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A sidecar is a one-wheeled carriage attached to the side of a bike, making the vehicle a three-wheeled vehicle. Attaching a sidecar to your motorcycle enables you to accommodate an extra pillion rider or a physically challenged person. The sidecar also helps carry excess luggage.
Adding a sidecar to your bike changes your bike's entire dynamics, and riding it safely requires a good set of skills. Here are some tips to learn how to ride bike with a sidecar in India.
Final note:Riding a bike with sidecar takes good practice. It takes some time to judge the distance between vehicles and can be challenging, especially while taking sharp turns on the road. So before carrying passengers, you should ride alone and brush up on your skills. Make sure that you and your co-passenger wear the proper riding gear at all times while on the road. Also, ensure you buy a comprehensive bike insurance policy that covers you, your pillion and sidecar riders from any accidents or other roadside incidents. As a rule, if you choose to ride a bike with a sidecar in India, you must inform your insurance providers about the same.
Is it safe to ride a bike with a sidecar?
Riding a bike with a sidecar is highly safe, provided you understand the dynamics of the vehicle. Manoeuvring a sidecar may be tricky. However, with practice, you can learn to ride the bike with a sidecar comfortably.
What is the significance of a throttle in a sidecar?
The throttle of a bike with a sidecar needs to be rightly used to avoid any imbalance. Using a throttle, one can control the speed of the main wheels of the motorcycle differently from the wheels of the sidecar. Proper modulation of the throttle is necessary for the correct process of taking turns.
Do you need to buy a separate insurance plan for the sidecar?
No, a regular insurance plan takes care of the bike as well as the sidecar. However, while buying an insurance policy, you must inform the insurance company that the motorcycle is fitted with a sidecar.
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