Skip to Main Content
Free Shipping
over $39.99

Orders $39.99 or more ship free within the contiguous U.S.

Free Shipping Policy

Doesn't fit? Don't love it?

Return any unused item within 30 days for a full refund.

No-Hassle Returns

  1. Obtain an RA number
  2. Package your product
  3. Send it back to us!
Return Policy
Lowest Price,

Found it for less?

RevZilla will match any advertised price on new merchandise available through another authorized U.S. dealer.

Submit a Price Match

Elite Service Rating

Our goal is to provide the best possible shopping experience to every enthusiast who visits RevZilla.

See what our customers are saying about us:

Customer Reviews

ZillaCash Rewards Program

Earn $5 for every qualified $100 you spend. You'll also hear about special offers and events! How it works:


Sign in or create an account to earn ZillaCash on your next purchase with us.


Earn $5 for every $100 you spend on eligible items and brands.


Redeem your ZillaCash Rewards on a future order with us!

See our customer service page for more details.

Common Tread

Star Wars: Stupid

Dec 21, 2015

Bam, got you with that title, didn’t I? There's a whole legion of nerds grabbing gamma deathrays, or whatever Star Wars people use, right at this moment.

Calm down, my bespectacled, retainer-wearing friends acquaintances. The focus of my ire is a motorcycle, not a movie.

Here’s the thing. I love motorcycles. Motorcycle marketing types, though, rank somewhere between lawyers and insurance salesmen in my book. They ruin motorcycles. Why does everyone in a Harley ad scowl? Why do comfy touring bikes now have a beak-lookin’ thing on them? Why does the paint and helmet of a sportbike guy always have to match? Why is the Ural Dark Force a thing? Crappy marketing, that's why.

Ural Dark Force
Is that a second taillight? Nope. It's a light saber. I need a drink. Ural photo.

Allow me to tell you about the really cool motorcycle, and then in a moment I’ll start slagging the super-lame marketing effort.

Ural Dark Force
I have finally found something dumber than those shotgun mounts for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Ural photo.

The Ural Dark Force is, for all intents and purposes, a Ural cT. These are cool bikes. If you doubt me, check out the photo gallery from our Camp Wandawega article or our review on this sweet machine. This is a one-wheel-drive, sidecar-equipped Ural motorcycle. Let me be clear: I would ride one of these very happily. I always appreciate an excuse to add “In Soviet Russia...” jokes to my stock, and the ability to sky the chair is perfect for a person with my traffic citation history. The price ain’t even awful: A cT runs $12,999.

Here’s the rub. Some yahoo in the marketing department came up with this bright idea to try to draft a little momentum off the Star Wars franchise. This is where they start losing me. Black motorcycles have one job, Ural. One job. Make the rider look like a badass. Engineer boots, greasy hands, and slicked-back hair all help. Pairing up a black motorcycle with a Star Wars theme downshifts "did a little time in the joint" to "lives in mom’s basement" without a clutch. Boom, roasted.

Ural Dark Force
So much for coming to the dark side, I guess. Ural photo.

So like I said, that’s where they start losing me. Before I really get into things, I want to find out how much this package costs. A cool two grand over the standard base Ural price gets you, your wife, and your kid onto and into a Ural Dark Force. OK, that’s not terrible, right? Here’s where that vein in my temple starts throbbing. Here is what the buyer gets by buying one of the mere 25 Dark Force versions to be built:

  • Enduro bench seat
  • LED headlight
  • Blacked-out engine and black ceramic exhaust
  • Extendable three-foot light saber

Ural Dark Force
Never in my motorcycling life did I think I would see a surfboard like this sold as an upgrade. Ural photo.

So for two grand, you get a black engine and exhaust, uncomfortable seat, and a $400 headlight. The real crime here is that this bike weighs 43 pounds more than the actual Death Star, and makes only a fraction of the power. Perhaps at this price the Dark Closet should include acne medicine and a few decks of Magic cards. Couldn't we get some Honda technological badassery shoved into something that looks like a Pod Racer? Nope. That would be awesome and dangerous.

The Dark Force, strangely, looks a lot like a Harley Dark Custom, but they’re somehow attracting riders at polar ends of the spectrum. (I am wondering who will be quicker to send us a Cease & Desist letter — Lucasfilm or Harley-Davidson? Sadly, that’s the most serious thing I have written so far in this article.)

Ural Dark Force
It's like a huge dork beacon shining in the night. Ural photo.

I guess marketing is winning. Stunters on FXRs will wear full-face helmets, "street trackers" will continue to be a made-up false nostalgia item, and I guess two dozen people or so will buy a Dork Force.

Nerds, claim your prize. Get these things off sales floors so I can stop snickering at you.