Don’t worry about whether it’s going to fit, or if it’s the right thing for the right motorcycle make or model. These Giant Loop items – all of them $50 or less – are essential gear every motorcycle rider can use in his or her stocking this holiday season. Get your moto Santa on – CLICK IMAGE AND ADD TO CART!
Harold and I worked our asterisks off at the International Motorcycle Exposition in Milan, Italy, presenting the 2014 line of Giant Loop. While we had a couple of the show’s best custom Adventure and Adventure Lite bikes in our booth, built by our Italian distributor Boano Racing, that didn’t stop us from taking a minute or two to walk around and snap pics of the other cool bikes on display. My personal favorite category is the Rally bikes, followed closely by some supremely stylized customs, commonly known as brats or scramblers. Here are a couple of pics of the choice rally machines and a brat bike or two. Check out our gallery to see the rest of the motorcycle and city pics we shot, on our last day in Milan.
More Madagascar pics and stories from Tiffany Coates! More on her blog here.
“It was a particularly deep and tricky river crossing so I took the shallower route at the side but as there was a lot of undergrowth and marshy underfoot, I removed the luggage and carried it through by hand – first of all setting up my camera attached precariously to one of the plants you can see on the self timer mode. Further back it was deeper but nowhere safe to put my camera. Enjoy, Tiffany”
Giant Loop Review: Rubber Boa Straps, Pronghorn Straps, Rogue & Tillamook Dry Bags in BMW Motorcycle Magazine
From BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2013:
“Motorcycle Adventure Gear
Giant Loop has become known for products that are rugged yet lightweight and can be loaded with stability. New products include:
Pronghorn Straps: Multi-purpose stretch polyurethane straps with virtually unbreakable fasteners. You’ll find a hundred uses for these tough, quick-connecting straps for securing items to bike or luggage. Sold in packages of two, the 3/4″-wide Pronghorn Straps are available in three color-coded lengths. Multiple straps can be chained together to make various lengths. 16″ gray $15, 20″ orange $17, 26″ red $19.
Indispensible Dry Bags: The 17-liter Rogue (20.5″ x 13.5″) and 38-liter Tillamook (40″ x 19″) are new. Made in the USA of 18 oz gray polyurethane with 100% waterproof radio-frequency welded seams. They both feature reflective daisy chain loops for easy attachment, access to gear from each end and durable side release buckles with vertical nylon compression straps for secure closing. $73, $89
Rubber Boa Straps: Shock cord straps with molded hooks lash gear to dirt bike fenders, in packages of two, super tough Rubber Boa Straps are made in the USA from military-spec 1/4″ shock cord with heavy-duty injection molded fender hooks. $25, giantloopmoto.com“
Eric Wright of 405 Moto Sales Inc, working the race course.
Rory Sullivan, of 405 Moto Sales Inc, doing it his way.
The new movie was a project that Rory worked on, click the link and check out the trailer!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Harold Olaf Cecil, email@example.com, 971-832-3164
Giant Loop Appoints 405 Moto Sales Inc. As Independent Sales Representative For Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska
(BEND, OR, USA) Adventure-proof packing systems innovator Giant Loop has appointed 405 Moto Sales Inc. as its independent sales representative for Oregon, Washington, northern Idaho and Alaska. Headed by motorcyclists Eric Wright and Rory Sullivan, 405 Moto Sales represents other top motorcycle brands, such as Bell Powersports, Smith Optics, Novik Gloves, Virus Base Layer, Slick Products and Puma Motorsports.
Wright is an off-road motorcycle enthusiast with nearly a decade of motorcycle industry experience, and Sullivan is one of the top off-road, motocross and endurocross motorcycle racers in the Pacific Northwest, as well as a multiple ISDE medal winner.
To schedule a Giant Loop product line dealer clinic, contact Eric Wright, 405 Moto Sales, 206-390-8396.
Giant Loop’s adventure-proof motorcycle gear packing systems are available from select international distributors, as well as from a network of premium dealers throughout the USA. Giant Loop designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon and manufactures everything in the USA (except for the Canadian made Pronghorn Straps). For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com.
Giant Loop® and the GL® logo are registered trademarks of Giant Loop LLC.
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. Dirt Bike said in their current issue: “Several riders used Giant Loop’s specialized bungees to hold stuff down. Clean and sano.”
Thanks Dirt Bike Magazine!
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. Bob Berglund of Adventure Touring Films is the team documentary filmmaker/photographer and has provided several glimpses into what it takes to be a Dirty Girl Moto Adventureista’. Thanks to Bob for the pics and videos to share!
The “Mishaps…” of training film is too cute and full of the good attitude and laughing that makes these girls a great team. Click on the link and see what the team is made of!
They raced in the IronWomen class with each of the girls finishing at least a lap and two of the girls taking trophies on the podium! Condolences to the riders that were damaged on the race course and conldn’t continue to the finish. We hope you are healing up and getting ready to Moto Adventure with the rest of the Dirty Girls!
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 said it shouldn’t be done, but Team HeavyWeights not only did the deed but, threw down the gauntlet and grabbed some brass! The team was organized by Darryl of CyclopsAdventuresports.com and Alex of Konflict Suspension systems to collect food donations for a community food drive. Their preparations and story are posted on ADVrider.com and Facebook, click to read the whole story and see the pics of what they accomplished. Great job, Guys!
Radek Burkat- KTM 990 Adventure
Darryl VanNieuwenhuise- KTM 950 Adventure
Alex Martens- KTM 950 Super Enduro
John Isenburg- KTM 990 Adventure
Richard Miller- Honda XR650L
Jason Williams- KTM 990 Adventure