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Cozy Road Rocket

Friday, June 6th, 2008 Posted in Road Rocket | 2 Comments »

The “Road Rocket” is cozy’s version of the classic Zeppelin style (AKA Cucumber Nose) sidecar in all steel construction. This style has been popular for at least 65 years and shows no sign of becoming dated. In India this is the most popular sidecar for motorcycle mounting. Motorcycle sidecars with a motorcycle tire and wire wheel are also available.

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The Cozy “Road Rocket” sidecar attaches perfectly to Vespa and its derivatives such as the Bajaj with a specially developed mounting kit. This combination is finished in cozy’s deep Midnight Blue paint. (other colors available) The front bumper, sideguard and luggage/utility rack are finished in cozy’s standard thick hand-buffed high-luster chrome. Shown is a left-hand model for countries with right-hand drive such as India, Japan, Australia and England. American units will be supplied in right hand mount for left-hand drive unless specially ordered. A Cozy sidecar includes the mounting hardware, windshield, front bumper, sideguard, luggage/utility rack, tonneau cover and finish paint in the base price. A motorcycle version of the “Road Rocket” with appropriate mounting hardware and a larger motorcycle tire is also available.

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Cozy Road Rocket - Royal Enfield Mounted

Friday, June 6th, 2008 Posted in Road Rocket | 17 Comments »

The popular Cozy “Road Rocket” sidecar mounted on India’s work horse motorcycle, the Enfield 500cc Bullet for use in right-hand drive traffic. The “Road Rocket” is a good match for most “thumper” [single cylinder] motorcycles with 250 cc or more displacement intended for road use including the Suzuki Savage. This unit has also been satisfactorily installed on lower displacement twins such as the Honda 250cc Rebel. Note the black powder coated front bumper, sideguard, and passenger step. The sidecar is finish painted in cozy’s deep lustrous factory raven black paint which is an excellent match to the Enfield black. Remember: a Cozy sidecar includes in the base price the finish paint, the front bumper, the sideguard, the luggage/utility rack, the passenger assist step, the windshield and tonneau cover.

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Cozy Road Rocket - Honda Helix Mounted

Friday, June 6th, 2008 Posted in Road Rocket | 3 Comments »

The larger displacement scooters such as the Helix seem to be in better proportion to the larger sidecars such as the Cozy motorcycle Road Rocket. The larger motorcycle wheel also gives a better ride on rough roads. After two tanks of gas there does not seem to be any major change in fuel consumption (still in the low to mid 50’s in mixed town/rural driving). 3/4 throttle cruising speed is about 55 MPH.

 

A Cozy motorcycle road rocket with 16 inch motorcycle tire mounted to a Honda Helix using a sub-frame. The sub-frame is over-length, both to be more universal for larger displacement tubular frame scooters and to mount a steering damper if desired. Some wobble is noticeable at very low speeds when starting but is easily controllable, so a damper has not been mounted. The sub-frame length can be trimmed using a hack-saw if desired. The Aspencade emblem on the front of the Helix is not a standard factory item.

Rear 3/4 view of a Cozy motorcycle Road Rocket mounted to a Honda Helix. Mud-flap is included in the sidecar price.

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A passenger’s eye view of the windshield and grab bar. This grab bar is constructed from 1/2 inch (13 mm) heavy steel tubing and is both a mounting bracket for the wind shield and a grab bar or assist handle for the sidecar passenger or when reaching to the nose of the sidecar to store something. Passengers will tend to use the wind shield as an assist handle even when it does not have this type of reinforcement, so this is a very worthwhile feature. The windshield is constructed from heavy 1/4 inch ( 6 mm) shatterproof medium tinted plastic. 

 

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Cozy Road Rocket - Vespa/Bajaj Mounted

Friday, June 6th, 2008 Posted in Road Rocket | 7 Comments »

An all steel Cozy Rocket sidecar attached to the Vespa derivative Bajaj scooter for right-hand drive operation. Left-hand drive / right-hand mount units will be supplied for all North and South American orders unless a RHD unit is specifically requested. This unit has the popular black powder coat trim option and the Indian specification windscreen.

While not quite as “sporting” as the alternative windscreen shown in some of the other illustrations, it is very effective in keeping the wind blast from the passenger. There is a sport windscreen that is also available, or you can get both to provide improved passenger protection in colder weather as these interchange quickly. Notice the spare tire mount between the sidecar and scooter. This mount is standard on all Cozy sidecars. The spare tire/rim and cover are avilable at a very economical price when ordered with the sidecar. An alternative is a replacement rack which mounts the sidecar spare on the rear of the sidecar. Note that the base price of a Cozy includes the front bumper, side bumper, windshield, luggage / utility rack, passenger assist step, tonneau cover, frame spare tire mount and factory finish paint. Be sure to determine what is included in the base price when comparison shopping.

A Cozy Road Rocket mounted to a classic Vespa. The axial trim strips have not been installed on the sidecar a “no cost” option if specified when the car is ordered) and both the sidecar and the Vespa have been painted in the light green commonly used on early Vespas. The owner has decided to forego windshields on both the scooter and sidecar for a sportier appearance and has not mounted the side guard on the sidecar. This beautiful combination is a German unit and German TÜV vehicle standards are among the most stringent in the world showing how a Cozy sidecar meets all requirements within its design range. The front clearance light on the sidecar is a German unit required to meet TÜV regulations. Note that the front right hand running light has been removed from the scooter in accordance with German TÜV regulations. Although not visible, the same modifications were required at the rear

 

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