Ulster GP | Back in Business, possibly
It was announced over the weekend that the Ulster GP, which hasn’t happened since 2019, might have been given a new lease of life. The event was knocked on the head after a few years of bad weather, low revenue and spiralling debts. But there’s a new team in... 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
Marc Marquez has done it again
It’s just come out that Marc Marquez had a crash on an off-road bike, banged his head and ruled himself out of the Algarve Grand Prix at Portimão this weekend. It’s not the first time the eight-time world champion has injured himself ‘training’, and I wonder how long it’s... 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
A big step for baby (Darryn) Binder
Yesterday afternoon, Yamaha announced that South African Moto3 star, and little brother of Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), Darryn Binder, will be racing a Yamaha MotoGP bike in 2022. He’ll be partnering Andrea Dovizioso in the rebranded RNF MotoGP Team, Yamaha’s satellite squad. Had Darryn spent the... Read more
Ducati to supply bikes for MotoE in 2023
It’s just been announced that Ducati have signed an agreement with Dorna Sports, the organisers of the MotoGP World Championship, to supply bikes for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup. But not for a year or so.  Starting in 2023, Ducati will be the ‘sole supplier of motorcycles for... 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
Jake Dixon given second chance to shine
It was announced last week that Jake Dixon will be racing the Petronas SRT Yamaha M1 for a second time, at the Aragon Grand Prix this weekend. The news comes after a fairly successful MotoGP debut at Silverstone last weekend. The 2018 BSB series runner-up (Dixon) rode the injured... Read more
Viñales to make Aprilia debut at Aragon
After more than a few rumours regarding Aprilia and Maverick Viñales joining forces in MotoGP, it was announced just the other week that the ex-Yamaha Factory rider has indeed signed for Aprilia Racing Team Gresini. And we’re not going to have to wait long to see him climb abord... Read more
Triumph bag three more years with Moto2
Triumph and Dorna called a press conference this afternoon to make an announcement. And it could only ever have been to announce one of two things; that Triumph were going to continue supplying engines to the Moto2 grid, or that they weren’t. Turns out the former is true, as... Read more
Alvaro Bautista back to Ducati
When Honda officially announced that they were saying goodbye to Alvaro Bautista, after two years of service, I had a feeling there’d be an announcement from the Aruba.it Racing Ducati Team very soon. And there was. Ducati’s press release, which landed in the 44teeth.com inbox 18 minutes after Honda’s,... Read more