Is it time we embraced the electronic age?
There are plenty of people that don’t fancy the idea of electronic this, that and the other on their bikes. I understand. I was once one of them. In fact in some respects I still am. There are certain things that I’m still not convinced by. Antilocking brake systems,... Read more
Modern classics, what’s the big deal?
Can you remember Steve McQueen and his mate bombing around Germany, evading the Nazis on retro-as-you-like motorbikes? Do you remember old BSAs and AJSs with a nostalgic smile? I don’t. I’m too young. And I can remember many a conversation with my dad, and my old grandad, about the... Read more
Reasons to keep your bike in the living room
Are you married? Do you have a significant other? Or do you live by your lonesome? You may think that to keep your bike in the living room you’d need to be the consummate bachelor. But I’m here to tell you that you don’t. All of us at 44Teeth... Read more
Bad drivers; is it time to retake your test?
Every day bad drivers cause accidents on the road. Most of the time nobody gets hurt, there’s an insurance claim or two to fix a bent bumper and everyone lives happily ever after. Sometimes it’s a lot worse. Sometimes cars, bikes, and worse, lives are destroyed. So road traffic... Read more
I love summer
I love summer. And it’s not just because the ladies tend to dress more scantily. Although, I’ll admit, that is a bonus. No, I love summer because there is so much more stuff you can do. Don’t get me wrong, I’m the first to drag the off-road bikes out... Read more
Has the Isle of Man TT died of COVID-19?
2021 will be the second year in a row motorcycles have failed to race round the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course. And we all miss it. For many people, myself included, the Isle of Man TT was the highlight of the year. Now, I can barely remember what... Read more
Why I love two-stroke motorbikes
I grew up riding two-stroke motorbikes. From little baby motocross bikes, to 125cc road race bikes. And I loved them. But back then, they were all I knew. I didn’t know you could add another engine revolution to the old ‘suck, squeeze, bang, blow’ sequence. In actual fact, where... Read more
Are motorbikes still cool?
When Barry Sheene was winning GPs and pulling Penthouse models, there was no question about it, motorbikes were cool. In fact they were cool way before that. They were cool even before Steve McQueen was getting chased round by the Nazis on an old Triumph Trophy. But are motorbikes... Read more
Don’t grow old gracefully; ride bikes instead
Every morning when I tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen, my worn out body reminds me that I’m not getting any younger. And whilst I don’t consider myself to be an old man just yet, I feel as though I’m hurtling relentlessly towards it. And I... Read more
Give adventure bikes a chance
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been mad about sportsbikes. In fact, growing up I was one of those people that thought anyone riding anything else could ‘do one’. It’s a foolish and entirely immature attitude to have, I now realise. Now I’m a bit older and... Read more
How to crack down on road rage
There’s nothing more dangerous than an angry road user. Whether behind the wheel of a Mini Metro or a 580 Topline, once road rage sets in any vehicle has the potential to become deadly a weapon. And as motorcyclists, we’re particularly vulnerable, so it’s best to avoid lighting the... Read more
Factory Fitted Vs Aftermarket Parts
A few weeks ago, I was having a discussion with a couple of mates, and it was a discussion that almost turned into an argument. The subject of our conversation was whether or not factory fitted ‘optional extras’ are worth the extra money, compared to aftermarket parts. It’s always... Read more