Front End Chatter - episode 94

Front End Chatter podcast

Hello and welcome to Front End Chatter Episode 94, and the clue’s in the name: for the 94th time, two hoary old motorcycle journalists stand around and make front noises into a pair of microphones for your auralisation – fertilised and fermented by (the world of motorcycling on a website) and Bennetts, the bike insurance specialists. Good old Bennetts. 

And this week we have, for your listening infuriation: 

  • gossip and stats from Le Mans MotoGP, including Marquez showing Lorenzo how to stay upright, and Quartararo showing Marquez how to be faster by not crashing
  • who’ll top the TT timesheets this year? 
  • Mud, sweat and beers with two days and 350 miles in Wales, following a rally-style route map on road and off on a Scrambler 1200XE
  • News and first impressions from the launch of long-awaited, entry-level Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 and hilarious, expensive XSR700 XTribute
  • How young is too young to ride a bike? And what’s the best route into riding for youngsters?
  • Why aren’t there more Ducatis racing at the TT? 
  • What’s the best big naked bike for touring?
  • How to avoid the buffering wheel of death on the online MotoGP feed
  • Is it an unwritten rule of bikes that you need to go fast, and does that put people off?
  • And much, much more

 Many thanks for listening to FEC and please come to Cadwell Park on 13th August where, alongside a Bennetts track day, we’ll be recording FEC E100 – LIVE! Wow. Are we? 

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