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Spurgeon and Zack are joined this week by Lance Oliver to discuss the current state of Sport Touring motorcycles. Has the segment changed so much that it can still be called sport touring? Let us know your thoughts below! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product …
 
Do Loud Pipes really save lives? Or do they just make you lose your hearing? Plenty of moto myths floating around with even more opinions on each one. Let us know if you agree with Spurgeon and Zack. Don’t forget to share with us your own favorite motorcycle myths! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZ…
 
If price was no option and physics no obstacle, how what would you want on an all-in-one ride? In this episode, Ari joins the HSLS crew to talk about building the perfect, do-it-all motorcycle for the long haul. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos…
 
Motorcycles take all kinds of shapes and sizes, as well as the riders. Jen Dunstan joins Spurgeon and Zack to talk about different types of bikes out there and how a rider’s height and size might be a factor in choosing your next bike. Let us know what you think in the comments below! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and …
 
From Top Gun to the Batcycle, motorcycles play an integral role in many of the movies that have shaped cinema over the years. In this episode, the guys sit down with RevZilla's resident movie historian, Spenser Robert, and talk about what's good, what's bad, and what is absolutely ridiculous. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinio…
 
Spurgeon and Zack dive deep into the Guinness Book of World Records to find us the wildest and weirdest motorcycling related world records. Find out what we think is the best, do you agree? Let us know! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos…
 
Motorcycle events come in as many varieties as the riders who pilot them. From the legendary gatherings like Sturgis and MotoGP races, to the smaller events in local communities around the country (and world), Spurg, Zack, and special guest Patrick Garvin from J&P Cycles tell some of their favorite stories from them all. Check out more from RevZill…
 
Any way you cut it, riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than many other modes of transportation. But, it's also much more exhilarating! In this episode, Spurg, Zack, and Ari discuss the dangers of riding on two wheels, and what you can do to mitigate them as best as possible. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written…
 
Whether it's a first date, or a local (and all-important) ice cream run with a longtime friend, riding two-up is far different than riding alone. In this episode, Spurg and Zack share some of their favorite stories from being both pilot and passenger on motorcycles throughout the years. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, an…
 
Spurg, Zack, and guest host Jen Dunstan discuss the bikes they've been riding since last season's finale, what the pandemic has meant to motorcycling, and what it all means for the year ahead. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos…
 
For the final episode of Season 3 of HSLS, we invited our friend and fellow moto-media junkie, RyanF9 to throw on the headphones and join the podcast to do what we do best... talk about motorcycles. It was a fitting end to Season 3 and tees us all up to kick off Season 4 in the months to come! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opini…
 
We asked for your questions, and you answered! Now we have some answers (or at least some educated thoughts) for you. In this episode Spurg and Zack have a wide-ranging conversation around some of our favorite listener comments from Season 3. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, H…
 
From Harley-Davidson's first foray into the world of ADV, to long-standing models like the Hayabusa and KLR, this episode of Highside/Lowside is all about the bikes that belong at the forefront of our mind. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos…
 
From cleaning and lubing a chain, to far more robust mechanical undertakings, where is the line for what you can handle yourself, and what should you turn over to a pro? In this episode, the HSLS crew discusses mechanical mistakes they have all made, and the points at which they throw up their hands and take it to the shop. Check out more from RevZ…
 
We all make mistakes, even the best. Listen in as the HSLS crew talks about some of the biggest mishaps they've had on motorcycles over the years, and provide a bit of direction on how to keep from repeating their errors. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product …
 
Technology rules the world, and it's made a monumental impact on motorcycling too. Gone are the days of the kickstarter and non-ABS brakes. We're living in the future, and we like it. In this episode Spurg and Zack invite guest host Ari Henning to talk about the very best advancements we've seen in moto over the past 20 years. Check out more from R…
 
Around the world in 80 minutes, on a motorcycle, sort of. Of all the places in all of the world, these are the ones that we'd want to go the most, and the bikes we'd want to ride while doing so. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos…
 
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor... well, you get the picture. We ride on, sometimes against common sense and sound judgement. In this episode, Spurg and Zack discuss some of the biggest mistakes they've made while riding in bad weather. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-…
 
Spurg, Zack, and Lance Oliver talk about the wide-range of ongoings in the motorcycle industry throughout 2020, as well as what the road ahead looks like for 2021. From the bikes, to the rides, to the realizations that they came to, the Highside/Lowside crew bids farewell to the year that was, and looks forward to the year that will be. Check out m…
 
Spurg and Zito talk with Ari Henning and Zack Courts to discuss what motorcycling can do to kick the industry into a higher gear both now and in the future. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videosBy RevZilla
 
On the bike or off, there are a lot of things that motorcyclists do that annoy everyone. From ways that they ride, to the personality traits that they display in group conversations, these are the facepalm moments we all have encountered. It also happens to be Lemmy's final episode on the couch, so listen in as the guys discuss the things riders do…
 
The power plant is what propels us all forward, and some just do the job better than others. In this episode of Highside/Lowside, the guys discuss their favorite motorcycle engines of all-time. Whether it is the acoustics, performance, or overall look and feel, in the end it all comes down to opinion, and the fellas have more than a few on the topi…
 
Motorcycling is exhilarating. It can also get pretty expensive, pretty quick. Unfortunately, this keeps a lot of would-be riders from ever taking their first spin. In this episode, the guys discuss cheap ways to get into the game as they cover their favorite bikes under $3,000. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written…
 
