Phil Crowe: Fat but f**king Fast
The Irish racers call him the ‘Beast from the East’ and you can probably see why. I first encountered Phil Crowe several years ago at the Castle Combe Grand National: the annual (and only) motorcycle race meeting of the year at my hideously fast local circuit. Admittedly, I was... Read more
Riding John McGuinness’s Superstock ‘Blade
There are numerous specs of rain on my visor. It’s still spitting – lightly spitting but headfucky nonetheless. Stone-cold prototype Dunlop NTECs with chunks ripped out still fresh from a four-lap TT race aren’t on warmers, and all I can think of is John McGuinness talking of “retiring the... Read more
James Hillier Breaks Strava
Yesterday, it emerged that the rumour was in fact true: James Hillier does need a wheelbarrow to transport his unfeasibly large testicles around with him. Not only is the Ringwood nipper having a bloody good 2015 Isle of Man TT, he got to spank the 326nhp Kawasaki Ninja H2R... Read more
Ten Minutes With…John McGuinness
He’s not quite the proverbial housewives’ pin-up favourite but there isn’t a bad word spoken about John McGuinness. Morecambe’s finest lines-up with Honda for a millionth successive year and is fighting fit ahead of the season – in the run-up to last year’s TT, McGuinness badly damaged his wrist... Read more
Kawasaki H2R to race the TT?
That is the question. Without surprise, Kawasaki’s H2R has been launched amidst a whirlwind of fascination across the globe – and rightly so. The 326bhp-supercharged Ninja has blazed new standards for hyperbikes – or whatever they call them nowadays – and is, apparently, capable of over 225mph in the... Read more
Bouncy, Bouncy, Up and Downy
Hidden among the feast of factory superbikery at last week’s annual Honda/Dunlop pre-TT test at Castle Combe was this beauty: John McGuinness’ privately-run superstock Fireblade. On closer inspection of his steed, I noticed she wasn’t wearing the almost de rigueur golden suspension, instead dressed in purple kit – Maxton.... Read more
Michael Dunlop: “I’m here to win”
Whatever bike he’s on, you can bet a bollock on Michael Dunlop being a favourite. The younger and more outgoing of the Dunlop brothers lines up at this year’s Isle of Man TT races aboard a Milwaukee Yamaha R1 in the big races, hoping to emulate last year’s success... Read more
Bruce Anstey and the Yamaha YZR500
Bruce Anstey doesn’t look like the fastest man ever to lap the Isle of Man TT. The Kiwi currently resembles more of a Seasick Steve wannabe than your stereotypical racer, beard wildly out of control, yet the laidback Anstey doesn’t mess about for a 45-year-old. 44Teeth caught up with... Read more
2015 Isle of Man TT Press Launch
In just 72 days, the first riders will be tearing down Glencrutchery Road for the start of the 2015 Isle of Man TT. 44Teeth were present over on Mona’s Isle for this year’s press launch of the world’s most iconic motorsport event and after chatting to all the stars,... Read more