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One Wheel Drive – Dnepr MT11 Sidecar

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Dnepr and Ural are often confused, as they are both Eastern European motorcycle companies that produced tough, 2wd capable sidecar machines, and both bikes share a similar creation story – they were based on the BMW R71. But as loyal owners of both brands will attest, there are several major differences. The key difference? Ural is still alive and kicking, …

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1960 Pannonia Csepel with Sidecar

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Post-Sale Update: This Pannonia Csepel initially got no interest at the BIN of $9,900, but it was later relisted and sold for $8,500. Over a 21-year period, a small Hungarian factory produced about 700 thousand motorcycles before going out of business. Very few are left, and not much is known about the Pannonia marque. This Pannonia Csepel is one of …

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Bumblebee – 2007 Suntrike

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Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Suntrike actually sold for $2,500. Consider me surprised. 1-14 Update: Well, it’s back. With no takers the first time around, the seller has relisted this Suntrike here on eBay at an opening bid of $2,000. Let’s see if anyone goes for it now. Prepare your eyeballs for something I’ve never seen before – the …

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1947 Salsbury Imperial 85 With Sidecar

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Post-Sale Update: After 18 bids, this Salsbury Imperial 85 with Sidecar sold for $20,000. Back in 1936, a man named E. Foster Salsbury co-developed the Salsbury Motor Glide, a scooter with an enclosed drivetrain underneath the seat. His later development of the first CVT to be used on a scooter made his product such a success that he even tried …

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Hercules – 1954 Moto Guzzi Ercole

In 3 Wheels, Italy by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 40 bids, this Moto Guzzi Ercole sold for $12,759. The Moto Guzzi Ercole (Italian for Hercules) is a fantastic vintage three-wheeler typically used as a shop/farm runabout. Able to carry nearly a ton, this bike truly earned its’ nickname. On either side of the rider there are fold out seats, upping capacity to 3 total individuals, and …

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1986 Dnepr MT16 Sidecar

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Dnepr and Ural are often confused, as they are both Eastern European motorcycle companies that produced tough, 2wd capable sidecar machines, and both bikes share a similar creation story – they were based on the BMW R71. But as loyal owners of both brands will attest, there are several major differences. The key difference? Ural is still alive and kicking, …

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1996 MZ Silver Star with Velorex Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Germany by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Silver Star hack sold for the BIN of $4,500. The MZ Silver Star is an interesting and very rare “classic” styled bike with a 494cc Rotax single cylinder. This thumper produces 34 horsepower, which isn’t tremendous – but it’s only carrying around 322 pounds of bike. MZ has always had a tradition of producing narrow, light motorcycles. …

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34th Annual Hansen Dam All British Ride

In 3 Wheels, Cruiser, England, Off-Road, Race, Small Displacement, Sport, Standard, Touring, Vintage by Abhi2 Comments

Every year, the Southern California Norton Owner’s Club hosts a wonderful get together at Hansen Dam. The combined show and ride features decades of classic British iron – and you’re bound to see great bikes from other marques, new and old. We got an invite from a local BMW mechanic friend and couldn’t say no. As you’ve come to expect …

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Classic Hack – 1947 Indian Chief 74

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Post-Sale Update: After 20 bids, this Indian Chief 74 Sidecar did not meet reserve at $27,480. It’s been a while since we’ve featured a sidecar rig on Bike-urious, but this Indian Chief 74 with a matching sidecar definitely deserves mention. Built for just over 31 years, the Chief was one of Indian’s most popular models.

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1974 BMW R75 Sidecar

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This BMW R75 Sidecar checks all the right boxes for a 70s BMW hack – big tank, big tires, color-matched Velorex sidecar with top…this one’s a beauty. What I love seeing most is documentation, and this bike has it in spades. The seller claims to have receipts for all work done, and the listing goes into some detail about the …

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1957 Triumph Thunderbird Sidecar

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This Triumph Thunderbird 650 is already rare by itself. But with a sidecar on the LEFT side? Utterly fantastic. The Thunderbird name has shown up on 3 distinct models of the Triumph line since 1949 – this 6T model is from the original series. The Triumph Thunderbird was created as the firm’s stab at the American market – they bored …

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2002 Ural Bavarian Classic

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Post-Sale Update:  This bike has sold at the asking price of $7,000. After World War II, the Russians basically looted a BMW assembly line and installed it in their home country. They’ve been making unsanctioned replicas under the Ural name ever since. The Ural Bavarian Classic (or BC) at least pays homage to that fact in name. Those of you …

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Black and White – 1974 BMW R90/6 Hack

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The R90/6 was introduced to the world in 1974 and came out to instant acclaim from motorcycling magazines.  Cycle World stated, “The new BMW R90/6 is so exciting it’s difficult to find a point at which to begin describing it,” and other magazines has similar praise ready to go.  Providing a much needed bump in power from the R75/5, the extra 150cc …