Sidecar sales boom

Sam Hewitt
December 14, 2020

PRODUCTION AT WATSONIAN Sidecars is fully booked-up until Christmas, with orders now being taken for delivery in the New Year. In addition to demand from customers in the UK, the Cotswold-based manufacturer has recently shipped sidecars to France and the USA, and further exports are scheduled to be sent to Austria, Belgium and Germany.

Development work is also under way, designing fitting kits for the latest models of motorcycle. The most recent addition to Watsonian’s range is a kit for the Triumph Street Twin.

Since its introduction in 2000, the Triumph Bonneville has been one of the most popular choices for Watsonian customers across the world. Watsonian say this is thanks to its classic styling, low centre of gravity and torquey parallel twin engine.

A Watsonian GP700 sidecar, colour matched to the Street Twin

The Street Twin, with a more powerful liquid-cooled 900c motor, has a revised chassis that required a completely redesigned fitting kit, so that the sidecar can be attached in the optimum position for handling and structural integrity.

For information on the range of Watsonian sidecars and fittings call 01386 700907 or

Read more News and Features online at and in the December 2020 issue of Classic Bike Guide – on sale now!

About the Author

Sam Hewitt

Sam Hewitt is the Digital Content Editor at Mortons Media Group. When not writing about engines he can be found at Keepmoat Stadium, supporting his beloved Doncaster Rovers. 01507 529529 |

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