Ducati 899 Panigale: Best Track Mods
It’s no secret there’s an 899 replacement coming in 2016, which makes the current baby Panigale cheaper on the used market than a semi-detached in Sheffield – around £9k will net you a decent example. In terms of showroom sales, the 899 was the most popular sportsbike in 2014,... Read more
Nakamoto: “We hope Valentino will understand his mistake”
Just when you thought Sepang’s shitstorm was subsiding as MotoGP heads to Valencia, HRC’s Vice President, Shuhei Nakamoto has rightfully gone public with his view of events. While some of it is obvious (understandable) Honda-based propaganda, there are some fascinating nuggets and balanced thoughts. Rather than rehashing the press... Read more
Ridden: Kawasaki H2R
When you get offered a chance to ride the most ridiculously powerful and excessive production bike ever created, you say yes – even on a cold, damp, murky autumnal day in front of 30,000 expectant race fans. Kawasaki’s supercharged H2R has owned 2015 in terms of horsepower and willy-waving... Read more
Epic Honda Concepts Unveiled
Honda has unveiled some juicy concepts ahead of this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, along with a few production models. Weeks after showcasing the RC213V-powered weapon of a car in Frankfurt, the Big H’s highlights include ‘innovative mobility products that are useful in people’s daily lives as well as a... Read more
Video: Jeremy McWilliams and ‘The Beast’
KTM UK hosted a 1290 Super Duke R owners trackday at Silverstone last week, and 44Teeth were present with BvG’s very own SD-R for some orange spankings. Jeremy McWilliams – KTM’s official test rider and 1290 developer – was also on hand for set-up advice and gargantuan wheelies. After... Read more
Video: Three MX Minutes with John McGuinness
Last week we spent a day riding motocross and enduro at Dave Thorpe’s off-road centre in Wales with John McGuinness. It was epic. McPint ain’t exactly renowned for posting gym selfies on twitter. Instead, the multiple TT winner and road racing legend talks about his love for motocross, and... Read more
Muddy Rutting with John McGuinness
We’re in South Wales at Dave Thorpe’s Off-Road Centre. There’s a scarily steep slag heap situated at the top of the mountain, just off the Brecons, and it looks like we’re riding the highest part of the surrounding valleys. To give you some idea of the altitude, we can... Read more
Ariel Ace: Initial thoughts + Photo spesh
Lurking in an inconspicuous building right on the Somerset/Dorset border lays Ariel Motor Company. Famous for designing and manufacturing stupidly fast cars right here in England, Ariel has also been making a fresh foray into motorcycling with a return to its sacred two-wheeled roots. For those who haven’t been... Read more
Video: KTM MX Experience
Better late than never, here’s our day out at the KTM MX Experience in blisteringly sexual video format. Much fun was had by all, inlcuding Baron, who’d never even seen a motocross track before and struggled with dust in his bouffant, while I had to try and absorb new... Read more
Suzuki SFV650: Gladius to Gladiator
Judging by its spec and simplistic ethics, we’re guessing Suzuki’s middleweight naked and budget happy-shopper was never meant to be raced round the Isle of Man. The Gladius – or the SFV650 as it’s now officially known – and bikes of this ilk cost £5,000, yet can lap the... Read more
Video: Lexmoto Venom + Michigan
The common preconception of Chinese manufactured bikes is that they’re all made of rotten cheese, fall apart like an undercooked cake and wouldn’t last 25 miles, let alone a lap of the M25. Granted, there are some howlers available on the market that wouldn’t be fit for your worst... Read more
Yamaha RD250LC Pro-Am Revival
Spawning many relationships and race careers, the iconic RD250LC formed the just-as-iconic Pro-Am series in the 80s. It gave amateurs a chance to prove themselves against the established, earn big bucks, and there’s a revival taking place at this year’s British GP. Racing legends such as Niall Mackenzie, Jeremy... Read more