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…
44T regulars will know that we blagged an exclusive pair of BMW R nineT Scramblers ahead of the nationwide dealer launch earlier in October. Rather than another tiresome review, we decided to capture a day’s worth of japes in the capital, eat burgers, wear piss-pots and take you guys... Read more
After years of torture, countless trips to surgery and nearly losing his leg, there’s no doubt that Ian Hutchinson deserves his miracle man status. The sheer grit and determination mixed with unwavering positivity and innate ability to spank a motorcycle are all traits clearly evident in Hutchy, but what... Read more
It’s no secret that this job is indeed the best job in the world. It’s also far from easy, although launches like last week’s Bridgestone gig in Florida tend to soothe the agony somewhat: Orlando sunshine, swamp boats and wakeboarding, followed by riding some big, fat American bastards. And... Read more
Along with the likes of Stonehenge and Butlins, Brands Hatch GP is one of the UK’s most cherished facets. Unlike the dizzy monotony of circulating the Indy’s kidney-shaped layout every few seconds, the GP circuit – also bereft of archetypal British nadgery sections, chicanes and hairpins – is deeply... Read more
Fresh from signing Leon Camier for another season of WorldSBK in 2017, MV Agusta has just taken the wraps off next year’s super-sexual F4RC and, at the same time, alleviated fears of its future somewhat. It’s no secret that the Varese factory has been struggling financially after seemingly splitting... Read more
Kings of the modern retro scene, Triumph has just unveiled this trendy Bobber – based on the firm’s Bonneville T120 – at a swanky shindig in London. From what we understand, every man and his dog was invited to the press launch in a bid to boost publicity: celebs,... Read more
In case you’re lucky enough not to be embroiled in the spiralling doom of social media, the fact that we’ve spent the past week at Estoril may have slipped. Teaming up with Farside (the trackday logistics company, not a typo for the iconic hip-hop group) and Bahnstormer BMW, 44T... Read more
After quite possibly the teasiest of all teasers, one of the most anticipated sportsbikes of all time has finally been unveiled. Yamaha has just released pics and a soupcon of detail on the 2017 YZF-R6 following a public shindig at the AIMExpo show in Florida, with traction control, a... Read more
Ahead of the official launch weekend across the UK dealer network, 44Teeth blagged an exclusive pair of BMW RnineT Scramblers and commenced urban prowling around London, culminating at the city’s spiritual home of such a steed – the effervescent Bike Shed in Shoreditch. This is the video preview. Yep,... Read more
Assen: the Cathedral of Speed. Bloody amazing circuit and, ironically, the best track on the ‘British’ Superbike calendar in terms of pure thrills and ballistic-fast corners, in my opinion. The penultimate round of the Ducati Cup proved to be an eventful one for us, which included the first crash... Read more
Honda is back. And back with two banging versions of an all-new Fireblade SP to celebrate this iconic steed’s 25th anniversary: a more basic ‘stock’ version (SP) and the SP2, which is, essentially, a homologation racing special complete with Marchesini rims, a revised cylinder head and a racing kit... Read more
Suzuki has finally unveiled a completed version of the all-new 2017 GSX-R1000 months after teasing the world with a ‘concept’ that seemed a bit hurried. And, like Honda, Suzuki will be offering two models next season: the GSX-R1000 and the GSX-R1000R. Both will come free with what looks like... Read more