Motorcycles are more popular than ever, largely due to the baby boom generation. Pun intended, “baby vroomers” have driven the motorcycle industry to where it is today. The average age of a Harley buyer is over 45, almost 11 years older than in 1987. Vroomers are buying more bikes because they have more bucks. And, with the motorcycle riding population getting older, choosing the right bike is ven more fun than it used to be.
One option for older riders is the sidecar. It takes the two-wheeled riding experience up several notches. The movie “Where Eagles Dare” will give you a taste of what three-wheeling looks like. It takes practice to get the hang of a sidecar but that little seat-adjacent compartment not only puts the passenger next to you versus behind you but when riding alone there’s plenty of room for luggage or groceries.
Check out Russian manufacturer Ural’s motorcycles with sidecars. The retro look is quite cool and the price tag just right for budget-conscious baby vroomers.