|Image swiped from Ural's site.|
Well, with almost no fanfare - it's not even the first image you see when you go to their site - they put the bike up in the list of current models yesterday morning. In fact, if I hadn't been excited enough to check their list of current models, I might not have noticed the page for the Gaucho Rambler. But there it was, waiting for me like a big, blue, three-wheeled Christmas present hidden away behind the couch as a special, extra surprise.
I pored over the images and the description of the new bike with the enthusiasm of a little kid who just got an extra present handed to him on Christmas morning after already devouring all of the candy in his stocking. And then, having gawked at the photos and read all the copy, I sat back in my chair, and tried to decide what I think about this offering..
I have to say, I wouldn't kick it out of my garage if it showed up, but... maybe I'm not the target market for this bike after all. Given my choice between the Gaucho Rambler and the Gear Up, I'd go for the Gear Up.*
Unless a Yamal was in the line up as well. That bike would win over either of them. It has teeth.
I mean, it's not like I don't like the Gaucho Rambler, because I do. It's blue, it comes with a blanket and red-enameled camp kit, and it's an Ural. But I was expecting I'd have to restrain myself from running straight to the dealership after work to give them a down payment for one. And I didn't, no restraint was required, unlike at the dealership the other day when they pointed out that the gobi camo Gear Up was on sale.
This, of course, is good news for me. It means my finances are safe for another month.
Phew. I am relieved.
*The Gear Up comes with a shovel and a spotlight. Every motorcycle should come with a shovel and a spotlight.