|Side cars are cool!|
|Like a fish in water.|
Something that might fit better happens to be for sale in Guelph just south of us with an asking price of $5000. I didn't know anything about XS1100s, though the sidecar was done by Old Vintage Cranks so it'll be done properly.
Looking into the XS Eleven, I found some interesting history. A monster bike in its day, it was known as a fast, heavy machine that you needed a sledge hammer to roll over in corners. Since it's with sidecar I'm not so worried about laying it down. It would certainly have the pickup needed to move a sidecar rig and would have enough grunt to manage all three of us. At less than half the price of the Royal Enfield (though with less of the classic look I like and over 70k on it), it has some appeal.
As a second bike I'm hoping for something very different from the Ninja which I'd still like to hang on to because I'm not finished learning from it yet. A big, classic Yamaha with side car is about as far from an '07 650r Ninja as you're going to get.
...bike is vintage & in great shape needs nothing for cert, sidecar is new cost $5500 to purchase & have installed by OVC the sidecar pros! comes with gel pak in newly recovered seat,, am/ fm/ USB for ipod or iphone cd sounds fine on the highway.