Ural Australia recently gave punters the chance to sample sidecars at a few great events... Words & Pics: IMZ Ural Australia
Ural Australia recently had two Test Ride Days, one in Uralla, Northern Tablelands, NSW, and another Green Valley Farm, with a number of keen participants enjoying a fantastic few days learning about and trying out the sidecar experience in a controlled environment.
Riders of all ages, some who traveled many miles, attended the event which began with a BBQ breakfast, followed by a theory presentation on sidecar riding by Jon Taylor, experienced sidecar rider and trainer of uralofoz.com.au
It was a great opportunity for inexperienced or event first timer sidecar riders to learn some basic skills in a safe environment and have fun doing it at the same time.
Included in the day were:
Explanation of the handling dynamics to understand its behaviour relative to driving it
Steering practice around marker cones to familiarise with direct steering as opposed to indirect steering used on all two wheeled bikes
Braking (there is more to it than you think)
Ural’s resident photographer and Ural owner, Chris, gave many onlookers the opportunity to experience sidecar riding as a passenger. Even the kids were keen to have a go!
Ural Australia also recently attended Adventure Rider Magazine’s Congregation 2018 held at Green Valley Farm, Tingha, where over 300 keen adventure riders gathered for their annual event.
Ural offered test rides to those interested and had plenty of keen riders lining up to have a go!
Jon Taylor gave a brief theory lesson on the ins and outs of sidecar riding, followed by a quick run through of their course before letting them take control themselves.
Again, many riders, who have never ridden a sidecar outfit, took the opportunity to learn some basic skills in a safe environment.
Both days were fantastic and a great opportunity for riders to try sidecars. Stay tuned for more of these events.
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