Medical Technician Builds Amazing Laverda Sidecar

10 years, 10,000 hours and $21,000 went in to converting this 1000cc Laverda 3CL into a custom sidecar. The result looks nothing like the original bike and like nothing else on the road.

Built by François Knorreck, a French medical technician, over the course of a decade, he was inspired to create a sidecar because his old 3CL had right-hand chain drive, perfect for a straight chainline to the rear axle. [Snaefell Project via Motorbiker.org]

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The headlight comes from a Kawasaki RX1000.

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Taillights come from a Citroën Xantia.

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The interior is handmade and can accommodate two people in comfort.

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The logo is a revers "F" in a "K", François Knorreck's initials.

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Three cylinders, three exhausts. The other header is on the right side of the cylinder.

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Brakes are from a VW Golf GTI, wheels from an Audi 80.

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One exhaust canister for each cylinder.

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Doors and roof panels are hand-formed carbon fiber.

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It took 63 molds to make the polyester bodywork.

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Both front and rear swingarms are single-sided.

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smalleyxb122
smalleyxb122

A bad idea, surprisingly well executed. The expensive and time consuming fabrication of the front swingarm could have been avoided if he had started with a Yamaha GTS1000.

At least he didn't start with a Laverda 750S Carenata. That is a fairly rare bike that is high on my list of want-to-owns.