was successfully added to your cart.

Category

Riders

Action Jackson Explores Australia With Giant Loop

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, BMW, Dry Bags, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Panniers, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Straps, travel, Yamaha

Everyone in Australia has a nickname. Our friend Jackson Manteit’s is “Action Jackson!” Jackson is the manager of the Brisbane warehouse for Adventure Moto, our importer in Australia. He rides with MotoTrekk Panniers on his BMW 1200 GS. MoJavi Saddlebag, Possibles Pouch and Pronghorn Straps on a Yamaha WR250

Action Jackson

Action Jackson

“In the past, Jackson did a long haul trip on his BMW 1200 GS. I rode with him in 2018 when I did the Bridge To Bride Ride with Adventure Moto.”Harold Olaf Cecil, Owner Giant Loop

Can’t wait to go down to Australia again!

Adventure proof packing systems and gear — designed in Bend, Oregon. Ridden worldwide

Last chance to take advantage of our October Specials!

Mojavi Saddlebags, Zigzag Handlebar Bag and Pronghorn Straps on a 2018 Husqvarna 501

By | bike packing, Dirt bike, Dry Bags, Enduro, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Husqvarna, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Tech Tips, trail bike

Another great testimonial from a valued customer riding a 2018 Husqvarna 501 outfitted with Mojavi Saddlebags and a Zigzag Handlebar Bag and Pronghorn Straps

Mojavi Saddlebags on a 2018 Husqvarna 501

Mojavi Saddlebags and Zigzag Handlebar Bag on a 2018 Husqvarna 501“First ride in today. Love the Mojavi Saddlebags! Took a ton of weight off my back and way more room for snacks. Thanks!” — Scott Hanson

Nice photos Scott – thanks for riding with Giant Loop!

Last chance to take advantage of our October Specials!

Gear-up — less is more. Go light. Go fast. Go far!

Traveling the World on a KTM 500 EXC with Coyote Saddlebags and a Tillamook Dry Bag 

By | Adventure Touring, Dirt bike, Dry Bags, Enduro, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Riders, trail bike

Nobody embodies the Giant Loop vision better than our ambassador Aaron Steinmann. This guy travelled around the world on his KTM 500 EXC fitted with GL Coyote Saddlebags and a Tillamook Dry Bag.

“There’s something satisfying about getting to the end of the road knowing you have gone as far as possible!” — Aaron Steinmann, @braaping_kiwi

A true adventurer living the dream…

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

follow us on Instagram here

Fitting out a Husqvarna FE501S to Ride the Dirt in Bend

By | Dirt bike, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Husqvarna, Photos, Riders, Tank Bags, trail bike

 Our Diablo Tank Bag and Zigzag Handlebar Bag are a perfect fit on this 2021 Husqvarna FE501S

“120 running-in miles on the clock. Highway, town, forest roads and single track – breaking it in just like it will be ridden. Ran out of gas once already – about 70 miles on 2 gallons. I expected better MPG. Mirrors have to go. Seat has to go. Floppy license plate hanger too. Feels great to be on a dirt bike again!”Harold Olaf Cecil, Owner Giant Loop

Gear-up — less is more. Go light. Go fast. Go far!

Adventure proof packing systems and gear — designed in Bend, Oregon. Ridden worldwide

Check out our October Specials

October GL Garage Night With Guest Host “Dork in the Road”

By | Adventure Touring, Dualsport, Events, Giant Loop Gear, Riders, Tech Tips, Video

This was so much fun. In case you missed it check out the video — we all had a blast…

“I’m beyond honored to have been asked to guest host the October Edition of the Giant Loop Virtual Garage Night!  We talked about all things Giant Loop, dual sport and adventure motorcycle riding, the ups and downs of being a motorcycling YouTuber, and tried to answer any and all questions! I think this might be the first virtual edition of Garage Night to take place in an actual garage!  We’re making history, friends! “ — Dork in the Road

“Like” our Garage Night Bend page on Facebook, subscribe to Dork’s YouTube channel and stay tuned to our social media channels for reminders and updates. Thanks!

