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The Alpinist: A Moto Guzzi sidecar rig from NCT Motorcycles.

The Alpinist: A Moto Guzzi sidecar from Austria

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Spring is in full swing in the Austrian Alps. And we can’t think of a more stylish way to wander around the mountains than from the saddle of a classic sidecar. Sidecars are inherently charming, but this Moto Guzzi 850 T3 rig is so evocative, we started scouring the classifieds immediately for a local equivalent.

Turning the Moto Guzzi V9 into a gentleman’s ride

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The custom industry has always attracted larger-than-life characters. But Italy seems to attract more characters than most. As well as the perennial joker Mr Martini and industry veteran Roberto Totti, we now have the young guns at Anvil Motociclette. Alessandro ‘Phonz’ Fontanesi and Marco Filios look like they’ve stepped out of the pages of Italian…

A BMW R69S with a bit on the side

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Harley V-Rod Racing Sidecar

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Harley V-Rod sidecar by Mobec

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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…

Deubel/Horner BMW sidecar

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