Category Archives: Sidecars

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Adapted sidecars are a ticket to ride

T214-KLIK3_edited-1Watsonian Sidecars offer a variety of modifications to allow riders with a disability to continue to enjoy the freedom and independence of motorcycling.

Fitting a sidecar holds a motorcycle upright, making it a practical proposition for riders experiencing mobility issues with their feet or legs. However, it is also possible to make significant changes to adapt the controls for motorcyclists with other disabilities.

“We build between one and two sidecars a week at our factory in the Cotswolds and, because each one is made to order, we can tailor it to suit the customer” explains Managing Director Ben Matthews. “All the guys in the workshop ride bikes, so they understand how to modify the controls and can add the riding aids when the fit the sidecar to the bike.”

Replacing the front brake lever with a K-Lever2 combines both front and rear brake levers on one side of the handlebar, while the thumb-operated Kliktronic electric gear shifter provides an alternative to the traditional hand-operated clutch and foot-operated gear lever.

Watsonian can also engineer a range of other additions for comfort and convenience, such as converting foot rests into foot plates or making a wheelchair carrier for the back of the sidecar.

The example pictured is a Watsonian wide-body GP700, colour matched to a limited edition Triumph Bonneville T100, fitted with Kliktronic and K-Lever2 controls.

Call 01386 700907 or email sidecars@watsonian-squire.com for more information.

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Take Flight in a Watsonian Sidecar

Watsonian Flight

Watsonian Flight

Designed to suit contemporary motorcycles, the Flight is a single seat sports sidecar, with clean modern lines, 15” alloy wheel and advanced suspension.

Measuring 2000 mm long by 980 mm wide, its body shell is moulded from glass fibre, with a durable and low-maintenance polished gelcoat finish.

There is plenty of room for the passenger, who sits on a fully upholstered seat, shielded by a wide acrylic screen, in the 590 mm wide cockpit. There is a generous 1350 mm of legroom and the seat tilts forward to reveal a large locker for luggage.

Watsonian developed a totally new platform chassis for the Flight, fabricated from fully welded steel that is powder coated for a long-lasting finish, riding on a lightweight 15” cast wheel. An innovative suspension system provides a smooth and stable ride. It consists of a hydraulic shock absorber, mounted on a transverse swinging arm and braced by a torsion bar, with rose joint linkage, to control movement.

The indicators, front marker and tail light are all maintenance-free LEDs, housed in a discreet slim metal tube, attached to the low-profile mudguard.