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Tim and Steve bring you the least informed MotoGP podcast available. They may not be as knowledgeable as they would like but the pair love talking about motorcycle racing. Sometimes they even get things right. With MotoGP race reviews, third-hand gossip and their own uninformed opinions Tim and Steve bring their own brand of MotoGP news to your ears. If you want to join them in their unbridled enthusiasm for MotoGP then listen and subscribe today.
 
The Editors of Ultimate Motorcycling magazine bring you a weekly, approximately one hour-long podcast. Each episode will be hosted by any one of our Editorial staff, so we'll try and keep it varied and interesting. We will include reviews on newly-launched motorcycles; as well as chats with anyone interesting who is into the motorcycle lifestyle. That includes riders, racers, tuners, collectors, industry insiders and sometimes just the gal- or guy-next-door who has something entertaining to ...
 
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This week we have a couple of unusual chats for you. In the first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena talks to Arthur Coldwells about the new Ohvale GP2 mini bike. This is a full race machine that is scaled down to work on kart tracks, and yet it is designed to give a rider the full racebike experience. The Ohvale is not a toy and many, many profess…
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim and Steve discuss the latest MotoGP news including: - The 2022 calendar announcement - Extra fans being allowed into Misano - Nicky Hayden's induction into the Motorsport Hall of Fame of America - Changes to the British Talent Cup's road to MotoGP They also talk about the effect Rossi's retirement may, or ma…
 
To start this week off we’ve chosen to highlight some of the new machines announced in the past week. We’re coming up to new motorcycle season when the manufacturers roll out their new models and so Editor Don Williams takes us through the newly announced Suzuki GSX-S1000GT; the Yamaha YZF R6-GYTR; Triumph’s new Speed Triple 1200 RR; the Moto Guzzi…
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim and Steve chat discuss the latest MotoGP race at Circuit of The Americas: They cover: - The chaotic Moto3 race - The Moto2 title heating up - The full MotoGP race review Join us in the For The Love Of MotoGP Facebook Community - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1157001171397403 You can also find us on Instagr…
 
This week we start off with a discussion between myself and Senior Editor Nic de Sena on the eBicycle craze that seems to be so hot right now. We’ve tried various eBicycles over the last year or so but the question still remains —are they pseudo-motorcycles; are they a gateway perhaps to motorcycling; and are they here to stay? In the following seg…
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim and Steve discuss the latest MotoGP news, which to be honest meant there was very little to talk about this week. But the pair still chatted about: - The crazy Formula 1 season we've been having this year. - The Schumacher documentary on Netflix. - The best MotoGP and motorcycle films and TV series. - And th…
 
Hello and welcome to Front End Chatter E146, the UK’s most iambically pentametered motorcycling podcast, poetically performed and produced by Martin Fitz-Gibbons and Simon Hargreaves, and perennially supported by Bennetts, the bike insurance specialists, and www.bikesocial.co.uk, the happeningiest place to go for offers, deals and square meals – if…
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim and Steve chat discuss the latest MotoGP news, including: - Changes to the MotoE weekend format - Johan Zarco's arm pump surgery - Petronas SRT Rebrand - Micheal Laverty's Moto3 team - And congratulations to Alex Rins on becoming a father They then go on to talk about the recent two-day test at Misano. The p…
 
In the first segment this week I get to chat with one of the most energetic guys I’ve met in a long time. Adam Tromp is the Founding Partner at Iconic Motorbikes Auctions. Starting out as a reseller of collectible machines, Adam’s vision quickly turned Iconic into an online auction site ...plus a whole lot more. I don’t want to spoil the story, so …
 
Editor Don Williams chats to Editor-at-large Freeman Wood about his ride on the new BMW R 18 Transcontinental and the bagger version, the R 18 B. Freeman is a BMW GS owner himselfyy and has ridden many of the big boxer twins in the past, so his opinions compare directly back to his other experiences aboard BMWs. We hope you enjoy this episode! 2022…
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim and Steve chat discuss the latest MotoGP news, including: - Calendar announcements - VR46 looking for new sponsors - The non-return of Dani Pedrosa - Moto2 riders testing MotoGP machines The pair then cover the top five finishers in Moto3 and Moto2 before diving into their full review of the MotoGP race. The…
 
Hello and go away to Front End Chatter, the UK’s most motorcycling podcast featuring aural nonsense from Martin Fitz-Gibbons and Simon Hargreaves. This is episode 145, supported and nourished by Bennetts Bike Social; so much more than just bike – and now car – insurance: check out their website to discover the multifarious munificent benefits of me…
 
