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    Yamaha TZR150 Direct Injection Mock Up

    Many of you may recall the days when small capacity 2T street bikes were a popular, economical option for daily commuting in the western world. Since production of these models have ended quite some time ago, the numbers have dwindled over the years and now, I find myself getting excited on the rare occasions of…

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    Yamaha YZ390 Injected Mock Up

    Over the past decade, when you look at the starting lines of most professional motocross races, its fairly obvious that you don’t see a lot of two-strokes. Four-strokes have dominated the motocross scene in a way that in the 450cc class, you have to be a very gifted rider to remain competitive on a 250cc…

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    Suzuki RMV250 Concept

    As we all know, Suzuki has a great history of producing fantastic two-stroke motorcycles and one model that sits firmly in many motorcyclist’s memory banks is Suzuki’s RGV250. As the successor of the RG250, the RGV was a 250cc V-Twin that offered great, exciting power in a light-weight chassis. Inspired by the RGV250 & RGV500…

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    Kawasaki KDX250 Injected Concept

    How many of you remember the most recent KDX250? Produced as a road trail model from 1991-1994, the KDX250 is loved by some and despised by others. Some remember it as a great enduro bike, and others think of it as being bulky and underpowered. Anyway, in saying that the KDX200 did continue until 2006…

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    KTM 300 Duke Concept

    Have you ever seen a bike in a street and envisioned modifying it up into something dreamy? During the last winter, I was walking through a street in Barcelona when I came across a KTM 390 Duke. I was immediately impressed with the styling and figured it would be a fun bike to cruise around…

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    The Honda CR300-X Direct-Injected Concept

    As many of you may have seen, there has been a terrific response towards the Yamaha YZ300-E! (Click Here to view YZ300-E article) With any luck, we have progressed one step closer to seeing a Japanese Manufacturer re-enter the 2-stroke enduro market. However, recently it has become known that Honda has patented designs for direct…

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    Yamaha E-GEN5 – 2-Stroke Road Bike Concepts

    Does anyone miss the days of seeing 2-stroke street bikes like NSRs and RGVs rolling off the showroom floor? As we all know, the presence of 2-stroke street bikes in most of the major manufacturer’s lineups has basically diminished, other than road-registerable enduro bikes. The heightened emissions laws and the “environmentally unfriendly 2-stroke” saying has…

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    The Yamaha YZ300-E Concept

    I think its a fairly safe assumption to say that there are those out there that would love a Japanese 300cc two stroke! After looking what 2-strokes are available in the current Enduro Market, anyone can see that the European brands are dominating, and the Japanese brands are well….non-existent! 2004 was the last time that…

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    Passion of the Two-Stroke

    Do you get a tingle when you hear a crisp 250 two-stroke motocross bike carving up a supercross track? Or admiration when you see a Vespa with an aftermarket expansion chamber on full throttle? If this is the case, you quite possibly have a severe case of the 2-stroke bug. Don’t worry, you aren’t the…

My Story

Welcome to the 2 Smokin' Blog!

My name is Morgan Driessens and I am a Graphic Designer from Brisbane, Australia.

Like many of you, I'm a passionate fan of the beautiful 2-stroke engine! I intend to focus these articles on views of the past, present and future of the smokers as well as conducting interviews that examine methodology and development used by privateers throughout history.



Since 2010, I have been providing fresh, design services across a range of different mediums to clientele Australia wide, as well as International design work in countries, such as Spain. If you are interested in my work or if you would like more information, feel free to visit my website at www.clarodesign.com.au