Front End Chatter - episode 76

Simon Hargreaves
By Simon Hargreaves
SimonHbikes Simon rides motorbikes, and then writes about them. He also co-presents the Front End Chatter podcast and plays bass guitar rather well.
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Hello and welcome to episode 76 of Front End Chatter, Britain’s most argumentative motorcycling podcast, presented in the loosest sense of the word by Martin Fitz-Gibbons and Simon Hargreaves, and spilling seamlessly into your ears courtesy of – the motorcycling world on a website – and Bennetts, the bike insurance people who put back more into biking than any other insurance company, and that’s a true fact.


On E76 we have: 


• Jorge Lorenzo – why’s he started winning on a Ducati, why’s he signed to ride for Honda in 2019, what’s in it for new teammate Marc Marquez, and is there a conspiracy theory we can generate from it all? (The answer is yes)


• Peter Hickman’s astonishing Senior TT lap record, and a lengthy discussion (again) about whether discomfort at supporting the event is legititmate


• Why so many motorcyclists dislike football 


• How to do 200mph on the cheap


• Should there be courses in basic motorcycle understanding?


• Why Honda’s NC750X is a good bike. But only if you don’t test ride a Yamaha Tracer 700 first


• Suzuki GSX-R750 – is the best middleweight sportsbike on the road? 


• Can anyone actually name Jonathan Rea winning a “really close and exciting race that will go down in history”?


• ...and much more (well, a bit)

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