Here will be discussed attaching a sidecar to a motorcycle as a Parallel Sidecar.
A Parallel Sidecar allows both the motorcycle and sidecar wheel to lean, but unlike a Flexible Sidecar, the sidecar occupant does not lean.
Flexible, Parallel and Leaning sidecars have been around since 1903.
In the hands of a professional, they outperformed a conventional Ridgid Hack.
Drivers of "Hacks" will need to re-learn to ride a Parallel Sidecar (counter steering).
A Parallel Sidecar allows the motorcycle and the sidecar wheel to lean while the sidecar boat remains upright.
Unlike a Flexible Sidecar which has the location of the sidecar wheel in the centre, a Parallel Sidecar has the sidecar wheel on the outside of the sidecar (like a Leaner or Rigid Hack). This makes a Parallel Sidecar a good option for wheelchair access as the boat can be located close to the ground. This sidecar combination also allows the motorcycle to lean around corners.
Homemade Parallel Sidecar
Like a Leaner Sidecar, extra width may be a problem when considering connecting a Wheelchair Accessible Sidecar as a Parallel Sidecar.
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