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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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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Flight Sidecar fit for BMW F800GS

FLIGHT-BMW800-SIDE_edited-3Watsonian’s new Flight sidecar is now available to fit the BMW F800GS adventure sport bike.

Designed to suit contemporary motorcycles, the Flight offers plenty of touring potential for adventure seekers.

There is plenty of room for the passenger inside the cockpit, which measures 590mm wide with 1350mm of legroom, and the wrap-around acrylic screen shields them from the elements. The fully upholstered seat tilts forward to reveal a large locker (430mm x 670mm x 450mm), providing 129 litres of luggage capacity.

The sturdy glass fibre body shell is mounted on a specially-developed platform chassis, with a 15” cast alloy wheel and independent hydraulic suspension, for a smooth and stable ride with plenty of grip.

Indicators, tail and stop light are all LEDs, housed in a discreet mounting on the mudguard bracket.

The BMW F800GS has a tubular steel space frame with load-bearing engine, which makes fitting a sidecar difficult, because there are no mounting points for the lower attachment arms. The experienced engineers at Watsonian designed a braced subframe that bolts onto existing mounting points on the adventure sport bike, so the sidecar can be securely attached with the optimum geometry for strength and handling.

Visit the FLIGHT sidecar page