Hosted by respected and experienced journalist Chris Moss, this podcast brings you some of the best stories from the world of motorcycling, from racers talking about championship wins and losses, special bikes, special moments, and special people, to engineers and designers talking about their latest project, their favourite project, or a failed project. We've got stories from people that have built and ridden new bikes, old bikes, iconic bikes, ridden bikes around the world or were able to say 'I was there when..' This is the Inside Line.
An SV obsession with JHS Racing
15.09.2023JHS Racing have built untold number of race bikes and road bikes, but nothing in the same quantity as the SV650. James Holland - proprietor of JHS Racing - has made knowing all their is to know about the SV his life's work, and Chris Moss chatted to him to find out why, and talk about the success story the SV650 has carved out for him, and for itself.
Riding a V-Strom back to the factory
15.08.2023In 2014 Bike Magazine's Hugo Wilson and John Westlake formed two thirds of a three-rider team that rode a V-Strom 1000 from their offices in Peterborough, in the UK, back to the factory it was assembled at in Hamamatsu, Japan. Chris Moss talks to the pair about the journey, the boozy planning session, losing luggage, and imposter syndrome when being met by the welcome party at the factory.
Sylvain Guintoli on racing for 24 hours and EWC
37:51Sylvain Guintoli has been there and done it in almost every discipline of motorcycle racing, with GPs, BSB, and World Superbikes ticked off. In 2021 he won the Le Mans 24-hour and the Bol d'Or at the first attempt, on the way to winning that year's Endurance World Championship with Yoshimura Suzuki Endurance Racing Team. He won the 2022 running of the Le Mans 24-hour, and afterwards spoke to Chris Moss about the experience, what it takes to win, how you race in the dark, the pain, the strain, and the jubilation that comes with victory.
Danny Kent and Christian Iddon on BSB
9.05.2022The Buildbase Suzuki duo of former Moto3 world champion Danny Kent and multiple supermoto champion and BSB stalwart Christian Iddon lift the lid on racing in the British Superbike Championship, discussing with host Chris Moss everything from scary British circuits to dealing with PR and the world of social media, the Showdown format, and drinking beer.
The Kyle Ryde Episode
30:06Fresh from winning his first British Superbike races at Silverstone, Buildbase Suzuki's BSB star and former British 125, Superstock 600, and GP2 champion Kyle Ryde joins Chris Moss in the latest episode of The Inside Line, to talk about those debut wins, adapting to a superbike, and the importance of having a good team around you.
The Test Rider Episode
20:22John Reynolds is back, and in this episode he tells Chris Moss what's involved in his test and development rider role for Suzuki, and more specifically how he helped bring the GSX-R1000R to showrooms. He talks about how he evaluates the prototype and the testing schedule, and how he has to give his feedback, even if it means delivering some bad news to factory engineers. He also lets us in on what areas he wanted to see improved on the GSX-R before it was released, how that vision was realised, and how the bike went on to be successful on race tracks as well as making a great road tool.
The Cameron Donald, a MotoGP bike, and the Isle of Man TT Episode
29:47Ten years ago Cameron Donald did something pretty special - he took a legitimate four-stroke MotoGP machine around the Isle of Man TT course as part of Suzuki's celebrations marking 50 50 years of Grand Prix racing. The TT winner climbed down off the 2010 Senior TT podium, jumped aboard Loris Capirossi's GSVR and set off on a parade lap, a parade lap calculated at 122mph! He recounts the tale with infectious enthusiasm to host Chris Moss.
The SV650 Episode
52:34A motorcycling stalwart, the SV650 has sold in huge numbers since its launch in 1999, and during its lifetime has carried people to work, been the first 'big bike' for many newer riders, and been a great value plaything. It's also filled racing grids and contested the Isle of Man TT! Chris Moss speaks to journalist and racer Alastair Fagan, Mike Dommett from the British Motorcycle Racing Club, builder and tuner James Holland from JHS Racing, and owner Will Browning who commutes, track days, and tours on his SV650.
The RG500 and the Classic TT Episode
27:27The RG500 is an iconic race bike and the Isle of Man TT course is an iconic circuit, so what's it like to combine the two? Danny Webb joins Chris Moss in this episode to talk about racing for Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT in 2018 and 2019, and just what it was like to swing a leg over a bike raced by his racing heroes.