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R.W. Scout Motorcycles 1920

R. W. Scout 1920

The R. W. Scout, a two-stroke lightweight on conventional lines.

A Dalm-engined Scout.

ONE of the latest entrants to the lightweight market is a 3 h.p. R.W. Scout motor cycle, which is equipped with a 73x76 mm. (318 c.c.) Dalm two-stroke engine. The characteristics of this unit, it will be remembered, include the provision of double exhaust ports and exhaust pipes, which are said to eliminate "four stroking."

The new pattern Amac carburetter is fitted, and an E.I.C. magneto supplies the current for ignition. Saxon forks, large mudguards, and 25x2½ in. three-ply Beldam tyres form part of its equipment. Direct transmission is provided by a¾ in. Dunlop belt. A two-speed model is also marketed.

The Motor Cycle August 26th, 1920. Page 247

R.W. Scout 1920

One of the few stripped mounts in the Show is the R.W. Scout, which has a two-stroke Dalm engine.

Olympia Show 1920

R. W. Scout. (Stand 56.)

  • 2¾ h.p.; 73x76 mm. (318 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; hand pump lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; E.I.C. chain-driven magneto; single speed gear; belt drive; 26x2½ in. tyres.

R. Weatherell, Southgreen, Billericay, Essex.

The "R. W. Scout" is a quite simple and straightforward little two-stroke having a Dalm engine, unconventional because of the twin exhaust pipes which project from the forward side of the cylinder, and carried downwards to a cast aluminium silencer. The drive is direct by belt. Behind the engine, and chain-driven, is the magneto, and on the right-hand side the carburetter On the same stand is a sporting machine, not in any way "show finished," which, if anything, adds to its businesslike and sporting character. Outwardly, at all events, the design is similar to the standard machine, but footrests instead of footboards are fitted and, of course, the mudguards have been detached and the handle-bars are dropped.

Olympia Show, 1920
The Motor Cycle, December 2nd, 1920. Page 730