It’s a fact: Ural makes beautiful, hardy, inventive motorcycles. The last time we mentioned them, they were introducing a bike with an integrated paddle; the time before that, we drove a beautiful sidecar bike through the snow of Seattle. This time, they’ve teamed up with Icon 1000, a company renowned for its armored motorcycle gear, and the resulting one-off Quartermaster is just as spectacular as past fare.
The Quartermaster looks like a lean WWI Russian gunship that Mad Max would be proud to helm. Based on the Ural Solo sT, everything about this bike is Enduro tough. An oversized main spar and a high-clearance sub-frame give it a tall, heavy stance; an oversized fuel tank dwarfs the rest of the bike, and hand-formed fenders sneer from high above the Continental tires. There’s a full skid plate to take a beating from logs or whatever random road debris you crash through haphazardly. The result is a no-nonsense, bullish beast that you won’t see around the block (unfortunately, since they only made one of them) — until the apocalypse, that is. Until then, you’ll have to modify your own stock Solo sT ($8,000).