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 »

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 »

Used Sidecars

Used Sidecars

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a used sidecar, we’d like to hear from you. We specialise in Watsonian and Squire sidecars – both modern and classic – but we’ll consider other makes too More »

 
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Broadband Outage

We have been experiencing intermittent broadband service for several days and, since Friday 16th June, none at all.

Engineers from our broadband provider have come out to us, scratched their heads, and gone away again.

They assure us that our broadband will be up-and-running soon but, until then, we cannot receive or respond to emails.

If you need to contact us it is best to telephone on 01386 700907 [international +44 1386 700907].

If you’re ‘old school’ you can also fax us on 01386 700738.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience – once broadband returns we will attempt to answer all emails as quickly as possible, although it may take a few days to catch up.

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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.”