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0 Silk 700S Silk 700S The Silk 700S was launched in 1975 and featured a new engine based on the two stroke engine from the Scott Flying Squirrel in a specially designed steel tubular frame made by Spondon of Derbyshire, who also made the forks. At a cost of 1355 it was expensive and more than any other production motorcycles of the time. Right from the start the Silk 700S featured state of the art electronic ignition and had a power to weight ratio combined with excellent handling that enabled it to compete with some of the best road bikes of the time. Top speed was an impressive 110mph but it lacked an electric start, however, and kick starting technique took some practice.
1978 1978 silk 700s silk 700s 1978
1979 1979 silk 700s silk 700s 1979 The derby built silk 700s was produced in limited numbers from 1975 until 1979. conceived by former scott apprentice and lifelong enthusiast george silk the machines origins clearly lay in the shipley product. the twin cylinder liquid cooled two-stroke produced approximately 47bhp which combined with the models low weight resulted in brisk performance. the frame was the work of the spondon concern as were the heavyweight forks, endowing it with handling of the highest quality whilst top line ap lockheed brakes ensured that the motorcycle could be retarded effectively

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