The long-running Watsonian Palma range

Mick Payne looks back at the long history of the Watsonian Squire Palma range of sidecars, which were innovative at the time of their introduction and remain available to this day.

The long-running Watsonian Palma range
The editor’s Palma sidecar dates back to 1962, and was in good fettle when this photo was taken just over two years ago.
I mentioned last time that our editor, Pete, had offered his BMW R100RT and Watsonian Palma to Kate and I on long-term test.

The Palma range of sidecars is probably one of the longest-running models ever built, and in its various forms it is still a mainstay of the Watsonian Sidecar Company’s catalogue.

The same steel loop chassis serves all models, from the single-seat Monza and Monaco to the child/adult Palma, and there is now a big wheel option too.

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