Friday, January 30, 2015

Joy Ride

Pendleton and Ural's Gaucho Rambler might be the best thing on three wheels


A man craves escape from time to time. But escaping in an energy-conscious Prius just feels...wrong.
You want that that Easy Rider feeling. You want that wind whipping through your devil-may-care hair as you turn on, tune in, and drop out. You want to wear those really cool goggles, and a sweet leather jacket, too.

And that means you need a motorcycle.
Allow us to introduce to you to your new road companion, the Gaucho Rambler, a collaboration between Pendleton Woolen Mills and Ural Motorcycles.
Only 50 of these limited-edition bad boys have been made. Both the bike and sidecar are colored in matte Pacific blue with some of Pendleton's signature Southwest accents. Then they wove in sturdy sunburnt canvas to the tonneau and saddle covers.
And she's got legs. The Rambler is outfitted with a 4-stroke opposed twin cylinder engine with 38 ft-lbs of torque and a recommended max cruising speed of 65 mph. Plus two-wheel drive capability for especially rough terrain.
She also sports 2.9 cubic feet of storage space, which conveniently holds the included Pendleton Journey West blanket and a red enamel camp kit that holds a coffee pot, two mugs, two plates, and a frying pan.

You can save the environment next weekend. Assuming you decide to return to the grid in the first place.

Pendelton x Ural Gaucho Rambler
Price: $14,350, available in November 

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