Nov
19

Giant Loop Riders: 2 KTMs, 2 Coyote Saddlebags on Washington Backcountry Discovery Route

Hi Giant Loop! We just returned from the WABDR, and I thought you might like some of our photos with your gear. It worked great by the way. Even with the heavy rain, the gear inside the dry bags stayed dry. We had a great trip! — Ernie

Oct
24

Giant Loop Rider: Why “Ride Must Go On” Chose Giant Loop For Global Adventure

Turkish filmmaker Tolga Basol has already ridden across Asia on a KTM 1190 Adventure R, now he’s enjoying the desert southwest of the United States. He added a camerman to his solo journey to help document the trip for Turkish television. This pic is the KTM 640 Adventure Tolga bought in LA for his cameraman … Continue reading »

Oct
21

Giant Loop Review: Pronghorn Straps on Cycle World’s Baja Surf Adventure

Cycle World magazine’s Jeff Allen and Sean Klinger recently loaded their adventure bikes – a KTM 1190 Adventure R and a BMW 1200 GS Adventure – with surf boards and went on Baja run, dubbed “Baja 500 Surf & Turf” in the November 2014 issue. They used Giant Loop’s Pronghorn Straps to secure the surf … Continue reading »

Sep
18

Giant Loop Rider: Tolga Basol Rolls Around The World – “Ride Must Go On”

Giant Loop rider Tolga Basol, a filmmaker from Turkey, recently posted more pictures of his “Ride Must Go On” round-the-world tour, which will be the subject of a documentary film. Inspiring photos of amazing people and landscapes! You can also follow his journey on Facebook. For his epic adventure, Tolga’s riding with Giant Loop’s Siskiyou … Continue reading »

Sep
05

Giant Loop Tech Tip: Mounting The Buckin’ Roll On KTM’s 990 Adventure

While at Rally in the Gorge, last weekend, I got a chance to ride with some skilled big bike riders. One of them is Richard, who rides with the HeavyWeights Adventure Riding Team. He has a KTM 990 Adventure, that he tosses around like it was a pit bike. Meaning, he rides the wheels off … Continue reading »

Sep
03

Giant Loop Event: Rally In The Gorge Gnarly Dual Sport Ride

Had a blast leading the Giant Loop Gnarly Dual Sport ride, at Rally in the Gorge, last weekend. It included a section of old wagon trail called the Suicide Grade. It wasn’t that suicidal but I had to wonder, when the rain caught up to us and changed things! The route was, well, gnarly. Pretty challenging … Continue reading »

Aug
19

Tech Tip: Siskiyou Panniers on KTM 1190 Adventure R – Rackless Mount

I just chased Brad Tawzer, the owner of this bike, through sand whoops, rocky washes and tight twisty rocky jeep trails, and I’m absolutely blown away by how stable and solid the Siskiyou Panniers ride on the KTM 1190 Adventure R. NO RACK REQUIRED! Let’s take a look at his tight and tidy install: By … Continue reading »

Aug
15

Giant Loop Riders: Alex & Heather from Konflict Motorsports

One of the things we love our work at Giant Loop is the many friendships we’ve developed with colleagues, people like suspension master Alex Martens from Konflict Motorsports (and The Heavyweights racing team) and his lovely wife Heather. The Martens rolled through town while enjoying a summer adventure and stopped by the shop today, Heather … Continue reading »

Aug
12

Giant Loop Tech Tip: Packing Your KTM For 10 Days Of Travel With Coyote Saddlebag And Fandango Tank Bag

Advrider Hodakaguy has posted a comprehensive thread about  packing his KTM 530 EXC for long desert camping trips. Covering 1600 miles on dirt takes some preparation and he does a thorough job of covering the important details and not getting bogged down with too much gear. His complete report is at this link on advrider.com … Continue reading »

Aug
05

Tech Tip: KTM 1190 Adventure with Siskiyou Panniers, Fandango Tank Bag PRO

GL rider Brad Tawzer sold his KTM 990 ADV – AND his Husaberg 550 FE – to buy this slightly used KTM 1190 ADV. And when we rode he was all smiles all the time on this machine. He’s running the Fandango Tank Bag PRO and Siskiyou Panniers, using the 1190′s factory luggage supports and … Continue reading »

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