That might just be good marketing copy, but what you can’t argue is the fact that this is a classic motorcycle enhanced by current components. The four-speed, shaft-drive Solo benefits from more modern suspension and superior brakes than its previous-generation siblings, sporting a 40mm Marzocchi telescopic fork (as opposed to the leading-link suspension on the sidecar models) as well as 4-piston Brembo front brakes and Sachs rear hydraulic shocks. Like most modern motorcycle manufacturers, Ural uses pre-made components in many cases—alternators from Nippon Denso, brakes from Brembo, ignitions from Ducati Energia. The company still makes the frame and body parts, and the reliably stout, air-cooled 745cc boxer engine remains at the heart of the matter. The 2012 Ural Solo sT is available now in Flat Black, at an MSRP of $7799.