TF Watson produced his first sidecar in 1912

TF Watson produced his first sidecar in 1912

Watsonian, the company he founded, has been hand-building sidecars in the Heart of England ever since. More »

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Sidecars

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COTSWOLD ROYAL ENFIELD

COTSWOLD ROYAL ENFIELD

Watsonian is the official Royal Enfield dealer for the Cotswolds. More »

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Used Sidecars

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a used sidecar, we’d like to hear from you. More »

 
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Tickets for Motorcycle Live 2017 on sale now

6_MCL16_Watsonian_SquireLRAdvance tickets for Motorcycle Live are on sale on 1 August 2017, with prices frozen at 2016 rates. The UK’s biggest bike show will open its doors at The NEC, Birmingham from 18-26 November and Watsonian Sidecars will be there in Hall 3A.

This year, the ticket price remains all-inclusive and advance buyers will not only benefit from significant savings in comparison to the on-the-door price, they will also be in with a chance of winning one of hundreds of on-the-spot prizes in the show’s 2017 Golden Ticket promotion.

Every one of the 17 live features and events at Motorcycle Live is absolutely FREE, so once inside the show, visitors of all ages can enjoy ten opportunities to ride a bike, plus non-stop interactive entertainment, celebrity appearances, classic, custom and special manufacturer displays and the awesome FMX Live presented by Arenacross.

But arguably the most popular attraction for the thousands of bike fans flooding through the doors every year is the chance to see the brand-new machinery from the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers, on display in the UK for the very first time. There will be at least 38 manufacturers appearing at Motorcycle Live 2017 – that’s a whole lot of new metal for visitors to feast their eyes on.

Advance tickets go on sale on 1 August priced at just £19.50 per adult, £12 for Seniors, £1 for 11-16 year olds* and FREE for children aged ten and under (under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult). There is also a £25 advance ticket, which includes entry to the show and a Spada Gonzo bag worth £29.99**.

Visitors paying for on-site car parking at The NEC either in advance (at a reduced rate), or on the day, will receive a voucher for half-price admission to the National Motorcycle Museum, which is adjacent to the venue. Motorcycle parking at the show is free of charge. For more information visit www.motorcyclelive.co.uk

*Advance ticket prices, closing date for advanced tickets 5pm on 17 November 2017. There is a £1.50 fulfilment fee per order.

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Watsonian Sidecars on BBC1

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen in a Watsonian sidecar

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen in a Watsonian sidecar

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is the latest in a long line of celebrities to take a seat in a Watsonian sidecar.

The interior designer arrived at a building site in Gloucestershire in a Ducati Scrambler/Watsonian Manx outfit during filming for DIY SOS: The Big Build. The prime time television programme, now in its 28th series, is broadcast on BBC1 and this episode is due to appear early next year.

Watsonian Sidecars celebrate their 105th anniversary this year and are often called upon to provide transport for filming; last year Penelope Keith – star of The Good Life and To The Manor Born – took a trip in a Watsonian Grand Prix for her Hidden Villages series on Channel Four and in 2014 Ant & Dec drove a Watsonian outfit in the trailer for Britain’s Got Talent. Watsonian also supplied the sidecar outfits that appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Demand for sidecars has increased significantly this year and the Cotswold factory is running close to capacity, fulfilling orders from domestic and overseas customers.

“We’re currently making 50% more sidecars than last year, and that was our busiest since 2010” says Sales Director Ben Matthews. “Exports are up – we have a very enthusiastic distributor in the USA – and UK sales remain strong. Customers like the fact that their sidecar will be made to order by British craftsmen to their specification – it makes it that bit more special.”