Golden Oldie
Sometimes you meet people in life who deserve a cap doffing, admiration or make you think ‘fuck yeah’. This is 71-year-old Martin Bracey who’s been racing bikes for over 50 years. I bumped into Martin and his intriguing homebrew – a Yamaha TZR125 sprint bike – at our local... Read more
2015 Isle of Man TT Press Launch
In just 72 days, the first riders will be tearing down Glencrutchery Road for the start of the 2015 Isle of Man TT. 44Teeth were present over on Mona’s Isle for this year’s press launch of the world’s most iconic motorsport event and after chatting to all the stars,... Read more
Project 2015: Part Three
Whoa, whoa, whoa: the sudden realisation that there is less than a month until we start racing has suddenly dawned, suddenly. The first round of the 2015 Ducati TriOptions Cup joins the British Superbike circus at Brands Hatch on the 17th-19th April and I’m beginning to applaud the decision... 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
James Hillier: “riding the TT with dodgy brakes is quite scary”
The vast majority of TT racers are all well-liked, approachable characters and lack that rockstar mentality of some of the, erm, rockstars, and James Hillier is one of the most down to earth, straight-talking riders in any paddock. We do love a good natter with him… The Ringwood rider... 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
Photo Spesh: Repsol Honda MotoGP
Can anyone beat Marc Marquez in 2015? Probably not. Only six weeks until the season-opener in Qatar, and we’ll get to see these beauties under the floodlights of Losail. Note the analogue dash on Pedrosa’s bike – Marquez uses a digi, which is probably why he’s faster… Pics: Repsol... Read more
5 Reasons why the UK isn’t sh*t…
Plagued with obesity and cheating benefit scummers, run by James Blunts and fraudsters, and a distinct lack of cornering nirvana, the UK isn’t that bad after all. Here are just five reasons why…   1 – Extendabenda exhausts in Japan Ducati’s Panigale range is a thing of beauty, although... Read more
How to eat a Honda
Bank Holiday weekend, 2013. What better way to spend such a festive time than with loved ones, family and friends, racing round and round in circles polluting the beautiful Welsh countryside, eating a Honda Fireblade and visiting Bangor A&E. They say a picture paints a thousand words, but this one... Read more