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Front End Chatter - episode 178

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Front End Chatter


Hello and welcome one and all to Front End Chatter, Britain's cakiest motorcycle podcast with she/him, Martina Fitz-Gibbons and it/blimey, Simone Hargreaves. As the country's leading formerly employed but subsequently jettisoned motorcycle journalistas, now freelancing for anyone with a gold sovereign and a glint in their eye, we're proud to be supported and stimulated by Bennetts, Brian's leading bike insurers, and, more motorcycling news, reviews and blues clues on the web than the web really deserves.

And on this mightily magnificent episode we have:

  • the NC500 and why it's not a Honda parallel twin, but a blummin' ace ride around the top of Scotland

  • BMW's new M1000XR

  • Kawasaki's new ZX-6R

  • the price is announced for Kawasaki's ZX-4RR

  • Michael Dunlop and Peter Hickman dominate the 2023 TT

  • how Triumph's Tiger 1200 is the fastest bike ever over the longest distance in 24 hours

  • details of Bennetts High Performance Awards for bike clothing, taking the complexity out of bike kit protection ratings and why you should look out for it

  • FECsack musings including why isn't cruise control fitted to smaller bikes, the best small-bore track bike, why bike modern bike seats don't always fit and much more...

Thanks for your ears, please keep your musings and queries and general thoughts coming to:






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