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

We are the UK\\\'s biggest sidecar manufacturer, combining friendly service with traditional values and workmanship More »

COTSWOLD ROYAL ENFIELD

COTSWOLD ROYAL ENFIELD

Watsonian is the official Royal Enfield 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. More »

 
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Ducati Scrambler Sidecar Concept

Scrambler-MCL16

We built this Ducati Scrambler sidecar concept for the Motorcycle Live show last November, to gauge public reaction to an outfit designed for the new wave of bobbers & street scramblers. It will be displayed at the prestigious Bike Shed London event on 27/28 May and after that it will be available for sale.

It features many pleasing details, like the seat, which is upholstered to match the bike’s saddle, and the indicator and tail light, incorporated into the mudguard mounting.

This one-off outfit is available to buy – brand new – for just ££12,995-. Full details are available HERE

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Sidecar Exports Up

Britain’s biggest sidecar manufacturer has seen a significant increase in demand from overseas during the first four months of 2017.

SAM_5345Production at Watsonian Squire’s factory in the North Cotswolds has increased by 50%, with orders coming in from distributors in the USA, Indonesia and Austria, as well as private customers from France and the Netherlands.

“Last year exports accounted for 30% of production; this year we’re exporting around 55%” says Sales Director Ben Matthews. “Without a doubt the lower value of the Pound has helped, but we also have the technical expertise to supply fitting kits too, so that they can attach the sidecar to their customers’ motorcycles safely and securely”.

Watsonian has been making sidecars in the Heart of England for 105 years and is one of only a handful of major manufacturers in the World today. In the UK, sidecars must be fitted to the left side of the bike by law, whereas in most export markets, they need to be fitted to the opposite side. Watsonian produces a wide range of bike-specific fittings for both set-ups.

The outfit pictured is a Triumph Thunderbird paired with a Watsonian Grand Prix. Originally introduced in the 1960s, this single-
seater retains the octagonal nose shape first seen on the Watsonian Sports sidecar of 1930, giving it a timeless appearance. The body is made from fibreglass with a polished gelcoat finish, sitting in a welded tubular steel frame, with leading link suspension and 16″ spoked wheel.