Urals in the Lao mountains
Urals in the Lao mountains
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I reckon it's that way
I reckon it's that way
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Grand scenery
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Head in the clouds
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Urals and Minsks on the silver screen

Posted on 01 Jan 2017

Our 650cc Ural and modified 125cc Minsk motorcycles have long been cult favourites in movies and television shows.

 

Top Gear Vietnam Special: Richard Hammond rode the famous pink Minsk (which is still in our garage) from Saigon to Ha Long Bay, where our team made it amphibious so that he could spend a day cruising the bay.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Indy and Sean Connery take out a platoon of machine gun wielding Nazis with nothing but a jousting spear and a Ural.

Saving Private Ryan: Toms Hanks fires off his last bullets while leaning against a Ural sidecar.

Duel Survivor: Parts stripped off a Minsk motorbike are used to survive in the wild. The sparkplug is used to start a fire, a signal fire is made from burning the bike’s tires and magnesium filings from the engine case are ignited by sunlight concentrated from the headlamp mirror.

Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape: Gordon Ramsay rode a Ural solo in Mai Chau and cooked with some of our local friends.

By Any Means: Charlie Boorman chose a Minsk to ride from the Chinese border down to Hanoi.

Freedom Riders Asia: Charlie Boorman rides a Ural around the streets of Hanoi and joins our annual Rally Indochina charity rally.

The Dirty Dozen: Urals are used in two dramatic fight and car chase scenes.

The Clash: The bad guy gets his Minsk blown up from under him by an AK47 wielding kung fu queen.

Dieter Nur: Germany’s top late night TV show host chose to cruise Hanoi in a Ural side car.

S.S. Doomtrooper: Zombi Nazis chase the good guys in a Ural.

 

 


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