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
2015: The Year of the Sportsbike
I feel compelled to write this. Compelled by a burning passion for sportsbikes, compelled by misguided, sometimes deluded people who have jumped on the meaty bandwagon of propaganda. And, having spent my whole life as a sportsbike fanatic, I’m trying hard not to be an opinionated twat but it’s... Read more
GANNET Tracker
  On the eve of Ducati’s Scrambler world press launch in the US, we’ve just received this from design kings, GANNET. Ulfert Janssen, the man behind GANNET, continually punts out some stunning design concepts and this ‘Coppertail’ is no different. If only they made production… The Scrambler and its customisation... Read more
KTM Winter Rebuild
In the summer of 2014 I was fortunate enough to be selected for a ‘Win The Beast’ competition by KTM. Four riders from four countries were given a KTM 1290 Super Duke R to rag around on for the summer. Nice. So after jumping though various task hoops and shamelessly... Read more
Hire Car Heroes: James Whitham
Any top-level racer from back in’t day will have an extensive reel of hire car stories, and James Whitham is no different. After incriminating himself on numerous occasions, Whit settled on an expensive night at Donington Park involving his own car – or rather Honda’s car – and a few... Read more