Boxer Mashup: A BMW /6-Swapped Sidecar Rig

In 3 Wheels, Custom, Germany by Gray Van DykeLeave a Comment

With their broad power bands, smooth torque delivery, and unfailing reliability, boxer engines have long been a natural first choice for sidecar platforms. BMW’s start with three-wheeled rigs was during the second World War, and, Ural – their Russian counterpart – is one of the few marques that still offers them fitted from the factory.

This particular example (VIN: 629021) combines a 1960s R60/2 — the seller believes it to be a 1965 or a 1966 — frame with an engine from a 1974 R90/6 (VIN: 4042362) and a sidecar from an Ural. Because of the commonalities amongst BMW’s boxer twins (the 900cc engines were effectively 600cc blocks with bigger bores), the bike seems to have taken the conversion quite naturally. Other highlights of the build include a /5 headlight and switchgear, a reproduction 8-gallon Heinrich tank, a Pagusa driver’s saddle, and a set of dual cigar exhausts.

The Ural sidecar that comes included with the sale features plenty of conveniences, such as a removable windscreen, a rear rack, an extended step, and a leather tonneau cover. The seller has even modified the rear brakes such that the sidecar’s brake arm engages as the bike’s does. Of course, there’s also a dash with AC and USB ports to keep your passenger comfortable.

Find this customized BMW sidecar rig for sale in Watkinsville, Georgia with bidding up to $7,288 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.