Hello everybody and welcome to Front End Chatter #63, brought to you by the definitely-not-primates at BikeSocial (that's www.bikesocial.co.uk where, as well as all the latest news, views and reviews of all things motorcycling, you'll also find a handy link to the superb insurance services of Bennetts).
In this not-especially-numerically-significant episode of Britain's best biking podcast, Simon and Martin chatter about:
- MotoGP from Austria, where someone cleared off for a bit, then there was a bit of a ding-dong and someone won and someone didn't, and there was a last-lap, last-corner, last-gasp move that was actually just a bit silly even though nobody seems to want to say it (except the bloke who won).
- British Superbikes from Cadwell Park, which neither of us watched even though one of us was actually there, and which turned out to be pretty brilliant.
- The new 158bhp BMW road bike that we've both ridden but only one of us can talk about.
- Touratech going insolvent, which is all very curious given almost everyone seems to be riding an adventure bikes these days.
- Plus all of your emails - sent to email@example.com - including whether Triumph's new Street Triple 765 RS lives up to the hype, how to survive a group ride with complete strangers, the interweb going crazy over the GS fork recall and the reality of the situation from an owner, Sprint ST vs a Glasgow winter, whether you can tell if someone's riding style is "outright dangerous" from a photo, and plenty more.
Thank you very much for listening (hopefully through www.bikesocial.co.uk if you'd like to kindly support the folk who kindly support us). We are, as ever, @SimonHbikes and @Mufga on the Twitter, and eagerly await your thought, opinions, questions and ponderings arriving on email via firstname.lastname@example.org (yes, literally anything).
Ta-ta for now!