Getting a handle on sidecars — The Globe and Mail

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I took rider training and now I’m to purchase a motorcycle. I’d really a decent-sized bike but I’m safety and have occasionally had some issues with bigger I’m wondering if a sidecar will – Sara in Moncton

A sidecar definitely get you noticed about and be handy to haul groceries and out which of your friends trust you, but is it the answer to handling concerns?

“In a word: no. In fact, riding with a is a lot trickier and more difficult riding without,” says Marchand, national co-ordinator of the Safety Council’s Gearing Up Rider Training Program.

“Because the sidecar doesn’t with the vehicle, to go around you actually have to turn the and even use the brake on the sidecar If you’re not trained and capable, pretty easy to lose of a rig that has a sidecar attached” he

“A sidecar rig has a tendency to want to straight ahead. First of it has to be set up really well to track and it’s not everybody that can do You really have to be careful if you to turn these things, and a very experienced rider can get on a rig and can’t control it.

If you’re petite to start the added sidecar weight and are really not going to help,” Marchand, who also sits on a of national and international motorcycle advisory committees.

Perhaps the weight of a larger bike you find tough to handle. “A is just going to add to this, so not going to help there. You even think of adding a to a sports bike, so you’d to move on to a rig such as a Ural, or like that,” Marchand

It may be that you have tried that are a simply a poor fit and is giving you problems? It could be correctable, such as the seat Sport bikes, for example, are for having relatively high to provide clearance when around corners on the track.

“Sometimes people feel have trouble because on their tippy-toes. If this is the there are quite a number of that will lower the bike a bit, or seats can be which will give you the few centimetres that could the difference,” Marchand says.

He suggests considering a three-wheeled “Again, a trike doesn’t around corners, but it’s a easier to manage than a So you’d be better off with a or even one of those Bombardier BRP You’re not going to fall because they’ve got three

Until you gain the proficiency and that comes with time in the saddle, stick a bike you’re completely with. As Marchand says, “If you difficulty weight-wise with machines, you’d probably be off to start with a smaller That would be my recommendation, and been riding for 38 years.”

Ural Troyka
Ural Troyka
Ural Troyka
Ural Troyka
Ural Troyka
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