507-333-0643 or 623-512-0377 (personal cell number)
or by email
Who we are
Cycle Sidecar / Classic Motorworks LTD has been the exclusive US distributor of Cozy motorcycle sidecars since 1999. We are very proud of our sidecars and our service. We sell both through a network of high quality dedicated sidecar dealers or directly to the public if you are handy and would like to do it yourself. If you deal with us you are dealing factory direct and not through a middleman. You are also always dealing directly with me (Kevin Mahoney) the owner of the company
We sell Motorcycle Sidecars that will attach to most bikes with a suitable frame, size etc. and will advise you honestly if the Cozy is correct sidecar for your application. We are happy to help you even if you are not going to purchase anything from us or we are not the right fit. The sidecar industry in the US is small and those of us who have done this a long time and are reputable will help you find the right unit even if it is not ours.
What sets us apart
We are one of the only Sidecar companies that offers a 1 year limited warranty. (some exception such as tyres and other wear items, damage etc). We also provide a 2 year warranty many for our parts and accessories including all rubber parts such as suspension rubber. Our warranty stops and starts with us. You do not have to chase the manufacturer halfway around the world and you will speak to the owner of the company each and everytime.
We have been in the sidecar business since 1998 and have been the exclusive importer of the Cozy line since 1999. We know sidecars. We have our own person that is based in India and works directly with the Cozy company in India. His role as an outsider and our representative is to work with Cozy on product improvement, inspecting the product as it is made and before it is shipped etc. No one else in the world can say that about a sidecar that is imported.
Our units are built to our specifications and are not what you will find in the "open market" in the US. You will find some "Gray market" units in the US from time to time, but it is buyer beware and like most things you get what you pay for.
I struggled about including this section because it is bad form to say anything bad about a competitor but finally decided that it needed to be said. Buyer Beware wasn't true in our small industry until lately and everyone sold good units and gave honest advice.
More recently the reputable dealers and manufacturers have had to clean up behind some companies who have poor quality units which don't fit and very unhappy customers with no help from the sellers which puts the rest of us in a negative light.
There are a couple of companies who sell units at an impossibly low price and claim that they will work on any motorcycle/scooter. Please do your homework about these companies and check their "non planted" customer reviews. Many time their customers end up with something that is all but unusable, missing parts, a worthless warranty which is impossible to collect on, no returned phone calls etc.
There is no such thing as a sidecar that will safely work with every bike. There are considerations such as power of the bike, size, weight of the bike and sidecar etc. A reputable manufacturer or dealer will advise you openly and honestly about what will work for your application.
Our office and new headquarter is in the Phoenix area. We import Sidecars by the container. We warehouse our Sidecars near the port of Norfolk VA. and our parts in Minnesota which used to be our home We have very favorable rates with various shipping companies to minimize your freight charges. We can ship within a day or two of receiving an order
We think that sidecars are a lot of fun and open up a whole new world to their users and we want to share our enthusiasm with you. Give us a call anytime. 1-507-333-0643
One of the most well known Sidecar Manufacturers in the 1940's and 1950's was the Steib company from Germany. As autos became cheaper sidecar sales started to fall. In an effort to continue in business Steib started an affiliation with the Globe Sidecar company in Bombay. The Cozy company manufactured the sidecar bodies for Globe. In those days and continuing today sidecars are primarily used for transportation of handicapped people. As India developed, automobiles started to take their place and it became very difficult for the manufacturers. We initially worked with the Globe company in 1998. They went out of business in 1999. The Cozy company had the good fortune to work with Mr. Avinash Gupta who started to expand their products outside of India. The is where we came in. We have worked for years with Cozy developing the product to be suitable for export sales. I have spent much time in the factory over the past 18 years and the people at Cozy are like family.
As their business grew, at least one other company in India started to produce knock offs of the Cozy. I worked with this company as well as Cozy for a short period of time. There is also a US based company that is selling Cozy imitations. Again it is a case of buyer beware. Imitating a design and name is certainly a form of flattery though. As it happens I named the Sidecars the "Rocket and the Euro". It was a happy accident because the warehouse was getting confused by each model being labeled as just "Sidecars" or standard and non-standard. Now the knock off companies are using the same names to confuse the market and ride on Cozy's coat tails. I don't mind at all since each company forms its own reputation over time regardless of what the models are called.
During this time period we were also the US distributor of the Royal Enfield Motorcycles also from India. Our business was called Classic Motorworks and it is still the parent of Cycle Sidecar. We imported and distributed the Royal Enfield until 2015. Royal Enfield decided to do its own distribution in the US and other countries which allowed us to focus fulltime on sidecars.
Unlike being in the motorcycle industry no one has ever called us to tell us that their sidecar wouldn't start!
Best Regards - Kevin Mahoney - owner of Classic Motorworks/Cycle Sidecar