Is it the brand? What about the line and the style? Does a engine make it so? The guys are here in the latest episode to discuss what makes a motorcycle a cult classic. And stay tuned for an interview with Zack Courts! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product vid…
 
No motorcycle is perfect, and every rider is different. That's why we modify. Whether it's suspension or seats, exhausts or hand controls, one of the most common experiences for all motorcyclists is making the bike their own. In this episode, the guys talk about the most important modifications that they like to make on their own rides. And stay tu…
 
Old motorcycles are cool. They look cool. They sound cool. They are the epitome of the word itself. That being said, they can also be a massive annoyance. With old parts and antiquated technology, riding a vintage motorcycle is harder, less comfortable, and often includes far more repairs than a modern bike. On this episode of HS/LS, the guys discu…
 
New year, new-to-you motorcycle? This year could very well be the best year, EVER, to buy a used motorcycle. From the technology, to the supply, to the state of the industry as a whole, the guys discuss this in-depth as well as what it means for the road ahead. For this week's interview, Spurg sat down for a wide-ranging conversation with Ari Henni…
 
As 2019 winds down the guys look back at the winners and losers in the motorcycle industry over the past 365 days, and then take a gander ahead to what's on the horizon for 2020. In this episode we give Lemmy a break from hosting duties and invite in Lance "Silver Fox" Oliver, Common Tread's Managing Editor, to lend the endless depths of his moto-m…
 
To each their own! For every motorcycle made, there is a reason not to like it. There are also plenty of reasons to be a fan. In this episode Lemmy, Spurgeon, and Joe talk about the reasons people tend to give for what makes a "bad" motorcycle, and why, in the end, it all comes down to matching expectations and style between rider and machine. We a…
 
Does it matter where your motorcycle, or its parts, are assembled? For some riders, it does in a big way. But there are also plenty who could not care less, just so long as the motorcycle makes them smile. That’s the big question on deck for this installment of Highside/Lowside as the guys share their own thoughts on this highly debated facet of mo…
 
WELCOME BACK! In this episode we kick of the second season of RevZilla's Highside/Lowside with one of our favorite topics around the office and ask the question of, "what makes a motorcyclist?" Do you have to ride a motorcycle to be considered one? Maybe. But then again, maybe not. Do scooters count? What about trikes? Can you be a motorcyclist if …
 
Sales of motorcycles in America have been struggling for years. Is it due to a more safety-focused citizenry? Are motorcycles not as "cool" as they once were? On top of it all, is the premise flawed from the beginning; are motorcycle sales not really down as much as we think? All of that and more as the guys discuss the current state of the industr…
 
When it comes to electric motorcycles the conversation has always been, "will they be good enough?" For generations petrol has been king of the fuel stack. Entire industries have been built around its consumption, and the engines, parts, and repairs that power our machines in the direction of the future. However, that future is increasingly looking…
 
The amount of motorcycle styles available to riders is exploding. But is that a good thing? Are riders better off because of the options available to them, or are we regressing in our ability to craft our own motorcycles into the customized machines we adore? It's something that the HS/LS guys have thought a lot about, and in this episode they delv…
 
ATGATT. If you spend time in riding circles, it's an acronym that is bound to come up in conversation. It is also likely to ignite strong feelings on either side. All The Gear - All The Time is a great way to go about ensuring you have done your part to be as safe as possible on a motorcycle, however, is it right for everyone? And more importantly,…
 
Power and speed, convenience and safety; it's all been amplified by technological improvements to motorcycles through the years. If you ask ten different riders where they think the line is, you'll likely get twelve different answers. But one thing is for certain, technological advancements aren't going in the opposite direction anytime soon. In th…
 
Some think of it as characteristics that are inherent from the moment of manufacture. Others envision it as something more. Motorcycles are machines. They are made of basically the same stuff as your kitchen toaster. But can machines have soul? That's the question on the HS/LS team's mind this week as they discuss the differences between that which…
 
Is it a lack of free time? Maybe it's cost and access. What about safety? Possibly land use? Perhaps it's video games. More than likely, it's a bit of it all. The simple fact is that racing in America is dying. The interest in this form of motorcycling is definitely in a lull and in this episode the guys discuss the reasons for the downturn in this…
 
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." That's a nice saying, but how much of it is really true as it pertains to motorcycles? For this moto-discussion, Lemmy, Spurgeon and Joe dissect some of the myths and misgivings that are common parlance about small bikes. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: …
 
Regardless of how you feel about cruisers (and some folks feel strongly on either side), they are one of the most prolific styles of bike on the road. They're kind of like the superhero movies of the motorcycle world; you're either an ardent fan, or you fail to see what all the hype is about. Either way, they're getting a lot of air time. Check out…
 
It went by faster than Zarco at Qatar, but there was more than a little bit of moto-happenings that transpired along the way. The fellas sit down to chat about the year that was in 2018. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos…
 
RevZilla's best motorcycle minds sit down to discuss the Triumph Scrambler 1200, the history of the style, and where it all goes from here. Listen in as Lemmy and Joe try to figure out if the new motorcycle from Triumph is the "Scrambler-iest scrambler to ever scramble", a naked adventure bike, or something else entirely. Check out more from RevZil…
 
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