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September 4, 2019

The Belle – The Amphibious Motorcycle Sidecar From the 1960s That We Want Today

Trying to get to that island party but have no way to get there? Maybe you need an amphibious motorcycle sidecar. In the ever-growing world of customized automotive and powered vehicles; this could set you apart from the rest, as well as provide a whole new genre of adventure.



Here’s the Belle, an amphibious motorcycle sidecar created by Canterbury Sidecars Ltd in 1959. The little boat could be mounted on wheels and hooked up to your bike. When you get to the shore, simply lift the boat off the sidecar mount and set sail. The motorized vessel came with an 80cc motor, claiming speeds up to 11 knots and averaging 60 miles to the gallon.

The Belle is 8 feet in length and easily detached from the motorcycle (so easy you can do it in high heels, apparently), allowing for a quick water launch. The unique sidecar even had some room for luggage as well as your first mate.






Sadly, there wasn’t enough interest to put them into production, and only five were ever built.

Once again, our sidecar dreams remain just that... Dreams!



1 comment:

  1. "We"
    I don't think that word means what you think it means.

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