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The Hottest Bikes of 2018 at EICMA

With steaming hangovers from a night of debauchery in Milan (thanks Tom), we rolled into the EICMA show feeling like a pair of Honda Deauvilles on a superbike grid. We needn’t have worried though, as the world’s largest moto-only show didn’t disappoint – a blend of fresh lines, wiz-bang technology and Milanese ladies awaited.   After the Euro4 floodgates opened… Read more →

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Video: Budget Bike Battle | First Ride

There’s always an immense amount of trepidation and uncertainty surrounding a first ride of any secondhand purchase, especially if the bike is furry, smells of fish and the brakes don’t work. After parting with the spondoolies, this second instalment of the Budget Bike Battle is all about that first ride, sniffing out the source of fishy fragrance and spanking the… Read more →

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Watch: 2018 Ducati World Premiere LIVE

Despite the Euro4 floodgates opening this year and a consequent flurry of fresh machinery, 2018 looks set to be another belter for Ducati – mainly owing to a certain V4 making an appearance – although there are some other juicy models in next season’s line-up, trust us…  And you can see them all right here on the 44T interwebs from… Read more →

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Video: Budget Bike Battle | ZX-7R v SRAD

We’re all too aware that motorcycle media has a natural tendency to focus on fresh, Gucci machinery that not everyone can afford. It’s an industry filled with rockstars without the money, which is exactly why we’re bringing you the Budget Bike Battle: a head-to-head series on bargain steeds that’ll be running throughout the winter months, featuring a number of challenges… Read more →

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How much does it cost to run a British Superbike team?

How much does it cost to run a British Superbike team? Well, that was the exact question we posed to Steve ‘Wilf’ Moore – the big dog at Moto Rapido Ducati – during our little soiree at Silverstone BSB. Hopefully you’ve seen the walkaround video of John Hopkins’ Panigale R. Now it’s time to discuss budgets, something that’s usually reserved… Read more →

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Video: Bridgestone R11 Review

Being the biggest tyre manufacturer in the world, and after years of providing hoops to the world’s fastest riders MotoGP, you’d think Bridgestone would have more of a say in track rubber despite a global love for control tyres. The all-new V02 slick has proven to be both hugely popular and effective, although the Big B was missing a treaded… Read more →

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Video: John Hopkins’ Moto Rapido Panigale R

British Superbikes is booming and its success is clearly evident through extensive TV coverage, but what about the stuff that happens away from the cameras: the juicy nuggets and behind-the-scenes action that’s usually reserved for team members? Moto Rapido Racing invited us to join/annoy them for a whole race weekend, so we chose Silverstone (because the garages are massive) to… Read more →

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Video: 2018 Suzuki GSX-R125 Review

Suzuki has finally raided the sporty 125cc segment with this all-new GSX-R125, joining the class leaders from Yamaha and KTM – and the big S is making some bold claims. As well as being the lightest in class, Suzuki reckons the mini Gixer has revolutionised the lightweight class, with ‘class-leading acceleration’ and a feast of snazzy features. Keyless ignition, an… Read more →

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Video: Lords of the Ring EP02 | Nurburgring

What bikes do you imagine when you think of lapping the Nurburgring? Probably not big, fat adventure heifers. But that’s exactly what we took to the ‘Ring because we’re hardcore renegades a bit stupid. Then again, the trio performed admirably (thanks to Bridgestone A40 rubber) although we soon worked out this was a two-horse race that involved 280 horsepower. Hopefully… Read more →

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Video: Lords of the Ring EP01 | Touring Overload

Our love for sportsbikes is an unconditional love, but touring aboard these fully-faired brethren brings obvious limitations – especially when you have to pack hideous amounts of camping gear and, of course, a drum kit, a keyboard and a guitar. Yes, we were getting the band back together. Armed with the a BMW GS Rallye, KTM’s 1290 Super Adventure S… 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: Limited Edition BMW S 1000 RR

You’ve probably seen it glorifying the interwebs in recent days but here it is in full video format. As part of Bahnstormer’s 10th anniversary celebrations, Baron was asked to design a limited edition BMW S 1000 RR and this beauty is the end product. Painted by the immense talents at Image Design Custom in Camberley, a painstaking amount of effort… Read more →