Mon, 28 March 2022
Hello everyone and welcome to Front End Chatter, a motorcycling podcast of sorts in which Simon Hargreaves and Martin Fitz-Gibbons conspire, despite something like a combined half century in motorcycle journalism, to demonstrate the absence of having learned anything worthwhile. They are ably supported in their endeavours by Bennetts, the bike insurance specialists, and BikeSocial.co.uk, the best motorcycling website in the world. If you’re insuring you bike, you’d be well advised to have a look at Bennetts BikeSocial Membership scheme, which gives you access to a vast array of discounts, competitions, tracks days and events – including the upcoming Busa Bonanza: the chance for Hayabusa owners to come to Elvington near York and take their bike up the runway as often as they like. Details below.
Onto FEC Episode 156, among the contents of which you may find:
Thanks for listening and supporting FEC, and please continue to spread the word!
BikeSocial and Suzuki GB are inviting all Suzuki Hayabusa (and B-King) owners, road legal or otherwise, to a disused two-mile long airfield for a chance to run their bike flat-out.
Straightliners, the drag racing events experts, will use their immense experience to operate the event with support from BikeSocial and Suzuki GB. Bikes that have run at over 200mph will also be running, and a team of experts will be on hand to help with launches and body positions.
Free professional photos, as well as a commemorative printout of the registered speed at ½ mile and one-mile intervals, and a beautiful sticker(!) will form part of the record of your day.
Suzuki GB will bring several of the latest generation Hayabusa models which can be booked for a trial on the day.
The 2022 Buildbase Suzuki team who’ll be competing in the Bennetts British Superbike championship will be in attendance along with riders Christian Iddon and Danny Kent, fresh from the season’s opening round at Silverstone.
Come on, how many opportunities will you get to feel what 170mph+ is like?!
There is no restriction on the number of runs between 10.30am – 5pm.
Only once a safety briefing is completed can the rider join a queue to be escorted to the beginning of the runway.
Only one bike at a time will be permitted on the runway.
The noise restriction is 105dB static.
For those wishing to book one of the latest Suzuki Hayabusa road bikes to test on the runway, you need to provide your licence and DVLA check code. You will be entitled to two runs.
Spectators: £5 (under 16s free but must be accompanied by a fee-paying adult).
BikeSocial members must bring their policy or membership number.
We look forward to welcoming you to Elvington, and don’t forget to tell all your Hayabusa owning friends!
Fri, 11 March 2022
Hello and welcome to Front End Chatter E155, the Ben Bostrom episode, presented by Simon Hargreaves and Martin Fitz-Gibbons from Chatter Manors, ably supported by Bennetts, the bike insurance experts, and BikeSocial.co.uk, the place for all your motorcycle news, launches, reviews, road tests, product tests and racing.
And on this edition of FEC we have:
...and much more – nearly two hours’ worth of chatter and bobbins.