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…
We’re in Italy at the Monza Rally. Why? Milestone – the makers of the Official MotoGP game – have announced a partnership with Valentino Rossi for 2016. Next year’s version will be ‘dressed in yellow,’ featuring all the usual championship gaming but dedicated to the nine-time world champion. With... Read more
According to Ducati, yellow superbikes from Bologna only sold during springtime when daffodils were in bloom. While I do miss the slightly unorthodox yellow Ducatis, I wasn’t fussed about pantone specifics on the approach to Valencia’s super-fast turn one aboard the new 959 Panigale. Or that exhaust. In a... Read more
Following the gossip epidemic during the final round of MotoGP at Valencia, Ducati Corse has finally announced that Casey Stoner will return to the Italian manufacturer as ‘brand ambassador and test rider.’ Despite the current HRC contact expiring at the end of 2015, Ducati has made the announcement on... Read more
After the bedlam of EICMA and the Milan show last week, this week’s action looks set to be a little less hectic. We’re off to Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit for the world press launch of the Ducati 959 Panigale – a track perfect for supermid spankings and assessing its... Read more
This Sunday (22/11/15) is 44Teeth’s 1st birthday, which is pretty special. Special because we’ve survived a whole year of awesomeness rammed with fun and thrills, a shit-load of grafting, and haemorrhaging catastrophic levels of cash. We’ve managed to blag our way onto quite a few Gucci press launches, gained... Read more
It’s the Victory Ignition Kind of a Pikes Peak Edition Erbacher rollin’ that body Got every man in here wishin’ Sorry. Couldn’t resist a cheeky little R Kelly reference there. With the help of drag racing champion and custom bike builder, Urs Erbacher, Victory Motorcycles has revealed this naughty-looking... Read more
Rumour has it that every motorcycle manufacturer will produce a scrambler by 2017. Like ABS, it’ll be compulsory amid sweeping legislation changes throughout the industry and may even assist in world peace, love and harmony. That first paragraph is, of course, dramatised satire. But if someone told us even... Read more
Ducati’s Desmosedici D16RR was the first glimpse of road-legal MotoGP replicas under the four-stoke era. While the super-exclusive Desmo polarised sportsbikes fanatics (some couldn’t quite grasp Ducati’s rightful insistence on downgrading and detuning for obvious longevity and financial motives), you can’t dispute its true Grand Prix DNA and sexy... Read more
The internet broke after last week’s announcement from Aprilia that the Noale factory would release a 230bhp track-only RSV4 for public consumption. Today in Milan, Aprilia released further details of its plans on World Superbike for the masses, plus a lightly revised RF model with new Öhlins shock and... Read more
As the veritable banquet of 2016 releases draws to a close today in Milan, something caught our eye towards the end of the afternoon – and about eleventeen million of you going by its social media frenzy. It’s the quiet ones you have to watch, so they say.... Read more
MV Agusta has lifted the covers from its 2016 range, revealing several tweaks to existing models including a heavily revised Brutale 800. And a Lewis Hamilton-inspired Dragster RR. Given MV’s new connections with Mercedes AMG, and the fact that the world’s most iconic hip-hop superstar has spanked the F1... Read more
Pioneers of orange-based hooliganism, KTM has unveiled a 1290 Super Duke GT for 2016. Given its Grand Touring pre-conceived credentials, is it a Super Duke R for your dad? Erm, looking at the technical details and new-fangled technology, and the fact it’s a KTM, no chance. The GT’s power... Read more