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
Join us at Thruxton BSB
Yes sports fans. Join us for British Superbikes at Thruxton next week (3rd-5th of August), as we’ve teamed-up with the UK’s greatest dealership, Bahnstormer BMW, for a weekend of two wheel chatter and general hang time. The Budget Bike Battle steeds will be present and stealing the limelight in... Read more
Video: Budget Bike Battle Italia
Hi there. Yes, you. Sorry, been a bit baron on the 44T interwebs of late, which is down to spending excessive periods locked in a room, editing the Budget Bike Battle blockbuster series among other excuses. We’ve also been trying to launch an all-new website that’s proven far more... Read more
Budget Bike Battle | ZX-7R Update
While the SRAD lays dormant at JHS Racing awaiting further surgery, and I plan the next haemorrhaging of spondoolies, Chris has been, erm, busy doing nothing with the ZX-7R. Okay, that isn’t strictly accurate, but he’s adopted a far more frugal/lazy approach to the Budget Bike Battle and even... Read more
Budget Bike Battle | SRAD Update
Nothing shouts success quite like riding your rolling rustbucket to Africa, which exactly what we’re doing for the ultimate Budget Bike Battle finale. Perhaps we’ll even make it back to Blighty with some TLC to the SRAD and ZX-7R. A roadtrip to Africa (well, Morocco to be precise) means... Read more
Budget Bike Battle | Dyno Challenge | ZX-7R v SRAD
I’m continuously banging on about dyno numbers being just numbers, because they are, but we can’t let that get in the way of a good old skirmish. There’s nothing like a head-to-head dyno session with your mate, although in this instance, Chris and the Ninja are not my mates.... Read more
Video: Budget Bike Battle | First Ride
There’s always an immense amount of trepidation and uncertainty surrounding a first ride of any secondhand purchase, especially if the bike is furry, smells of fish and the brakes don’t work. After parting with the spondoolies, this second instalment of the Budget Bike Battle is all about that first... Read more
Video: Budget Bike Battle | ZX-7R v SRAD
We’re all too aware that motorcycle media has a natural tendency to focus on fresh, Gucci machinery that not everyone can afford. It’s an industry filled with rockstars without the money, which is exactly why we’re bringing you the Budget Bike Battle: a head-to-head series on bargain steeds that’ll... Read more