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Manufacturer Country  
ACAP

Aero
AJS


Austro-Omega Austria  
Avion

BAF

Bambini 
(see also Watsonian)
BD

Bender Denmark  
Binder

Blacknell United Kingdom  
Blackthorn

Briggs United Kingdom  
Bufflier France  
Busmar

California United States  
Canterbury United Kingdom  
Cechie
sidecar-cz.com
Charnwood 
fitted to R67 in BMW gallery
Chorovskı

Combination Garage Japan  
Continental India  
Corda
Corgi
Germany
United Kingdom
 
Cozy India  
Cushman United States  
Cykleborsen Denmark  
CZ-Stoye

Dania

Druzeta

Duna

Dusting Australia
Engstrom Denmark
Era

Falke/Falkensee

Favorit

Favorite

Felber Austria  
Fritz Heigl Germany heigl-fritz.de
Galimberti

Garrard United Kingdom  
Geko Swiss  
Georgi Germany  
Gewo

Globe India  
Goulding Australia
Grindlay Great Britain
Grus

Haller-Stoye

Harley Davidson United States  
Hiller

HMO Hegi

HTH

Imperia

Imperial
 (have image of one fitted to Condor A580 - could this be in fact an Imperia?)
Junak

Kali Germany kali-sw
Kappa Japan sakuma-engineering
Kruger Germany  
Laurin & Klement Austria
Lohner Austria  
Longhi Italy  
Master Netherlands  
MAW

Mills Fulford

Minato Japan  
Murphy Australia Norton 16H with Murphy
New Imperial

Nimbus Denmark
Noxal

OWB Germany  
Piaggio/Vespa Italy  
Precision Belgium  
Quepo Cooperation Italy  
Rabbit Japan  
Rankin United Kingdom  
Rekfod Austria  
Royal Germany  
Sakuma Japan  
Seidel Austria  
SideRider United Kingdom  
Silver Pigeon Japan  
Simmer Germany  
Squire United Kingdom  
SOL Spain  
Sterling

Star Denmark  
Steib Germany  
Stolz Germany  
Stoye Germany
Surrey United Kingdom  
Swallow United Kingdom  
Texas Sidecars United States texassidecars
Tilbrook Australia
Titarelli Italy  
Trojan United Kingdom  
Velorex Czech velorex usa
VOA
Walter
Czech
Germany

Wasp United Kingdom
Watsonian United Kingdom  
Wunsche

Zundapp Germany


Dec 5th 2013
Walter sidecars
WALTER Motorrad-Gespanntechnik
Inh.: Rödiger & Zech
D-34590 Wabern-Harle
Zur Weißen Brücke 4A
http://www.walter-motorrad-gespanntechnik.de/


Jan 20th 2014
There is a newly published book on Czech sidecars which contains photos and history of approximately 34 different makes. 

The text is in Czechoslovakian language.  The book is available through several English book sellers.

Best Wishes,                  Jonathan Hayt

Czech Sidecars

 

Fri Mar 15 2013
emnjonh<at>gmail.com
sidecars
czech obscure
Many obscure Czech sidecars are listed with photos on the Motorcycle Club Praha web site.
Look under "Sidecars made in Bohemia" for the listing with photos.
They would be good items for your web site.
Best Regards,    Jonathan Hayt

The page Jonathan refers to is: http://www.sidecar-cz.com/sidecary-vyrabene-cechach-ceskoslovensku

Marques mentioned include Aero, Avion, BAF, BD, Cechie, CZ,
Druzeta, Era, Favorite, Grus Chorovskı, Itar,
JAC, Jawa, Jessy
KBM, Kobras 

Laurin & Klement
MC
Motex
Orion
Plicka
Praga
Premier
Walk
Ruzicka
mark "S"
Smrcka
Tachecí
TAP
Torpedo
Tuma
Tlustoš
 


Mon Jan 09 2012
twinkley4<at>hotmailimg
Sidecar
Garrard Latimer
Hi, we are trying to find a detailed drawing of the chassis for 1954 / 55 model, are you able to advise where we may find one, we have searched the net endlessly to no avail. Please help. Many thanks, Sue
London, UK

Garrard_1954-55_Latimer_1.jpg
Garrard_1954-55_Latimer
 


Fri Dec 23 2011
johnlynda<at>ymailimg
Australian sidecar
Hawk or Hawke? 1930's
Believed to have used some Dusting mounts. Rear has hawk tail shape

