Dakar is THE international offroad racing event of the year. Nothing thrills me more than New Years Day, since it indicates that start of Dakar is right around the corner. Dakar veteran Riaan Van Niekerk ripped to a 12th place overall finish on board his Broadlink KTM 450RR, besting his rookie finish of 13th. He … Continue reading »
2014 has a few special rides scheduled for Giant Loop. The first ride is Baja next month, when HOC will travel South with GL Team Rider Brad, to ride with Chilly White of enduro360.com. HOC has always wanted to ride Baja and when Chilly invited him to join a ride this year, HOC jumped at … Continue reading »
As Giant Loop Rider Noah Horak makes his way around the world, more riders are seeing the Siskiyou Panniers in use on KTM’s 690 Enduro. Noah is in Japan presently, hanging with gold plated Monkey bikers. We have received several questions about using our panniers on the 690 and just got a great email from a … Continue reading »
Happy New Years view of Picture Rock! Giant Loop was closed for the New Year’s Holiday and the weather was unseasonably warm. This meant that skiing Mt Bachelor was not part of the celebration schedule, so Harold loaded up the KTM 500 EXC, his camping gear and family, then headed to Summer Lake Hot Springs … Continue reading »
Australia’s Simpson Desert is enormous and Dave Darcy is no stranger to the riding there. He rode his 640 Adventure across the Simpson a few years ago, but now its time to do it on his modern LC4. Dave is experienced with planning and completing long rides, we supported his Continental Drift ride, with amazing … Continue reading »
Motorcycle-usa.com just blogged about a memorial video KTM made about Kurt Caselli. We got to meet Kurt at the KTM Rally in SteamBoat and stare at his Dakar bike. He will be missed. Just sharing the love, so click on this link to get the video rolling!
Chilly White, of Enduro360.com, has posted a video review of Giant Loop’s Bushwacker Handguards. Thanks Chilly! Click this link to check it out!
Giant Loop attended the 2013 KTM Adventure Rally in Steamboat Springs, last September. Dirt Bike Magazine was also there, since it was the first chance to demo ride the new KTM 1190 Adventure and Adventure R. While there, they covered some of the innovative products on vendor row and found our new Rubber Boa Straps. … Continue reading »
The second team of racers that Giant Loop followed in the 24 Hours of Starvation Ridge, were the Dirty Girls Moto Adventures, with Giant Loop Rider Tracy Jeffries on her KTM 350 EXC. They were fund raising for Riders for Health, a charity that supports medical care delivered by motorcycle and motorcycle ambulance, in African countries. … Continue reading »
Last weekend, several teams participated in the West’s largest 24hr Dirt bike race. One of the teams, Team Heavy Weights ran a stack of KTM Adventures and an XR650L in the Sportsman class and finished in style! They managed a podium, second place in their class, and finished 36th overall. There were many detractors that … Continue reading »