Scott 1926 Super Squirrel three speed 598cc 2cyl TS 3312



Scott 1926 Super Squirrel three speed 598 cc water-cooled two-stroke twin frame # 553 engine # Y9477

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 Super Squirrel has bore x stroke dimensions of 74.6 x 68.25 mm and is fitted with BTH magneto, AMAL carburettor and two manually operated oil pumps. The three-speed Super Squirrel was known as the “wobbly walking stick” because of the long hand change gear lever (thank you Peter)! A well-restored machine and a good runner, she comes with aluminium engine protection sheet and Lucas bulb horn.