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…
Other than a last-minute trek to Spain for a trackday and spanking a grand in the process, there aren’t many ways to enjoy two wheels at this time of year in the UK. Save for minimotos (the less said about that the better), pit biking or other child’s toys... Read more
German purveyors of all things BMW, Wunderlich has released a teaser of things to come after developing an additional front-wheel drive system for the GS. For now, it’s just a concept, but a lovely, juicy 2WD concept nonetheless – dubbed the R 1200 GS LC. Using a 10Kw electrical... Read more
OHVALE sounds like something that Linda Morselli would whisper into the ears of Valentino Rossi during an erotic session between the sheets. Maybe Marc Marquez was shouting such expletives in the gravel traps of Malaysia? However, OHVALE is also an Italian brand of motorcycles currently setting trends, attesting size... Read more
Remember last year’s post-Christmas minimoto endurance race, where Team 44Teeth acted as mobile chicanes amongst a clusterfuck of broken bones and trips to A&E? Well, there’s another instalment planned this Chrimbo and we’re rerunning the fun on the 27th of December – with a twist. The format is the... Read more
Most top-level sportsmen deserve unconditional respect and admiration, although the prerequisite swingers for pure road racing swing my vote of nepotism any day. I honestly can’t understand how these boys even sit down with balls that big and this notion was amplified after watching Peter Hickman’s astonishing onboard footage... Read more
Exhaust aside, is this the perfect balance of power and handling? Grab a cuppa, sit back and join us for some Desmo-based appraisals as we review the Ducati 959 Panigale in 44T chat format. Launched in Valencia, this hyper-middleweight is certainly more than just a jazzed-up 899. Hopefully, we’ve... Read more
Doping. Currently a bit of sore point in other sports. After the continuing clusterfuck in cycling and Russian athletes having to take a temporary seat on the naughty step, even doping in football – the UK’s sweetheart – has been brought into question. But what of motorcycle sport? The... Read more
Is there anything shit in Valentino Rossi’s arsenal? VR46 is arguably the fastest, most charismatic and influential motorcycle racer ever, his girlfriend is incredibly fit, he likes to party in Ibiza, and he’s just as talented on four wheels. I flew straight into Milan after the 959 Panigale launch... Read more
It’s no secret that the likes of Honda and KTM have fresh two-stroke technology primed for release at some point (the Big H published patents earlier this year), and Yamaha recently re-released the YZ125 ‘crosser for 2016. Despite humanity and ignorant suits dictating two-smokers were too smoky, oily and... Read more
Team 44Teeth were mixing business with pleasure yesterday at Motorcycle Live: pleasuring ourselves whilst inspired by the onslaught of sexy 2016 steeds and epic one-offs on display. And business? Trying to figure how to monetise this excellence. Either way, it was a spectacle truly appreciated by the majority. Even... Read more