Brembo Z04 Review
Power is nothing without control, so says the old Pirelli slogan. Power is also immaterial if you can’t stop the bastard. Braking is an overlooked aspect when it comes to modifying and upgrading, with many choosing to spend big bucks on hunting horsepower, snazzy suspension or, even worse, anodised... Read more
Kawasaki H2R to race the TT?
That is the question. Without surprise, Kawasaki’s H2R has been launched amidst a whirlwind of fascination across the globe – and rightly so. The 326bhp-supercharged Ninja has blazed new standards for hyperbikes – or whatever they call them nowadays – and is, apparently, capable of over 225mph in the... Read more
Baron’s Blog: Motorcycle Faffery
The sun is coming, the excitement is building – LOL WTF OMG this is really happening. Summer is knocking at the back door and the dreams of touring Europe, days out with your homosapien lovers, fantastical and outrageous ideas that this is the year to buy a special bike... Read more
Öhlins FGRT Fork: The Fitting…
My passion for working on bikes stems from being forced (in a good way) to rebuild two-stroke motocross engines as a teenager, locked in a garage by my father with only battery acid to drink. You either love it or hate it, and patience is a vital prerequisite –... Read more
Some Es are Good…
Is electric power really the future? EU suits and tree-hugging activists across the globe have been trying to ensure the transition happens a lot sooner, with manufacturers also attempting to look like they’re making the effort to save the planet in prototype form or token showcase models. Having sampled... Read more
Baron’s blog: My GSX-R1000 K7
Some things in life come easily to you, and some things come hard. I have a philosophy about this when thinking back over the years to the various vehicles I’ve owned or used – or that have been part of my life. Every one that I’ve struggled to acquire... Read more
Wheelie World Wecord
Have you ever woken up one morning and thought, fuck it; I’m going to pull a massive 130mph wheelie on a frozen lake? No? Neither have I. 24-year-old Robert Gull from Sweden, riding a BMW S 1000 RR, has just set a new Guinness World Record by becoming the... Read more
Reviewed: Shark Race-R Pro Carbon
Helmet manufacturers rightly spend big bucks on crash testing and passing stringent (some meaningless) assessments in order to sit on shelves, and heads. I’ve been undertaking a fair amount myself in recent seasons. When people ‘review’ helmets, it’s more than often wind noise and comfort considered, sometimes skewed by... Read more
Wet Weather Skids: Metzeler M7RR
It was supposed to be so beautiful. Almeria for the day, a fleet of 2015 BMW S 1000 RRs, fitted with sticky race rubber in the form of Metzeler’s all-new Racetec RR at the world press launch. The Racetec has been the default trackday/racer choice for many across the... Read more
Cunning Stunter: Jeremy Vonk’s 899 Panigale
Ducati’s fickle 899 Panigale isn’t a seemingly obvious choice for a stunt rider, although it is for Dutchman Jeremy Vonk. We were alerted to this Desmo splendour by our buddies at Moto Rapido, who had the extra special 899 in for some ECU rejiggering.   Steve ‘Wilf’ Moore – big... Read more
44Teeth’s 2015 Predictions
The other day, someone asked us what will happen to motorcycling this year, so we gazed into the 44Teeth crystal meth ball to reveal the (possible) highlights* of 2015… January – As most of January is done now, we’ll go straight to February as there’s less to get wrong, therefore slashing... Read more
Trackday Insurance
In between delivering engaging content and sleeping, we’ve been busy trying to insure our arses, and the machinery, in order to continue with this content deliverance. It ain’t easy, this insurance malarky, but we’ve stumbled across a company offering trackday cover for the masses. After dealing with specialist underwriters,... Read more