Do you engage in a trade that requires the lugging of tools and materials around? Are you involved in a delivery business that requires more than a top box and bungeed packages on a solo, but doesn't require van capacity? If your answer to either of those was yes, Watsonian Squire, the long-established sidecar builders, might have just the tool for you.
The company has developed and introduced the 'Mule', a 300-litre capacity haulage sidecar - that's a lot of pizzas or Just Eat deliveries.
It's a big beast measuring 1,370mm x 480mm x 480mm. Made from galvanised steel and powder coated, it has a 10” sidecar wheel with a spare on the back and is secured with a dual locking mechanism. There's enough cable to hook up the lights and indicators to an existing 12-volt wiring loom. No weight is given in the current spec.
A useful practical tool for trades people for sure, and they also suggest a use for fishing and camping. But it's not the most aesthetically pleasing piece of kit. They are built to order for £2995. The factory will fit one to your existing bike if required...no price quoted for this service.
It's a real throwback to the time when sidecars were in common use for all kinds of work-related tasks, including window cleaners who strapped on their ladders. Will enough people be attracted to this? I can see it as a good 'gimmick' that would attract attention for a trade or service in cities such as London, Brighton, Bristol etc.
05/04/17 - Good for disposing of bodies, just saying like !
05/04/17 - Old school. Only still need a licence for a engine powered Steed/Workhorse/transport
05/04/17 - Rob You selling beer and ice cream from a pink and white one next years TT. or with luminous chevrons and carrying a token bale of straw on the course if required... blue light on the helmet I think?
05/04/17 - George Formby rides again
05/04/17 - Yes remindsvme of local ice cream man, as a kid.
05/04/17 - Just the job for a bit of mobile blacksmithing. Should I hook the anvil on the front or the back?
05/04/17 - Good bike for poodling about If your not in a rush
05/04/17 - I *might* get all that I lug arround for a weekend in one of those
05/04/17 - could be a good machine for the yard?
06/04/17 - Not on your life lol
06/04/17 - Have you tried this? It will be interesting to see you getting your shoulder into the gravel riding this sidecar, have a word with your mates at WS
06/04/17 - saves carrying stock on the back of your bike
06/04/17 - you'd get quite a big layout in that box
06/04/17 - Yes please
06/04/17 - No not me.
06/04/17 - Ideal for Bert n hare,as it's a mobile coffin
07/04/17 - Next white van in London?
07/04/17 - looks handy for camping trips also
08/04/17 - If the back panel dropped down to make a ramp, i could get my mower in....?
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