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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

2024 Honda Transalp 750: What to Expect

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on June 14, 2024

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Until recently, the Honda Transalp had always been something of a unicorn in the US. You might see one pop up in the classifieds once in a blue moon, and if you’re really lucky you may even see a survivor out in the wild, but Big Red’s V-twin adventure bike never really caught on in the States as it did overseas.

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Honda CRF300L Review: The Good and the Bad

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on May 29, 2024

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Affordable, user-friendly, dirt-worthy, and street legal: The 2024 Honda CRF300L builds on a proven formula as the brand's most well-rounded dual sport yet.  

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The Rise of Electric Adventure Motorcycles: Are They Tour-Ready?

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on May 24, 2024

The first electric adventure motorcycles have finally hit the market, but are these battery-powered touring machines the real deal, or ADVs in name only? 

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9 Best Adventure Motorcycle Pants In 2024

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on May 20, 2024

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Chances are you've got a few things worth protecting between your waist and your ankles: Save your skin and whatever else with a proper pair of adventure motorcycle pants. 

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8 Adventure Motorcycle Tires That Will Get You Through Anything

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on May 13, 2024

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Adventure motorcycle tires are always a hotly debated issue. 

There are endless pages of forums, YouTube comment sections, and articles debating the merits of what sort of tire is best for different riders on different bikes. Don’t even get me started on tire pressures. 

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7 Best Casual Motorcycle Shoes for Your Next Ride Around the Block

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on April 30, 2024

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Look smart, ride smart: The best casual motorcycles shoes pair low-profile style with elevated protection and comfort whether you're riding to work or walking the streets. 

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The Ins and Outs of Motorcycle Travel

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on April 15, 2024

Motorcycle travel is among the simplest and most rewarding ways to see the world. At its core, this is a simple two-step program: Pick a spot on the map, then ride there. 

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Best Adventure Bikes on the Market in 2024

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on April 12, 2024

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If you're shopping for an adventure bike in 2024, we've got good news for you: You've got more choices than Nick Cannon has children.

Unfortunately, that also means picking a favorite has never been harder, but we managed to round up 9 of the most exciting options of the year for your consideration. 

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7 Best Motorcycle Jeans That Will Actually Save Your Skin

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on April 8, 2024

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Motorcycle jeans have come a long way in recent years. Today's options look better, fit better, and protect better than ever before: You've officially run out of excuses to ride in street clothes. 

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Deep Dive: The Triumph Tiger 900 Review

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on March 31, 2024

Triumph made some big updates for the 2024 Tiger 900 range. Let's break down the different models to see what they got right and what still needs work. 

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