Front End Chatter #145


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By Martin Fitz-Gibbons and Simon Hargreaves. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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 membership. And, if you’re at all interested in Yamaha’s Tracer 9 GT v Triumph’s Tiger 900 GT Pro v BMW’s F900XR v Kawasaki’s Versys 1000 SE GT, check out the road test video at

Anyway, on this week’s moany, miserable-ass FEC we have:

  • on-the-scenes goss from the British MotoGP at Silverstone, including why Mufga loved being there on Saturday and Simon hated it
  • Dorna’s race feed going down just before the race
  • Marquez crashing out *again* and why he’s the crashingiest rider this season
  • Aprilia’s... we can’t call it a resurrection so let’s just call it an erection...
  • WSB gets a mention with some fab racing from Magny Cours – and some scandalous losing
  • more new bikes from Triumph with a teaser for the all-new Tiger 1200 and leaked shots of the new Speed Triple RR
  • ...and the new Moto Guzzi V100 – all-new water-cooled engine, with fins, with fairly *interesting* looks...

Plus the FEC sack, including:

  • changing pads to change braking character
  • re-setting the quickshifter on an S1000XR
  • a touching story about becoming emotionally attached to items of bike clothing
  • when is a tubeless tyre not a tubeless tyre? Answers please, because we don’t know...

And much, much more – including more info on the first, and perhaps only, FEC Tour coming in May 2022...

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