Five main types of motorcycle frame
Before the internet came along and I couldn’t get my daily fix of bikes and breasts online, you’d quite often find me with my head in a magazine. If I wasn’t pulling out the centrefolds for masturbatory purposes, I was ogling over the latest and greatest superbikes; dreaming of... Read more
How dangerous is YOUR town? Top 10 regions ranked
Bognor Regis in Bloom, Hull City of Culture, best city for this, best city for that. These days, you can’t move for intercity league tables and town tenders to hold next years annual Crufts meeting. And I’m sick of it. Nothing could be more boring, could it? That’s why... Read more
The perfect superbike for £25,000
Not long ago, on an Island in the middle of the Irish sea, the 44T wrecking crew embarked upon a quest to find the very best production sportsbike over the mountain section of the Isle of Man TT course. And we found it. You’ll find no spoilers here, but... Read more
One platform ten models
Are you unhappy about the fact that the new Yamaha R7 and Kawasaki Z650RS are both twins? You’re not alone. The argument is that the ‘original’ R7 and Z650 were four-cylinder machines, so their modern namesakes ought to be, too. I understand the argument, and to some extent I... Read more
Slow crashes | why do they always hurt?
When you’ve crashed as many times as me, you get to learn a few things. And contrary to popular misconception, it doesn’t always hurt. In fact nine times out of ten, you can pick yourself up, dust yourself down, and live to ride another day; even when you have... Read more
Motocross dads and pushy parents
At the weekend, I went out for a ride on my motocross bike. I wasn’t racing, I was just at the practice track with a few friends. Whilst I enjoyed my day for the most part, I found myself getting more and more irritated by the bloke parked three... Read more
One bike for the rest of your life…
I was caught off guard the other day when someone asked me, “if you could only have one bike for the rest of your life, what would it be?” That is of course one of the hardest questions known to man, up there with centuries old conundra like “What... Read more
Motorcycle Racing | A ruthless industry
We all know that racing motorcycles at a high level isn’t as easy as the top lads make it look. But for most, riding the bike is the easy bit. Because there’s a lot more stress involved in forging a career as a professional motorcycle racer than you might... Read more
How to give motorcyclists a bad name
Some people can’t help turn their snobby little noses up at motorcyclists. It’s usually people that don’t have a life of their own and can’t bear to see anyone else having one. I’m not too worried about those people, and neither should you be, because nobody really cares what... Read more
Showing off and paying the price
How many times have you been mid-stunt and thought to yourself “this is going to end badly”? I asked that question to a group of friends the other day, and they all gave me the same answer. They said “never,” and looked at me with a puzzled expression. So... Read more
Golden Oldies of Bike Racing | Why there’re still fast
Rossi, McGuiness, Rutter, Walker, Bayliss, Corsa, Anstey. What have they got in common? All of them were (and some still are) racing with people half their age, and (often) absolutely smoking them. Most professional athletes, whatever their sport, have 10 years max at the top of their game. Few... Read more
Industry Insider: floggers, new bikes and BSB…
44Teeth.com’s new guest columnist Dave Davidson, Industry Insider talks about vloggers, non-existent Yamaha’s, and ex-WSBK Champs. Vlogg off What’s the difference between a desperate vlogger and a professional journalist? If you don’t know the answer to that, than I’m afraid to say, you’re part of the problem. I’m happy... Read more