Front End Chatter #148

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Hello and welcome to episode 148 of the long-running motorcycling podcast otherwise known as Front End Chatter, presented before your brain by Simon Hargreaves and Martin Fitz-Gibbons and supported like a bridge over troubled water by Bennetts, the bike insurance specialists, and bikesocial.co.uk, the place to get all your bike news, reviews, product tests and racing.

And on this week’s episode Simon and Martin blather about:

  • goodbye and farewell to you-know-who, managing to make the very last lap of his career one of his most impressive • what’s his legacy, what was his finest moment, and what was his worst?
  • more MotoGP farewells from Petrucci and Mr Steve Day
  • Marc Marquez’ eye injury – what does it mean long term for Marquez, Honda and Repsol?
  • Jack Miller racing a Panigale V4 R in the Australian Superbike Championship
  • the passing of Paul Smart, Ducati legend and all-round great bloke

Plus a bunch of new bike reviews:

  • Ducati’s Multistrada V4 Pike Peak
  • Honda’s NT1100 tourer
  • Ducati’s ‘new’ Multistrada V2 S
  • Aprilia’s Tuareg 660

And finally, news of the FEC800 Tour 2022 – and go see FEC at the NEC on Thursday 9th December on stage with James Whitham, where Simon and Martin will be talking bobbins about the best bikes of 2021 and what we’re looking forward to 2022…

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