Home Gear box This two-stroke is a custom Cafe Racer that starts out as a KTM 300 EXC TPI

This two-stroke is a custom Cafe Racer that starts out as a KTM 300 EXC TPI


Cafe racers are more popular than ever with so many shops putting their own spin on what were once production models. As such, enthusiasts are usually on the lookout for something exciting to become their next recreational ride. Australian outfit SALT Motorcycles are now promoting their latest range – the Two-Stroke. As with all of their aftermarket builds, it boasts a solid foundation.

Their donor bike of choice here is a favorite of those in the dirt bike scene. In fact, the manufacturer even calls it a “legendary enduro”. The Two-Stroke begins its journey as the KTM 300 EXC TPI. It then underwent a complete disassembly and received a series of modifications to give it a new identity.

Please note that SALT Motorcycles is not used. Instead, they only work with a brand new two-wheeler to ensure top quality and performance from start to finish. As you might already guess, the defining feature of the two-stroke is the powertrain.

It runs on KTM’s liquid-cooled 293.2cc transfer port injection two-stroke engine. It is mated to a six-speed gearbox with Rekluse Radius CX clutch. Salt Motorcycles lists power at 52 horsepower with 34.5 lb-ft of torque.

The shop then outfits it with a bespoke underslung stainless steel exhaust. It comes with a carbon fiber muffler and comes out right next to the tail. The handcrafted aluminum tank and carbon fiber body provide a more relaxed silhouette. We also like its use of bar end mirrors for that touch of style.

SALT Motorcycles offers the Two-Stroke in three colorways: Bumblee (yellow with a black stripe), Original Salty (salty blue with a red stripe), and Ode To Holden (sky blue with an orange stripe). It will set you back around $29,950 and is a limited production run.

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two-stroke engine Two-Stroke Original Salty Two-stroke ode to Holden Bumblebee

Images courtesy of SALT Motorcycles