Video: Suzuki GSX-S1000F Review
Could this unpretentious thing of blueness be one of the bikes of 2015? Maybe not in the aesthetical pleasures department but dynamically, the Suzuki GSX-S1000F is a superbike-derived weapon that genuinely surprised us. It doesn’t brag a gazillion horsepower, nor does it boast any wiz-bang chassis components, but that... Read more
2015 Suzuki GSX-R750 Review
If you’ve been living in an inexplicable underworld in recent times, you’d be forgiven for overlooking the 30th anniversary of the GSX-R. In fact, given the relative lack of celebrations and new Suzuki releases to cover this milestone, you’d be forgiven anyway. At the same time Route 66 opened,... Read more
Video: Ducati 1299 Panigale v Yamaha R1
From 125cc learner bikes to 125mph-in-second-gear steeds, the latest edition of our 44Tea chat reviews features the beauty and the beast: Ducati’s 1299 Panigale versus the all-new Yamaha R1. You’ve probably already heard how fantastical they are on the track, chasing tenths against the stopwatch? Well, in this video... Read more
Yamaha YZF-R3 Review
For a class so current and as prevalent as any, the A2 ‘sportsbike’ category has been bereft of some major players until recent times. First there was Kawasaki, shortly before Honda joined the fray. Years later, KTM unleashed the RC390 and showed everyone else how to build a budget... Read more
2015 Yamaha R1 v Ducati 1299 Panigale
They don’t come much meaner (or redder) than this pairing. Our pick of 2015 – Ducati’s 1299 Panigale and the all-new Yamaha R1 – have been engrossed in a 44T style head-to-head skirmish over the past few weeks and the results stunned us. I never thought I’d say this,... Read more
Aprilia RS125 v KTM RC125
Two-stroke versus four-stroke; nostalgia versus contemporary; a noisy, belligerent pain in the cock versus a leisurely lifestyle and a soundtrack that resembles a Flymo. Yes, we’re talking Aprilia’s RS125 versus KTM’s RC125. The RC125 is the pick of the four-stroke learner brigade. While the Japanese variants are smoother and... Read more
KTM Freeride E Review
You don’t realise just how much rear brake is used when off-roading, until there isn’t one. That’s what was going through my mind as I hurtled towards a fence out of control on the KTM Freeride E-SX, legs flailing, right foot reaching for the absent lever, with a little... Read more
Riding BvG’s KTM 1290 Super Duke R
As far as KTM 1290 Super Duke R reviews go, this is slightly special. I grabbed the keys to his lordship’s steed and the look on his faultlessly sexy, chiselled face was one of ‘don’t fucking crash it’. You’ve heard of the saying, ‘win it or bin it’. Well,... Read more
Reviewed: Shark Race-R Pro Carbon
Helmet manufacturers rightly spend big bucks on crash testing and passing stringent (some meaningless) assessments in order to sit on shelves, and heads. I’ve been undertaking a fair amount myself in recent seasons. When people ‘review’ helmets, it’s more than often wind noise and comfort considered, sometimes skewed by... Read more
Video: Ducati 1299 Panigale Review
Team 44Teeth congregate at Ducati UK in honour of the 1299 Panigale, talking through the launch at Portimao, the changes over the 1199, and answering some of your questions. Full written review – avec sexy pictures – here. Can someone lend us £20k? Thanks. Bye…   Read more
Video: 2015 BMW S 1000 RR Chatter
After a long, fresh winter’s day in the saddles, 44Teeth sat down to discuss all things S1K, and just how good the 2015 BMW S 1000 RR is. Praise the lord for heated grips and coffee, and Bahnstormer BMW… We stopped off at Loomies Cafe just outside Alton and... Read more
Ducati 1299 Panigale Review
Launched late in 2011, the Ducati Panigale has always been a thing of outstanding beauty – maybe too beautiful in a fashion-over-function approach if we’re talking pure dynamics. You’d come in after a session, sweating, shaking, checking for skidmarks and ready for bed, thinking you’d broken the lap record or a... Read more