BSB Superbike vs Superstock | What’s the difference?
To the naked eye, and from a dozen or so paces away, a Superbike and a Superstock bike might look the same. But they’re not. If you’ve ever wondered what £30k will get you, compared to £100k+ in the BSB paddock, wonder no more as we ask, BSB Superbike... Read more
Hybrid motorcycles | Will it ever happen?
Hybrid cars are all the rage these days, aren’t they? And I can see why. You can achieve over 100mpg without worrying about running out of juice every five minutes. I’ve been lucky enough to have a go in a few, and they’re actually quite good; the best of... Read more
Lies people tell you about their motorbikes
There are a lot of daft motorcyclists out there. So daft, in fact, that a lot of them believe their own nonsense they spout about their bikes. And worse than that, they expect the rest of us to believe it too! Little do they know, most people have got... Read more
Top 5 most iconic sportsbikes ever
After a recent survey conducted by 44teeth.com, the top five most iconic sportsbikes have been revealed. The bikes in the short-list have all been voted for by you, the 44teeth.com community. There are some real golden oldies that didn’t quite make the cut, like the ZXR750, the GSX-R750 and... Read more
Valentino Rossi – 9 things you didn’t know
Valentino Rossi. The Doctor, The Goat, Rossi, Vale; call him what you want but as far as his parents are concerned, he’s only got one name. Valentino. But what’s in a name? Well you may be surprised what you can learn about him, by simply picking apart the letters... Read more
Superstock bikes; more ‘super’ than ‘stock’
We all know that the superbikes on the World (and British) Superbike grids are a far-cry from their showroom-spec brethren. They’ve got tuned engines, beefed up chassis, prototype suspension and carbon fibre everything. And that’s just scratching the surface. But whilst it’s true that superstock bikes aren’t nearly as... Read more
Motocross; the hardest sport in the world
When I was a nipper, motocross was my thing. Most weekends I’d be riding somewhere. And if I was lucky, I’d get to ride somewhere on a weekday after school, too. But it’s safe to say my motocross career never took off. So when my old mate Johnny persuaded... Read more
Rally is my new favourite motorsport
One of my favourite things about racing motorbikes is that there are so many ways to do it. I’ve been lucky enough to have a go at quite a few of them, and I like them all. But I think I’ve got a new favourite. It‘s a test of... Read more
Dakar Prep; Paperwork and sweat
Who’d have thought getting ready for a major international motorcycle competition would be so complicated? We’re eight months away from the Dakar Rally, and we’re already balls-deep in Dakar prep and general rally-bike related faffery. And with the first Dakar qualification rally looming (Andalucía Rally, 12th – 16th May... Read more
Top five British bike racers in the world today
Throughout history, Great Britain has had some ‘great’ British bike racers. Barry Sheene, Ron Haslam, Carl Fogarty, to name but a few. And although the popularity of motorcycle racing here in Blighty is minuscule compared to the likes of Italy, Spain, and other such nations, we have still managed... Read more
Rubbish motorbikes and how to enjoy them
Modern motorbikes tend to be really, really good. Even the ones that are a few years old and have a fair few miles under their belts. That’s why they’re not cheap. But there are still cheap(ish) bikes out there that, with an open mind, you can learn to love.... Read more
Popular Misconceptions about Adventure Bike Riders
What do most of us think when we see someone riding a GS or an Africa Twin? We think of a middle aged bloke who’s thinning on top with a bit of a paunch. But at least he’s the kind of guy that loves to get out there and... Read more