Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Once a year, the Isle of Man TT races prove that sidecars -- even if they're congenitally prevented from being cool -- are occasionally worthy of grudging respect.
That is to say that for the remaining 51 weeks of the year, almost all the rest of the motorcycle world looks at sidecars as a good solution for Wallace and Gromit, and that's about it.
But if tattoos, chinstrap beards, and trucker caps have proven anything, it is that the mark of a total loser in one era can become abso-fucking-lutely hip in the next era.
Somehow, of all people, it's the Russians who seem to understand this best. Ural has already gone some ways towards redeeming the sidecar. And then, there's these guys...