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Last modified: 1/17/2014
1. Which is better: a trike or a sidecar? I believe the bottom line answer to this question is: it’s a personal decision. We sell and install both so we see the benefits of each. Here are some points to consider.
2. What is the difference in cost between a sidecar and a trike?
SIDECARS: The cost of the sidecar itself is only a part of the total cost of building a rig. Along with the cost of the sidecar, you have sales tax, crating, shipping, customizing, a subframe, and mounting. If you are building a dedicated rig, you could also have tires, wheels, and a different front end. So, there’s lots more than just the couple of thousand the sidecar costs.
Here’s a minimum (for Spring, 2007) for a new sidecar from us: our low-
If you live in Texas, add about $300 for taxes. Subframes and custom mounts (depending upon your bike) range from $200 for most bikes to a high of $600 for a couple of other examples. Installation by a professional usually begins at $500 and can go to $700 or more. If you just have to have that custom paint, put another $750 on it. You’ve just bumped the low-
TRIKES: Trikes, like sidecars, have a number of costs above and beyond the base price, but most are in accessories. A Champion trike kit for the Honda GL 1800 for example lists (Spring 2997) for $6995, with crating adding $150 and shipping around $200. Paint is a must on trike kits, so add around $675 and installation runs around $1500. We strongly suggest the EZ-
3. We’d like to come visit your showroom – when are you open? We have a showroom now and are happy to have you drop by. Please call ahead (903-