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The Grom’s Cool Factor Just Went Up With This Adventure Sidecar

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When Honda introduced its wee 125cc Grom for the 2014 model year the whole world smiled. The pint-sized naked bike looked like a cute toy, but packed an adult-sized fun factor. Five years on, the Grom is still super popular with a cultish following of unapologetic funsters who use the versatile fat-tired bike for everything from pit errands to round-the-world travel.

Surprisingly comfortable and uncannily quick, the affordable, super fuel-efficient Honda Grom seemed a complete package, at least until Industrial Moto threw a Grom Utility Sidecar (GUS) into the mix. So yes, now you can outfit your tiny naked bike with a sidecar for a result that is way more serious than it sounds.

GUS - Grom sidecar

The GUS is designed to bolt directly to your Grom for easy install and removal.

Honda Grom sidecar

LED lights can be added as an option.

More of a “side cart” than a sidecar, the easily removable $1,600 GUS features independent suspension and a steel chassis powder coated in a variety of color options. Its matching wheel is also powder coated and can be adjusted for negative/positive toe. Tire choices are a Kenda dual sport, street or Big Block. The GUS comes stock with pre-installed D-rings, a cargo net, a set of Quick Fist clamps for securing tools or accessories and pre-drilled holes for potential add-ons. For an extra hundy you can purchase the cool LED light kit, and for another $220 you can add a small passenger seat and grab rail set.


To be real, that passenger will be a child or an adventurous dog, and your haul of kit something along the lines of groceries, camping gear or an ice chest loaded with cold ones, but what’s sad about that? Industrial Moto’s Grom sidecar only ups the trendy Grom’s cool factor, allowing the runabout bike to be more versatile and useful than ever.

Honda Grom utility sidecar

The GUS comes stock with D-rings, a cargo net, a set of Quick Fist clamps, pre-drilled holes for potential add-ons, and several tire choices.

Honda Grom sidecar

You can also add an easily removable small passenger seat with a wrapped grab bar. Seat stitching color will match your sidecar color.

Project GUS was the invention of Industrial Moto owner and custom builder Tyler Haynes who specializes in making his one-off projects as functional as they are stylish. After creating the first GUS for a project bike, he decided to take the option mainstream. In addition, there is a version on the way to fit Honda’s cool new vintagesque 125cc Monkey (Project MUS), which will be sold for the same price as the GUS.

Honda Grom utility sidecar

The only thing problematic about these new sidecars might be availability, as they are currently flying off the shelves at Industrial Moto. That and the niggle that if you bought the $3,399 Grom for reasons of budget rather than whimsy, throwing out an additional $1,600 – $1,920 for a tiny sidecar to match might feel more diamond-studded cat collar than commonsensical.

For more details head over to Industrial Moto’s site.

Photos courtesy of Industrial Moto


Author: Jamie Elvidge

Jamie has been a motorcycle journalist for more than 30 years, testing the entire range of bikes for the major print magazines and specializing in adventure-travel related stories. To date she’s written and supplied photography for articles describing what it’s like to ride in all 50 states and 43 foreign countries, receiving two Lowell Thomas Society of American Travel Writer’s Awards along the way. Her most-challenging adventure yet has been riding in the 2018 GS Trophy in Mongolia as Team AusAmerica’s embedded journalist.

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