The first M72′s built by the Irbit Factory were sent to the front lines in February of 1942 and were used by the troops in the Battle of Stalingrad. 9,799 M72′s served in reconnaissance and dispatch detachments, and were also used to evacuate the wounded from battle fields during the War. Read more about M72 and IMZ history.
M70 Limited Edition is based on the Retro model. It is painted in olive drab, the sidecar has a machine gun mount and its tonneau cover is made of canvas similar to the one used on the M72. Just like the M72 it also includes a spare wheel and shovel. The tear drop gas tank is decorated with a replica of the first factory badge (circa 1956). The motorcycle features a tractor style seat and luggage rack on the rear fender. Each anniversary M70 Limited Edition also comes with a special commemorative plaque.
While M70 Limited Edition keeps the aesthetics of the original M72, it is also an extraordinary road going sidecar motorcycle. The M70 Limited Edition comes equipped with 18″ aluminum rims, 40 mm Marzochhi telescopic forks, Sachs shocks, Brembo front disc brake, and other modern features. A longer wheel base and lower sitting sidecar make this model the fastest and best handling Ural.