I saw my first STEPLER sidecar (originally, an SBW Sidecar, it's a long story) undergoing a refit at DMC sidecars years ago when I was down at Jay's shop with Helge Pedersen. It had been imported by a rider in OR, who wanted the safest possible outfit to travel with his disabled daughter, at any price. That massive, unique roll bar, welded directly to the chassis, with much of the external space frame hung off of it, a unique feature of the design. The original SBW was designed and manufactured in England - as a left-hand drive outfit. If I have my story straight, the original owner paid Watsonian to covert it to right-hand drive, and they "did not execute well". The rig was at DMC to get it sorted out: I fell in love with the radical design and years later, when the opportunity manifested to buy the prototype, I jumped on it, had it air-shipped from Holland, spent a year refitting it, and if you followed my build thread(s) here, you know the rest . . . . LBS-NL is now crating the our first, re-designed LBS/STEPLER for shipment to a US customer who will do a self-install, and we're ready to provide lifetime helpdesk to assist him in that journey: It's a "Black on Black" beauty!: To my knowledge, this will be only the third STEPLER in all of the Americas. I was recently down at our local "BMW Gateway to Adventure", South Sound (BMW/Ducati) Motorcycles in Fife, WA, to pick up four wheels for builds I have in process, and snapped this photo of my personal STEPLER, on display in good company: Good things come in three's!