Front End Chatter - episode 175

Front End Chatter


Hello and welcome to Episode 175 of Front End Chatter, Britain’s funkiest motorcycling podcast, presented by Simon Hargreaves and Martin Fitz-Gibbons, supported as ever by Bennetts, the bike insurance specialists, and BikeSocial, the best place to get your motorcycling news and two-wheeled info.

And on FEC175 we have:

  • Simon becomes one of a handful of humans to ride both Suzuki’s V-Strom 800DE and Honda’s Transalp at their respective launches – find out what he thinks and which one might suit you
  • KTM and MV Agusta re-organise their dealers (which only matters to the half of the podcast who owns an MV Agusta)
  • Irish road racing is back on after securing £90,000 from crowdfunding and a renegotiation of their insurance premium, which is good news – although is this now going to be an annual issue?
  • the first two races from World Superbike at Phillip Island and Mandalika
  • plus more of our emails, including:
  • the when and where of throttle snatch
  • why can’t I go round right handers?
  • how come Sikhs don’t have to wear helmets?
  • recalibrating quickshifters – urban myth or actual thing?
  • why does my bum ache?

...and much more...

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