Video: 2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Review
Proving that peak power means bugger-all, and Euro4 restrictions don’t necessarily have to render the job in tatters, the 2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800 may well be the new king of naked middleweights. By making the Brutale less brutal and more accommodating to a wider range of pilots, MV... Read more
Ducati XDiavel Review
It’s not often one receives an opportunity to fly halfway around the globe to ride luxury bikes in the equally luxurious California sunshine. Fortunately for me, recent events migrated from dream scenario to real life scenario when Ducati invited 44teeth to the XDiavel international press launch in San Diego.... Read more
Video: Ducati XDiavel – First Ride Thoughts
Fresh from worldwide launch mileage in San Diego, El Barone checks in with his first ride thoughts on the Ducati XDiavel. He’ll be currently slaving away at his laptop in economy class, bashing out some more detailed prose on the cruiser that thinks it’s a supernaked. Either that or... Read more
2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Review
“How is handling compromised while nursing an erection,” was probably the finest pre-ride enquiry regarding the 2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800. MV’s stalwart naked of 15 years has undergone a hefty set of engine and chassis revisions in 800cc form, plus obeying to bastard Euro4 emission regs – all... Read more
Video: Ducati 959 Panigale Takeover
We’ve managed to get our grubby mitts on one of the first Ducati 959 Panigales to make it to the UK. Bologna’s revised hyper middleweight – not surprisingly – seriously impressed during the circuit-based launch in Valencia, although UK roads offer a very different set of challenges/dead badgers, especially... Read more
Video: Ducati 959 Panigale Review
Exhaust aside, is this the perfect balance of power and handling? Grab a cuppa, sit back and join us for some Desmo-based appraisals as we review the Ducati 959 Panigale in 44T chat format. Launched in Valencia, this hyper-middleweight is certainly more than just a jazzed-up 899. Hopefully, we’ve... Read more
Ducati 959 Panigale Review | First Ride
According to Ducati, yellow superbikes from Bologna only sold during springtime when daffodils were in bloom. While I do miss the slightly unorthodox yellow Ducatis, I wasn’t fussed about pantone specifics on the approach to Valencia’s super-fast turn one aboard the new 959 Panigale. Or that exhaust. In a... Read more
Video: Aprilia RSV4 RF v Yamaha R1M – Road Test
Here’s the second instalment of our mammoth Aprilia RSV4 RF v Yamaha R1M test in glorious audio-visualisation, and this time it’s a road-based analysis for the sportiest steeds of 2015. The pairing proved problematic to split after a day at Silverstone, with only subjective characteristics swaying the halfway conclusion.... Read more
Yamaha R1M: The Beautiful Darkness
I’ve often wondered if vehicles have a soul. It’s a silly notion that inanimate objects can have a bearing and influence over one’s life, or indeed bestow it with love or fear or mediocrity. These things enter our lives as blank storyless books, empty pages waiting to be filled.... Read more
Ridden: Kawasaki H2R
When you get offered a chance to ride the most ridiculously powerful and excessive production bike ever created, you say yes – even on a cold, damp, murky autumnal day in front of 30,000 expectant race fans. Kawasaki’s supercharged H2R has owned 2015 in terms of horsepower and willy-waving... Read more
Video: Ducati Monster 1200 R Review | Track Test
For those of you that don’t like reading – or can’t read – here’s our Ducati Monster 1200 R Review in beautiful video format. Shot in the back of 44Teeth’s bang-bus mobile studio, it’s a leisurely discussion on Ducati’s most powerful ever naked bike to make production, plus a... Read more
Ducati Monster 1200 R Review | First Ride
160bhp. 180kg. Öhlins. Forged Marchesinis. Sharper lines. Ducati’s new Monster 1200 R isn’t merely Bologna’s most powerful naked bike ever built; it’s also a potentially potent recipe for a kosher supernaked. But is it? Ducati seems to think so, sighting direct rivals such as KTM’s 1290 Super Duke R,... Read more