Highside / Lowside: Motorcycle Podcast

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 Dec 7, 2019
Great discussions on "all things motorcycle" that you never realized you needed... until you started listening.


Lemmy, Spurgeon and Joe sit around the RevZilla studios and talk shop. From motorcycle types to the stories that come from riding them, this show features some of the best moto-minds in the ZLA.

Episode Date
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.

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Jun 20, 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.

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May 30, 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.

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May 02, 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.

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Apr 08, 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!

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Mar 11, 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 stay tuned for this week's interview with Chris Diaz. A Navy veteran, avid rider, and future PhD who is an alumnus of the Motorcycle Relief Project.

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Feb 15, 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.

And for our interview this week, Spurgeon sits down with RevZilla's Director of Facilities, Jeff Kiniery to discuss a mutual love of dirtbikes, and everything that comes with them.

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Jan 24, 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.

For this week's interview, Spurg sat down for a wide-ranging conversation with Ari Henning, one of the most notable names in moto-media.

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Jan 03, 2020
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. 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-mind to the HS/LS stage. Be sure to stay tuned through the entire conversation for Spurg's interview with Yves Assad, one of the world's foremost motorcycle photographers.

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Dec 13, 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.

We also put a voice to one of the pillars of the RevZilla's editorial team as Spurgeon interviews Lance Oliver, author, moto-journalist, and Managing Editor of Common Tread.

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Nov 22, 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 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 motorcycling.

And, as our expanded content continues here in Season 2, Spurg sits down for an interview with 3-time Pikes Peak champion (and true legend of the moro-verse), Chris Fillmore, to discuss his thoughts on the recent motorcycle racing ban at the event.

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Nov 01, 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?"

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 you only ride a few miles/year? What if you rode a lot, but it was a decade ago, are you still a motorcyclist then? 

And as an added bonus for Season 2, we have beefed up the podcast with additional segments featuring customer questions and interviews with some of the biggest movers and shakers from the world of moto. In this episode, we sit down with the one-and-only RyanF9 to talk about his journey to internet moto-fame, how he got started riding, and life north of the border, among other things.

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Oct 11, 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.

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Jul 12, 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?"

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Jun 21, 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.

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May 31, 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?

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May 17, 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.

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Apr 19, 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.

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Mar 29, 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.


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Mar 01, 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.

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Feb 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.

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Feb 08, 2019
S1 E3 - The best in motorcycles for 2018

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.

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Feb 08, 2019
S1 E2 - EICMA 2018: Best bikes and big takeaways

Lemmy and Joe welcome Spurgeon to the show as they trio talks about the biggest happenings at one of the most important motorcycle shows of the year.

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Feb 08, 2019
S1 E1 - Why scramblers aren't scramblers anymore

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.

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Feb 06, 2019