Thursday, April 23, 2009

TSS1100GP: Three-cylinder two-stroke superbike from Australia


Fancy a brand-new two-stroke superbike that's lighter and more powerful than a stock ZX-10R? TSS will build one for you, with a 1098cc two-stroke triple...!
Pics: TSS, via Motorcycle Daily

Based in Australia, two-stroke engine specialists TSS are working on a brand-new superbike, which will be fitted with a custom-built two-stroke engine! According to the TSS website, “While the current crop of four-stroke litrebikes can be said to be fast, they are not necessarily thrilling in the same measure. And never will they make quantum overnight leaps in power/weight ratio, or overall bike weight, or in terms of power delivery.”

And hence, the TSS1100GP Kawasaki Triple project, where TSS will use three 366cc cylinders with “extravagant tranny porting and cutting-edge porting characteristics,” to build their own 1,098cc triple. TSS have set a target of 250 rear wheel horsepower at 9,500rpm and close to 200Nm of torque. According to TSS, not only is this easily achieveable, but their 1100 triple will even be as much as 25 kilos lighter than the Kawasaki ZX-10R’s four-stroke inline-four.

TSS say they’ll be building five of these 1,098cc two-stroke triples, which they will use in their own custom-built superbikes. The chassis, suspension and other running gear will be stock Kawasaki ZX-10R units. According to these Aussies, they can also build twins of up to 1,146cc, triples of up to 1,725cc and fours of up to 2,200cc. So if you feel a bit of two-stroke madness coming on, you can get in touch with them via the email addresses mentioned on their website here

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I must be getting old and jaded but I've seen many outrageous promises, many upstarts with big dreams come and go... now I don't pay any attention until it's in the shops.
Build it and sell it - when I can take it for a test ride, I'll get excited.
until then... yeah, whatever.

rocketboy34 said...

A two-stroke triple when the world is moving on to hybrids and battery power? Hmmm... take it from me, TSS ain't going anywhere with this one. Sorry to break your stroker hearts but that's the way it's gonna be...
:-(

Gromit said...

These guys are true believers.

If you think a hybrid´s going to make your neck hairs stand up, come over here - I´ve got a bridge to sell you.

This bike is all about one thing - passion.

Anonymous said...

You underestimate the genius of the Aussies. If anyone can do it they can. They make the best bike racers so why not.

Mack_X1 said...

"Genius of the Aussies"? Let's see now. Of course, all the best bikes are from Australia, not Japan, Italy or Germany.

Then, the best bike racers. Hmmm, Casey Stoner has won one MotoGP world championship, Vale Rossi has won six. So yes I agree the Aussies make the best bike racers.

Next year I guess the TSS1100 is going to provide a proper thrashing to the R1, ZX-10R, GSX-R1000, Fireblade, RSV4, S1000RR, 1198S and so on.

;-D

aaron said...

let's see... the drysdale v8 was pretty cool, but casey stoner obviously can't be all that good - he's winning frequently on a bike that hayden, melandri, capirossi, elias etc couldn't get near the podium on....

hoyt said...

cast aside the above generalizations from both sides of the argument...

there is no denying the Southern Hemisphere's mechanical skill to make motorcycles go fast, regardless of any mass produced sales figures.

Burt Munro
John Britten
Drysdale (as mentioned above)
Irving Vincent

Anonymous said...

If they make it , it'll be a nutz bike to ride....and it'll stink to!

Anonymous said...

The engine they show is a 500cc 2-stroke GP engine developed by Buckley Systems Limited (a NEW ZEALAND company) for their unsuccessful GP campaign.

They actually competed in GP for a couple of seasons before it became the Moto GP 4-stroke class.

Anonymous said...

Hoyt you forgot Jeremy Burgess. World Championships with Freddie Spencer, Wayne Gardner, Mick Doohan, and finally Rossi (both with Honda and at the time a mediocre Yamaha) is not a bad resume.

Adam - Aussie 2 Strokes said...

HAHAHA I'm involved & it is happening.. parts already available & yes, I'm an Aussie, we don't just talk. Get in contact direct & find out for yourselves.

yamaha hpdi ... said...

direct injection 2 stroke engines people.common rail systems are getring old and none big manufacturer tried a decent di 2s multicylinder...why? ask honda geniuses and the valve interval costs .google the 2s di egines you will be surprised .i hope aprilia will sell the rs250 di in the near future.ktm also...it a business plan and economical reasons keep the planet blind,long live the 2s(di :) )

Anonymous said...

great news as a former rd350lc and rz 500 rider its great to have 2 strokes back. The only thing missing from my old bikes was power!!with direct injection2 strokes can meet any polution standard. I will even go out on a limb here and say moto g p should go back to the cheaper 2 stroke engine and no electronics aids

rafe03 said...

Go have a look at the latest Snomobiles & Outboards. While they are mostly 4-strokes, there's some pretty whippy 2-strokes among them. They meet emissions & sound regulations, get at least average fuel consumption rates, & go like snot on a chrome doorknob!
Now, get a light chassis bike (CBR125? RS250?) that's street legal. Find a CR250 & just slip the 2-stroke engine into the bike when no one is looking. Sort it properly & go liter bike poopin around town! Some Castrol R for a signature & LIVE AGAIN!
rafe03

Anonymous said...

They also build the RS500.
So why not this 1100.
And the left picture (look close) is not an 500cc GP engine.
Says clearly TSS 1100 on the engine.
Right one on the other hand is a 500cc

Anonymous said...

Good luck TWO STROKE SHOP you can do it !!! Dont listen to the negative dickheads - Go Australia !!!!!

Bitten said...

TSS is a scam.. the guy never got his 1100 he lost his deposit and Rothwell sold his roller on him.... Do you live under a rock anonymous??? Everybody lost their dough... SCAM, It's all lies. This is not being negative this is a fact...IDIOT.

Darren said...

They did fold on a lot of people and never delivered but I have one of there engines running in my bike and I love it :-)

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