The NIMBY lot are at it again.
Half a mile or so away from the sleepy little village of Ashover, in Derbyshire, lies Butts Quarry, one of the oldest motocross tracks in the country. But soon, if a small minority of NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) villagers have their way, the MX track will be... Read more
Marc Marquez better and back on a bike
Fans of Marc Marquez will be pleased to know his latest ailment seems to be on the mend. His diagnosis of diplopia (double vision, in English) has been confirmed, by ophthalmologist Dr Sanchez Dalmau, to be making a clear improvement. Thanks to this favourable prognosis the doctors, as well... Read more
Rossi shows FMX champ how to ride
If Valentino Rossi is one of the coolest blokes on the planet, you’d have to say Axell Hodges isn’t far behind him. That’s if you’ve heard of Axell Hodges. If you haven’t, I’ll tell you who he is. He’s a freestyle motocross rider with three X-Games gold medals to... Read more
Stark Future VARG | 80hp electric MX bike
No, before you ask, the new motorcycle brand Stark Future, isn’t anything to do with fictional squillionaire superhero Tony Stark, also known as Ironman. No, they’re a new company (est. 2019) based in Barcelona (but with Swedish roots), that are going to ‘design, develop and manufacture cutting-edge electric motorcycles... Read more
Motocross dads and pushy parents
At the weekend, I went out for a ride on my motocross bike. I wasn’t racing, I was just at the practice track with a few friends. Whilst I enjoyed my day for the most part, I found myself getting more and more irritated by the bloke parked three... Read more
GASGAS | United in Dirt
If you’re into bikes, you’ve probably heard of GASGAS. They’ve been around since the 1985 and won 15 World Championships. But the fact that all of those World Championships have been in trials, a fairly niche sector of motorcycle sport, means GASGAS hasn’t ever really been much of a... Read more
CRF250R and CRF250RX headline Honda’s new CRF line-up
Actually, that headline’s not strictly accurate, but the suspension upgrades that the CRF450R and CRF450RX are enjoying for 2022 are yesterday’s news. The big news for this week is the upgrades the CRF250R and CRF250RX receive, and they’re fairly substantial. For some, the most exciting update to the ’22,... Read more
Triumph enter MX and Enduro world | CONFIRMED
Well it might not happen very often, but Fagan was absolutely right. He said, just last week, that he thought Triumph were about to announce their arrival into the MX and enduro world. And they just have. I’ll admit, it didn’t take the brains of an archdeacon to work... Read more
2022 Yamaha YZ125 | Two-stroke MX
If you fancy a new motocross bike, you could do what everyone else does and buy a four-stroke. Or you could keep it old school and buy yourself a shiny new two-stroke model instead. Because the notion that manufacturers aren’t developing their two-stroke models any more is a myth.... Read more
Motocross; the hardest sport in the world
When I was a nipper, motocross was my thing. Most weekends I’d be riding somewhere. And if I was lucky, I’d get to ride somewhere on a weekday after school, too. But it’s safe to say my motocross career never took off. So when my old mate Johnny persuaded... 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
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