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From the Quail to On Sale: Revival Cycles’ “Odioso” Ducati Sidecar Crosser

In 3 Wheels, America, Custom, Italy by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Back in February, Abhi shared a video of Revival Cycles’ bonkers Ducati ST4-based sidecar cross build, entitled “Idioso”. Commissioned by Rebel Yell Bourbon – the same brand that commissioned Classified Moto’s “Frank”, a 2007 Triumph Speed Triple build with a rear ATV wheel – Odioso was built for a contest giveaway, though it now appears whoever was lucky enough to …

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1972 Harley-Davidson FLH Police Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, America, Cruiser by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This interesting police sidecar was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Factory police sidecars are quite rare (in fact, nowadays they’re just about non-existent), but there are a few police departments that swear by them, particularly in cities with inclement winter weather. One such city is Washington DC, where Harley sidecars have played a significant …

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Reader Ride – Baker Formula One Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Guest Writers, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

5-30-2018 Update: Two years later, this interesting sidecar is now actually up for sale! “The electric motor has since been removed and a race-prepared Suzuki GSXR 1000 engine and 6-speed transmission will be included along with a bodywork mold, extra wheels, and a North Carolina bill of sale.” Find it with bidding up to $2,750 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina …

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1995 MZ Silver Star Gespann

In 3 Wheels, Germany by Abhi4 Comments

Post Sale Update: This MZ sidecar combo sold for $5,400 after 5 bids on eBay. 4-6-18 Update: As noted in the comments below, the seller has relisted this MZ over three years later. Find it with an unmet opening bid of $5,000 here on eBay. Post-Listing Update: After being relisted, this Gespann did not meet reserve at $7,890. The MZ …

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1988 Honda Gyro UP

In 3 Wheels, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: The seller lowered the BIN to $1,700, and that’s the number it sold at! I’ve featured several examples of Honda’s quirky 3-wheeler called the GYRO (which is apparently an acronym for “Great Your Recreation Original.”) The US only got one of the versions, a “S” model that was focused on just carrying a rider around. But Japan …

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Unexpected Motor – 1986 Porsche 928S Powered Trike

In 3 Wheels, America, Custom by AbhiLeave a Comment

Porsche has gotten involved in motorcycle engine design before – they were brought on to help develop the Revolution motor for Harley-Davidson’s V-Rod back in 2002. That liquid-cooled motor developed a very non-Harley number of 120 horsepower, and that might be what inspired the creator of this crazy build to build a trike around a different Porsche motor – the …

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Harley Trunk – 1939 GouldCar

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Post Listing Update: This GouldCar did not meet reserve with 14 bids up to $1,025. James Goulding founded the Goulding Sidecar Manufacturing Company in Australia but he debuted his offerings in the US in the year 1920 with a 12,000-mile journey around America with one of his sidecars attached to a 1917 Harley-Davidson Model J. He made a lot of …

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Hurricane Sidecar – 1990 Honda CBR1000F

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Post Sale Update: This Hurricane hack sold for $4,949 after 40 bids on eBay. Introduced in 1987, the Honda CBR1000F was also known by a very 80s name: the Hurricane. It was a sport-tourer with a 135-horsepower heart. The powertrain earned a reputation for being stout, though early models did have a cam chain rattle that Honda had to take …