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…

What can we expect from KTM in MotoGP?
There I was, sitting in the hotel lobby, waiting for the shuttle to Losail circuit before qualifying and wondering how I was going to survive another day without alcohol in Qatar. Thoughts of KTM’s MotoGP project also meandered though my mind as, moments earlier, I was told that Bradley... Read more
Video: Bridgestone S21 Review
It’s not every day you get to shred rubber like Ron Jeremy under the floodlights of Yas Marina, yet Baron did so aboard a feast of 2016 machinery. Here’s all you need to know about Bridgestone’s all-new S21 rubber in 14 minutes.     Read more
Shimmy and DR Moto
For as long as I can remember, every motorcycle journo and his dog have been queuing/panting at the door of Reynolds Engineering in a hope of blagging a ride on the fabled DR Moto. In fact, anyone with a bumhole has been lusting after the UK’s very own MotoGP... Read more
‘Valentino Rossi – The Game’ Preview
44Teeth was among the first in the world to play ‘Valentino Rossi – The Game’ at the press launch at MotoGP’s season opener in Qatar, although someone else got there before us: Mr Rossi himself. In previous years a selection of GP riders across all classes were involved in... Read more
10 things we’ve learned after Qatar GP
As you may well have clocked from social media activities, we were at Losail circuit in Qatar for MotoGP’s season opener. The principal reason for the jaunt was building investigation work for FIFA the launch of ‘Valentino Rossi – The Game,’ although the main event was obviously some intense... Read more
Halo Unveil World’s First Active Helmet
Halo Active Technologies has launched the CTEC-1: the world’s first ‘active’ helmet that features a raft of juicy gadgets. With a carbon/Kevlar shell that looks suspiciously like a Shoei, its primary USPs are a cooling system with endothermic technology that instantly cools the inside of the helmet after severe... Read more
Gee Atherton: Pedals & Petrol
While Baron was busy ‘editing videos’ and ‘working’, I spent the day (yes, another day) up at Mick Extance’s enduro place with Bridgestone, dicking around on his new fleet of Honda CRFs. More on that very soon but whilst up there in Wales, we got the chance to witness... Read more
Metzeler Racetec RR K3 Review
Tyres: the final say in whether we remain upright or kiss the tarmac, and an ever-subjective topic for every one of us. Rubber technology and R&D has been drastically enhanced recently to cope with the demands of the latest crop of 200bhp howitzers and, such is the grip on... Read more
Video: James Hillier + McDonald’s Q&A
I think you’ll join us in a mutual loathing of racers’ media actions. In a world that’s become hideously sanitised, delicately teetering on the fulcrum of appeasing sponsors and keeping it real has meant predictable quotes and TV appearances, and the upper echelons of the sport bring a more... Read more
44T Isle of Man TT updates
Shit. There are only 80-something days until the 2016 Isle of Man TT. I’ve never been so hyped about an event yet so brimmed with understandable trepidation. Anyway, it’s all good: my homework should meet the required grades (studying onboards mixed with a few trips to the island), further... Read more
Video: Onboard at Yas Marina
If you didn’t know, it was Baron who claimed the lucky ticket to Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi (it pains me to even write this) for the launch of Bridgestone’s S21. In authentic tyre testing fashion, and absolutely not because of serious fatigue or poor fitness in tropical... Read more
New Guinness World Record: 2.23 mile burnout
No matter what anyone says, burnouts are cool/peng/nang, especially tyre-blowing rolling burnouts. Given the current dire state of jurisdiction where even taking both hands off the ‘bars will result in severe penal punishment, it’s probably not best to attempt such cunning stunts in view of promiscuous eyes. Victory Stunt... Read more