2021 Aprilia Tuono 660
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...
2021 Ducati Monster

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….

2021 BMW S 1000 R

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…

Video: Lexmoto Venom + Michigan
The common preconception of Chinese manufactured bikes is that they’re all made of rotten cheese, fall apart like an undercooked cake and wouldn’t last 25 miles, let alone a lap of the M25. Granted, there are some howlers available on the market that wouldn’t be fit for your worst... Read more
Five minutes with… Darren Gough
I don’t like cricket. I love it. Actually, that’s a lie manufactured for entertainment purposes but I do enjoy some Ashes action. For me, cricket is a sport that thrives on characters and short, sharp TV-molested varieties of the game to maintain interest in fringe viewers.   Darren Gough... Read more
All-Ducati Trackday at Silverstone
As you may have gathered via yesterday’s social media activity, Team 44Teeth were present for Ducati’s annual trackday celebrations at Silverstone. We got to sample a smidgen of the 2015 range, surrounded by Desmo-heads and friendly Ducatisti. Much L-twin infested fun was had by all. There were a handful... Read more
Suzuka 8hr: Photo Spesh + Musings
Short of hiring the services of Mr V Rossi or a drone strike that obliterated the entire grid, Yamaha couldn’t have done much more to secure the 2015 Suzuka 8hr victory. Flying in Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith to partner their in-house, insanely fast test rider (and MotoGP podium... Read more
2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
After months of teaser pics and video snippets, Honda has lifted the dirty covers from its all-new CRF1000L – better known as the 2016 Africa Twin. The design brief needed ‘off-road, touring and everyday agility’ boxes ticking, along with the discernible nod to nostalgia and the iconic XRV750. It... Read more
MOTOBUM, CLUBNEXT or Y’s distraction Dog House?
That is the question. It’s that time of year again when us Westerners trawl though the Suzuka 8hr entry list, pick out our favourite team names and try not to induce a hernia. Team Hooters, TEAM FRONTIER, Honda Blue Helmets and OTOBUM with Ishigaki Island Tuna Racing join the... Read more
Yamaha XSR700 Unveiled
Taking inspiration from its recent custom sports heritage projects, Yamaha has unveiled a tasty-looking middleweight tagged the XSR700. Although there’s no hint in the press info, the ‘casual, retro-styled street bike’ is based on the superb MT-07, with a barrage of cosmetic updates. While finer details are still elusive,... Read more
Yamaha RD250LC Pro-Am Revival
Spawning many relationships and race careers, the iconic RD250LC formed the just-as-iconic Pro-Am series in the 80s. It gave amateurs a chance to prove themselves against the established, earn big bucks, and there’s a revival taking place at this year’s British GP. Racing legends such as Niall Mackenzie, Jeremy... Read more
Riding John McGuinness’s Superstock ‘Blade
There are numerous specs of rain on my visor. It’s still spitting – lightly spitting but headfucky nonetheless. Stone-cold prototype Dunlop NTECs with chunks ripped out still fresh from a four-lap TT race aren’t on warmers, and all I can think of is John McGuinness talking of “retiring the... Read more
BMW Dynamic Brake Light
BMW released details of its 2016 range last week, with a medley of fresh colour schemes and a special-edition R nineT among the highlights. But the main focus was firm’s latest safety contraption: Dynamic Brake Light… There have been numerous innovative, braking-related safety ideas nearing production but typically, safety-conscious... Read more
Tested: Blip-Box Throttle Blipper for Ducati 1199 Panigale
We love a gizmo; anything to make you faster, if not to at least ensure you look faster. You know, fancy buttons on the handlebars, carbon fibre, anodised valve caps, and the veritable feast of electronic aids that have emerged in 2015. Along with 6-axis gyro thingamabobs that stop... Read more
Guy Martin’s 1000bhp Triumph
Housewives’ favourite truck mechanic, tea drinker, purveyor of pork scratchings and occasional TT racer, Guy Martin, will attempt to break the motorcycle land speed record at Bonneville salt flats in August. With the help of Triumph, Guy – who has recently ditched the trademark lamb chops – needs to... Read more