Highside / Lowside: Motorcycle Podcast

Highside / Lowside: Motorcycle Podcast

Spurgeon Dunbar and Zack Courts co-host in-depth conversations about the most exciting topics in the world of motorcycles. Produced by RevZilla's Media & Content team, Highside/Lowside features the insights and opinions of the most prominent moto-minds in podcasting.

Episodes

November 18, 2022 118 min

For all the fun and positive experiences that come with life on two wheels, some motorcycling topics and laws are incredibly controversial. How do you feel about helmet laws? Loud pipes? Lane splitting? In this episode of Highside/Lowside, Zack and Spurgeon take a deep dive into some of the spiciest debates and divides you'll find among riders.

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    There's nothing like a day at the track. But why don't many motorcyclists take the opportunity to actually attend a track day? Zack and Spurgeon are joined by Jen Dunstan for a track-oriented discussion with plenty of advice and opinions for beginners and experts alike. What are the major obstacles to a track day, and how should you overcome them? How should you prepare your motorcycle, and what gear will you need? Those an...

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    Who wouldn't want a lightweight motorcycle that can do it all? Dual-sports can tackle everything from dirt trails to road trips, all in a compact package that can take a beating. Not all dual-sports are created equal, though, and some are merely posers or mechanical trouble waiting to happen. What really defines a dual-sport, and which ones should you consider buying? Spurgeon, Spenser, and special guest Patrick Garvin are here...

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    October 7, 2022 119 min

    Sometimes buying a motorcycle doesn’t quite live up to our expectations. You can do all the research but sometimes you just get disappointed or worse, a lemon. The associate editor of Common Tread, Andy Greaser is no stranger to finding lemons but he also loves turning those lemons into lemonade. Andy joins Spurg and Zack to chat about some of the worst motorcycle purchases they’ve ever made. Have you had a bike purchase turn out t...

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    Kawasaki has shown off the sounds of the next generation and it’s the sound of silence. With their new bikes on display at the famous Suzuka International Circuit in Japan, Kawasaki is looking to be the next major manufacturer to enter the Electric ring. Also, what’s the deal with Suzuki lately? Pulling out MotoGP and some other major decisions has us wondering what’s happening over in Hamamatsu, Japan. The silver fox himself, Lanc...

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    September 9, 2022 113 min

    Ari Henning is back to join Zack and Spurg on this episode of Highside/Lowside to chat about beater motorcycles and whether or not bikes should be ridden or saved. Which bikes deserve to be kept running on the road and which ones belong in a museum? Or maybe putting bikes on a pedestal is a waste of a good bike! Tell us your thoughts!

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    Welcome back to another exciting season of Highside/Lowside! In this episode, Zack and Spurg chat about Ural’s move to Kazakhstan. The dynamic duo bring on fan favorite, Patrick Garvin, to answer the age old question, “How many bikes is too many?” Could you ever have too many? Find out everyone’s thoughts and let us know what you think!

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    Season 5 of Highside/Lowside is already coming to a close but we’ve saved the best for last. Joining Zack and Spurgeon is legendary freestyle motocross rider, Carey Hart, to go through all the topics that have been covered in season 5! Find out about what’s going on with Carey Hart and his custom motorcycles and what’s next on the horizon. Tell us what you think!

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    With the wrap up of Season 12 of HIghside/Lowside, Spurgeon and Zack are joined by special guest Carey Hart! Tune in on June 25th, 2022 for the full season finale episode!

     

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    With the wrap up of Season 12 of HIghside/Lowside, Spurgeon and Zack are joined by special guest Carey Hart! Tune in on June 25th, 2022 for the full season finale episode!

     

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    As we round the penultimate episode of season 5 for Highside/Lowside, we bring back a fan favorite, the listener’s comments! Spurgeon shows us a bit of his skills on the guitar and does an impression of Zack! How many times will these two guys mention the Suzuki V-Strom? Leave us some more comments!

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    May 20, 2022 101 min

    Oscar Wilde said that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” On this episode of Highside/Lowside, Ari Henning joins Zack and Spurgeon to take a deep dive into those motorcycles that might just be pretending, the imposter-cycle if you will. Maybe they’re a wolf in sheep’s clothing or even worse, a sheep in wolf’s clothing. Find out and let us know what you think!

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    Ahh yes the age old question, “are motorcycles the cheapest way to get around?” With cheap bikes, low insurance cost, high MPGs it should be a no brainer, but the answer isn’t always as simple as you may think. Spenser joins Zack and Spurgeon to break down the pros and cons of motorcycle ownership and whether motorcycles are really the best transport for the frugal! What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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    Thinking about taking your boring stock cruiser and giving it some more ponies? Maybe you want to take a long trip and comfort is your goal. Whatever your intentions, Patrick Garvin joins Zack and Spurgeon to talk about the reasons to and to not modify your cruiser! What do you think? Do you have a mod that you absolutely love? Tell us about it.

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    April 8, 2022 120 min

    Everyone has got a story and on this heartwarming episode of Highside/Lowside, Jen joins Zack and Spurgeon to talk about the most influential people in our moto lives. Don’t hold back, tell us who has made the most impact in your motorcycle journey!

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    Finally getting geared up for that moto trip you’ve been planning forever but not quite sure what to pack? Ari Henning join Zack and Spurg break down what you’ll find in their back when packing for trips on two wheels. Also, in the news, the Isle of Man TT launches live streaming service and Triumph completes the TE-1 Electric motorcycle prototype.

     

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    The world of motorcycles offers spectacles of all kinds for viewers and dirt enthusiasts have plenty of options to choose from. Our very own Brandon WIse join Spurgeon and Zack to tell us about some of the best off-road events and races to watch these days. Tell us your thoughts! Did we miss your favorite, tell us all about it!

     

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    The world of motorcycling has had its highs and its lows throughout history. Today Patrick Garvin joins our hosts to discuss the latter, specifically the goofs and blunders in the ole US of A. Tell us if we missed any other flubs or mis-steps!

     

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    February 11, 2022 113 min

    Zack and Spurgeon take a stroll down motorcycle lover’s lane and play a few rounds of the Moto Dating Game. Will our lonely riders find their moto match? What do you think about the picks our hosts have chosen? Can you come up with some better matches? Tell us your thoughts!!

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    As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and there are plenty of bikes out there that give you that fizzy feeling when you see them. Spenser Roberts returns to chat about some of those bikes as well as some motorcycles that you may want to erase from your memory. Tell us what you think!

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