This week, is big mileage themed. Ultimate Motorcycling magazine Editor Don Williams chats to us about the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT. This is Yamaha’s sport-touring take on the brilliant, much loved three-cylinder MT-09. Don gets to ride a lot of motorcycles, and he’s not short of an opinion on this bike. In the second segment, Associate Editor Teeja…
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim and Steve chat about Maverick Vinales and his return to the MotoGP grid. They also discuss some of the upcoming rider changes in Moto2 as well as what Jake Dixon and John McPhee are riding this coming weekend. The pair then go on to preview the Aragon GP. If we've forgotten any links in the show notes blast …
 
This week’s Podcast features speed in a couple of different forms. The first is where Nic de Sena gives us a quick look at Triumph’s new for 2022 Speed Twin. This retro styled machine falls neatly between the standard Bonnevilles, and the high performance Thruxton, so it’s a great performing urban rider as well as an excellent canyon carver too. @T…
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim and Steve chat about Steve's weekend and his day at the MotoGP race in Silverstone. They discuss Maverick Vinales' very recent test and give their take on the raft of rider changes coming up. Tim goes off on one about rider safety and the strange medical decisions made by MotoGP staff and medics before the p…
 
Hello and welcome to Front End Chatter Episode 144, Britain’s – nay, the world’s – most irreverent motorcycling podcast, with Martin Fitz-Gibbons and Simon Hargreaves. Thanks as ever to Bennetts, the bike insurance specialists, and BikeSocial.co.uk, the world of motorcycling on the web, for their unwavering support (especially while the new wing of…
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim and Steve talk about the raft of Yamaha rider moves for the upcoming race. They then go on to discuss Marquez's Guardian interview and chat about the new job at Suzuki. The two witter on about Aprilia's new engine before dabbling briefly in WSBK news. Finally Tim and Steve preview the Monster Energy British …
 
Don Williams and Kelly Callan discuss the Yamahas WR450F and 250F having spent several months riding the two. In the second segment, we discuss the typical motorcycle size progression from newbie to expert. Which way should you go if you're new to the sport? Hopefully we'll help you clarify your thinking. 2021 Yamaha WR450F Review 2021 Yamaha WR250…
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim and Steve talk about the current Maverick Vinales situation before diving into the news covering Petronas and their exit from MotoGP as a title sponsor. The pair then discuss the most recent cancelled races and chat about the proposed changes to the Red Bull Ring. They then go on to talk about KTM's offer fo…
 
This week’s episode brings you the 2022 Ducati Supersport 950 S. This classic L-twin cylinder machine from the Italian marque was an instant hit when it was launched in 2017. Now with some decent tweaks including bodywork that takes its cues from the Panigale V4, Nic de Sena gives us his impression of the bike. In the second segment , our friend th…
 
Welcome, friends, to Front End Chatter E143 – the one hundred and forty third time Martin Fitz-Gibbons and Simon Hargreaves, some-time motorcycle journalists past and present, have sat, stood and otherwise presented themselves before a pair of microphones and spoken unto them, sometimes with funny accents. And special thanks to our sponsors and fri…
 
This week we step it up a bit in the horsepower stakes, taking a look at Aprilia’s new Tuono for 2022. Nic de Sena had a chance to ride both models around the roads of Southern California. They’re a little different from each other for 2022, and the choice to re-focus one of the Tuonos is an interesting one. In the second segment I chat with an old…
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim and Steve talk about Valentino Rossi's retirement and Raul Fernandez's promotion to the premier class. They then cover the top five finishers in Moto3 and Moto2 before diving into their full MotoGP race review. Join us in the For The Love Of MotoGP Facebook Community - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1157001…
 
Yamaha's mighty TW200 has been around since the '80s, yet the magic little machine still endures. What it lacks in displacement it makes up for in fun and rideability. Editor Don Williams chats about his impressions of this great bike. In the second segment, Contributor Marc Rittner talks to us about his various bike building projects. This is a gu…
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim and Steve chat about Suzuki's new rear ride height adjuster and what this means for the rest of their season. They also talk about Jorge Martin's dog's Instagram account for a bit. The duo then go on to discuss what they're expecting from the second half of the year, before diving into their Red Bull Ring Pr…
 
Hello and welcome to Front End Chatter E142, and right up front please accept sincere apologies for the lousy sound quality – the usual recording room at Chatter Manors has been flooded by an unfortunate incident involving a blockage in the sceptic tank and Ron, the missing handyman, who, it transpires, is in fact the blockage. Thus Simon and Marti…
 
