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.

 

Sidecars For Sale

Royal Enfield C5 BULLET 500 W/SIDECAR 2012 ROYAL ENFIELD C5 BULLET W/SIDECAR

Royal Enfield C5 BULLET 500 W/SIDECAR  2012 ROYAL ENFIELD C5 BULLET W/SIDECAR
Current price:
$5,100.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
18
Ends in:
3d 19h 52m
Seller: eBay

Other 2000 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU ULTRA SIDECAR ULTRA SIDECAR

Other  2000 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU ULTRA SIDECAR ULTRA SIDECAR
Price:
$10,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
1
Ends in:
0d 21h 22m
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:
$7,500.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
6d 6h 59m
Seller: eBay

1962 BMW R-Series 1962 BMW R60/2 with Hollandia Sidecar

1962 BMW R-Series  1962 BMW R60/2 with Hollandia Sidecar
Price:
$12,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 11h 20m
Seller: eBay

1949 Other Makes 18 1949 AJS Model 18 with Dusting sidecar chair

1949 Other Makes 18  1949 AJS Model 18 with Dusting sidecar chair
Price:
$10,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 1h 22m
Seller: eBay

1994 Ural IMZ-8103-10 Ural with Only 300km of mileage, sidecar and rear gear

1994 Ural IMZ-8103-10  Ural with Only 300km of mileage, sidecar and rear gear
Price:
$4,800.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
7d 3h 14m
Seller: eBay

1992 Honda Gold Wing 1992 Honda GL1500 Goldwing SE with California Friendship 2 SIdecar

1992 Honda Gold Wing  1992 Honda GL1500 Goldwing SE with California Friendship 2 SIdecar
Current price:
$4,900.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
1
Ends in:
3d 6h 6m
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:
$590.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
4
Ends in:
2d 2h 14m
Seller: eBay

1977 Other Makes Jawa 360 Jawa 1977 360cc with sidecar

1977 Other Makes Jawa 360  Jawa 1977 360cc with sidecar
Price:
$2,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
0
Ends in:
5d 4h 32m
Seller: eBay

2004 Honda Gold Wing 2004 Honda Gold Wing with California Sidecar

2004 Honda Gold Wing  2004 Honda Gold Wing with California Sidecar
Price:
$12,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 8h 25m
Seller: eBay

1977 Honda Gold Wing 1977 honda goldwing w/velorex 562 sidecar

1977 Honda Gold Wing  1977 honda goldwing w/velorex 562 sidecar
Price:
$1,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
0
Ends in:
1d 4h 39m
Seller: eBay

2008 Kawasaki KLR 2008 KLR650 with 1960's Cozy Sidecar 2700 miles

2008 Kawasaki KLR  2008 KLR650 with 1960's Cozy Sidecar 2700 miles
Current price:
$6,800.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
2d 5h 12m
Seller: eBay

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

1939 Harley-Davidson EL  1939 Harley Davidson EL Knucklehead WITH Sidecar
Price:
$74,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
8d 23h 51m
Seller: eBay

1985 BMW K-Series BMW K100RT w Hannigan SuperSport Sidecar

1985 BMW K-Series  BMW K100RT w Hannigan SuperSport Sidecar
Price:
$6,750.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
5d 0h 52m
Seller: eBay

2014 Honda Gold Wing 2014 HONDA GL 1800 / CALIFORNIA SIDECAR VIPER TRIKE

2014 Honda Gold Wing  2014 HONDA GL 1800 / CALIFORNIA SIDECAR VIPER TRIKE
Price:
$28,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 19h 35m
Seller: eBay

Harley-Davidson: Sportster harley davidson customized XL1200L HANDICAP CONTROLS

Harley-Davidson: Sportster harley davidson customized XL1200L  HANDICAP CONTROLS
Price:
$19,357.33
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
22d 17h 32m
Seller: eBay
 

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.

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.