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Capacity : 500
Model : Flying Squirell TT replica
Production : 1929 -
Category : (R) Racing


500 Flying Squirrel / TT Replica - 1929

A two-stroke legend

Alfred Angas Scott resigned from his company in 1919, and died prematurely at 48 years of age in 1923, but he left such a legacy of original design that the motorcycles bearing his name remained unlike any others right up to the end of production 40 years later. Scott production was never large, but its reputation was founded soundly on racing success, particularly its victories in the 1912-13 Senior Tourist Trophy races.

Replica Racer

A Scott placed third in the 1928 Senior TT, and the works tried to make the most of this performance. The new Scotts of 1929 were lower-priced than their predecessors because of the Depression. Among the new models was the TT Replica, a copy of the 1928 racers, apart from the replacement of the straight-through tailpipe with a muffler and fishtail.

New Long-Stroke Engines

The 498cc engines had a new long-stroke layout, and there was also a 536cc model which cost extra. But compared with the Velocette KSS, Douglas 600 Sport and Norton 500 CSI, the Scott was expensive. Besides their more powerful engines, the sporty Scotts were easily recognized by their Scott telescopic front forks and the little airscoop on the front brake. The famous vertical oval-section "biscuit tin" fuel tank was replaced by a long black-enameled tank. Though there was no rear suspension, the short-wheelbase triangulated frame – made up entirely of straight tubes-gave exemplary roadholding plus outstanding cornering on tight bends.


Engine: 498cc (67x71 mm) water-cooled parallel twin; Pilgrim oil pump; magneto ignition

Power Rating: 24 hp @ 5000 rpm

Valves: two-stroke with deflector-top pistons

Fuel System: carburetor

Transmission: 3-speed hand shift, chain final drive

Suspension: Scott telescopic forks (front); rigid (rear)

Brakes: drum (front & rear)

Wheels: 3.00x21 inch wire (from & rear)

Weight: 309 lb

Maximum Speed: over 70 mph

The TT Replica is filled with Scott's own design of telescopic forks, while cheaper versions of the 3-speed Flying Squirrel bad Webb girder forks.

Le fichier Moto Passion réalisé par François-Marie Dumas réunit près de deux mille photos accompagnées d'un historique très complet des machines présentées.
Il sera progressivement mis à jour ici et toute information complémentaire est la bienvenue sur info@moto-collection.org.

Cette documentation unique, qui constitue sans doute l'encyclopédie la plus exhaustive jamais écrite sur l'histoire de la moto, a été réalisée avec l'assistance de nombreux spécialistes dont principalement Didier Ganneau, Christophe Gaime, Mick Woollett, Jean Goyard, Bernard Salvat, Christian Rey, Yves Campion, Helmut Krackowizer, Michael Dregni, Michel Montange, etc. que je remercie ici.

Disponible sur demande :
- Les fiches originales sur papier
- Les photos et archives signées de mon nom en haute définition ou les documents originaux.
Me contacter sur info@moto-collection.org pour les conditions et droits d'utilisation.