TF Watson produced his first sidecar in 1912

TF Watson produced his first sidecar in 1912

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Bobber job by Watsonian

Bobber-GP700-front_webTriumph’s Bonneville has been a firm favourite with sidecar enthusiasts since its launch in 2001, and Watsonian now offer a fitting kit for the new Bobber range too.

Designed and made in Watsonian’s Cotswolds factory, the Bobber kit consists of four attachment arms, tailored to ensure optimum load paths and triangulation for the sidecar – essential for a stable and secure outfit.

The kit is suitable all models in the current Watsonian range, from the lightweight Meteor on a platform chassis to the wide-body GP700, sitting in a perimeter frame. The Bobber is pictured fitted to a Watsonian Grand Prix, which has been in production since the 1960s and can trace its design back to the Watsonian Sports sidecar of 1930

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Side order for Indian Chief

Chief-GP700-front_edited-1Watsonian’s range of British-built sidecars are now available to fit the current Indian Chief Vintage.

Big capacity American V-twins are a well-established favourite for sidecar use, thanks to their torquey motors, but until now the only fitting kits Watsonian has produced to attach its sidecars to American motorcycles are for Harley-Davidsons.

Delivering an incredible 150 Nm of torque, the Indian Chief’s 1811cc Thunderstroke V-twin engine has plenty of power to propel the largest sidecar that Watsonian produces – the wide-bodied GP700 – while its 46mm telescopic forks and 300mm floating discs (twin front, single rear) will easily manage the extra demands put on suspension and stopping power.

In order to ensure optimum load paths and triangulation for the sidecar, Watsonian designed a specially engineered tubular steel subframe, which bolts beneath the engine casing, providing a secure mount for the four attachment arms.