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Front End Chatter - episode 175

BikeSocial Road Tester. As one half of Front End Chatter, Britain’s longest-running biking podcast, Simon H admits in same way some people have a face for radio, he has a voice for writing.



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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