750 engine. It had a power of 41 hp and 57 Nm of torque managed by a four-speed gearbox. This sidecar was the first product from the Russian company equipped with electronic injection instead of the classic carburettors.
Rear section ( Photo Credits : www.Motoblog.it )
In addition to the new compound Brembo braking system, Mir has been equipped with an ergonomic two-seater saddle, a LED technology lighting system, a new front fairing and a solar panel placed in the front section of the wheelchair to recharge the bike's battery.
Detail of the solar panel ( Photo Credits : www.Motoblog.it )
Given the characteristic of the equipment, the Mir has had a remarkable success despite its price of $ 17,000.
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Thanks to Valentina Zanola for the cooperation