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Sidecar Basics

While the freedom and openness of a motorcycle may be attractive for some, the issue of passenger space can complicate the process for others. The solution some turn to, especially to accommodate children, is to attach a sidecar to their motorcycle. Motorcycles and sidecars have a long history together, going back to the early years of the twentieth century. As sidecars were once used as an alternative to smaller passenger cars, their diminished popularity has not diminished their usefulness. There are some important things to know and consider when deciding whether you want to operate a sidecar or not, however.

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Sidecar Safety Guidelines

As sidecars alter some of the simple riding mechanics of the motorcycle, knowing what to expect can help you modify your motorcycle rides accordingly. Consider the following:

  • A motorcycle license obtained using a three-wheeled motorcycle is not considered unrestricted in the state of Wisconsin, even though you may pass a sidecar or tricycle course
  • Motorcycles typically center themselves in a lane when using a sidecar
  • Braking strategies change, since sidecars modify the weight of the vehicle
  • Several courses are provided by the state’s Department of Transportation to prepare two-wheel riders for the differences of three-wheeled driving

Sidecars offer a different riding experience, improving carrying capacity while limiting some of the motorcycle’s performance capability.

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