Hello & welcome... my name is Keith and I have created this website to share my passion for the weird and wonderful world of sidecar riding in South Africa.
If you have found your way here perhaps you are as enthralled by the idea of a sidecar and it's many unique applications as I was many years ago.
Please feel free to browse this site, information can be found here of how I first got into sidecars, my top 10 reasons to own a sidecar, as well as answers to some of the many questions you may have, there are also some fun riding videos I posted on Youtube over the years.
Regarding the sidecars I build, over the past 12 years I have built and test ridden many sidecars, the culmination of which is the rig you see in the photos above, it is the one I am most proud of for its sheer simplicity, strength and riding pleasure, I felt I needed to give it a name so I called it the Smiling Wind (SW) sidecar.
This outfit has been designed to fit the BMW GS range of motorcycle, these bikes are powerful and strong and proven to be good pullers of sidecars worldwide, it can be dismounted simply by removing two bolts, then your bike is back to a solo again.
In producing a custom built SW sidecar, to keep it affordable and to ensure the highest quality of workmanship, each steel component is fabricated locally by highly qualified retired artisans with years of experience in their chosen field, using my mould the reinforced fiberglass body is also produced locally by a specialized boat building company... working from home the completed sidecar is then put together myself by hand.
If you would like me to make you a rig, the price for a complete setup as you see in the photos above is R62 000. I ask for a 50% deposit to begin your build and delivery is 4-6 weeks.
If you would like to fit a GS spoked wheel on the sidecar the price is R60 000 and you supply the GS rim and tyre.
I hope you enjoy this website and please feel free to contact me.
Best wishes. K