Front End Chatter - episode 135

Front End Chatter


Hello and welcome to Front End Chatter, the world’s most self-deprecating motorcycling podcast in which, for the 135th time, Simon Hargreaves and Martin Fitz-Gibbons talk two wheels into a microphone. FEC is supported by Bennetts, Britain’s best bike insurance specialists, and, the web’s central repository of all the news, new bike reviews, product tests and touring info worth a read. 


And on this week’s FEC we have:

  • the season hasn’t even begun yet, but MotoGP testing from Qatar has already produced a long list of winners and losers, and raised more questions than it answered:
  • will Dovi race an Aprilia this season? 
  • when will Marc Marquez return? 
  • who will be Yamaha’s top rider? 
  • will this be Rossi’s last season?

Plus we have gossip about:

  • a potential return for the R7 name, but not as we know it
  • when buying a crash helmet, do you get better protection the more you spend? 
  • is a KTM SUperDuke GT a better sports tourer than a Kawasaki Z1000SX or a new Yamaha Tracer 9 GT?
  • where should we put our feet, part II
  • what’s Moto Guzzi’s next step?
  • is a 2021 FireBlade really a better road bike than a 2011 model? 
  • what’s the best bike for a motorcycling Rip Van Winkle? 


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