Flat Tracking a Ducati Scrambler
Have you ever tried slotting the proverbial square peg into a round hole? Using a ham and cheese baguette to play snooker, or maybe a pane of glass as a tennis racquet? If you answered yes to any of the above, you’d probably love riding a genuinely road legal,... Read more
Frugal Fun & Frolics: Racing a Pit Bike
Nuzzled into the Northamptonshire countryside, Whilton Mill is one of the UK’s tastiest outdoor karting tracks. But it’s not solely chainsaw-powered kiddy wagons that frequent the venue. Oh no. 44Teeth was invited to race the ‘press bike’ at Round 6 of the British Mini Bike Championship: a collective circus... Read more
5 Things… About Michelin’s Return To MotoGP
Seven years after relinquishing MotoGP’s first ever control tyre contract, Michelin is back in the paddock and supplying all things rubbery to the premier class. It wasn’t exactly a smooth reintroduction into the GP paddock (neither was Bridgestone’s to be fair), with numerous riders chucking it down the road... Read more
Yamaha YXZ1000R
Four wheels have never got my juices flowing in the same shit-kicking manner as a moto. The buzz is inherently more submissive, less dangerous so less deathy, and everything’s a tad automated – no pun intended. Having said that, as a petrol head, I have an unconditional appreciation for... Read more
Isle of Man TT: A Newcomer’s Perspective
How does one rationally portray the absurdity of racing at the Isle of Man TT? Even the greatest wordsmiths would have difficulty in articulating first-hand experiences, so I’m really going to struggle here. It’s virtually impossible to explain my fortnight of fresh, previously unprovoked emotions and on-track sensations without... Read more
Metzeler Roadtec 01 Review
Tyre manufacturers have become casualties of their own success in many ways. Outright grip levels and longevity have dramatically increased in recent times, so much so that average consumers aren’t visiting tyre suppliers/fitters as often – once every few years rather than annually. And nowadays, there are reams of... Read more
What can we expect from KTM in MotoGP?
There I was, sitting in the hotel lobby, waiting for the shuttle to Losail circuit before qualifying and wondering how I was going to survive another day without alcohol in Qatar. Thoughts of KTM’s MotoGP project also meandered though my mind as, moments earlier, I was told that Bradley... Read more
‘Valentino Rossi – The Game’ Preview
44Teeth was among the first in the world to play ‘Valentino Rossi – The Game’ at the press launch at MotoGP’s season opener in Qatar, although someone else got there before us: Mr Rossi himself. In previous years a selection of GP riders across all classes were involved in... Read more
10 things we’ve learned after Qatar GP
As you may well have clocked from social media activities, we were at Losail circuit in Qatar for MotoGP’s season opener. The principal reason for the jaunt was building investigation work for FIFA the launch of ‘Valentino Rossi – The Game,’ although the main event was obviously some intense... Read more
Gee Atherton: Pedals & Petrol
While Baron was busy ‘editing videos’ and ‘working’, I spent the day (yes, another day) up at Mick Extance’s enduro place with Bridgestone, dicking around on his new fleet of Honda CRFs. More on that very soon but whilst up there in Wales, we got the chance to witness... Read more
Metzeler Racetec RR K3 Review
Tyres: the final say in whether we remain upright or kiss the tarmac, and an ever-subjective topic for every one of us. Rubber technology and R&D has been drastically enhanced recently to cope with the demands of the latest crop of 200bhp howitzers and, such is the grip on... Read more
44T Isle of Man TT updates
Shit. There are only 80-something days until the 2016 Isle of Man TT. I’ve never been so hyped about an event yet so brimmed with understandable trepidation. Anyway, it’s all good: my homework should meet the required grades (studying onboards mixed with a few trips to the island), further... Read more