Scott 1929 Flying Squirrel TT Replica 596 cc water-cooled two-stroke twin frame # 2614 engine # RY 2386
Alfred Scott, a gifted Yorkshire engineering genius, started experimenting with twin cylinder two-stroke power around the year 1900, when he mounted his little air-cooled twin in front of the steering head of his Premier bicycle.
He kept on refining his design and by 1910 the open-framed machine, so much different from standard motorcycle practice, was attracting more and more attention.
In 1912 Frank Applebee led the Senior TT race from start to finish on his Scott, averaging almost 50 mph over the bad roads in the island. It was the first TT win by a two-stroke.
This feat was repeated the next year when Tim Wood won on a Scott.
In the early twenties the type name “ Squirrel” appeared for a new sports model which gained great popularity for its speed and lightness.
For the 1926 season the Flying Squirrel was introduced; its specifications included full mechanical oiling by means of a Best and Lloyd pump, enlarged exhaust ports with polished passages and an improved water-cooled cylinder head that gave better plug cooling.
The Flying Squirrels were available in 498cc and 596 cc capacities.
In the 1928 Senior TT race a Scott finished third and when the 1929 models were announced the ultimate speedman’s machine in the range was this TT replica. Some of its special features are: a longer stroke engine, racing type carburettor, constant mesh gearbox, extra strong front forks, special filler caps, extra large brakes with water deflectors and light racing type mudguards.
“Road holding and cornering capabilities are a revelation” promises the 1929 catalogue!
This fast, unorthodox vintage machine is well restored and has a dating certificate.