Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg
Lenin Still Overlooks This Russian Motorcycle Factory
Meet the IMZ-Ural Motorcycle, a rugged sidecar that cares not for mud or snow.
The Urals are a rugged mountain range stretching more than 1,500 miles, from Russia's Polar region toward Kazakhstan in the south. They've also given their name to a workhorse motorcycle and sidecar that's been used to traverse tough terrain for decades. Designed and built by IMZ-Ural Motorcycles using an engine concept borrowed from Germany's BMW, these sturdy beasts have been taking the long way round the former Soviet Union for decades. Photographs by Andrey Rudakov for Bloomberg