Invented in France in 1893, sidecars predate the first production motorcycles, as they were originally designed for a newspaper competition to find the best method of carrying a passenger on a bicycle.
The hair, the shoulder pads, the music and the fashion – there’s lots about the 1980s that we remember fondly, and lots of it we’d rather forget …
“Look mum, no hands!”
For bike nerds like us, one of the joys of January is planning a whole year of riding, with the prospect of lighter evenings to come.
During the first four decades of the 20th century, motorcycle racing evolved from niche interest to mass phenomenon.