Scott 1922 “ 3 ¾ HP Standard Model ” 532cc water-cooled two-stroke twin frame # 2558 engine # 6034
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 1921 only the 532 cc machine with bore and stroke of 73x 63.5 mm was available but for 1922 also a lighter and more sporty 486 cc ( 70x 63.5) version was made, the Squirrel.
Three speeds became only available in 1923. New for 1922 was a Colonial edition of the 3 ¾ HP model.
This machine had standard 3 in. tyres and ample 8 in. road clearance.
An editor of “The Motor Cycle” remarked about the new 1922 Scott : “The standard model has long been pre-eminent for its road-holding qualities, comfort and silence and has not been appreciably altered since last year, as one would expect from the number of votes it received in our “Best Solo Machine” correspondence.”
This sporty vintage mount has been restored some time ago and is a good runner.