Great British Sidecars since 1912

Great British Sidecars since 1912

Watsonian has been producing Great British Sidecars since 1912. Contemporary or classic, we offer a wide choice of designs and factory-fitting service. More »

Sidecars

Sidecars

Our company is a unique amalgamation of the oldest and best-known sidecar manufacturer, Watsonian, and the most successful of modern producers, Squire. More »

URAL OUTFITS

URAL OUTFITS

Watsonian is the official Ural dealer for the Cotswolds and West of England. Built in Siberia since the 1940s, these sturdy outfits are powered by a 750cc flat twin. More »

COTSWOLD ROYAL ENFIELD

COTSWOLD ROYAL ENFIELD

Styled in the image of its 1955 namesake, the 500cc Bullet offers classic motorcycling with a modern reliability and brakes. Watsonian is the official dealer for the Cotswolds. More »

Squire Sidecars

Squire Sidecars

Squire contemporary sports & touring sidecars More »

 
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Sidecars Revealed in Hidden Villages

hiddenvillages2016Penelope Keith – star of The Good Life & To The Manor Born – paid us a visit during filming for her Hidden Villages series on Channel Four.

She certainly enjoyed her first trip in a chair and the producers uncovered some fabulous vintage footage of Watsonian sidecars from the 1920s and 1950s.

Click here to see the programme on the Channel 4 website – we’re 21 minutes in, sandwiched between a silk mill and a brewery!

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Triumph T100 + Watsonian GP700 Sidecar

t100-gp-2lrThe latest outfit to roll out of the Watsonian factory is a Triumph Bonneville T100 paired with a wide-body GP700 sidecar.

The torquey 67 HP twin is well suited to sidecar work and modern Bonnevilles are one of the most popular choices for Watsonian customers, both in the UK and overseas.

The GP700,is a wide-bodied sidecar with a 700 mm bench seat, suitable for an adult + child or two children. Its fibreglass body retains the traditional octagonal nose shape from the 1930s, trimmed with polished aluminium beading, and its 16” wheel with stainless spokes complements the Bonneville’s classic wire spoke wheels. Dual Sport Continental TKC70 tyres were fitted to the T100 and the GP700 gets a Bridgestone Trail Wing on/off road tyre.

Plenty of secure luggage space is provided in the lockable boot, which measures 60 x 610 x 400 mm.

Re-painted to the customer’s specifications, the design was inspired by motorcycle combinations from the 1940s, with the bike seat re-upholstered in tan with red piping, to match the chair in the sidecar.

Watsonian build sidecars in their factory in the North Cotswolds and are the UK’s largest and longest-established manufacturer (founded in 1912).