Motorcycle Sidecars

Once a common sight on Britain’s roads, the motorcycle sidecar was a popular choice of day-to-day transport for many families. First seen in the early 1900’s, many motorcycle manufacturers offered a sidecar option which enabled the carrying of a passenger comfortably and throughout both wars, motorcycle sidecars were employed by all sides as simple, relatively lightweight and maneuverable vehicles for carrying troops and small armaments.

Following the second world war, a shortage of cars (and the expense of owning one), meant that the sidecar combination became a practical and economical alternative to four wheels and numerous motorcycles (many ex-Army surplus) were converted with addition of sidecar units which were available from a variety of manufacturers. Right through until the early 1960’s motorcycle combos remained popular but by the end of the decade small cars had become more easily available and affordable and sidecar ownership soon became the domain of the enthusiast.

 

Sidecars For Sale

2006 Ural Raven Ural motorcycle & sidecar

2006 Ural Raven  Ural motorcycle & sidecar
Current price:
$4,250.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
12
Ends in:
5d 13h 34m
Seller: eBay

1978 BMW R-Series 1978 BMW R80/7 with Steib side car

1978 BMW R-Series  1978 BMW R80/7 with Steib side car
Current price:
$2,500.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
21
Ends in:
3d 17h 11m
Seller: eBay

2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD 2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD Adventure Sidecar Motorcycle

2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD  2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD Adventure Sidecar Motorcycle
Price:
$18,499.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
9d 13h 14m
Seller: eBay

Honda Gold Wing® 2008 Honda Gold Wing California Sidecar Trike

Honda Gold Wing®  2008 Honda Gold Wing California Sidecar Trike
Price:
$14,002.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
15
Ends in:
1d 16h 8m
Seller: eBay

2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD Overland 002 Rainier White Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars

2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD Overland 002 Rainier White Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars
Price:
$31,303.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 18h 47m
Seller: eBay

1965 BMW R-Series 1965 BMW R50/2 with Royal sidecar less than 400 miles on motor and tranny

1965 BMW R-Series  1965 BMW R50/2 with Royal sidecar  less than 400 miles on motor and tranny
Current price:
$11,500.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
3d 16h 38m
Seller: eBay

1975 Ural Dnepr 1975 Dnepr Ural Sidecar Motorcycle - WW2 - MAKE OFFER

1975 Ural Dnepr  1975 Dnepr Ural Sidecar Motorcycle - WW2 - MAKE OFFER
Price:
$6,400.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
20d 11h 21m
Seller: eBay

1964 BMW R-Series 1964 BMW R50/2 with MZ Sidecar

1964 BMW R-Series  1964 BMW R50/2 with MZ Sidecar
Current price:
$9,000.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
4d 11h 34m
Seller: eBay

2012 Harley-Davidson V-ROD 2012 Harley-Davidson 10th anniversary V-Rod

2012 Harley-Davidson V-ROD  2012 Harley-Davidson 10th anniversary V-Rod
Price:
$13,499.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 14h 25m
Seller: eBay

1978 Harley-Davidson Touring 1978 HARLEY DAVIDSON ELECTRAGLIDE 1200 WITH FACTORY SIDECAR

1978 Harley-Davidson Touring  1978 HARLEY DAVIDSON ELECTRAGLIDE 1200 WITH FACTORY SIDECAR
Current price:
$8,995.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
1
Ends in:
0d 5h 50m
Seller: eBay

Honda Gold Wing® 2008 Honda Gold Wing Premium Audio California Sidecar Trike

Honda Gold Wing®  2008 Honda Gold Wing Premium Audio California Sidecar Trike
Price:
$12,600.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
14
Ends in:
1d 12h 55m
Seller: eBay

1926 Harley-Davidson Other 1926 Harley Davidson JD Motorcycle

1926 Harley-Davidson Other  1926 Harley Davidson JD Motorcycle
Price:
$22,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 14h 35m
Seller: eBay

1946 Indian RESTORED GOULDING SIDECAR ON INDIAN FRAME

1946 Indian  RESTORED GOULDING SIDECAR ON INDIAN FRAME
Current price:
$3,000.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
6d 11h 11m
Seller: eBay

