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

1975 Honda CB 1975 Honda CB500T with Steib-style sidecar outfit, excellent runner!

1975 Honda CB  1975 Honda CB500T with Steib-style sidecar outfit, excellent runner!
Price:
$6,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 15h 50m
Seller: eBay

2014 Indian Chief Indian Motorcycle With Sidecar

2014 Indian Chief  Indian Motorcycle With Sidecar
Price:
$22,850.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 23h 41m
Seller: eBay

Bonneville T140 Candy Apple Red Custom Triumph Bonneville at AlphaCars

Bonneville T140 Candy Apple Red Custom Triumph Bonneville at AlphaCars
Price:
$11,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 4h 1m
Seller: eBay

2017 Ural GEAR UP 2017 Ural Gear Up 2 WD Ready for Adventure Urban Camo

2017 Ural GEAR UP  2017 Ural Gear Up 2 WD Ready for Adventure Urban Camo
Price:
$17,499.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
5d 14h 27m
Seller: eBay

Ural Retro Classic Gloss Black Black Gloss Ural Retro at AlphaCars

Ural Retro Classic Gloss Black Black Gloss Ural Retro at AlphaCars
Price:
$11,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 4h 1m
Seller: eBay

Honda Gold Wing® 2007 Honda Gold Wing Navi California Sidecar Trike

Honda Gold Wing®  2007 Honda Gold Wing Navi California Sidecar Trike
Price:
$15,100.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
24
Ends in:
3d 13h 34m
Seller: eBay

Touring 2011 Harley-Davidson Touring Electra Glide Ultra Classic Used

Touring  2011 Harley-Davidson Touring Electra Glide Ultra Classic Used
Price:
$500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
0
Ends in:
2d 9h 1m
Seller: eBay

Ural Gear Up Individual Series | Overland 001 ahara Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars

Ural Gear Up Individual Series | Overland 001 ahara Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars
Price:
$30,953.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 4h 0m
Seller: eBay

2012 Harley-Davidson Touring 2012 Harley Davidson FLHTK Limited!! FLAWLESS BIKE!!!

2012 Harley-Davidson Touring  2012 Harley Davidson FLHTK Limited!! FLAWLESS BIKE!!!
Price:
$11,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 9h 49m
Seller: eBay

1998 Harley-Davidson Other 98 Harley Sportster with sidecar

1998 Harley-Davidson Other  98 Harley Sportster with sidecar
Price:
$6,895.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 13h 30m
Seller: eBay

2018 Ural Gear Up (2WD) 2018 Ural Gear Up (2WD) - CUSTOM - VERY RARE RAINIER WHITE

2018 Ural Gear Up (2WD)  2018 Ural Gear Up (2WD) - CUSTOM - VERY RARE RAINIER WHITE
Price:
$18,499.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
15d 17h 24m
Seller: eBay

2012 Honda Gold Wing 2012 HONDA GOLDWING GL 1800 CALIFORNIA SIDECAR VIPER TRIKE

2012 Honda Gold Wing  2012 HONDA GOLDWING GL 1800 CALIFORNIA SIDECAR VIPER TRIKE
Price:
$28,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 13h 13m
Seller: eBay

Ural Patrol 2WD Burgundy Metallic 2015 Ural Patrol 2WD Burgundy Metallic

Ural Patrol 2WD Burgundy Metallic 2015 Ural Patrol 2WD Burgundy Metallic
Price:
$13,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 15h 46m
Seller: eBay

1996 Honda Gold Wing Honda GL1500 Aspencade w/ California Friendship II SE Sidecar Goldwing 1500

1996 Honda Gold Wing  Honda GL1500 Aspencade w/ California Friendship II SE Sidecar Goldwing 1500
Current price:
$6,300.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
4d 18h 27m
Seller: eBay

Ural Limited Edition Dark Force Black Gloss Ural Limited Edition at AlphaCars

Ural Limited Edition Dark Force Black Gloss Ural Limited Edition at AlphaCars
Price:
$15,069.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 3h 43m
Seller: eBay

2005 Honda Gold Wing 2005 Honda Goldwing GL 1800 Trike

2005 Honda Gold Wing  2005 Honda Goldwing GL 1800 Trike
Price:
$18,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 15h 10m
Seller: eBay

2017 Honda Gold Wing 2017 HONDA GOLDWING GL 1800 w/ CSC VIPER CONVERSION

2017 Honda Gold Wing  2017 HONDA GOLDWING GL 1800 w/ CSC VIPER CONVERSION
Price:
$37,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 15h 10m
Seller: eBay

2018 Ural Gear Up (2WD) 2018 Ural Gear Up (2WD) - CUSTOM CASCADE GREEN METALLIC

2018 Ural Gear Up (2WD)  2018 Ural Gear Up (2WD) - CUSTOM CASCADE GREEN METALLIC
Price:
$18,499.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
15d 17h 19m
Seller: eBay

Ural Patrol 2WD Bronze Metallic Custom Bronze Metallic Ural Patrol at AlphaCars

Ural Patrol 2WD Bronze Metallic Custom Bronze Metallic Ural Patrol at AlphaCars
Price:
$16,997.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 4h 0m
Seller: eBay

2018 Ural Gear Up (2WD) 2018 Ural Gear Up (2WD) - CUSTOM - RARE BRONZE

2018 Ural Gear Up (2WD)  2018 Ural Gear Up (2WD) - CUSTOM - RARE BRONZE
Price:
$18,499.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
15d 17h 32m
Seller: eBay

Ural cT Bronze Metallic Custom Bronze Metallic Ural cT at AlphaCars

Ural cT Bronze Metallic Custom Bronze Metallic Ural cT at AlphaCars
Price:
$15,997.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 22h 46m
Seller: eBay

Ural Retro Classic Black Gloss 2017 Ural Retro Classic Black Gloss

Ural Retro Classic Black Gloss 2017 Ural Retro Classic Black Gloss
Price:
$17,998.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 16h 12m
Seller: eBay

Ural Gear Up 2WD Flat Black Custom Flat Black Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars

Ural Gear Up 2WD Flat Black Custom Flat Black Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars
Price:
$17,597.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 4h 0m
Seller: eBay

Ural Retro Classic Maroon Custom Maroon Ural Retro at AlphaCars

Ural Retro Classic Maroon Custom Maroon Ural Retro at AlphaCars
Price:
$19,146.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 4h 0m
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.