On a trip to Thailand a few years ago I was amazed by the sheer number of small bikes and mopeds on the roads. It seemed that the entire population was whizzing about on two wheels.
You also came across quite a number of these small machines fitted with home-made sidecars which they then filled with quite staggering loads, mostly sacks of rice. You can get a lot of rice in a sidecar like the one shown above.
It was not uncommon to come across these heavily laden outfits wobbling down the highway at 5 mph with three or four people and a dog on board.