1996 BMW R-Series BMW R1100GS with DMC Sidecar

1996 BMW R-Series  BMW R1100GS with DMC Sidecar
Price:
$13,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
5d 17h 14m
Seller: eBay

2013 Victory CROSSROADS CLASSIC 2013 Victory Trike

2013 Victory CROSSROADS CLASSIC  2013 Victory Trike
Price:
$21,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 7h 30m
Seller: eBay

2012 Ural RETRO w/sidecar sick Gloss Black paint. PERFECT!!!

2012 Ural RETRO  w/sidecar sick Gloss Black paint. PERFECT!!!
Price:
$10,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 19h 34m
Seller: eBay

1950 Indian Chief 1950 Indian Motorcycle w/ Sidecar

1950 Indian Chief  1950 Indian Motorcycle w/ Sidecar
Price:
$41,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 11h 44m
Seller: eBay

2011 Ural Retro Classic Gloss Black Black Gloss Ural Retro at AlphaCars

2011 Ural Retro Classic Gloss Black Black Gloss Ural Retro at AlphaCars
Price:
$11,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 4h 29m
Seller: eBay

1964 BMW R-Series 1964 R69s BMW with an original late '40s Steib S350 Sidecar!

1964 BMW R-Series  1964 R69s BMW with an original late '40s Steib S350 Sidecar!
Price:
$34,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 10h 1m
Seller: eBay

1996 Honda Gold Wing 1996 Honda Goldwing Trike 1500cc

1996 Honda Gold Wing  1996 Honda Goldwing Trike 1500cc
Price:
$9,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 15h 15m
Seller: eBay

2017 Ural Retro Classic Maroon Custom Maroon Ural Retro at AlphaCars

2017 Ural Retro Classic Maroon Custom Maroon Ural Retro at AlphaCars
Price:
$20,683.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 17h 4m
Seller: eBay

2009 Honda Goldwing 2009 HONDA GOLDWING CALIFORNIA SIDECAR TRIKE

2009 Honda Goldwing  2009 HONDA GOLDWING CALIFORNIA SIDECAR TRIKE
Price:
$23,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 11h 37m
Seller: eBay

2007 Harley-Davidson Touring harley davidson sidecar

2007 Harley-Davidson Touring  harley davidson sidecar
Price:
$25,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 6h 43m
Seller: eBay

2012 Honda Gold Wing 2012 Honda GL1800 Trike

2012 Honda Gold Wing  2012 Honda GL1800 Trike
Price:
$27,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 10h 51m
Seller: eBay

2017 Ural M70 Forest Fog Custom Forest Fog Ural M70 at AlphaCars

2017 Ural M70 Forest Fog Custom Forest Fog Ural M70 at AlphaCars
Price:
$17,097.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 17h 4m
Seller: eBay

2017 Ural cT Bronze Metallic Custom Bronze Metallic Ural cT at AlphaCars

2017 Ural cT Bronze Metallic Custom Bronze Metallic Ural cT at AlphaCars
Price:
$17,917.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 17h 4m
Seller: eBay

1976 BMW R-Series 1976 BMW R 90/6 Motorcycle with side car

1976 BMW R-Series  1976 BMW R 90/6 Motorcycle with side car
Price:
$8,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 21h 17m
Seller: eBay

2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD Aurora Classic Aurora Grey Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars

2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD Aurora Classic Aurora Grey Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars
Price:
$19,947.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 0h 17m
Seller: eBay
 

In the UK, famous manufacturers included Watsonian (established in 1912 and still going strong today), and the Swallow Sidecar Company (later to become Jaguar Cars). In Europe, Steib sidecars were renowned for their quality and many were fitted to BMW, NSU and Zundapp machines. Today they are considered a classic sidecar with original and carefully restored examples attracting premium prices.

Seemingly seeing a resurgence, sidecars can be fitted to all manner of machines and modern outfits are far more luxurious than traditional and classic examples. Requiring a totally different riding technique to a solo machine, learning to handle a motorcycle sidecar outfit can take some time, but once mastered can be great fun.