Quick Ride: 1927 Scott Flying Squirrel

Reader Contribution by Richard Backus
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Mark Scott’s 1927 Scott Flying Squirrel: Smooth running and very easy to ride, it’s hard to believe this 498cc 2-stroke water-cooled twin was built 82 years ago. 

Ever wonder what it’s like to ride a truly vintage motorcycle? How about an 82-year-old water-cooled 2-stroke twin? It’s amazing enough to discover anyone even built such a bike back in the 1920s; more amazing is riding one and discovering that except for the expected deficiencies in braking, it’s a remarkably user-friendly machine.

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