Expedition Sidecar


Expedition Leader
That 1st BMW with a single side swing arm on the leading link front end is something special. I wonder if the sidecar runs the same wheel.

The amount of rake on the blue BMW is interesting too. I bet it is stable on the straights and a pig in the corners.

But these are some great examples. I think my “expedition” traveling by motorcycle is over. I too many injuries make it uncomfortable and dangerous. But my wife and I have been discussing making another sidecar outfit to use internationally. The ability to ship it airfreight in 2 boxes as well as the higher level of interaction with the locals compared to 4 wheel travel is enticing. This would be for shorter trips rather than living in the truck for extended periods.
A year ago I took delivery of my 2017 Honda Africa Twin with DMC enduro sidecar installed. Previously I had a Ural gearup and though I had a lot of fun and a lot of back country trips I simply had my fill of rowing up hills with the gearshift like a 66 VW beetle. The Honda has 94 hp and the Ural 41hp. Plus the Honda is 200 pounds lighter. Personally, I believe 1 wheel drive and 94 horsepower can go more places than 2wd and 41 horsepower. IMHO

Anyway, pics of the build: