and more reliable
Buying one of our machines will mean
that you‘ll own a driven sidecar combination that as
a model was the choice of the Soviet-Russian Armed Forces.
And since you can not order them by the dozen because we don’t
(re)build them that way, these two-wheel driven sidecar combinations
will allways stay items a lot more exclusive than most others,
technically better and more reliable now than they ever have
The only other sidecar outfits which
have both a driven sidecar wheel and a lockable differential
are the German Zündapp KS750 and BMW R75, the French
Gnome Rhône AX2 and the Belgian FN M12 and Sarolea H;
nowadays all highly valued World War II collectables fetching
prices of several tens of thousands of Euros.
During World War II Norton also built a driven sidecar for
the British Army but that didn’t have a differential
so the sidecar drive had to be engaged or disengaged, quite
like the current Urals.
Permanent sidecar drive through a differential
device which does not have to be disengaged for road use (quite
unlike the current Urals) makes steering on road surface a
lot easier in comparison with a conventional non-driven sidecar.
A driven sidecar in rough terrain gives you unexpected posibilities,
so you can go almost anywhere (and come back again...).
Taking all this into account, our sidecar
driven Dneprs offer unique and exclusive capabillities for
far less the cost than their World War II counterparts they
share their features with. In our opinion the value is in
the fun of the riding, rather than in the catalogue price
of any vehicle of your choice… and who knows what value
of Soviet 2WD sidecars - a heritage of another era gone by
- will do in future.
After our upgrades we ride the BestBear
sidecars as a test for at least 500 kilometers (about 300
miles) to make sure they are in a reliable working order.
When being sold they have passed our test with good result.
When sold outside the Netherlands there
will still be an official motorcycle export document from
the Dutch RDW (state department for road traffic) and the
then invalid Dutch license. We provide our BestBear motorcycle
passport with all specific technical information concerning
the sold combination and a log of the 500 kilometer test drive.
When sold to the USA BestBear sidecars
are sold as showroom models only and not for riding purposes,
although they have passed our 500 kilometer test drive succesfully.
This in regard to the american law. When sold to the USA there
will still be the official motorcycle export document, the
invalid Dutch license, the BestBear motorcycle passport and
the test drive log.
The BestBear sidecars are being transported
in crates made of certified wood which is internationally
accepted. Transport costs are not included in the price of
a sidecar. BestBear works with reliable transport firms which
have prooven their professionalism in the past, knowing their
business. The transport will be arranged up to the customs
of the buyers country. The buyer himself will arrange and
pay customs declarations etc. and arrange and pay the transport
within his country to his address.
BestBear guarantees that a bought sidecar
is upgraded by ourselves as described in the BestBear motorcycle
passport and that this passport holds true information. Best
Bear garantees that a bought sidecar has passed our 500 kilometer
test drive succesfully, and that the test drive log holds
true information. All this information will be shared with
the customer before the sidecar is sold.
There is no other guaranty.
Allthough upgraded to the best achievable, BestBear's motorcycles
are old motorcycles after all which already could have serviced
some 50 years in perhaps harsh conditions. Like all other
classic motorcycles BestBear's motorcycles need proper attention
and correct maintenance to function as expected, surely under
conditions as mentioned and shown on this website.