Scott 1928 Flying Squirrel 500 cc 2 cyl ts



 Scott   1928  Flying Squirrel  498 cc water-cooled two-stroke twin  frame #  1866 M    engine #  LFZ 4006

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. 
A new feature for 1928 was the exhaust system with cast aluminium manifold from which a single pipe led to the silencer on the left of the machine.
This unorthodox vintage machine has been restored to a high standard.