Watsonian’s range of British-built sidecars are now available to fit the current Indian Chief Vintage.
Big capacity American V-twins are a well-established favourite for sidecar use, thanks to their torquey motors, but until now the only fitting kits Watsonian has produced to attach its sidecars to American motorcycles are for Harley-Davidsons.
Delivering an incredible 150 Nm of torque, the Indian Chief’s 1811cc Thunderstroke V-twin engine has plenty of power to propel the largest sidecar that Watsonian produces – the wide-bodied GP700 – while its 46mm telescopic forks and 300mm floating discs (twin front, single rear) will easily manage the extra demands put on suspension and stopping power.
In order to ensure optimum load paths and triangulation for the sidecar, Watsonian designed a specially engineered tubular steel subframe, which bolts beneath the engine casing, providing a secure mount for the four attachment arms.
Made in Watsonian’s factory in the North Cotswolds, the Indian Chief fitting kit costs £800-.