Front End Chatter - episode 63

Simon Hargreaves
By Simon Hargreaves
SimonHbikes Simon rides motorbikes, and then writes about them. He also co-presents the Front End Chatter podcast and plays bass guitar rather well.
Front End Chatter podcast

Hello everybody and welcome to Front End Chatter #63, brought to you by the definitely-not-primates at BikeSocial (that's 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 - 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 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 (yes, literally anything).

Ta-ta for now!



Latest News
  • At home with John McGuinness
    VIDEO Interview: At Home with John McGuinness
  • Honda to sponsor British Talent Cup
    Honda to sponsor British Talent Cup
  • KYMCO RevoNEX patent 5
    Kymco’s 127mph RevoNEX electric bike nears production
  • Kawasaki has confirmed a radar-equipped bike for 2021. H2SX is favourite to get the system.
    Radar cruise control for next Kawasaki H2SX?