Harley-Davidson Sidecar Replica For Big Twins 1936-1958

sidecarreplica1sidecarreplica2In the early part of the 20th Century, motorcycling became a family activity. The most comfortable way to share your adventures on wheels with your wife, children and friends was to attach a sidecar to your motorcycle. Then during WWII the military found this setup one of the most convenient ways for ground transportation and reach the enemy lines. Some keep the nostalgia of these vintage sidecars now quite difficult to find and restore. If sidecar frames can be found in fairly repairable condition, gondolas are almost always in very bad shape.

Sidecareplica3Two Polish guys, with a fascination for vintage sidecars, Wojtek Wojtanowski and Lukasz Kropornicki (not easier to type than to pronounce), decided to create and offer exact replicas of the Harley-Davidson sidecars produced between 1936 and 1958. And they do it, as often as possible, respecting technologies and practices associated with the traditional manufacturing process of that period. The result is sidecars that conforms as closely as possible to the originals.

They ship sidecar frames, gondolas, upholstery, spare wheel mounting kits, etc all over the world in boxes with metal construction for protection. You’ve got a Harley between 1936 and 1958. They sell everything to turn it in a perfect sidecar replica, Sidecar Replica Poland. (price in dollars. 1 euro = 1.36 US dollars)

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12 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Sidecar Replica For Big Twins 1936-1958”


  1. 1 skinny denny Jun 11th, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Beautiful looking rig. Gives a nice alternative to a trike.

  2. 2 Shifter Jun 11th, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Me too. Hate trikes, like sidecars.

  3. 3 Bradshaw Jun 11th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Cool. May do one sidecar with my Shovel.

  4. 4 James just another Crazy Kiwi Jun 12th, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Before you purchase one go ride a MotorCycle with a Side Chair.
    I had one for a few years and it took quite a bit of getting used to.
    Very Different than a MC or trike

  5. 5 calif phil Jun 12th, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Beautiful I would love to have in my garage.

  6. 6 Bill Kniegge Jun 12th, 2014 at 7:55 am

    No question they take some getting used to… but definitely cooler than a trike…. which have their own safety issues… the Spyder being the best handling of all of them of course… by a huge margin.

  7. 7 Mike Tomas, Kiwi Indian Motorcycle Co Jun 12th, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Sidecars are very cool and it takes a different riding style. To go easier around left turns, apply a little throttle. To go easier around right turns, deaccelerate a little. And to have the ultimate fun, do some right turn freeway interchanges up on 2 wheels. Its the ultimate rush. In some cases sidecars ruin bike handling so test ride one 1st. Enjoy the adventure

  8. 8 Shanedrive Jun 12th, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Had one on my 76 FL for 3 seasons. Still have it. Will re-marry it to the bike someday when either grand kids show up or we get a 2nd bike.
    I’m a fairly aggressive rider. Left turns easier to be aggressive. Right turns were fun to lift the car. Especially w/someone in it who’s never been in a sidecar before—–hee hee. Usually would make ‘em pucker pretty good!
    Whenever riding solo-which was/is most of the time- I became adept at crawling around on the bike to shift weight when needed. During right turns I’d slide to the right and literally put my hip against the sidecar body to keep that wheel down. Always kidded w/friends about who could put one wheel in the air longer than anyone………………………

  9. 9 Magnet Man Jun 13th, 2014 at 6:58 am

    A great job of manufacturing, difficult to find that kind of quality, anymore.
    True FUN!

  10. 10 mike Jun 13th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Side cars are fun. Fun to drive (I’d rather be on the bike than in the sidecar, though), and fun to look at. Especially the vintage rigs. There is a learning curve, but they are not particularly difficult to master.

  11. 11 Lugnut Jun 16th, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I rode with a group in which the nicest somewhat elderly lady rode a rig with a sidecar. When no one was in it, she kept a bag of Sakrete (ready to go concrete) laying in the sidecar. It of course helped keep the rig from picking up on her in left turns.

    My son rode in it with her at the helm while he held her tiny little dog. He will never forget the experience. You don’t often see a 13 year old holding a little toy pooch in a sidecar attached to a bike being ridden by a 70 something year old lady.

  12. 12 BCinSoCal Jun 16th, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Had a Lou Bingham Sidestrider on my BSA in the 60s , yes they are different, take some getting used to, and set-up to make them go straight, it’s all fun, but did go back to two wheels fairly soon.

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