The Meteor.

 

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.

 

Made from stretched and spun plywood, the tanks were were light and aerodynamic, so Watsonian adapted them to use as sidecar bodies.

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. 

 

  • Length 210cm
  • Width 100cm
  • Leg room 112cm
  • Cockpit width 39cm
  • Weight TBC

 

The Grand Prix.

 

A sidecar, which retains the traditional octagonal nose shape dating from the 1920′s. Standard body colour is black or white, with many other finishes available.

 

This model has a hinged, locking boot lid, upholstered bucket seat and polished stainless steel front and rear chassis sections.

 

It has traditional polished aluminium beading on the nose section and cast luggage rails at the rear.

 

  • Hood and Tonneau cover supplied as standard.
  • Tech data GP Classic/DL/Jubilee
  • Overall length 85.5"/2160mm
  • Overall width 30"/752mm
  • Leg room 53"/1346mm
  • Cockpit width 18"/457mm
  • Seat to roof 28.5"/720mm
  • Boot space 23"x16"x16"/580x400x400 mm
  • Weight 198lbs/90kg
Stratford.
 
A new generation of classically styled sidecar, ideally suited to smaller capacity motorcycles thanks to its light weight. Featuring a 16″ spoke wheel, valenced mudguard, tubular steel chassis and GRP body, a tonneau is supplied as standard and a hood is an optional extra.

 

  • Overall Length 6'4" / 1.93m
  • Body width, inc. mudguard 2'5" /735mm
  • Cockpit width 1'6" / 455mm
  • Leg room from seat back 4' / 1.2m
  • Height of screen from road 3'4" / 1.01m
  • Weight 150 lbs / 68 Kg

The Watsonion Motorcycle & Sidecar Company.

 

We are one of the largest producers of sidecars in Europe with healthy worldwide sales. The company is a unique amalgamation of the oldest and best-known sidecar manufacturer, Watsonian, and the most successful of modern producers, Squire. We place great emphasis on personal service, giving advice on both technical and practical aspects of sidecar ownership. Our depth of experience and commitment to sidecars since 1912 provides our customers with a choice of quality products that are second to none.

 

We make a wide range of sidecars, both classic and modern; whether you own a scooter, a tourer, a cruiser or a classic bike, we have the sidecar to match. Sidecar bodywork was originally wicker or aluminium, mounted on an ash wood frame. Today high quality glass fibre (GRP) is used, which is available in a wide range of gel-coat colours. Alternatively we can paint the sidecar body to match your machine.

 

The body is mounted onto a welded, powder-coated tubular steel chassis, which carries the suspension and fittings that attach it to the motorcycle. We offer a factory fitting service for most steel-framed motorcycles and can also supply bespoke parts for home fitting.

 

There is a choice of wheel/mudguard on several Watsonian models; the CLASSIC is a 10" steel wheel with SS trim; the JUBILEE has a 15" alloy rim with SS spokes and the DL is a 10" aluminium wheel.