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Found a couple of old clippings the other day...

Unread postby Sidecar Bob » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:02 pm

I came across these while cleaning up my "office". When you are into sidecars people give you stuff like this
Dnepr with hay.jpg


Ural & Bears.jpg
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Re: Found a couple of old clippings the other day...

Unread postby Gummiente » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:38 am

"Oh, those Russians!" :LOLsmile:
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Re: Found a couple of old clippings the other day...

Unread postby Sidecar Bob » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:10 am

As I understand it, for several decades any motorcycle registered in the USSR that was 650cc or larger was required to have a sidecar. I don't know if this was so that Soviet cops could catch them in their Trabants, Tatras & Ladas or to promote the sales of Dneprs & Urals but apparently it resulted in a lot of Dnerprs & Urals being used as farm vehicles. There is a photoshopped pic on the internet of a farmer with a cow in a sidecar (the sidecar is out of scale with the bike in the pic) but it is based on pics of farmers taking sheep to market in the sidecar...
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