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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

9 Best Adventure Motorcycle Boots for Every Riding Style

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on February 28, 2024

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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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8 Best Adventure Motorcycle Helmets: Unbiased with Pros and Cons

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on February 27, 2024

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You've got plenty of choices for an adventure motorcycle helmet in 2024... but what really makes a helmet worth your hard-earned money?

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Harley Pan America Review: The Good and the Bad

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on February 27, 2024

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We never thought we'd see the day, yet here it is: A proper adventure bike from the Milwaukee Motor Company. Can this hog do ADV? We took the Harley Pan America down our favorite Oregon backcountry routes to find out.

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5 Best Motorcycle Goggles to Protect Your Peepers

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on February 23, 2024

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More air for your face, less dust for your eyes: What's not to love? Motorcycle goggles are a no-brainer for off-road riding. Here's how to choose your next pair. 

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Cardo Packpalk Edge Review: The Good and the Bad

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on February 13, 2024

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Cardo's Packtalk leads the pack when it comes to helmet coms, and the Packtalk Edge is their latest flagship offering. Here's our take on the Edge after using and abusing it ourselves for the last year. 

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How To Get Into Big Bike Adventure Riding if You’re New to Dirt

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on January 29, 2024

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Tired of watching big adventure bikes travel the world from the sidelines? Ready to get out on an all-terrain adventure of your own? Here's how to get comfortable off-roading on a big bike the right way. 

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No BS Guide on Lubing your Motorcycle Chain

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on January 11, 2024

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If you're gonna do it, do it right. Here's our no-BS guide on how to lube your motorcycle chain properly every time. 

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6 Motorcycle Batteries That Outperform Your OEM

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on December 29, 2023

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All motorcycle batteries have a shelf life. Whether yours is stone dead or clearly on its last legs, you might as well upgrade it if you've gotta spend the money anyway. 

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Motorcycle Neck Braces: Should You Wear One and Which Are the Best?

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on December 21, 2023

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Motorcycle neck braces are a common sight out on the motocross track, but could they be overkill for your average adventure rider?

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BMW 1300 GS: Our Take on Reinventing an Icon

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on December 9, 2023

The BMW 1300 GS is a ground-up redesign of one of the most iconic motorcycles of all time. Has BMW jumped the shark with the new GS, or is a lighter, more powerful boxer what we needed all along?

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