Scott 1926 Super Squirrel 598cc 2 cyl ts 2602



Scott   1926  Super  Squirrel  two speed    598 cc water-cooled two-stroke twinframe # 2133   engine #  T 7348 RB

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 1925 the Super Squirrel was introduced  as a development from the 1924 T.T. machines and for the 1926 season the Flying Squirrel appeared  as a highly tuned version of the Super Squirrel.

The  Super Squirrels  and Flying Squirrels were available in 498cc and 596 cc capacities.  

This machine is fitted with BTH magneto and AMAC carburettor.

It has been restored some time ago and runs fine.