We love Honda Groms and we love sidecars, so this good little rig from Industrial Moto is a double-shot of perfection for us.
It was constructed as a gift for a disabled lad, and comes from Tyler Haynes of Industrial Moto in Virginia, USA. Tyler is an achieved customized bike builder, however he has historical past within the sidecar world too.
A number of weeks in the past, Tyler hit the headlines together with his Challenge GUS (‘Grom Utility Sidecar’), a really intelligent $1,600 bolt-on package with adjustable impartial suspension.
“After GUS was launched, a motovlogger referred to as iamsouless contacted me,” Tyler reveals. “His actual identify is Chris, and he rides a Grom. He wished to know if we might construct a sidecar for his little brother Nick, who has Angelman Syndrome, so Nick might expertise the enjoyment of driving.”
Angelman Syndrome is a nervous system dysfunction that stops regular exercise and motion, and Chris takes care of Nick full time. So Tyler, being kind, determined to do the Grom construct ‘at value’—in addition to masking the automobile transport prices.
Chris’s YouTube followers received wind of this, and began a GoFundMe marketing campaign that met the construct value in simply three days. Win.
Though there’s a wait checklist for Industrial Moto’s cargo-carrying Grom sidecar, Tyler started working. He tailored the cart design to accommodate an auto-racing seat, full with five-point harness.
Plus customized paneling in orange to match the model colours of Chris’ YouTube channel.
“We designed the cart to accommodate Nick safely, due to his syndrome,” says Tyler. Beneath, there’s impartial suspension with a shock to cushion Nick’s weight (the spring is colour coded orange too).
There’s additionally a security bar subsequent to the sidecar wheel, and an adjustable seize bar in entrance of the seat—such as you’d discover on an old-school fairground experience.
The standard of the workmanship is spectacular: “It’s loopy good welding,” enthuses Chris. And the deep, lustrous powder coat on the sidecar body is top-notch too.
Tyler added a couple of customized stickers after which new rubber to complete off the Grom: orange-and-black Scott grips, and a contemporary set of chunky Kenda Ok761 twin sport tires.
Chris was surprised by outcome, and so was his little brother Nick—though getting the lad into the sidecar is a laborious and time-consuming enterprise. Chris additionally has to tie Nick’s arms to the seize bar, to stop them going anyplace they shouldn’t.
However the course of is value it. Simply examine the priceless video beneath.
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