The motorcycle and sidecar

The motorcycle and sidecar

If you didn't have a chance to see a motorcycle fitted with a sidecar, well it is because it is some kind of rarity.
This combination was very popular long time ago. The earliest motorcycle and sidecar combination was created in 1903.
If you are wondering why someone would put a sidecar with motorcycle, well the answer is pretty cute.

Back in the nineteenth century it wasn't proper for a woman for ride pillion on a motorcycle, so that's why sidecar was created so that young gentleman could take his girl for a ride.
Since it became popular and practical, it wasn't only used for girlfriends, but also for friends and large families.

Not only was it practical when it comes to bigger group of people, but it was also good because it was faster, and more affordable than a truck or a car.
As motorcycle engines became more and more popular, this combination of motorcycle and a sidecar became also popular with police department and they were using it as patrol.

They weren't the only one. The military also has seen the potential of this combination, so they've decided to use it, so the first one appeared during the First World War.
By the 1920's this became so popular, that people were mostly interested in buying it as their personal transport.
Auto industry on the other hand had a lot of problem with it, because car sales were drastically decreased.

This is the shorter history of this practical motorcycle. If you think that it is suitable for you, the price is pretty low, and it is around 4,000 US dollars.

 

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