Watsonian scooter sidecars sit on a specially designed sidecar chassis made from tubular steel, with welded joints for strength and epoxy powder-coated for durability. Hydraulic suspension ensures a smooth ride and customers can choose between a matching wheel or the Watsonian DL 12″ alloy type.
Two sidecar bodies can be fitted to the chassis; GP Manx S, derived from the popular GP Manx, a compact sports design dating back to the 1960s. Its glass fibre shell 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, providing plenty of storage space for luggage/shopping. It comes fitted with a shortened screen and deeply valenced classic mudguard, plus tonneau cover, as standard.
Alternatively, the Meteor S is based on a design dating back to 1946. The original Meteor was 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. The body shell is now produced from glass fibre, with a fold-down screen mounted on a cast aluminium bar in front of the cockpit. The seat tilts forward to provide access to storage space behind.