Sidecar motorcycles or Motorcycle sidecars (same thing) offer a unique mode of transportation that is both fun and practical for the rider and any passengers lucky enough to be invited.

I am always looking for interesting sidecar rigs for purchase or just to share on the website. If you have one that you would like to show to our readers, please contribute using the form below. And Thanks.

Sidecar motorcycles offer an opportunity to take much more luggage than a traditional 2 wheeled motorcycle...and that "luggage" can include your favorite pet...lol. All kidding aside, having owned several of sidecar motorcycles...I can say without hesitation that a sidecar motorcycle will provide fun...econonical...and practical transportation. As well as a wonderful source of recreation.

My Incredible 1993 Honda Goldwing with Hannigan 2+2 Sidecar...CHECK THIS LINK OUT

 Similar to the 1993 Goldwing/Hannigan sidecar rig above. Only difference is this is a 1998. CHECK THIS LINK OUT.

Be aware of several important considerations in your potential purchase of sidecar motorcycles. First off, I would look for one that was professionally installed or fabricated.

I would look for one that has additional braking on the actual sidecar because of the extra weight that the sidecar and potential extra luggage and passengers will create..which perhaps could overstress just the regular two wheeled motorcycle's braking system.

Another thing to look for is to make sure that the motorcycle powering the rig is a big enough and strong enough bike to support the extra weight. I personally think that I wouldn't mess with anything under 1300cc...probably the bigger the better.


Also, sidecarmotorcycles with a hydraulic or electric camber control is a very valuable asset to have. What this means is that you have a means of raising or lowering the actual sidecar itself to accomodate various grades or inclines that the road you're travleling on might present. For example...if you are on a road with a slight elevation to the right of the lane you're on, the rig will want to pull to the left and it can be a real "handful". The camber control would allow you in this case to lower the sidecar which would eliminate the pulling to the left in this case. However, it's not essential, just a plus when you're riding a sidecar monster like a goldwing, triumph rocket, etc.

When you're not riding with a passenger, I suggest putting some "ballast" weight into the sidecar, as much as 150-200 lbs depending on the tendency of the sidecar wanting to "fly" on right hand turns. If you're motorcycle sidecar rig doesn't want to lift the sidecar on right hand turns, don't worry about it. Or if you just love "flying the sidecar" and have become an expert at it, again, don't worry about the ballast weight. But if you're the average rider like me who isn't particularly interested in extraordinary thrills, don't forget the ballast weight folks. You can buy a sack of pinto beans or something similar. Avoid sandbags which are tempting because you can often get them free at fire departments, but they usually end up making a mess inside the sidecar.

 My gorgeous 2002 Ultra Touring Fuel Injected sidecar with a big bore kit and a gear to gear cam instead of the normal chain driven cam. Here it is. Link directly below.

2002 Harley Ultra Classic Sidecar For Sale

Here are some links to some of the motorcycle sidecars I have had the privilege of owning. 


My 2007 Triumph Rocket III w/Hannigan 2+2 Astro Sidecar


My 2000 Honda Valkyrie Interstate Sidecar


Awesome 1993 Honda Goldwing w/Hannigan 2+2 Astro Sidecar


My Incredibly Rare 1987 Harley w/Factory Sidecar..one of 140 ever built

AGAIN, I REPEAT...MAKE SURE TO BE CAREFUL ON RIGHT HAND TURNS. THE RIG MAY HAVE A PROPENSITY TO LIFT THE WHEEL OF THE ACTUAL SIDECAR OFF THE GROUND. IT MAY NOT BE DANGEROUS AND COULD ACTUALLY BE FUN IF CONTROLLED AND YOU UNDERSTAND IT, BUT IF IT HAPPENED TO YOU WITHOUT NOTICE, IT COULD BE DANGEROUS. IF YOU FIND THIS HAPPENING, YOU CAN OFFSET THIS TENDENCY BY PUTTING "BALLAST" WEIGHT INTO THE UNOCCUPIED SIDECAR. USUALLY THE WEIGHT OF A PASSENGER WILL ELIMINATE THE LIFTING EFFECT.

MotorcycleTrikes: An interesting alternative to a sidecar rig...see link directly below

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