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Ironhead Sidecar Racers - the "Seater"

Richard Pouwels and Kim van Loon from the Netherlands form a fascinating Historic Sidecar Racing Team. They have two Classic Ironhead Sidecar Racing Bikes, a "kneeler" and a "seater", both powered by Harley Sportster Ironhead Engines.

Click HERE to view the webpage we dedicated to Richard and Kim's Ironhead sidecar "kneeler". On this page we show you the pictures they made available of their Ironhead sidecar "seater".


The Harley Ironhead "Seater" Sidecar Bike Frame

Photo of sidecar seater racing bike with 1972 IronHead engine by Richard Pouwels and Kim van Loon. Richard and Kim's current Ironhead seater racing bike. The frame was built by Kobus Bouwman.

This type of sidecar racing frame is a socalled "seater": the driver sits on the bike during the race, as opposed to a "kneeler", which is driven in a kneeling position, which allows for a lower profile and thus less drag.


Photo of sidecar seater racing bike with 1972 IronHead engine by Richard Pouwels and Kim van Loon. Here Richard is dry testing the seating position on his Ironhead sidecar motorbike during construction.


Photo of sidecar seater racing bike with 1972 IronHead engine by Richard Pouwels and Kim van Loon.


The Harley Ironhead Engines

Photo of 1972 Ironhead engine for sidecar racing bike by Richard Pouwels and Kim van Loon. Richard and Kim's sidecar racing team has a total of four Harley Davidson 1000cc Ironhead engines available to power their sidecar racing bikes. The oldest was made in 1972, the youngest came out of a 1984 Sportster. HD specialist Daan Smallenburg helps the team by tuning these ironhead motors.


Dutch Ironhead Sidecar Racing Team "Seater" in Action

Richard and Kim race their Ironhead sidecar bikes in historic bike races in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK.

Here's some pictures of their "seater" in action.

Photo of sidecar seater racing bike with 1972 IronHead engine by Richard Pouwels and Kim van Loon.


Photo of sidecar seater racing bike with 1972 IronHead engine by Richard Pouwels and Kim van Loon.


Photo of sidecar seater racing bike with 1972 IronHead engine by Richard Pouwels and Kim van Loon.


Photo of sidecar seater racing bike with 1972 IronHead engine by Richard Pouwels and Kim van Loon.


June 2008

For more information on this Dutch Ironhead Sidecar Racing Team go to:

Weblog of the Dutch Classic Sidecar Racing Team

(In Dutch, great pictures)


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