Ural Dark Force Is the Perfect Motorcycle for Darth Vader
16 November 2015 - Autoblog
The Millennium Falcon can do the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, and the Death Star has enough firepower to blow up a planet.
Now the Star Wars-inspired Ural Dark Force offers riders a go-anywhere ride for Earth. It would be the perfect way to arrive to The Force Awakens premiere in December.
This bike isn't for Luke or Obi-wan because it's aligned with the Dark Side of the Force. The cycle comes dressed like a Sith lord – all in black – including the badges, powertrain components, and ceramic-coated exhaust. In case Boba Fett shows up to claim your bounty, there's even an extendable lightsaber mounted on the side. Ural also fits the Dark Force with a bench seat with enough room to carry C-3PO behind you and R2D2 in the sidecar. The company finishes off the upgrades with an LED headlight.
The Dark Force packs Ural's 749cc air-cooled two-cylinder engine with 41 horsepower and 42 pound-feet of torque, and the gearbox offers four forward gears and reverse. According to the company's announcement, these examples don't have a driven sidecar wheel for riders to engage.
The motorcycles retail for $14,999 and arrive at dealers on December 1. You need to hop on your speeder bike soon to get a Dark Force because Ural only plans to build 25 of them. This latest limited edition joins other special models like last year's MIR-inspired cycle and 2013's Gaucho Rambler as examples that the company isn't afraid to get a little weird sometimes.