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Budget Bike Battle | SRAD Update

Nothing shouts success quite like riding your rolling rustbucket to Africa, which exactly what we’re doing for the ultimate Budget Bike Battle finale. Perhaps we’ll even make it back to Blighty with some TLC to the SRAD and ZX-7R. A roadtrip to Africa (well, Morocco to be precise) means serious preparation, and this latest instalment of the Budget Bike Battle… 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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2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 Review

In isolation, the Triumph Tiger Explorer was an excellent workhorse: comfy, solid with a sexy soundtrack. Against its more modern adventure bike peers, the Trumpet felt like a tired, saggy old granny that lacked some 21st century essentials. Thankfully, there are over 100 changes to the Tiger 1200 for 2018 – not least ditching the ‘Explorer’ tag from its model… Read more →

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Desmosedici D16RR v 1299 Panigale R Final Edition

I don’t care who you are, what you are or where you are, nothing arouses your erogenous zones like a Ducati Desmosedici D16RR – either in the saddle or gawping as a bystander. The V4-powered GP replica was released in 2007 in splendiferous affair and a hefty amount of the 1500 built ended up here in Blighty. So, we were… 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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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 →