A couple days ago, looking at the picture of the new 2009 Trike offered by Harley, it crossed my mind. What’s next for Harley in 2010? A sidecar? Why not? Do you remember last time you saw one on the road? Don’t tell me before the 50’s. And for the beginners a Sidecar is not a Trike because in a Trike both rear wheels are powered and share the same common axle. A sidecar is usually powered by the rear wheel only. I think sidecars look very cool and because of the way they are structured they offer a lot of customizing possibilities. Think about what could be done not only with the motorcycle side, but with the car body, the small trunk behind it, the passenger seat, the optional soft top, etc. I bet that if a dozen of good builders will each decide to hand make one, show all this Custom Sidecars on the show tour, have them featured around the world in magazines, they will attract a lot of interest from buyers and manufacturers. By the way, did you know that Jaguar cars started out as a sidecar manufacturer, the Swallow Sidecar Company. A number of manufacturers worldwide have continued to produce sidecars for many popular motorcycles and scooters. Active sidecar manufacturing companies include: Hongdu and Zhuzhou in China, Watsonian-Squire in England, Cozy in India, IMZ-Ural and VMZ for Izh in Russia, Highway Sidecars (HRD, DJP and Higgins) and Premier in Australia, Louis Christen Racing and GG Duetto in Switzerland.