Sidecar reminiscent of conjoined twins

Finally, an answer to the problem of sidecar dorkiness. [François Knorreck] spent ten years hand crafting a sidecar with a beautiful design and a luxurious interior for two. The frame is aluminum, the body is mostly carbon fiber, and there are countless details such as automatic chain tension control and steering for the sidecar wheel that make this more than just a pretty paint job.

[Thanks Geekabit]

Comments

  1. SS says:

    WTFuggly F! is that awful thing?!

  2. Nomad says:

    Dude is this awesome!

    I want one of those :D

  3. Jimbo says:

    If he really wanted a car, why buy a bike? Presumably the bike itself is more than ten years old now too!

  4. wdfowty says:

    At first glance, the…”vehicle”…looked like a horribly mangled accident victim. Either it’s ugly, a bad angle, or I’m just stoned…

  5. beardo says:

    this is way more dorky than a normal side car

  6. Kevin says:

    Now if he could add a steering wheel, brake and gas pedals in the side car he wouldn’t have to ride teh bike in the rain.

  7. Ian Tester says:

    Well, you’ll certainly turn heads driving down the highway as everyone tries to figure out what the hell they’re looking at.

  8. djrussell says:

    holy smokes that is awesome.

    who says sidecars are dorky? they’re on their own level of awesome. mike, don’t know much about bikes, huh?

  9. sean says:

    Epic Success!

  10. stump says:

    It looks like a motorcycle with cancer.

  11. Ackphlat says:

    What a friggin tool! Next he should build a plane with three wheels…….ROFLMAO

  12. theIsovist says:

    @Ackphlat Um, don’t most planes have 3 (or 6, but still in 3 sets of 2) wheels?

  13. sevendeuce says:

    I totally agree with Kevin. The person driving has to deal with bad weather… A neat vehicle, but not very practical.

  14. Rudolph says:

    The bike started life as a 1976 Laverda 3CL. This project certainly didn’t make it any uglier…

    And what’s wrong with normal sidecars? There aren’t many bikes cooler than a classic with a sidecar, as long as the rider is wearing a leather helmet and goggles.

  15. Hirudinea says:

    While the build is impressive the thing looks like a motorcycle/car transporter accident or somthing a honda engineer would design on acid!

  16. Todd Grigsby says:

    It’s beautiful, and a technically brilliant piece of work, but isn’t the point of a sidecar the ability to take passengers when you have passengers, and then to be able to detach the sidecar when it’s not in use?

    I don’t see a way to detach the side car. It’s not, therefore a sidecar, it’s motorcycle that’s been drastically, and uniquely, modified into a motorcycle/car hybrid.

    If, on the other hand, the sidecar can be detached, then it really is an amazing piece of work.

  17. japkin says:

    It’s a fancy trike. I think it looks cool, though.

  18. djrussell says:

    “isn’t the point of a sidecar the ability to take passengers when you have passengers, and then to be able to detach the sidecar when it’s not in use?”

    no. how many sidecar owners do you know that detach it? i doubt it would even be possible with some as the 3rd wheel can be driven.

  19. AdoZ says:

    It appears to be a really high quality build all around. However, I’m inexplicably tempted to suggest as a project name, “BrundleFly”.

  20. ViperMD says:

    It’s more proof-of-concept than anything practical from the look of it. I personally like proof-of-concept.

  21. df says:

    Isn’t photoshop amazing!

  22. zool says:

    i agree, the side car doesn’t look like it can be detached, so is it technically a motorcycle/side car, tricycle or just some mangled experiment
    either way, only cool for about 10seconds

    10000 hours, 15000 euros, snaefell, more like snaefail

  23. JB says:

    Wow. I have to admire the guy for his persistence. I don’t think I’d go that long and spend that much on one project, unless my employer was paying for it.

  24. error404 says:

    I think this showed up in Top Gear’s news segment a couple years ago.

    Ugly, if you ask me. Nice build though.

  25. Ren says:

    I think it looks cool.
    But on his website I didn’t see a full frontal (view of it) or a photo of the finished right side.
    It would be a neat prop in a “parallel universe” movie. Maybe these will start replacing the tuk-tuk’s in Bangkok.

  26. ipad case says:

    that is neat , cops will definitely flip , should they stop the bike ? or the car ? or both maybe ?

  27. Aero says:

    I’d rather have a Ural…

  28. Darkrocker says:

    Wow that’s definitely impressive, a lot of craftsmanship went into that. But considering all the time and money that went into it, he should have just bought a compact car lol

  29. Sigg3 says:

    That’s really special.. in both senses.

  30. Oliver says:

    Any true biker understands the pleasures of riding a bike, even in the rain. They also know the practicality of families and friends who sometimes need lifts. This is why most bikers have a bike AND a car!

    That thing is a monstrosity and a collosul waste of time. It blows my mind that anyone would dedicate such a Any true biker understands the pleasures of riding a bike, even in the rain. They also know the practicality of families and friends who sometimes need lifts. This is why most bikers have a bike AND a car!

    That thing is a monstrosity and a colossal waste of time. It blows my mind that anyone would dedicate such a huge part of their life to something that is probably not even road legal.

    On the flip side, if I had a design I wanted built I would probably ask this guy, he obviously knows what he is doing.huge part of their life to something that is probably not even road legal.

    On the flip side, if I had a design I wanted built I would probably ask this guy, he obviously knows what he is doing.

  31. lolcats says:

    yeah… I pretty much looked at this and thought it was a bad shooop. Then i realized it was serious and not April 1st.

  32. Aw says:

    I have heard that practically speaking nobody detaches sidecars. A bike turns differently with a sidecar resulting in very different tire wear, making for a potentially awkward ride.

    Amazing build if it not Photoshop. I have to express “puzzlement bordering on alarm” at the practical and snobby art critic comments. I wonder how all you guys would tear apart the MIT train club!

  33. C4L says:

    Thats a nice trike

  34. MY god the Trex kill that litllte motorcyle. It aint pass the test for me.

  35. Marthinus says:

    Cool STUFF…. Where can I get 1!?

  36. Martha says:

    I see that it’s your passion. :)

  37. Matrix5 says:

    I really enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the good work.

  38. great job

  39. Garry says:

    Always nice to read a good post!

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  41. rose888 says:

    nice

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