I had a '94 Ural Tourist, I loved it, but just couldn't afford to keep it going. the bike and sidecar were built like a Russian tank, the engine wasn't much. The timing gears broke, and main bearings went bad in under 5000 miles. That was the early import 650 engine, the new bikes have a 750cc motor that is quite a bit better than the old ones were. Still they are a hands on bike, if you are a tinkerer with pretty good mechanical knowledge you might get along fine with one.