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

2015 Indian Roadmaster 2015 Indian Roadmaster w/ 2017 CSC Arrow Trike Kit

2015 Indian Roadmaster  2015 Indian Roadmaster w/ 2017 CSC Arrow Trike Kit
Price:
$29,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 16h 16m
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:
0d 11h 15m
Seller: eBay

1953 BMW R-Series 1953 BMW R25/2 with Steib LS200 sidecar - nice

1953 BMW R-Series  1953 BMW R25/2 with Steib LS200 sidecar - nice
Price:
$5,100.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
15
Ends in:
8d 3h 33m
Seller: eBay

2016 Ural Gear Up 2WD 2016 Ural Gear-Up 2WD in Terracotta

2016 Ural Gear Up 2WD  2016 Ural Gear-Up 2WD in Terracotta
Current price:
$8,200.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
15
Ends in:
2d 14h 43m
Seller: eBay

2012 Ural RETRO w/sidecar MAKE OFFER!!!

2012 Ural RETRO  w/sidecar MAKE OFFER!!!
Price:
$9,700.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 15h 51m
Seller: eBay

2010 Ural Gear Up 2WD 2010 URAL GEAR UP 2WD (PRICE REDUCED!)

2010 Ural Gear Up 2WD  2010 URAL GEAR UP 2WD (PRICE REDUCED!)
Price:
$10,200.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 10h 45m
Seller: eBay

1955 BSA B33 1955 BSA B33 with Watsonian Monarch Sidecar BB33 Engine CB31 Frame

1955 BSA B33  1955 BSA B33 with Watsonian Monarch Sidecar BB33 Engine CB31 Frame
Price:
$9,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 10h 53m
Seller: eBay

2003 Honda Gold Wing 2003 HONDA GL 1800 TRIKE

2003 Honda Gold Wing  2003 HONDA GL 1800 TRIKE
Price:
$12,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 10h 35m
Seller: eBay

2014 Ural T 2014 Ural T - LIKE NEW / LOWEST PRICE / LOW MILES

2014 Ural T  2014 Ural T - LIKE NEW / LOWEST PRICE / LOW MILES
Price:
$12,880.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
19d 12h 51m
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:
$7,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
5d 5h 0m
Seller: eBay

1998 BMW R-Series 1998 BMW R 1200C WITH SIDECAR

1998 BMW R-Series  1998 BMW R 1200C WITH SIDECAR
Current price:
$8,000.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
2d 8h 27m
Seller: eBay

2011 Harley-Davidson Touring 2011 STREET GLIDE FLHX / CALIFORNIA SIDECAR TRIKE

2011 Harley-Davidson Touring  2011 STREET GLIDE FLHX / CALIFORNIA SIDECAR TRIKE
Current price:
$20,000.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
3
Ends in:
7d 8h 24m
Seller: eBay

1999 Harley-Davidson Touring 1999 Electra-glide w/ sidecar

1999 Harley-Davidson Touring  1999 Electra-glide w/ sidecar
Price:
$7,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 15h 41m
Seller: eBay

2013 Victory CROSSROADS CLASSIC 2013 Victory Trike

2013 Victory CROSSROADS CLASSIC  2013 Victory Trike
Price:
$20,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
0
Ends in:
0d 7h 49m
Seller: eBay

1969 BMW R-Series 1969 BMW R60/2 w/ Hollandia Sidecar

1969 BMW R-Series  1969 BMW R60/2 w/ Hollandia Sidecar
Price:
$30,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
16d 6h 42m
Seller: eBay

2003 Harley-Davidson Touring 2003 harley davidson 100th anniversary ultra classis with sidecar

2003 Harley-Davidson Touring  2003 harley davidson 100th anniversary ultra classis with sidecar
Current price:
$16,600.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
18
Ends in:
4d 11h 46m
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:
$18,347.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 18h 4m
Seller: eBay

Honda Gold Wing® 2009 Honda Gold Wing Audio Comfort Used

Honda Gold Wing®  2009 Honda Gold Wing Audio  Comfort Used
Price:
$500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
0
Ends in:
4d 11h 13m
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:
$20,183.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 2h 1m
Seller: eBay

1964 BMW R-Series 1964 BMW R60/2 motorcycle with 1949 bender sidecar

1964 BMW R-Series  1964 BMW R60/2 motorcycle with 1949 bender sidecar
Current price:
$23,500.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
3d 16h 52m
Seller: eBay

2001 Honda Gold Wing 2001 HONDA GL1800 TRIKE

2001 Honda Gold Wing  2001 HONDA GL1800 TRIKE
Price:
$20,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 6h 29m
Seller: eBay

1998 Harley-Davidson Touring 98 HD Road Glide w/cal sidecar

1998 Harley-Davidson Touring  98 HD Road Glide w/cal sidecar
Price:
$8,700.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 3h 15m
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:
17d 6h 23m
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:
4d 6h 29m
Seller: eBay

2017 Ural Gear Up 2WD Woodland Custom 2017 Ural Gear Up 2WD Woodland Custom

2017 Ural Gear Up 2WD Woodland Custom 2017 Ural Gear Up 2WD Woodland Custom
Price:
$21,197.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
5d 8h 27m
Seller: eBay

2011 Harley-Davidson Touring harley electra glide FHLTP 103 cubic inches

2011 Harley-Davidson Touring  harley electra glide FHLTP 103 cubic inches
Price:
$10,778.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 8h 29m
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.