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…
When Honda officially announced that they were saying goodbye to Alvaro Bautista, after two years of service, I had a feeling there’d be an announcement from the Aruba.it Racing Ducati Team very soon. And there was. Ducati’s press release, which landed in the 44teeth.com inbox 18 minutes after Honda’s,... Read more
Some people have got all the gear and no idea haven’t they? You might be at a motocross track, a bike café or a trackday… there’s always one. You can usually spot them a mile off. They’ll have a gleaming set of un-scuffed leathers (usually colour-coordinated to their bike)... Read more
If you’ve had any type of involvement with motorsport in the UK in the past 20 years you’ll know of Motorsport Vision (MSV). Not only do they own and operate most of the big race circuits in the country (Cadwell Park, Oulton Park, Donnington Park, Bedford Autodrome, Snetterton and... Read more
When Maverick Viñales signed for Aprilia just after the Assen round of MotoGP this year, he and Yamaha promised us they would continue with their partnership until the end of the season. They’ve now changed their minds. Maverick Viñales and Yamaha have terminated their relationship, with immediate effect. The... Read more
It’s just been announced that Scott Redding will be heading to the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team for 2022. The news comes after an impressive performance at the new circuit of Most where the tattooed Ducati pilot managed three podium finishes, including a win. He’ll be teammate to the Dutch... Read more
If you’ve seen the inaugural 44 Teeth ‘Retro Rides’ video, featuring a Honda SP-2 and an Aprilia RSV Mille R, you might remember Jase and Sue discussing investment motorcycles and disagreeing over whether or not certain bikes reach a point in their life, from which time their value only... Read more
Spa-Francorchamps is one of those iconic motor racing venues, and I’ve wanted to ride a motorcycle there all my life. And last week, not only did I get the chance to ride there, I got the chance to race there! I couldn’t believe my luck. The phone call came... Read more
Have you ever thought of riding from Shitterton to Twatt? We have. It’s roughly 800 miles and you’ll have to ride back again. But have you ever contemplated riding from Shitterton to Twatt on a 49cc moped, and stopping off at some of the UK’s funniest-named places? We haven’t.... Read more
Since the success of the Daytona 675 fifteen years ago, we’ve been begging Triumph for a large capacity sportsbike. And with the massive, performance-focused overhaul the Speed Triple 1200 received for 2021, it seemed as though a sporty, faired version might be on the cards. If the teaser video... Read more
As much as some people hate to admit it, we’re not all god’s gift to motorcycling. Only a fool would call even the top MotoGP stars ‘perfect’ riders. No, we can all improve our riding game and there’s always room for improvement when it comes to bike control, body... Read more