History of Silk Motorcycles
The story of the Silk marque begins in the late 1960s when George Silk, a lifelong Scott motorcycle enthusiast, built a racer with a tuned Scott engine. He achieved some success with this and following some chance remarks at a meet in 1969, decided to produce a road going version. The first prototype was completed in time to be displayed at the Racing and Sporting Motorcycle Show in London in 1971 and generated much interest.
Many orders were taken for similar machines, in fact there were more orders for bikes than would ever be built. There followed 21 more Silk-Scott Special motorcycles between 1971 & 1975, each of which was unique. Because of the hand built nature of this new motorcycle, new owners could specify the exact specification of their machine and so each is an amalgam of different instruments, brakes, wheel rims etc. One was even fitted with a strengthened frame for sidecar use !