Here at Motopodd, we think the SBW sidecar is really cool.
It's another breath of fresh air for the sidecar industry in the UK, which is really good news.
We love the visual design and despite some of the negative comments, we're sure that SBW have done their research and the sidecar will work perfectly well on the semi-rough.
It is expensive though, there is no getting away from that, but what a lot of you guys in the US do not understand, is the cost of small scale manufacturing in the UK.
However, if anyone likes the idea of a fresh, modern, off road style sidecar and wanted to spend quite a bit less, we make custom (bespoke) off road style sidecars in the UK from around £6500. These are built with proper off roading in mind, long distance over land trips, so we build in provision for additional fuel, spare wheel, lots of waterproof, lockable storage, etc.
Well done SBW and well done HairyJohn for ordering one, I look forward to seeing the completed outfit.