Top 5 Value For Money Road Bikes
The motorcycle market is bursting with bikes to suit all botties, but not to suit all budgets. For more of us than not, all that’s separating us from the bike of our dreams is a few thousand pounds. Or a few tens of thousands of pounds. But don’t let... Read more
How to pull a wheelie
The humble wheelie. It’s the one stunt that’s guaranteed* to get you into the knickers of any passing female (or male, if you’d rather). Since the invention of the motorcycle, the ability to pull a wheelie has turned mere men into almost god-like figures amongst their two-wheeled peers. But... Read more
Crew Chief to the MotoGP stars | Jose Manuel Cazeaux
One of the most important jobs in a MotoGP team is undoubtedly the crew chief, second only to the rider. He (or she) will have his (or her) finger in all the different pies in the MotoGP pit box and is the first person the superstar rider will speak... Read more
Arm pump | What’s the big deal?
A week ago last Tuesday I found myself in a conversation with a friend (more of an acquaintance, actually – I don’t really like him, if the truth’s known) about arm pump. This character, who’s done a couple of trackdays and is a solid ‘medium group’ rider has never... Read more
Rear brake | When should you use it?
Everybody rides differently. When you do your bike test, you’ll probably be taught to use your rear brake and your front brake in roughly equal measures. If you come from an off-road background, you might use your it more. If you’ve done a bit of road racing, you might... Read more
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