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…
Thruxton is the UK’s fastest track. With an average lap speed of over 114mph on a superbike, it’s faster than any MotoGP circuit (thanks to Matthew Roberts for that juicy nugget) and requires massive swingers to succeed. Buggered by noise issues means that riding Thruxton is a rarity, which... Read more
Have you ever tried slotting the proverbial square peg into a round hole? Using a ham and cheese baguette to play snooker, or maybe a pane of glass as a tennis racquet? If you answered yes to any of the above, you’d probably love riding a genuinely road legal,... Read more
Better later than never – and filmed primarily at the glamorous resort of JHS Racing – here’s our comprehensive review of Yamaha’s MT-10 in video formateo. Baron blagged his way onto the world press launch for 44T near Almeria in Spain and came back incoherently jizzing over its crossplane... Read more
One too many wheels? Absolutely shite in traffic? Looks like a bastardised American muscle car on ‘roids? Quite possibly, but the Can-Am Spyder is hilarious fun in the right environment and takes drifting to another level – not that we’d know, officer… Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) – the parent... Read more
Nuzzled into the Northamptonshire countryside, Whilton Mill is one of the UK’s tastiest outdoor karting tracks. But it’s not solely chainsaw-powered kiddy wagons that frequent the venue. Oh no. 44Teeth was invited to race the ‘press bike’ at Round 6 of the British Mini Bike Championship: a collective circus... Read more
Some of Spain’s hidden charms include Cordoba, Merida, Nacho Monreal (Peter Crouch’s younger brother) and jamon iberico. There’s also a lesser-known circuit in Castelloli just outside Barcelona, chastened by the Spain’s veritable medley of world-class GP tracks. But it’s bloody awesome. Parcmotor is built into a quarry and the... Read more
Seven years after relinquishing MotoGP’s first ever control tyre contract, Michelin is back in the paddock and supplying all things rubbery to the premier class. It wasn’t exactly a smooth reintroduction into the GP paddock (neither was Bridgestone’s to be fair), with numerous riders chucking it down the road... Read more
Live at World Ducati Week in Misano, Casey Stoner and Claudio Domenicali have just unveiled the 1299 Panigale S Anniversario: a limited-edition Poonigale to celebrate the Bologna factory’s 90th birthday. Only 500 will be available for public consumption and, needless to say, it’s pretty pimped. And not just skin-deep…... Read more
Sports-tourers and more versatile steeds are stealing headlines (and customers) from 200bhp and chasing tenths. A reflection of motorcycling in general? Of society? Or just evolution? Yamaha’s stonking new Tracer 700 is the epitome of this trend. Based on the MT-07, Yamaha has taken an incredible template – that... Read more