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    Gilera Serafina 850 Concept

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    When we envision what a modern 2-stroke street bike could be, it is very easy to picture something along the lines of the Suter 500 with sharp styling, an amazing looking chassis and very trick components. But when I thought more about all the different styles of two-strokes over the past 50 years, I started…

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    Yamaha YZ490 Twin Concept Mock Up

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    What comes to mind when you think of your dream bike? For me, it would have to be a 2-stroke, hence why I started this blog. It would also have to embrace all the aspects that make us love 2-strokes, such as lightweight handing, exhilarating power and of course, the amazing exhaust note. Although I…

  • The Yamaha T-125 Concept
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    Yamaha T125 Concept Mock Up

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    For decades, two-strokes were a popular option for commuting, leisure and racing, however in recent years the production of road two-strokes other than road-legal enduro models and some very small capacity models has almost come to a close. The two-stroke road situation isn’t getting any easier either, as heightened euro emissions have brought on the…

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    Husqvarna TS500V V-Twin Concept Mock Up

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    In modern day Supermoto Racing, could any form of 2-stroke be considered competitive? Although Supermoto is now dominated by powerful 4-strokes, in the early days, races such as the ‘Guidon D’or’ had grids filled with CR500s and KX500s. In recent years, you do see the occasional 2-stroke out on the tracks, with some even winning…

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    RGV500 Dream Street Bike Mock Up

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    Does anyone feel that considering how many years the public had the pleasure of viewing 500GP, that the factories never delivered on a full-blooded 500GP replica of the 90s? With this statement, I am my no means talking down or discounting great bikes, such as the Suzuki RG500, Yamaha RZ500 and all the great 250…

  • Yamaha TDR350 Concept
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    Yamaha TDR350 Concept Mock Up

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    Does anyone feel that 2 strokes could have had a bigger impact on the dual-sport/adventure platform? Normally when I think of these areas of the motorcycle market, models such as Suzuki’s V-Strom 650 and KTM’s Adventure Range come to mind. But who says that a humble 2-stroke couldn’t do the same job as some of…

  • The Yamaha TZ7.5 Concept
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    Yamaha TZ7.5 Concept

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    As many of you may know, most of my recent designs have circled around the idea of modern 2-strokes with direct injection. However, for this design, I wanted to sketch up something that was a dream for myself. When I stopped and thought, what is my favourite, most bad-ass 2-stroke dream bike? The bike that…

  • The Honda NSR800V Concept
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    Honda NSR800-V Concept

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    Does anyone miss the days of 500GP or wonder what the bikes would be like if the 2-strokes were still being developed? As most of you may remember in 2002, the introduction of incredibly fast 1000cc 4-strokes into the premiere class made it near impossible for the 2-strokes to remain competitive. Since then, we have…

  • Kawasaki KR300 Concept
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    Kawasaki KR300 Injected Concept

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    Do you think that with Kawasaki’s rich history in 2-stroke GP racing, they could use a modern, GP-inspired street bike in their line up? Legendary 2-stroke twins, such as the RD350LC & the RGV250 hold a very special place in many people’s heart and with a long absence in the market, many of our fans…

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    Yamaha TZR150 Direct Injection Mock Up

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    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…

  • Yamaha YZ390 Factory
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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…

  • KTM 300 Duke Concept
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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…

  • Honda CR300-X Feature Image
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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…

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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.

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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