Front End Chatter - episode 134

Front End Chatter


Hello and welcome to Episode 134 of Front End Chatter, the UK's most scatter-brained motorcycling podcast featuring the musical talents of Martin 'Maverick Not Vinales' Fitz-Gibbons and Simon 'Iceberg Lettuce' Hargreaves. Apparently, it's the seventh anniversary of Front End Chatter. Happy birthday to us!

We are enabled and besotted with Bennetts, the Bike Insurance specialists – yes, ask them nicely and they'll do their best to help, as proven by Mufga – and, the world of motorcycling on the web. 

And on this week's episode we chatter about: 

  • which bikes from the 1990s Performance Bikes archives did *exactly* 134.0mph?
  • Harley-Davidson's Pan Am adventure bike and what we can glean from the – let's not be coy – frankly amazing spec. Is it too good to be true? And is it ugly or good-looking?
  • the return of Buell, which probably isn't actually
  • Keanu Reeves' virtual sex
  • Suzuki's Hayabusa, with an explanation by Suzuki as to why it makes less power – and does it matter?
  • will the battery-swapping tie-up between Honda, Yamaha, KTM and Piaggio make any difference to the acceptance of electric bikes?
  • what's the best road to the West Coast of Scotland?
  • what bike from the last ten years will go to be collectable in the next ten? 

All this and much, much more. Thanks for listening and continuing to support the podcast with your magnificent ears, we really do appreciate it. Please keep your thoughts, queries, questions and musings coming to: 

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