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Highside / Lowside: Motorcycle Podcast

RevZilla

Leisure, Automotive, Motorcycles, Motorcyclenews, Revzilla

4.9 • 1.6K Ratings

Overview

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.

107 Episodes

S8E09: Best Used Motorcycles For Sale In Your Area?

Ever wanted to know what experienced moto-journalists would buy if they were looking for a bike in your area? We gave Spurg, Zack and Patrick Garvin $20,000 to buy three motorcycles that were actually for sale in their areas (East Coast, West Coast and Midwest). Check out what they picked, and more importantly… why they picked them! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 24 May 2024

S8E08: Latest and Greatest in Moto Safety

Motorcycle Safety Tech has made some BIG leaps in the past several years. Who better than gear-guru Pat McHugh to fill Zack and Spurg in on the biggest advancements, how they work and if they’re right for you! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2024

S08E07: Can Motorcycles Have Too Much Horsepower?!

Displacement creep is real! And it’s happening across every motorcycle segment. Zack and Spurg dig into the details and answer why engines keep getting bigger, where it’s helping and where it’s hurting. What do you think?! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2024

S08E06: On Riding and Writing with Peter Egan

Zack and Spurg are back, and this time, they're joined by legendary moto-journalist — and Spurg's hero — Peter Egan. Will Spurg shed tears of joy? Will he full-on ugly cry? Place your bets in the comments! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2024

S08E05: Are You An A**hole?!: Moto Edition

We asked YOU to spill the moto-tea! Zack and Spurg share stories & predicaments sent in by our listeners that may not always have a clear cut answer. That doesn’t stop us from hashing them out with guest Patrick Garvin to try to determine: Are You An A**hole?! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 29 March 2024

S8 E04: Motorcycle Trivia Challenge! (Play Along!)

Evel Knievel was a semi-pro in what sport? What bike inspired NASA’s lunar-motorcycle? Join Zack & Spurg as they go head-to-head for a special surprise in Highside Lowside’s first-ever Motorcycle Trivia Challenge! Hosted by the one-and-only Spenser Robert with a guest appearance from The Silver Fox: Lance Oliver! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2024

S08E04: Motorcycle Trivia Challenge! (Play Along!)

Evel Knievel was a semi-pro in what sport? What bike inspired NASA’s lunar-motorcycle? Join Zack & Spurg as they go head-to-head for a special surprise in Highside Lowside’s first-ever Motorcycle Trivia Challenge! Hosted by the one-and-only Spenser Robert with a guest appearance from The Silver Fox: Lance Oliver! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2024

S8 E03: How Classic are Modern-Classic Bikes?

Zack and Spurg welcome Ari back to Highside/Lowside to answer an age-old question: how classic are modern-classic bikes? Do you lean more toward the modern side or the classic side? Let us know! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 1 March 2024

S08E03: How Classic are Modern-Classic Bikes?

Zack and Spurg welcome Ari back to Highside/Lowside to answer an age-old question: how classic are modern-classic bikes? Do you lean more toward the modern side or the classic side? Let us know! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 1 March 2024

S8 E02: The Moto Industry’s Biggest Blunders: Japan Edition!

Zack & Spurg welcome Abhi Eswarappa back to Highside/Lowside to discuss a favorite topic, motorcycle blunders! This time, the gang discusses the motorcycle misses from the otherwise consistently reliable island of motorcycle production, Japan. Do you agree with our assessments? Can you think of some other big goofs we may have missed? Let us know! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 16 February 2024

S08E02: The Moto Industry’s Biggest Blunders: Japan Edition!

Zack & Spurg welcome Abhi Eswarappa back to Highside/Lowside to discuss a favorite topic, motorcycle blunders! This time, the gang discusses the motorcycle misses from the otherwise consistently reliable island of motorcycle production, Japan. Do you agree with our assessments? Can you think of some other big goofs we may have missed? Let us know! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 16 February 2024

S08E01: Exciting New Motorcycles Releasing In 2024!

It's here! Highside/Lowside returns for season 8. Starting the year off on the right foot, Common Tread Editor Lance "The Silver Fox" Oliver joins Zack and Spurgeon to chat about all the new-for-2024 bikes. Which models are you looking forward to this year? Let's hear 'em! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 2 February 2024

S8 E01: Exciting New Motorcycles Releasing In 2024!

It's here! Highside/Lowside returns for season 8. Starting the year off on the right foot, Common Tread Editor Lance "The Silver Fox" Oliver joins Zack and Spurgeon to chat about all the new-for-2024 bikes. Which models are you looking forward to this year? Let's hear 'em! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 2 February 2024

S07E12: A FortyFourTeeth Finale with Alastair Fagan!

