Electric motorcycles; is this the future?
I can remember standing at the start line of the 2011 IOM TT waiting for the start of the inaugural TT Zero race. It was the first ever TT for electric motorcycles. Although, I use the term ‘motorcycles’ loosely. You should have seen them; there were one or two... Read more
Top 5: Ways to improve your bike for free
Nobody likes riding round on a complete bag of poo. But with the price of beer going through the roof and everything but our wages following suit, sometimes an old turd is all we can afford. But that doesn’t mean it needs to feel like an old turd. All... Read more
Dream Garage. How I’d spend £100k… if I had it
Let’s face it, I’m never going to have that sort of money to my name. That’s because as soon as I’ve saved enough cash to buy another bike, that’s exactly what I do. At present, my measly bank balance demands a one-in-one-out policy as far as motorcycle procurement goes,... Read more
Modern motorcycle tech. Is it worth it?
Whether you’re buying a sportsbike, an adventure bike or anything in between, these days it doesn’t matter which of the manufactures have got their name slapped on the side of it. Chances are if you’ve gone for the top spec model, it’ll have space-age gadgetry and state of the... Read more
Top-5: Grey Import bikes
Honda have decided they don’t want to import the new CBR600RR to the UK, and Yamaha won’t sell us a road registered YZF-R6 anymore – thanks chiefly to Euro emissions rules – and that’s just the start of a long list of bikes that we can’t officially get hold of over here in Blighty. But this isn’t a... Read more
How much does it really cost to go bike racing?
Two-thirds of the 44Teeth posse (Fagan and me, Boothy) cut our teeth racing bikes. It’s all we’ve wanted to do since we were kids and we’ve been lucky enough to have a good go at it. We’ve raced in all different disciplines over the years, at different levels –... Read more
Flat-out for 24 hours: Racing at Le Mans
When David Railton, boss of the British Endurance Racing Team, gave me a call to ask if I’d step in as their third rider for the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans race, my answer didn’t take much thinking about. The fact that I was far from being physical... Read more
Top 5: Reasons Everyone Should Ride Off-Road
If you’ve ever taken your bike off-road or, even better, someone else’s, then you’ll appreciate how different it is to riding on tarmac. But that doesn’t mean it’s not as good; in fact, it’s fucking brilliant. If you’ve never done it, you really need to, and there is no time like the present. There are plenty... Read more
Top-5: Tips for Novice Trackday Riders
Have you ever done a trackday? If you have, you’ll know how bitchin’ they are. If you haven’t, then you really need to. It’ll be one of the best things you’ve ever done, but that first one can be a little bit daunting. Fear not though, because we know that everyone has to start somewhere. That’s... Read more
Top 5: Shittest Motorcycling Accessories
Riding Buildbase Suzuki’s British Superbike
When you get an invite to ride any sort of pukka racing machine, you don’t say no. So after months of planning and receiving call from Mr Suzuki, asking if we’d like a spin on a factory-backed British Superbike, I didn’t say no. I am, of course, referring to... Read more
Zwarte Cross 2018
What happens when you bring 220,000 crazy partygoers into a festival atmosphere, chuck in an international-spec motocross track and a complete lack of health and safety, and a few KTM 790 Dukes? Zwarte Cross. That’s what.     44T regulars will know that Chris absolutely loves motocross and anything off-road... Read more