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

2017 Ural Gear-Up Baikal Special Edition 2017 Ural Gear-Up Baikal Special Edition

2017 Ural Gear-Up Baikal Special Edition  2017 Ural Gear-Up Baikal Special Edition
Price:
$16,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 8h 13m
Seller: eBay

1967 BSA A50R Royal Star 1967 BSA A50R ROYAL STAR WITH VINTAGE COPY BOAT STYLE SIDECAR

1967 BSA A50R Royal Star  1967 BSA A50R ROYAL STAR WITH VINTAGE COPY BOAT STYLE SIDECAR
Current price:
$2,225.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
12
Ends in:
3d 20h 40m
Seller: eBay

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

2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD Rainier White Rainier White Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars
Price:
$31,553.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 13h 45m
Seller: eBay

2010 Ural Patrol 2WD Olive Gloss Olive Gloss Ural Patrol at AlphaCars

2010 Ural Patrol 2WD Olive Gloss Olive Gloss Ural Patrol at AlphaCars
Price:
$11,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 18h 14m
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:
1d 10h 16m
Seller: eBay

Honda Gold Wing® 2008 Honda Gold Wing California Sidecar Trike

Honda Gold Wing®  2008 Honda Gold Wing California Sidecar Trike
Price:
$15,100.76
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
22
Ends in:
0d 10h 9m
Seller: eBay

2005 Ural Retro 2005 Ural Retro with Sidecar

2005 Ural Retro  2005 Ural Retro with Sidecar
Price:
$7,250.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 16h 5m
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:
$13,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 12h 17m
Seller: eBay

2002 Indian Spirit Indian Spirit with side car, 124 S&S engine

2002 Indian Spirit  Indian Spirit with side car, 124 S&S engine
Price:
$13,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 19h 21m
Seller: eBay

2011 Ural Gear Up 2WD Coalition Grey Coalition Grey Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars

2011 Ural Gear Up 2WD Coalition Grey Coalition Grey Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars
Price:
$14,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 17h 26m
Seller: eBay

2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD Bronze Classic Bronze Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars

2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD Bronze Classic Bronze Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars
Price:
$18,597.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 13h 35m
Seller: eBay

2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD Taiga Green Taiga Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars

2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD Taiga Green Taiga Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars
Price:
$18,597.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 23h 49m
Seller: eBay

1939 Harley-Davidson EL 1939 Harley Davidson EL Knucklehead WITH Sidecar

1939 Harley-Davidson EL  1939 Harley Davidson EL Knucklehead WITH Sidecar
Current price:
$23,100.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
13
Ends in:
8d 17h 26m
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:
2d 13h 9m
Seller: eBay

1974 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1974 harley xlch1000 Project , Not Running , "Barnfind "

1974 Harley-Davidson Sportster  1974 harley xlch1000  Project , Not Running , "Barnfind "
Current price:
$297.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
31
Ends in:
6d 13h 0m
Seller: eBay

2003 Honda Gold Wing 2003 Honda goldwing trike 1800

2003 Honda Gold Wing  2003 Honda goldwing trike 1800
Price:
$15,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
18d 14h 40m
Seller: eBay

2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD Terracotta Classic Terracotta Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars

2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD Terracotta Classic Terracotta Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars
Price:
$18,597.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 12h 34m
Seller: eBay

1950 Indian Chief 1950 Indian Motorcycle w/ Sidecar

1950 Indian Chief  1950 Indian Motorcycle w/ Sidecar
Price:
$43,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 12h 15m
Seller: eBay

2005 Harley-Davidson Touring Harley-Davidson Road King

2005 Harley-Davidson Touring  Harley-Davidson Road King
Current price:
$13,600.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
33
Ends in:
5d 18h 3m
Seller: eBay

1970 Moto Guzzi Ambassador 1970 Moto Guzzi Ambassador 750 with Velorex sidecar,

1970 Moto Guzzi Ambassador  1970 Moto Guzzi Ambassador 750 with Velorex sidecar,
Current price:
$4,500.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
1d 10h 32m
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:
$15,497.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 13h 23m
Seller: eBay

2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD OD Green OD Green Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars

2018 Ural Gear Up 2WD OD Green OD Green Ural Gear Up at AlphaCars
Price:
$19,229.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 13h 35m
Seller: eBay

2005 Harley-Davidson Other 2005 Harley Davidson Softail night train and customized Harley sidecar

2005 Harley-Davidson Other  2005 Harley Davidson Softail night train and customized Harley sidecar
Current price:
$22,000.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
6d 13h 44m
Seller: eBay

1989 Other Makes DNEPR MT 11 DNEPR MT 11 1989

1989 Other Makes DNEPR MT 11  DNEPR MT 11 1989
Price:
$4,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
5d 8h 52m
Seller: eBay

2001 Harley-Davidson Other 2001 Harley Davidson Road King with Factory Side Car

2001 Harley-Davidson Other  2001 Harley Davidson Road King with Factory Side Car
Current price:
$12,544.58
Type:
Auction
Bids:
15
Ends in:
0d 10h 17m
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:
$23,103.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 12h 35m
Seller: eBay

1998 BMW R-Series 1998 BMW R1200C with Armec Sidecar

1998 BMW R-Series  1998 BMW R1200C with Armec Sidecar
Price:
$11,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 10h 10m
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.