Alastair Fagan of FortyFourTeeth takes a break from ripping around the track and making kick-ass content to give Zack and Spurg his take on season seven's most popular motorcycle topics. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 22 September 2023

S7 E12: A FortyFourTeeth Finale with Alastair Fagan!

Alastair Fagan of FortyFourTeeth takes a break from ripping around the track and making kick-ass content to give Zack and Spurg his take on season seven's most popular motorcycle topics. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 22 September 2023

S7 E11: Your Best Comments From Season 7 and a Message From Zack's Dad

It's that time again! It's the "Comments Episode" where Zack and Spurg sit down and respond to YOUR comments! We even got Zack's Dad to weigh in with his opinion for one lucky listener! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: Written motorcycle news, opinions, and reviews RevZillaTV: Your favorite Video coverage of all things motorcycle

Transcribed - Published: 8 September 2023

S07E11: Your Best Comments From Season 7 and a Message From Zack's Dad

It's that time again! It's the "Comments Episode" where Zack and Spurg sit down and respond to YOUR comments! We even got Zack's Dad to weigh in with his opinion for one lucky listener! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: Written motorcycle news, opinions, and reviews RevZillaTV: Your favorite Video coverage of all things motorcycle

Transcribed - Published: 8 September 2023

S07E10: Motorcycles That Changed History

In this episode of Highside/Lowside, Zack & Spurg welcome back Lance "The Silver Fox" Oliver to chat about models that changed motorcycling history! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 25 August 2023

S7 E10: Motorcycles That Changed History

In this episode of Highside/Lowside, Zack & Spurg welcome back Lance "The Silver Fox" Oliver to chat about models that changed motorcycling history! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 25 August 2023

S07E09: Doodle On A Motorcycle

In this episode of Highside/Lowside, Zack & Spurg talk all things motorcycling with Doodle on a Motorcycle! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 4 August 2023

S7 E9: Doodle On A Motorcycle

In this episode of Highside/Lowside, Zack & Spurg talk all things motorcycling with Doodle on a Motorcycle! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 4 August 2023

S07E08: Electric Motorcycles with Ryan F9 from FortNine

In this episode of Highside/Lowside, Zack & Spurg welcome back FortNine's Ryan F9 to talk electric motorcycles! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 21 July 2023

S7 E8: Electric Motorcycles with Ryan F9 from FortNine

In this episode of Highside/Lowside, Zack & Spurg welcome back FortNine's Ryan F9 to talk electric motorcycles! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 21 July 2023

Season 7 Continues in Two Weeks!

Spurg & Zack with be back on July 21st with FortNine's RyanF9! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 7 July 2023

S05 E01: 2021 Motorcycles That Disappointed? What’s next for 2022?

Zack Courts and Spurgeon Dunbar return for season 5 of Highside/Lowside along with guest Lance Oliver to talk about the best and worst motorcycle releases of 2021 and what they look forward to most in 2022. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 26 June 2023

S07E07: Are Trikes Bikes?

In this episode of Highside/Lowside, Zack & Spurg welcome back Spenser Robert to talk trikes! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 23 June 2023

S7E06 : Mount Rushmore of Motorcycle Engines - Touring Edition

In this episode of Highside/Lowside, Zack & Spurg welcome back Patrick Garvin! The trio embark on the ambitious task to design the Mount Rushmore of motorcycle engines. First up - Touring motorcycles! Which engine deserves this prestigious honor? Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 9 June 2023

S7E05 : The Moto Dating Game: The Perfect Bike for You!

Here we go again with another exciting round of The Moto Dating Game! This time Zack & Spurg have heard the pleas from our viewers and they’re here to match you with the right bike for your needs! What do you think about our choices? Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 26 May 2023

S7E04: Best Beginner Bikes: The CTXP Post-show Breakdown

In this episode of Highside/Lowside, Ari Henning joins Zack and Spurg to take a deeper dive into the world of beginner bikes after their latest adventure on CTXP! What’s that? You haven’t checked out the most recent episode of Common Tread XP? If not, watch our team take 5 different beginner bikes from different categories and determine (in a not so scientific way) which one is best. Let us know your thoughts on beginner bikes and what you started off on! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 12 May 2023

S7E03: Kawasaki ZX-4RR: Drool-worthy or fool-worthy? Ft Abhi Eswarappa from Iconic Motorbikes

Abhi Eswarappa from Iconic Motorbikes joins Zack and Spurg to chat about the new Kawasaki ZX-4RR. Is it the tiny supersport that riders have been clamoring for? Or will it just end up being a flop? Tell us your thoughts on the new ZX-4RR and whether you’re excited for it to finally see a high-revving small 4-cyl stateside. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2023

S7E02: Motorcycling in India! Featuring Sagar Sheldekar

On this episode of Highside/Lowside, Sagar Sheldekar from @SagarSheldekarOfficial joins Zack and Spurg to talk about what it’s like to ride a motorbike in India! Learn about the bikes, the traffic, and just how to get started riding in India! Have you been? Tell us your experiences! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 14 April 2023

S7E01: Exciting New Motorcycles for 2023!

