1959 Other Other20TA
Year of manufacture1959
Engine number770B 6508
1959 Greeves 197cc 20TA 'Scottish' Trials
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. 59/1147
Engine no. 770B 6508
Greeves' unorthodox trademarks of a cast beam 'downtube' and rubber-in-torsion leading-link fork proved adaptable to almost all forms of motorcycle from humble commuter to clubman's road-racer, but it was the firm's off-road products which really put it on the map. The off-road range was extensively revised for 1958, gaining new frames with increased ground clearance together with a narrower rear subframe and swinging arm. Villiers' 197cc 9E sports engine was used for both the Scottish trials and Hawkstone scrambler, suitably modified to suit the particular application. The name 'Scottish' had been adopted following Jack Simpson's victory in the Scottish Six Days Trial's 200cc category in 1957, the first year Greeves had fielded a factory team in this prestigious event. There are no documents with this Scottish, which is offered for restoration.