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…

Equal opportunities in bike racing.
Over the past few decades, the strive for equality and equal opportunities has manifested itself in all walks of life. Professionally, socially and economically there’re now more opportunities for all types of people, from every type of background. But as great as that is, there are still people campaigning... Read more
What’s the worst bike I’ve ever had?
At the weekend I was talking to a friend about motorbikes (which is quite often what I spend most weekends doing) and we were discussing rubbish ones. He asked me what the worst bike I’ve ever had was, and I struggled to answer him. I really had to think... Read more
Does riding motorbikes get you laid?
When I was a randy little teenager, I was convinced that if I grew up and bought myself a fancy motorbike, I’d be beating beautiful women off with a stick. Because nothing says ‘sex god’ like having the latest and greatest superbike parked in your garage, does it? That... Read more
Why antisocial behaviour is our friend in 2022.
Since 1998 the authorities have been handing out ASBOs (Antisocial Behaviour Orders) to scallies and scumbags across the UK. I think they call them ‘Civil Injunctions’ now but essentially it’s the same thing; a punishment for ill behaviour. And whilst I’m sure no member of the vast 44Teeth community... Read more
Ducati launches ‘Unica’ customisation program 
Anyone fancy some camouflage on their Panigale? Perhaps some tricolore Brembos? Or would sir prefer some subtle pinstriping on one’s seat?  Well, Ducati has just launched ‘Ducati Unica’ – unica translates to unique, FYI – which offers customers the chance to jazz-up existing models to their required taste. The... Read more
The sun’s finally out, but I’m not.
Today, the sun’s finally out, the skies blue, and it’s a barmy 11°c outside. It’s the perfect day to go for a quick lunchtime spin on the bike. And that was exactly what I intended to do. But it wasn’t to be, and I feel like crying. It would... Read more
Why (some) people hate motorcyclists.
Have you ever wondered why we motorcyclists seemed to be sneered upon, by all the other motorists on the road? Despite paying our fair share of road tax, we’re hated almost as much as cyclists, and I’ve often wondered why. So I’ve had a really good think about it,... Read more
Why I almost binned all my trophies.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not some sort of legendary motorcycle racer that’s won races and championships all over the world. I’m a fairly average one, to be honest. But I’ve been doing it a long time, and I’ve had a little bit of moderate success here and there.... Read more
The Next Generation of Supersport is here.
The entire motorcycling landscape has gone through a massive shift over the last decade or two. Arguably, one of the biggest victims of this change has been 600cc sportsbikes; or traditional ‘Supersport’ machines. Whether that’s come from a desire to ride bigger, faster sportsbikes, a shift away from sportsbikes... Read more
Motorcycles and the new Hierarchy of Road Users
There’s a change coming to the Highway Code that’s going to affect every road user, from pedestrians to truckers. And the new rules will apply from the end of this month (January 2022). The Hierarchy of Road users philosophy is one that’s been put to good use in some... Read more
BSB Champ breaks leg testing in Cartagena
Every off-season, there’s a list as long as your arm of racers that put themselves in hospital after overenthusiastically training. And the latest rider to enter the winter 21-22 crash-athon is none other than reigning BSB Champ, Tarran Mackenzie. 44Teeth have been informed that champignoni was at Cartagena on... Read more
PhD researcher discovers car drivers and motorcyclists are different.
A research team led by Bournemouth University have just discovered that motorcyclist and car drivers may see things differently, even when on the same stretch of road! The shocking revelation, which has no-doubt rocked the scientific community, may help PHD researcher Shel Silva come up with a masterplan to... Read more