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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Watsonian match Manx with Vespa

VESPA-MANX-frontWatsonian have developed a kit to match their popular GP Manx sidecar with the Vespa GTS & GTV scooters.

With a 300 cc engine delivering 22 HP and 22.3 Nm of torque, the Vespa GTS is well-suited to sidecar work, however finding suitable attachment points is challenging.

Watsonian developed a special chassis and sub-frame to attach the sidecar to scooter’s pressed steel frame, and fitted it with hydraulic suspension and a 12” Vespa front wheel for a balanced appearance and ride.

The design of the GP Manx dates back to the 1960s, although the octagonal nose was inspired by the Watsonian Sports sidecar of 1930 (so it was retro 50 years ago). Its fibreglass body offers 53 inches/1346 mm of leg room and the cockpit is 18 inches/457 mm wide, making it comfortable for passengers of most sizes. Access to the boot is achieved by tilting the seat forwards.

Prices start at £4500- including factory fitting. A tonneau cover is also included in the price and a hood is an optional extra.

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

WATSONIAN GP MANX PAGE

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Join the 2016 Mike Ellis Memorial Ride

MEMF2016Join the 2016 Mike Ellis Memorial Run on Sunday 4th September.

Meet at the the Flag & Whistle Cafe, next to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway station in Toddington. The post code is GL54 5DT. Please try to arrive by 10:30 am so you’re in time for the briefing (and a cuppa).

Leaving at 11:00 the ride will follow a 40-mile route through the North Cotswolds to the Watsonian sidecar factory in Blockley (post code GL56 9RF).

On arrival at the factory showrooms there will be a charity BBQ and raffle (first prize is a pair of tickets to the final round of British Superbikes at Brands Hatch).

The Mike Ellis Memorial run is held annually in memory of our workshop manager, who died in April 2012, when he was involved in an accident involving a reversing lorry.

The ride is FREE to join – a suggested donation of £3 per bike would be gratefully received – and all money raised on the day is donated to the Mike Ellis Memorial Fund, providing life-saving equipment in rural communities.

Register here to join us on Sunday the 4th September for this year’s run.