Attached pics of the Hawke sidecar. Only story to come with it was that it was used in 1939 for a honeymoon in South Australia. The felt hub seal outer has GMH stamped into it.
Cheers
John
Ipswich Qld Australia

Hawke_1930s_Sidecar_Qld_1.jpg
Hawke_1930s_Sidecar_Qld


Sat Jul 31 2010
emnjonh<at>gmailimg
European sidecars
Binder, Hiller, Favorit sidecars
A few more sidecars for your
sidecar page: Binder (Not Bender)
Hiller (not Haller-Stoye) and
Favorit = all German postwar but classic design.
Best wishes, Jonathan Hayt


August 2009
valiant770<at>gotalk.net.au
Nowadays, a motorcycle sidecar might not arouse the same ecstasy as it used to bikes in early days, but the latest vehicle by Francois Knorreck is a sidecar with difference that gives an entirely new definition to the sidecars. Dubbed "Snaefell," the 1000cc Laverda motorcycle has three exhausts, and its sidecar offers a luxury ride in comparison to regular sidecars. The designer has employed different parts of a  Kawasaki  1000RX and a number of cars to accomplish the motorcycle sidecar, which took 10 years and nearly 15,000 Euros to combine biking and luxury car ride in a single vehicle.
http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2009/06/29/snaefell-laverda-sidecar-project/


Sun May 31 2009
benito<at>kfn-ag.ch
Emblem
CH HMO-Hegi
Is this HMO-Hegi Emblem for sale? i understand not very well ingish, but I'm very intresting for this Emblem because look www.hmo-gespanne,ch
6372 Ennetmoos


Sun May 03 2009
vladtspes<at>comcast.net
duna sidecar
Duna unknown
I am looking for a parts source for Duna sidecars used on the Pannonia motorcycle.  anyone know of any reliable parts sources?
california


Mar 08 2009
HMO HEGI - MOTOS SWITZERLAND
Badge offered on Ebay
Size 7 cm / 2.75 inches

HMI logo


Mon Mar 02 2009
caver<at>iinet.net.au
Globe Rocket Sidecar
Globe Rocket
Hi
Is it possible to get fitting which connects sizecar to scooter.the one I have is for a Vespa. The type may be similar to Bambani.
Perth Australia

Globe_Rocket_Sidecar_1.jpg
Globe_Rocket_Sidecar


Thu Feb 12 2009
emnjonh<at>comcast.net
Czech sidecars
CZ et al sidecars
You may wish to see an obscure Czech sidecar site:
www.volny.cz/sidecar. Particularly see photos of CZ-Stpye.

Another web site of which you probably aware is: www.vorkriegs-seitenwagen.de

In the event that you are not familiar with this site,  it lists some 45 plus prewar german and austrian sidecar manufacturers and includes photos and other data relating to  some of the various makes.

Best wishes. Jonathan Hayt
Tucson, AZ, USA

...............

Your excellent web site does not include certain European sidecars that you may wish to add:

Danish sidecars: Bender, Dania, Star, Sterling, Engstrom, and Nimbus. Your  photos of Nimbus combiinations include ACAP and, I believe, a green Nimbus sidecar.  Additionally, there are several photos of a red Nimbus motorcycle with a red sidecar that has vertical chrome or alloy trim strips and a blunt nose.  That sidecar is not identified in the captions but it is a Dania..

Under Stoye sidecars, you may wish to add the following Stoye licensed products:  CZ-Stoye (Czech), Haller-Stoye (Swiss) and Precision (Belgian And French).

Under DDR, the following: Falke/Falkensee, Gewo, MAW, HTH and Wunsche. There are others but, I think, for the moment that is enough so  I'll stop here.

Regards,    jonathan

Thanks to Jonathon Hayt


Feb 2009
Australian sidecars include Dusting and Goulding.


Jan 2009
“The Sidecar - A History” by Geoff Brazendale, a limited edition, 250pp, A4, quality hardback book covering the complete story of the origins and development of the sidecar in the 20th century.  The book includes a section on bicycle sidecars and an appendix of over 300 makes.
More information:
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pattle/nacc/arc0248.htm


Thu May 10 2007
nannyteeny<at>hotmailimg
bambini box

Hi I have an old Bambini Box, and am hoping to sell it- I wondered if you could give me any idea of it's value- it has been resprayed anf looks in good condition.
Derek
surrey

Try our page on Classic Motorcycle Prices

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Lambretta Watsonian Bambini

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