When word got out about the RS 660, we were all pretty gosh darn excited. We rode the RS last year and, despite not being able to firmly place it in a particular motorcycle genre, were pretty impressed with its peachy little engine, the way it handled and its space-age tech. That said, the...
When you’ve sold as many Monsters as Ducati have – more than 350,000 – you know you’re onto a winner. But whilst the Monster 1200 always seemed to be exactly what it said on the tin (a Monster), its smaller sibling, the Monster 900 never seemed quite as monstrous as I’d have liked….
BMW has finally given the S 1000 R a long-overdue update; it’s 5.1kg lighter, it’s got a new chassis and yes, before you ask, it does include the newer spec S 1000 RR based engine… sort of. Ok, it’s not in the same 200bhp+ state of tune and you don’t get shifting cams, but essentially, it’s…
Stuck for a last-minute Christmas present? Looking for that special gift for a loved one, or just fancy the ultimate trackday toy? Short of a winning lottery ticket or time travel capabilities, the present firmly on top of my list to Santa is a MotoGP bike. After three years... Read more
I don’t know about you, but the mere thought of racing around the streets of Macau induces poo. Brushing shoulders with the walls and Armco at eleventeen million mph, racing through the skyscrapers after a mass-start? Replicating these gladiatorial mavericks is a pipe dream. The Macau GP has become an annual... Read more
Four years ago, MV Agusta had just two models on offer – the F4 and Brutale – and even then, they weren’t quite the finished article. As we roll into 2015, the Varese-based factory will be producing 19 and the end product has been treated to sublime refinement. Owner,... Read more
If anyone can better James Whitham’s hire car story, it’ll be Parrish. Not to be confused with the Crystal Palace chairman, the ex-GP racer and consummate joker was a long-time partner in crime with Barry Sheene, and his highlights include being banned from Macau, impersonating a doctor to allow John... Read more
On the eve of Ducati’s Scrambler world press launch in the US, we’ve just received this from design kings, GANNET. Ulfert Janssen, the man behind GANNET, continually punts out some stunning design concepts and this ‘Coppertail’ is no different. If only they made production… The Scrambler and its customisation... Read more
In the summer of 2014 I was fortunate enough to be selected for a ‘Win The Beast’ competition by KTM. Four riders from four countries were given a KTM 1290 Super Duke R to rag around on for the summer. Nice. So after jumping though various task hoops and shamelessly... Read more
Ok, so trials isn’t exactly 44teeth.com fodder, but we couldn’t ignore this epic photography courtesy of Red Bull and Dougie Lampkin, captured by Rutger Pauw. The 12-time world champion is the star of ‘Tundra Trial’ which is released today, and is a film where Lampkin performs lots of cool skids and wheelies around Lapland... Read more
Having spent the past few days getting jumped over/crashing my brains out at the Mick Extance school in deepest, darkest Wales, we hit the pub and got onto the touchy topic of making a living from racing. And it got me thinking… I’ve written about the subject in a... Read more
Hidden amongst the plethora of talent displayed at the NEC last week was this stealth beauty. To celebrate 30 years of Ninja, Kawasaki UK has been working with Jarrod ‘Jack’ Frost and his Holeshot Racing armoury to create a turbocharged ZX-10R. The H2R and its dyno spectacle may have... Read more
Embroiled in social media banter last night, I was outlining a potential new legislation to recognise depression during racing off-season as an official medical disorder. It’s only been six weeks since the last round of BSB, and it’s already painful. But the off-season is a whole lot more... Read more