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Scorpion

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Scorpion were motorcycles produced fron 1963 to 1965, in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.

1963 Trials and scrambles models were introduced with T-frame chassis constructed from sheet-steel box sections welded together. The frame loop had square-section tube bolted in place, so alternative engines were easy to fit although these were usually the Villiers 197cc 9E or 246cc 32A for trials and the 36A or Starmaker for scrambles.

1964 Late in the year a road-racing model was added, this with its own Scorpion designed and made engine hung from a tubular spine frame.

1965 Only the show prototype was seen and the make soon disappeared.


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Sources of Information

  • The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9