Highside / Lowside: Motorcycle Podcast
Spurgeon Dunbar and Zack Courts co-host in-depth conversations about the most exciting topics in the world of motorcycles. Now in Season 3, Highside/Lowside features the insights and opinions of the most prominent moto-minds in podcasting.
info_outline S3 E3: The 150hp/249lb Adventure Bike (Does Not Exist) 11/25/2020
S3 E3: The 150hp/249lb Adventure Bike (Does Not Exist) If you were to build the perfect ADV bike, what would be on it? It's a fun question to ponder, and exactly what the guys discuss in this episode of Highside/Lowside.
info_outline S3 E2: Triumph Trident vs. Yamaha MT-09 - Likes/Dislikes 11/11/2020
S3 E2: Triumph Trident vs. Yamaha MT-09 - Likes/Dislikes Two of the most exciting bikes of 2020, discussed in detail by three of the most exciting voices in motorcycling. What's not to love? The guys talk about the new Triumph Trident and Yamaha MT-09 bikes in this week's conversation with special guest, Ari Henning.
info_outline S3 E1: Can A Motorcycle Be Too Cheap? 10/24/2020
S3 E1: Can A Motorcycle Be Too Cheap? Season 3 of HSLS kicks off as Spurg welcomes his new co-host Zack Courts to the program, introduces some of the updated format changes, and then gets into a deep-dive discussion with Lance Oliver (Managing Editor of Common Tread) around where to draw the line when saving on a motorcycle.
info_outline S2 E12: How Can Motorcycling Make A Comeback? - Season 2 Finale 06/20/2020
S2 E12: How Can Motorcycling Make A Comeback? - Season 2 Finale 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.
info_outline S2 E11: Annoying Things Motorcyclists Do (Lemmy's Final Episode). INTERVIEW: Zach Parham - President & CEO of J&P Cycles 05/30/2020
S2 E11: Annoying Things Motorcyclists Do (Lemmy's Final Episode). INTERVIEW: Zach Parham - President & CEO of J&P Cycles 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 that make them all go crazy.
info_outline S2 E10: Our Favorite Motorcycle Engines. INTERVIEW: Genevieve Schmitt - Founder of 'Women Riders Now' 05/02/2020
S2 E10: Our Favorite Motorcycle Engines. INTERVIEW: Genevieve Schmitt - Founder of 'Women Riders Now' 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 topic.
info_outline S2 E9: The best motorcycles under $3,000. INTERVIEW: Robert Pandya - Owner of SpokesPeople LLC 04/08/2020
S2 E9: The best motorcycles under $3,000. INTERVIEW: Robert Pandya - Owner of SpokesPeople LLC 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.
info_outline S2 E8: What makes a motorcycle a Cult CLASSIC? INTERVIEW: Zack Courts - Motorcycle Media Titan 03/11/2020
S2 E8: What makes a motorcycle a Cult CLASSIC? INTERVIEW: Zack Courts - Motorcycle Media Titan 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!
info_outline S2 E7: Best motorcycle mods for your buck. INTERVIEW: Chris Diaz - Veteran, rider, and future PhD. 02/15/2020
S2 E7: Best motorcycle mods for your buck. INTERVIEW: Chris Diaz - Veteran, rider, and future PhD. 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 an interview with Chris Diaz, Navy veteran, avid rider, and future PhD who is an alumnus of the Motorcycle Relief Project.
info_outline S2 E6 - What to expect on a vintage motorcycle? INTERVIEW: Jeff Kiniery - Dirt Rider & RevZilla's Director of Facilities 01/24/2020
S2 E6 - What to expect on a vintage motorcycle? INTERVIEW: Jeff Kiniery - Dirt Rider & RevZilla's Director of Facilities 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 discuss what to expect from these old machines, and if the upside outmatches the downside of it all.
info_outline S2 E5 - Is 2020 the BEST time to buy a used motorcycle? INTERVIEW: Ari Henning - Writer, host, & aficionado 01/03/2020
S2 E5 - Is 2020 the BEST time to buy a used motorcycle? INTERVIEW: Ari Henning - Writer, host, & aficionado 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.
info_outline S2 E4 - The BEST & WORST Motorcycles of 2019. INTERVIEW: Yves Assad - Renowned motorcycle photographer 12/13/2019
S2 E4 - The BEST & WORST Motorcycles of 2019. INTERVIEW: Yves Assad - Renowned motorcycle photographer 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. Be sure to stay tuned through the entire conversation for Spurg's interview with Yves Assad, one of the world's foremost motorcycle photographers.
info_outline S2 E3 - Bad motorcycle, or just bad for YOU? BONUS: Interview with Common Tread Managing Editor, Lance Oliver. 11/22/2019
S2 E3 - Bad motorcycle, or just bad for YOU? BONUS: Interview with Common Tread Managing Editor, Lance Oliver. 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.
info_outline S2 E2 - Do you care where your motorcycle is made? BONUS: Interview with racing legend, Chris Fillmore! 11/01/2019
S2 E2 - Do you care where your motorcycle is made? BONUS: Interview with racing legend, Chris Fillmore! Does it matter where your motorcycle, or the parts that make it up, 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.
info_outline S2 E1 - Are you a REAL motorcyclist? And an interview with RyanF9! 10/11/2019
S2 E1 - Are you a REAL motorcyclist? And an interview with RyanF9! 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?"
info_outline S1 E12 - Motorcycle sales suck... do you even care? 07/12/2019
S1 E12 - Motorcycle sales suck... do you even care? 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 industry, and how much of an impact it could have on those who make their way upon two wheels.
info_outline S1 E11 - Will electric motorcycles end an industry? 06/21/2019
S1 E11 - Will electric motorcycles end an industry? 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 to be electric, and with the constant rate of innovation, the real question to ask might be, "will electric motorcycles be too good?"
info_outline S1 E10 - Are there too many types of motorcycles? 05/31/2019
S1 E10 - Are there too many types of motorcycles? 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 delve into the "why" of segmentation proliferation, as well as look to the future for what it means to the industry as a whole.
info_outline S1 E9 - Should riders be required to wear motorcycle gear? 05/17/2019
S1 E9 - Should riders be required to wear motorcycle gear? 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, should adult riders be required by law to do so, or does that infringe just a bit too far?
info_outline S1 E8 - Is technology ruining motorcycles? 04/19/2019
S1 E8 - Is technology ruining motorcycles? 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 this episode, Lemmy, Spurg, and Joe speak to their views on the evolution of motorcycle tech, and what it means for the ride itself.
info_outline S1 E7 - Do motorcycles have soul? 03/29/2019
S1 E7 - Do motorcycles have soul? 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 makes a motorcycle unique, and the connection felt between rider and ride that can prove to be much more.
info_outline S1 E6 - Is motorcycle racing dying? 03/01/2019
S1 E6 - Is motorcycle racing dying? 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 storied pastime.
info_outline S1 E5 - Small motorcycles: Does size matter? 02/08/2019
S1 E5 - Small motorcycles: Does size matter? "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.
info_outline S1 E4 - Cruisers: Love 'em / Hate 'em 02/08/2019
S1 E4 - Cruisers: Love 'em / Hate 'em 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.