Front End Chatter - episode 66

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.
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Hello and welcome to Front End Chatter E66, supported by our good friends at www.bikesocial.co.uk and Bennetts, the bike insurance specialists – and who better to insure your gleaming new, 2018 motorcycle?

Because this week’s podcast is stuffed full of new bike news, gossip and opinion (admittedly, more of the latter pair than the former), fresh from the Milan bike show. In no particular order, we natter about: 

  • Kawasaki’s 200bhp sport-touring mega-bike, the ZZR1400. Sorry! We mean the new H2 SX/SE
  • Ducati’s V4 Panigale, and whether it’s better-looking than the 1299
  • Yamaha’s Niken and whether it’s actually a motorcycle
  • plus chatter about Yamaha Tracer 900s, Kawasaki Z900RS and Café, Honda’s Africa Twin Adventure and CB1000R, BMW’s F850GS, Triumph’s Tigers, Ducati’s Multistrada 1260 and KTM’s 790 Duke...
  • ...and seeing as how few of us can afford any of them, should we be interested?

 Plus we have a brief natter about the forthcoming final MotoGP showdown at Valencia, and answer a few of emails (but not all – more to come!).

Thank you for listening and putting up with us – and please email any biking questions (or any questions you like) or comments to anything@frontendchatter.com

or get us on Twitter

@SimonHbikes

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And don’t forget to check out www.bikesocial.co.uk and get your bike insurance with Bennetts.

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