2021 is best year ever for Ducati. So what?
It’s smiles all round at Ducati at the moment, as it’s just come out that 2021 was their best year ever, as far as motorcycle sales go. Worldwide, they sold 59,447 motorcycles. And that’s in the same year they won the MotoGP Constructors title. Double whammy. But does this... Read more
Norton Motorcycles | A new era…
We’ve all seen the headlines and we’ve all seen Stuart Garner on the news. The crook that stole all his employees pensions, took deposits for bikes that didn’t exist, fobbed people off with below par machinery and all but ran Norton Motorcycles into the ground. But that’s all yesterday’s... Read more
Airbags on motorcycles are coming
ABS, cruise control, built-in speakers. You name it, there’s a bike with it these days. And it’s all tech that’s trickled down from the world of four wheels. It seems that anything a car manufacturer decides to incorporate into their models eventually finds it’s way onto a showroom motorcycle.... Read more
Buell are back in business
Today, the 1st November 2021, Buell have officially started manufacturing motorcycles once again. It’ll be the first time since 2009 that a Buell rolls off a production line, when Harley Davidson put the brand on the back burner, to try and save a few bucks. Harley Davidson, who sold... Read more
Aftermarket parts to be made illegal, says Department for Transport
As part of the Department for Transport’s ‘Future of Transport’ review, there has been proposals to ban any kind of ‘tampering’ with ‘a system, part or component, of a vehicle intended or adapted to be used on a road.’ In short, the government want to stop us modifying our... Read more
Motorcycle Racing | A ruthless industry
We all know that racing motorcycles at a high level isn’t as easy as the top lads make it look. But for most, riding the bike is the easy bit. Because there’s a lot more stress involved in forging a career as a professional motorcycle racer than you might... Read more
Retro Kawasaki | Back to the future
If you watched WSBK from Argentina at the weekend, you’ll have seen Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes on some fairly retro looking ZX-10RRs. If you didn’t see WSBK at the weekend, you still might have seen pictures of their bikes floating around social media. But it wasn’t just a... Read more
Industry Insider: floggers, new bikes and BSB…
44Teeth.com’s new guest columnist Dave Davidson, Industry Insider talks about vloggers, non-existent Yamaha’s, and ex-WSBK Champs. Vlogg off What’s the difference between a desperate vlogger and a professional journalist? If you don’t know the answer to that, than I’m afraid to say, you’re part of the problem. I’m happy... Read more
Motorsport in the UK | The MSV Monopoly
If you’ve had any type of involvement with motorsport in the UK in the past 20 years you’ll know of Motorsport Vision (MSV). Not only do they own and operate most of the big race circuits in the country (Cadwell Park, Oulton Park, Donnington Park, Bedford Autodrome, Snetterton and... Read more