Based on a design dating back to 1946, the original sidecar bodies were built using a batch of RAF Mosquito bomber reserve fuel tanks, which Watsonian bought from the Air Ministry at the end of the Second World War.
Named after the famous Cotswold hillclimb track, the current Prescott sidecar is produced from fibreglass, using a mould taken from one of the original plywood body shells.
To give the Prescott a new lease of life, Watsonian redesigned the sidecar body in 2021, so that its complex shape can be moulded in two halves. This speeds up the production process – because results are more consistent and require less finishing by hand – and gives it a distinctive central crown, running along the length of the body.
It sits on a tubular steel chassis, which is powder-coated for a long-lasting finish.
Suspension is provided by a hydraulic unit and the classic 16″ wheel has stainless spokes with a machined Watsonian hub.
A fold-down screen is mounted on a cast aluminium bar in front of the cockpit and the seat tilts forward to provide access to storage space behind. A tonneau cover is included in the price.
Its compact dimensions and low weight make it suitable for sidecars and a special version, the Zanzarra (named from the Italian word for mosquito) is available.
Left or right side fitting
Watsonian Prescott sidecars are designed to be fitted on either the left side or the right side of the motorcycle, to comply with laws and driving conditions in your region. To find out more about the law covering sidecars in the UK, click here