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Kurt Spurlock

Kurt Spurlock
Kurt Spurlock is a writer for the motorcycle and outdoor industries with 15 years of experience in the saddle. When it comes to adventure bikes, he’s all about keeping it fast and light, and has taken his “street legal” DR650 just about everywhere from Big Sur to the Smokey Mountains.

Recent Posts

8 Important Adventure Motorcycle Accessories For Long Rides

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on March 12, 2022

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It’s one of the oldest mysteries in motorcycle history. Scholars and philosophers have debated it for decades, but the truth continues to elude us all: Which came first, adventure motorcycles or adventure motorcycle accessories?

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18 Perfect Gifts for Motorcyclists That They'll Love

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on November 9, 2021

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Whether your buddy rides an adventure bike, a Harley, a sportbike, or a cafe racer, we’ve got something they’re sure to appreciate. 

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6 Best Adventure Motorcycle Helmets: Unbiased with Pros and Cons

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on September 4, 2021

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You've got plenty of choices for an adventure motorcycle helmet in 2021... but what really makes a helmet worth your hard-earned money?

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6 Best Adventure Motorcycle Jackets: Top Shelf Vs Budget

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on August 18, 2021

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Top shelf vs bottom dollar: We compare the most expensive adventure motorcycle jackets from the most popular brands to their budget-friendly counterparts to figure out how much a good jacket is really worth. 

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8 Best Adventure Motorcycle Gloves To Fit Any Budget or Season

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on July 21, 2021

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You know the weather is bad when you find yourself sitting on a 160-horsepower motorcycle wishing you could trade places with someone in the backseat of a Toyota Prius. 

But hey, we wish for strange things when our hands are wet and clammy. Things like a nice metal hook to take place of all these dumb frozen fingers. Or a drive-through microwave to dry out slimy leather gloves no matter the cost. 

If you’ve experienced thoughts like these, chances are your adventure motorcycle gloves are in need of an upgrade

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2021 Yamaha Tenere 700 Review: The Good and the Bad

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on June 19, 2021

The new Yamaha Ténéré 700 borrows its name from the Tuareg languages of Northern Africa: “Ténéré” meaning either “desert” or “solitude” depending on the context in the region. 

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8 Best Adventure Motorcycle Boots for Every Riding Style

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on May 7, 2021

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I don’t know about you, but when I used to hear the term “adventure motorcycle boots” I’d have some pretty gnarly flashbacks to the kind of gear my old man wore on his 1100 GS back in the day.

You know the kind I’m talking about: Boots that look right at home with a one-piece Roadcrafter and a Schuberth Helmet. Not that there’s anything wrong with either of those pieces of gear, of course. They’re both high-quality brands on the cutting edge of geriatric style. 

Thankfully nowadays, when we shop for adventure motorcycle boots, we’re looking at some of the most stylish, protective, and well-rounded motorcycle footwear on the market. But where do we even begin to decide on the right boot for our riding style?

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