After a short break, Highside/Lowside returns with season 7 to chat about the upcoming bikes for 2023! Joining Zack and Spurgeon is Common Tread’s Managing editor, the Silver Fox himself, Lance Oliver. What bikes are you most excited for this year? Let us know your thoughts! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 31 March 2023

S6E12: Season Finale feat. Donut Media’s Jeremiah!

Jeremiah from Donut Media takes a break from HiLow for some Highside/Lowside with Zack and Spurg! In this episode, the gang takes a look back at the topics we’ve covered over the past season and get his take on everything from beater bikes to helmet laws! Tell us what you think about season 6 of HSLS in the comments! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 3 February 2023

S5 E1: 2021 Motorcycles That Disappointed? What’s next for 2022?

Zack Courts and Spurgeon Dunbar return for season 5 of Highside/Lowside along with guest Lance Oliver to talk about the best and worst motorcycle releases of 2021 and what they look forward to most in 2022. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 15 January 2023

S6 E11: More Listener’s Comments and Message from Spurg’s Dad

Zack & Spurgeon are back at it again with another round of listener’s comments from this past season of Highside/Lowside. Tune in to see if your comment gets featured and for a special message from everyone’s favorite, Spurgeon’s Dad, Spurgeon Sr. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 13 January 2023

S6 E10: The Real Deal With Moto Gear

The world of motorcycle gear is an intimidating place for beginners and seasoned riders alike. With ever changing standards and material science always advancing at a hare’s pace, sometimes it takes an expert to understand all the goings on with motorcycle apparel. Joining Zack and Spurg is RevZilla’s own product expert, Pat McHugh whom you may remember modeling much of the gear in our product review videos. Tell us your thoughts on moto gear! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 30 December 2022

S6 E9: The Moto Industry’s Biggest Blunders: Euro Edition!

The team is back together again to chat about some more blunders in the motorcycle industry. This time, the gang is looking across the pond at some of the biggest gaffs on the European continent. Do you agree with our assessments? Can you think of some other big goofs we may have missed? Let us know! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 16 December 2022

S6 E8: Motorcycle Navigation! From Maps to Apps

How do you navigate your motorcycle rides? Where are the best roads, how do you share them with your riding buddies, and what devices or maps do you use to get where you're going? Spurgeon and Zack are on the mics to explore the best ways to navigate on a motorcycle. Special guest and REVER co-founder Justin Bradshaw joins for an in-depth discussion that covers GPS units, smartphones, apps, paper maps, and more! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 2 December 2022

S6 E7: Biggest Moto Controversies

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. Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 18 November 2022

S6 E6: First Track Day: What's Stopping You?!

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 answers (and more!) are covered in this full-length episode, along with your favorite HS/LS segments like Not The News, The Motorcycle Engine Guessing Game, responses to listener comments, and tee shirt giveaways! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 4 November 2022

S6 E5 What Makes a Dual-Sport and Why It Matters

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 to talk about all things dual-sport, but we also want to hear your thoughts on the best and worst DS bikes out there! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 21 October 2022

S6 E4: The WORST Moto Purchases

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 to be not quite what you expected? Let us know! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 7 October 2022

S6 E3: What’s going on with Suzuki? Kawasaki Making EVs & Hybrids?

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, Lance Oliver returns to try and process what’s happening to Suzuki with Zack and Spurg. What are your thoughts? Let us know!! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 23 September 2022

S6 E2: Beater Bikes: Ride, Die or Save?!

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! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 9 September 2022

S6 E1: How Many Bikes In the Garage Is Too Many?!

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! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 26 August 2022

S5 E12: Carey Hart in the hot seat: Season Finale

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! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 24 June 2022

S5 E12: Highside/Lowside Season 12 Finale Teaser!

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! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 17 June 2022

S5 E12: Highside/Lowside Season 12 Finale Teaser!

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! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 17 June 2022

S5 E11: Some of Our Favorite Listener Comments from Season 5!

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! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 3 June 2022

S5 E10: Impostor Motorcycles!!

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! Check out more from RevZilla: Common Tread: News, opinions, and written reviews RevZillaTV: Bike reviews, How-To's, and product videos

Transcribed - Published: 20 May 2022

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