All-Ducati Trackday at Silverstone
As you may have gathered via yesterday’s social media activity, Team 44Teeth were present for Ducati’s annual trackday celebrations at Silverstone. We got to sample a smidgen of the 2015 range, surrounded by Desmo-heads and friendly Ducatisti. Much L-twin infested fun was had by all. There were a handful... Read more
Suzuka 8hr: Photo Spesh + Musings
Short of hiring the services of Mr V Rossi or a drone strike that obliterated the entire grid, Yamaha couldn’t have done much more to secure the 2015 Suzuka 8hr victory. Flying in Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith to partner their in-house, insanely fast test rider (and MotoGP podium... Read more
MOTOBUM, CLUBNEXT or Y’s distraction Dog House?
That is the question. It’s that time of year again when us Westerners trawl though the Suzuka 8hr entry list, pick out our favourite team names and try not to induce a hernia. Team Hooters, TEAM FRONTIER, Honda Blue Helmets and OTOBUM with Ishigaki Island Tuna Racing join the... Read more
BMW Dynamic Brake Light
BMW released details of its 2016 range last week, with a medley of fresh colour schemes and a special-edition R nineT among the highlights. But the main focus was firm’s latest safety contraption: Dynamic Brake Light… There have been numerous innovative, braking-related safety ideas nearing production but typically, safety-conscious... Read more
Guy Martin’s 1000bhp Triumph
Housewives’ favourite truck mechanic, tea drinker, purveyor of pork scratchings and occasional TT racer, Guy Martin, will attempt to break the motorcycle land speed record at Bonneville salt flats in August. With the help of Triumph, Guy – who has recently ditched the trademark lamb chops – needs to... Read more
44T Jackanory: When ambition outweighs talent…
The British Superbike circus rolled into Scotland this weekend. I should have been racing in the Ducati TriOptions Cup but was shafted so far up the botty by a ‘sponsor’, that all you could see was this guy’s toenails dangling between my cheeks. Instead, I endured Knockhill’s action on... Read more
All-new Suzuki GSX-R1000 in 2016?
We think so. After chatting to various sources (some reputable, some more HP sauce-like) and race teams in recent months, it’s pretty much a dead-cert we’ll see an all-new Suzuki GSX-R1000 in 2016 – more than likely at the Tokyo/EICMA shows later this year – and some even claim... Read more
MotoGP 15: Game Preview
We’ve been lording it right up at the Catalan GP in Barcelona over the weekend. There were plenty of olive-tanned, Spanish senoritas joining us to witness some epic on-track action and I got to meet some bloke called Valentino Rossi but, primarily, we were present for the launch of... Read more
Top 5 Tips: How to blag your way into GP Hospitality
Having spent the weekend at the Catalan MotoGP in Barcelona, I picked up on a new craze that’s currently sweeping the globe: randomers strolling into hospitality units without a care in the world, hoping for some free sustenance/beer or a chance to hang with the GP bigwigs. To many,... Read more
James Hillier Breaks Strava
Yesterday, it emerged that the rumour was in fact true: James Hillier does need a wheelbarrow to transport his unfeasibly large testicles around with him. Not only is the Ringwood nipper having a bloody good 2015 Isle of Man TT, he got to spank the 326nhp Kawasaki Ninja H2R... Read more
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
Ducati TriOptions Cup: Rd3 Donington Park
The glitz and glamour of being a support race at World Superbikes? Yeah, something like that. A rumbling horde of 899s rolled into to Donington Park for a Bank Holiday weekend of Ducati TriOptions Cup action, although the action started long before circuit activity. With organisers keen to clamp... Read more