Michael Krauser sidecars

Michael Krauser sidecars
Time for something a little offbeat. Michael Krauser is a former sidecar racer who created one of Europe’s biggest BMW dealerships. Famous for organising the huge Krauser Rallies established in the 1970s, he now runs a business selling motorcycle accessories and—you guessed it—BMW-based sidecar rigs. This road-going machine, called dopo-domani, “unites the technology of racing with the luxury features of a modern sidecar.” The one-piece frame is designed and built with the help of LCR Engineering, a top racing sidecar manufacturer, so it probably handles well despite that 7″ wide hub-steered front wheel. [For more on Krauser’s motorcycles, check this contemporary report on the 1980 Krauser MKM1000, a BMW-based autobahn weapon.]

  • Brooks

    Interesting — that looks a lot more like a typical racecar suspension and tire than a bike suspension! Which I would think makes sense — the primary difference between a (typical) bike and a car is that the car stays flat while the bike tilts, and a sidecar bike also stays (mostly) flat.