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Sidecars On Line Issue 37
The October issue of
Sidecars on Line is available to view and download.

A summer of good days with worthwhile memories, as well as some crazy, less than summer weather experiences. The Vmax outfit continues to please, whilst the Goldwing project has probably gone on too long now. Must progress.
This issue features Oscar's quest to replace his day to day solo ride; a number of personal recollections with SidecarPat being seriously involved; a major success for the Motorcycle Action Group in Birmingham, the UK's second city. A pity the arrogance of London's mayor continues to undermine reasonable arguement; plus a bit of crystal ball looking base upon fake news, fantasy, and possible frivolity.

Marquez Again
Despite the challenges of a resurgent Ducati team, Marc Marquez is once again world champion in MotoGP. Consistency, and a unique irding style has seen the Honda works rider take the title with races to spare. Although the statistics might indicate it's been easy, the reality is far from that with close, competitive, sometimes amazing racing. Seat of the pants stuff and that's just from the spectator viewpoint.
The Spanish champion's repeated success could suggest predictability, but compared with just about any other motorsport, MotoGP continues to provide thrilling competition. Unlike the much hyped Formula 1, who finishes on the podium is never down to a minimal number of guys.

Harley Davidson - Another recall
Harley have announced another recall on several of their models. This time it's a clutch issue and affects over 250,000 motorcycles world wide.
There's several ways to view this, but to be fair the company has faced the problem head on and issued recalls without hesitation after a fault was identified. In a competitive market place reputation is everything and Harley, probably more than anyone knows the value of this.

Chaostours - Sidecar Couple conclude travels

Kerstin and Kevin Holford, our German based friends' maintain an excellent online blog of their three and a half years world trip through Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and South America. Problems prevented carrying on into Central America, North America, and Africa, but the whole exercise still proved to be an epic, life changing experience.
If you haven't yet had a visit to the blog it's well worth a look. The experiences are something else, whilst the images are stunning.

The couple are now back in Germany and have embarked on a very different sidecar related business venture. We wish them well.

Photo courtesy of Chaostours

Watsonian 75 Years
OK we know that Watsonian reached a centenary in 2012, but what the heck.
The booklet produced for Watsonian Sidecars 75th anniversary is available via our
Download page.

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