This week we’re launching three new shows on the Revzilla YouTube channel — Common Tread Experience, Daily Rider, and The Shop Manual.
Loyal readers of Common Tread already know about the addition of Ari Henning, Zack Courts, and Spenser Robert to the editorial staff, and they are here to do more than write articles. The new shows will take you on grand adventures on motorcycles, offer ride-along bike reviews, and provide how-to garage tips to bolster the current mix of new-bike content, in-depth product videos, and podcast conversations already flowing to the RevZilla YouTube channel. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect from each of these new programs, and when you can find new episodes.
Common Tread Experience is the hare-brained ideas you and your friends have always wanted to try. It means hopping on a bike, asking a big question, and not giving up until the answer has been found. Ari and Zack are in search of the stories that haven’t been told and the small moments that make riding motorcycles special. And so they will hit the road for punishing comparison tests, far-fetched first rides, and deep dives into two-wheel culture — all pursued with the confidence, curiosity, and humor of lifelong friends and motorcycle nerds. That’s what these guys have promised us, anyway.
The first episode of CTXP is live now on RevZilla’s YouTube channel, or watch it right here:
If there’s something Zack likes more than wheelies and talking, we haven’t found it. Daily Rider puts you in the cockpit as he reviews every type of bike out there — from cutting-edge sport bikes to affordable ADVs. Zack grew up riding dirt bikes in rural Vermont, went on to roadracing, and has ridden everything from scooters to sidecars to superbikes on multiple continents. Daily Rider will take you on Zack’s testing and commute loop to the RevZilla West office in Southern California where you’ll learn about the bikes the team is riding and see them all ranked on a running leaderboard. It’s the ultimate source for on-board, unfiltered bike reviews. Plus, wheelies.
You can catch the very first episode of Daily Rider on Monday, which not coincidentally is national Ride to Work day. New episodes will be posted to RevZilla’s YouTube channel every other Saturday after that.
The Shop Manual
Ari knows a thing or three about fixing machines but he didn’t go to technical school or take classes on how to be a mechanic. Mostly, he bought service manuals, asked lots of questions, and never shied away from tackling a big project. Now, he’s here to answer your questions. The Shop Manual will cover everything from how to build a basic tool kit to explaining the procedures and concepts that can intimidate even lifelong riders — all seasoned with the many little tricks Ari has learned over the years.
The first episode of The Shop Manual will be live on YouTube on Thursday, June 18, with new episodes every other Saturday, alternating with Daily Rider.
While you'll see Ari and Zack in front of the camera in all three of these shows, it's Spenser who's the brains behind the camera and doing the editing work to bring the shows together. Together, we think these three guys are the most proven team in motorcycle videos today and we are excited to bring all of this new video content to the enthusiasts who make up the RevZilla and Common Tread communities.
If you’ve got an idea for CTXP, Daily Rider, or The Shop Manual, put it in the comments and if it’s the right amount of crazy it might just happen.