Tal-Ko Racing has unveiled a new 80cc hi-tech kart engine aimed specifically at the Cadet to Junior karting age range.
The engine is water cooled with reed valve technology induction. It utilises a simple TAG touch-and-go starter system where the starter operation is separate from the PVL ignition system. It has a centrifugal clutch and a choice of make and size of carburettor dependant on market place and BHP requirements. 
The engine was first designed, developed and manufactured by the WTP consortium in Italy as a new international engine. But it was never introduced formally with homologations into any country, although the engine has been sold into various countries world-wide.
When the WTP consortium collapsed the engine was left literally sitting on the shelf. Now Tal-Ko’s Alan Turney has bought the global rights to this 80cc engine and taken delivery of all the components and tooling required to manufacture and build the engines and supply spares.
The engine will retain the WTP logo and will be referred to as the TKM WTP80 and sold as a TKM product world-wide.
Explains Tal-Ko boss Alan Turney: “This is a well designed compact engine with all of the latest technology to make it a perfect choice for that interim sector between Cadet and high power Junior units.
“We see great potential for the engine right around the world and for us this was a perfect opportunity rather than designing a new engine from scratch. We will be going ahead with giving the engine TKM branding and manufacturing the engines in quantity.”
Ironically the introduction of the engine into UK racing looks likely to be delayed because of the MSA’s decision to stop the creation of any new classes. However the engine will be sold here for hobby use and into the growing number of circuits offering non MSA racing.

Adds Alan: “We will be talking with dealers & organisers in many countries to enable the introduction of this engine and we anticipate strong interest. While initially MSA racing looks unlikely in this country, we have little doubt that the unit will be popular in the non MSA events. It is an exciting new development for us and moves us into a new age range market sector with great potential.”

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