Nic de Sena chats with H-D Chief Engineer on the new Sportster S--a massive upgrade for the iconic machine. In the second segment Arthur Coldwells talks with Corina Roberts of RedbirdsVisions.org about her latest project--helping to save lives on the Angeles Crest Highway and other roads. As co-founder of Highway 2 Track Days, Corina explains what …
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim and Steve manage to drag the dearth of news out for an entire show. They chat about the terrible events at the European Talent Cup round in Aragon and the British Super Bike round at Brands Hatch. The pair also discuss Pedrosa's upcoming wildcard as well as the news that Garet Gerloff has signed to stay in W…
 
Senior Editor Nic de Sena gives us his thoughts on Kawasaki's new ZX-10R, a tweaked version of the outrageously successful motorcycle that in Johnnie Rea's hands has won the WSBK Championship for the last six years in a row. In the second segment we chat with now retired factory professional road racer Eric Bostrom who has an interesting take on ba…
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim and Steve are back after an accidental hiatus. The pair chat about what's been going on in MotoGP - which to be honest, isn't a lot. Dani Pedrosa will return as a wildcard in Austria and the Thai GP is likely to be cancelled very soon. There's also something dodgy going on the Aramco VR46 and Marc Marquez is…
 
Hello and welcome to E141 of that Front End Chatter they have nowadays, spoken with words by Martin Fitz-Gibbons and Simon Hargreaves and supported, enabled and legitimised by our fwends at Bennetts, the bike insurance specialists (and yes, they will insure a Tuono!), and Bike Social, the bike club that gives you access to discounts, track days, ev…
 
This week we go off-road! Don Williams tells us about Honda's brilliant new CRF300L Rally, a very different bike from the CRF300L apparently, and in the second segment Nic de Sena tells us about his recent challenges on the Big Bear Run.By Motos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
 
The new Yamaha R7 is the supersport version of the company's brilliant MT-07. Ron Lieback got to ride it at the track, and he tells us all about it. In the secnd segment we meet Brian Weston from Arai helmets. Brian explains about Arai's 'glancing off' ideas and much more. This episode is brought to you by Yamaha Motorcycles--Yamaha Revs Your Heart…
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim and Steve chat about the latest news, or lack thereof, from the MotoGP world. They discuss the cancellation of the Australian GP at Philip Island and chat about Yamaha's silly season predicaments. The duo also give their uninformed opinions about how each rider has performed over the first half of the 2021 M…
 
Hello and welcome to Front End Chatter Episode 140 – in which Martin Fitz-Gibbons and Simon Hargreaves (supported and nurtured by Bennetts, the bike insurance specialists, and www.bikesocial.co.uk, the world of biking on the web) natter at length about: the Dutch TT at Assen and very much about the future of one Maverick Vinales – and where *is* hi…
 
Editor Don Williams gives us his thoughts on Harley's new limited edition, uber-classic, Electraglide Revival. This is one head-turning machine! https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2021/06/08/2021-harley-davidson-electra-glide-revival-review-18-fast-facts/By Motos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim and Steve discuss the weekend at Assen. They share their views on the bombshell that Maverick Vinales is leaving Yamaha and chat about Morbidelli's injury. The pair also discuss Quartararo's pace over the weekend and get a bit upset while talking about Valentino Rossi. Tim & Steve also run through the top 5 …
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim messed up the recording once more so the sound quality isn't as good as usual. We can only apologise! But the show continues. Tim and Steve discuss the weekend at Sachsenring. They gush over one Marc Marquez and his amazing return to the top of the podium. The pair also discuss inconsistent penalties and rul…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 139 of Front End Chatter, the marvellous motorcycling podcast supported and, indeed, buoyed by Bennetts, the bike insurance specialists, and www.bikesocial.co.uk, the world of motorcycling on the web. And on FEC this week we have: • young Fabio’s habit of getting his boobs out, and the propriety of doing it on the last …
 
Nic de Sena talks about the new Triumph Speed Triple, and we chat with Kaming Ko--the man who bought a Ducati GP-11 MotoGP bike! Here are two videos. The first is starting the Ducati GP-11 with John Ethell at JETT Tuning, Camarillo, Calif. The second is Arthur riding the Ducati GP-11 for three laps at Buttonwillow Raceway, Calif. https://youtu.be/Z…
 
This week on For The Love Of MotoGP: Tim and Steve discuss the upcoming weekend at Sachsenring. But before that, they revisit the Catalunya test. What did we see during the test, any new innovations? Or just a load of teams working on set up? As for the upcoming race, the pair chat about Marquez. With Sachsenring being one of his most successful tr…
 
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