Hello & welcome, my name is Keith. I have created this website to share my passion for the weird and wonderful world of sidecar riding in South Africa.
Depending on one's budget and expertise the possibilities of how to build and add to a sidecar design are endless, unfortunately with our rate of exchange importing a rig from overseas has become hellishly expensive... this is an attempt to make it affordable for any would be sidecar enthusiast in South Africa to own one.
Over the past 12 years I've built many sidecar rigs but this is the one I'm most proud of for its sheer simplicity, strength and riding pleasure. I call it the Smiling Wind (SW) sidecar.
In making this sidecar I use my own mould to produce the fiberglass body, to keep the cost down and to ensure the highest quality of care and workmanship, wherever possible each steel component is fabricated by retired artisans, these are welders and fitters and turners working from home with many years of experience in their chosen profession.
This SW sidecar has been designed to fit the BMW 1200 GS range of motorcycles, these bikes are powerful and strong and proven to be good pullers of sidecars worldwide. It is possible to fit this rig to other motorcycles over 1000 cc but you would need to make up the bike subframe and other model specific mounting points yourself... its not as difficult as you think. :-)
This rig can be mounted or dismounted simply by removing two bolts, then your bike is back to a solo again.
Please contact me for pricing.
I hope you enjoy this website.
Best wishes. K