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Riding Buildbase Suzuki’s British Superbike

When you get an invite to ride any sort of pukka racing machine, you don’t say no. So after months of planning and receiving call from Mr Suzuki, asking if we’d like a spin on a factory-backed British Superbike, I didn’t say no. I am, of course, referring to the Buildbase Suzuki of Richard Cooper: the diminutive BSB regular who… Read more →

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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 related, so what better way to feed that hunger for pain… Read more →

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The £2,500,000 Garage | Yamaha Racing Experience

What happens when Yamaha assembles 150 R1Ms into the garage at Silverstone? You have yourselves a £2,500,000 garage. That’s exactly what happened last August (yes, we know, apologies for the late upload) when the Yamaha Racing Experience rolled into the UK for what should have been the ultimate trackday. VIPs, world championship racers, technical seminars, 150 R1Ms gracing our very… Read more →

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Budget Bike Battle | ZX-7R Update

While the SRAD lays dormant at JHS Racing awaiting further surgery, and I plan the next haemorrhaging of spondoolies, Chris has been, erm, busy doing nothing with the ZX-7R. Okay, that isn’t strictly accurate, but he’s adopted a far more frugal/lazy approach to the Budget Bike Battle and even managed some winter miles. The bastard. I suppose the clue is… Read more →

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LIVE: 2018 Ducati MotoGP Presentation

What better way to start a week than gazing at 2018 MotoGP porn? And Jorge Lorenzo? Yep, it’s that time of year when teams are busy unveiling their (usually unchanged from the previous season) colours, appeasing sponsors and hosting swanky launch parties, and first up is Ducati. Live from the Ducati’s very own auditorium in Bologna (9.30am GMT), we’re not… Read more →

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Close-up: British Superbike Electronics

Happy New Year to all 44Teefers. We hope you drank plenty, the turkey comedown wasn’t too horrendous, and Santa bought a big sack of kickass. Apologies for the lack of fresh content recently on this splendiferous site; it’s a new year and, while the videos have been flowing, we’ve been working on an all-new website to assist with world domination…… Read more →

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Budget Bike Battle | Dyno Challenge | ZX-7R v SRAD

I’m continuously banging on about dyno numbers being just numbers, because they are, but we can’t let that get in the way of a good old skirmish. There’s nothing like a head-to-head dyno session with your mate, although in this instance, Chris and the Ninja are not my mates. You may recall a slight delay in proceedings. This latest episode… Read more →

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Ridden: Ian Hutchinson’s Tyco BMW

I’m sat on the startline at Goodwood Festival of Speed, waiting for my run up the hill. James Hillier has just peppered me in Metzeler rubber after smoking his rear tyre. Initially, I thought he was warming the tyre. It soon transpired he was purposely trying to cover me in specks of rubber, like a rubber bukkake. I took it… Read more →

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Flashback: Super Duke GTs to Austrian MotoGP

This time last year, I was recovering from my stag weekend. It wasn’t a very civilised affair and many boundaries were broken. My soul was broken too, but there wasn’t time to mope around and contemplate the debauchery (even if the Waybuloo theme tune sparked emotional turmoil) because we had a 44T mission to complete – riding to the Austrian… Read more →

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Video: ECU Flashing

Some forms of flashing are frowned upon, and rightly so. However, ECU flashing has become a staple part of sportsbike lifestyle in recent years, particularly as superstock racing now permits ECU fettling, and rightly so. Is the good old fashioned fuelling module redundant? Based on these results, yes. At just over £200 for an exclusive map (plus dyno time), it’s… Read more →

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Ridden: BMW HP4 Race at Goodwood

If you haven’t been, Goodwood Festival of Speed really is the ultimate petrolhead’s paradise. Hundreds of classics, modern cars and bikes, collectors’ pieces and everything between, all gathered together at Lord March’s estate for an extended weekend of eargasms and spectacular sights. Whether it’s the hillclimb action, a sensory overload in the paddock, or the array of assorted displays, there’s… Read more →

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EXCLUSIVE: 10% off all BMWs in June with 44Rewards!

Yep, you lucky bastards have read that correctly. We’ve teamed-up with our buddies at Bahnstormer (probably the world’s best motorcycle dealer) to celebrate their 10th anniversary by offering you a whopping 10% off all BMWs in June. No hidden nasties, no surprises, just a big saving and smiles everywhere. And the best bit? You’re helping us to carry on making… Read more →