Why Did You Buy the Ural?

I’m surprised by the number of times I’ve been asked “why” or “what made me” buy the Ural.

Aren’t most motorcycle purchases here in the US driven by desire, by passion, by the love of what they are for their own sake?  I feel like the question of why tips the hand of the person asking – that they may not follow their own whims all too often.

sweet orange Ural patrol with Christmas wreath

Why did I buy the Ural?

Why not?

Because I wanted to.

Because it’s f’n awesome!


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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5 Responses

  1. Glantern says:

    Like anyone needs an excuse to buy a motorcycle! I agree, why not? I can think of one simple answer to that, because its fun and who doesn’t like fun things?

  2. Top of my head I could give 30 reasons why I bought my motorcycle. Those that never try will never know the answer to that question.

  3. Trobairitz says:

    I think my answer would be : “Because I could” or “Duh! It’s a Ural”

    Great photo, nice touch with the wreath.

  4. RichardM says:

    “… driven by desire, by passion, by the love of what they are for their own sake?”

    I think you stated this very well and it goes well beyond motorcycle purchases to just about everything from phones to homes.

  5. JRB says:

    “When shopping for a two-wheel drive motorcycle…”

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