New Vespa GTS sidecar

Posted November 28th, 2015 in News Leave a comment

Watsonian have just developed a sidecar for the Vespa GTS. The Zanzara is a version of the lightweight Meteor sidecar, designed to be fitted to the GTS 250/300. Zanzara is the Italian word for mosquito, a reference to the sidecar body, which was originally based on the shape of reserve fuel tanks from the famous RAF Mosquito aircraft. It also seemed an appropriate name for a sidecar designed to be fitted to a ‘wasp’ (vespa means wasp in Italian).

Midland Scooter Centre supplied the scooter and Watsonian had to develop a special chassis and sub-frame to attach the sidecar to the scooter’s pressed steel frame, and fitted it with a 12” Vespa front wheel for balance. The mudguard is the deeply valenced classic shape, which first appeared in 1955, and the fold-down aero screen completes the period appearance. The seat tilts forward to provide access to storage space behind. It weighs approximately 65 kg.
023104fe-cc62-4c0f-9fbf-cf15c5736f3bWatsonian have been making sidecars in the Heart of England since 1912; the Zanzara has a glass fibre body shell, which is available in a wide range of gel-coat colours. A painting service is available for customers who want to colour-match the sidecar to their machine. All sidecar chassis are welded tubular steel that is powder-coated and hydraulic suspension is fitted as standard. Prices vary according to specification.

See the new model at Motorcycle Live, 28th November – 6th December 2015 at the NEC Birmingham. Stand 2E10 in Hall 2. For more information call 01386 700907 or visit

Written by 2Commute (Ian Grainger), © 2022 all rights reserved.
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