What’s Happened To Motorsport?
Over the last few decades, motorsport has changed its image more than any other sport in the history of the world. Gone are the days of Barry Sheene and James Hunt smoking, shagging and swearing their way through life. Instead, to be at the top of the tree in... Read more
Investment motorcycles and their values
If you’ve seen the inaugural 44 Teeth ‘Retro Rides’ video, featuring a Honda SP-2 and an Aprilia RSV Mille R, you might remember Jase and Sue discussing investment motorcycles and disagreeing over whether or not certain bikes reach a point in their life, from which time their value only... Read more
MotoGP | The boys are back in town
The news that Dani Pedrosa and Cal Crutchlow will once again be on the MotoGP grid has got me a little bit excited. I know it’s unlikely either of them will be at the very sharp end (although I’d love it if they were), but it’ll be fantastic to... Read more
Classic Motorcycles | They really are special
As a kid, I didn’t get it. Why would anyone want to ride classic motorcycles when they can have a modern bike for the same money? Or often less! Modern bikes are faster, more reliable and better handling; it’s a no-brainer. But now I’m older and wiser (or, should... Read more
2021 Triumph Speed Twin – all you need to know
Back in 1938 when Triumph of old released the original Speed Twin, it was a bit of a game changer. And for 2021, the Hinkley Massive are telling us that the new Triumph Speed Twin, with its higher performance, better handling and enhanced tech, is going to set the... Read more
Modern classics, what’s the big deal?
Can you remember Steve McQueen and his mate bombing around Germany, evading the Nazis on retro-as-you-like motorbikes? Do you remember old BSAs and AJSs with a nostalgic smile? I don’t. I’m too young. And I can remember many a conversation with my dad, and my old grandad, about the... Read more
Why I love two-stroke motorbikes
I grew up riding two-stroke motorbikes. From little baby motocross bikes, to 125cc road race bikes. And I loved them. But back then, they were all I knew. I didn’t know you could add another engine revolution to the old ‘suck, squeeze, bang, blow’ sequence. In actual fact, where... Read more
Triumph Bonneville and Street Twin 2021 models unveiled
I can remember watching Steve McQueen flying round the German countryside escaping from the Nazis, and thinking “that’s cool”. And as much as I love throwing my leg over the latest and greatest sportsbike, nothing pulls on my heartstrings the way a classic British bike does. But I wouldn’t... 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