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]

41 thoughts on “Sidecar reminiscent of conjoined twins

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. “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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

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