passenger. The way you brake depends
on the type of brake you have on the
sidecar. Check your owner’s manual for
• If the sidecar does not have a brake,
or the sidecar brake is not adjusted
correctly, be aware that the sidecar can
cause the motorcycle and sidecar unit
to pull to the left during braking. Extra
effort on the handgrips will be required
by the driver to keep it tracking straight.
• When braking, sidecars can cause the
motorcycle sidecar unit to pull away
from its intended path. This will require
the rider to make steering adjustments
• The sidecar may make the motorcycle
more difficult to control so reduce speed
when approaching curves. You must drive
more slowly in a curve than you would
with a motorcycle without a sidecar.
• You must slow down before a
turn. Gear down one or two gears,
depending on the angle of the turn
and the speed of your approach.
• To turn right, shift your weight to the right
and point the front wheel around the
turn. After the midpoint of the turn has
been reached, and you begin to turn the
handle bar back to go straight, you can
gently accelerate out of the turn.
• The right turn must be done very
carefully. Because a motorcycle and
| sidecar unit is off centre, the left push
of centrifugal force may cause a sidecar
to lift in a right turn. If the sidecar lifts,
increase the effort to turn the handlebar
smoothly to the right. This will keep the
whole unit turning right and prevent it
from being pushed to the left.
• To turn left, shift your weight to the left.
This helps to keep the rear wheel of the
motorcycle on the ground, and reduces
the effort required to steer.