Gear-up here and visit our YouTube Channel for more videos from Giant Loop…

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

Legendary Rider Lawrence Hacking On The Road With GL in British Columbia

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Camping, Dry Bags, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, KTM, Photos, Rally Raid Products, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, travel, Yamaha

Check out these excellent photos from Canadian motorcycle legend Lawrence Hacking in Canada, navigating a recent long-haul trip on the new Yamaha Ténéré 700 with Great Basin Saddlebags and Kiger Tank Bag…. 

Lawrence Hacking in Canada

Giant Loop is a huge fan of Lawrence Hacking! He’s competed in many international rallies including the Dakar Rally and the Mongolian Rally — a couple years ago with the MoJavi Saddlebags! He won the big bike class at Baja Rally riding a stock Honda Africa Twin. Plus, he’s been an advocate for GL in Canda, having made many important introductions for us there, including Honda Canada and Beta Canada…

Lawrence Hacking in Canada

Thank you Lawrence for all your support!

Lawrence Hacking in Canada

Thanks for riding with Giant Loop —designed in Bend, Oregon. Ridden worldwide

Check out our October Specials…

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

Ride North Moto

By | Adventure Touring, Arctic Cat, Events, Giant Loop Gear, Riders, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, travel, Video

This amazing video, “Ice Road Bikers” was recently featured in the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival. Giant Loop has been a sponsor of this fundraising ride since Mike Haberoth in Alberta started it a few years ago…

“2020 has turned into somewhat of an unorganized hot mess of planned adventures, cancelled plans and lack of direction. With uncertainty of pretty much everything these days, hopefully everyone will enjoy the video from last years Ride North Moto event which went off flawlessly and blew the doors off our expectations, due to the support team, riders that made the trek, Blake’s film skills and mother nature taking pity on us with unseasonably warm weather. Moving forward we have our fingers crossed to do a few more rides this year and keep building towards making these trips a sought after adventure for the wild few that dare to take it on.” — Mike Haberoth, Ride North Moto

Amazing short guys — great work!

For more info and details go to the Ride North Moto webpage

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

Riding a 2012 Kawasaki KLR650 With GL’s Possibles Pouch

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Giant Loop Gear, Kawasaki, Photos, Riders, trail bike

Our Possibles Pouch looking like a tight fit mounted to the crash bars of a Kawasaki KLR650

“Very recently purchased 2 Possibles Pouches to mount on the crash bars of my 2012 KLR 650. Carrying tools and tire equipment in them. Stores all I want plus some and a breeze to mount. Solid 5 out of 5 on the rating scale! Thanks!” — Kent Kraemer

Thanks for riding with Giant Loop — designed in Bend, Oregon. Ridden worldwide

Check out our October Specials…

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

Follow Giant Loop on Instagram!

By | bike packing, Giant Loop Gear, Panniers, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Snow, Tank Bags, travel

We get great photos posted from all over the world.  Here are a few selections —

Mint condition by @adorkintheroad…

Sunday funday in California by @sparky.marky…

How people cool off their knobby tires in Australia by @motorcycleadventureaustralia…

Heavy enduro at its finest in Moab, Utah by @overkillandy @sir.braaaps.alot…

Thank you to all the riders who send us photos…

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

follow us on Instagram here

Honda CB500X with Fandango Tank Bag and Siskiyou Panniers

By | bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Panniers, Photos, Riders, Tank Bags

Here’s a photo from a customer Dan, who rides with GL’s Fandango Tank Bag and Siskiyou Panniers on his 2016 Honda CB500X

CB500X with Fandango Tank Bag and Siskiyou Panniers“Thanks again for the excellent well designed and well made products you provide to the adventure riders all over the world!” — Daryl Bressan

Great looking bike — and GL fits it perfectly.  Thanks for the email Dan!

Gear-up — less is more. Go light. Go fast. Go far!

Adventure proof packing systems and gear — designed in Bend, Oregon. Ridden worldwide

Siskiyou Panniers on a 2019 Honda Africa Twin

By | bike packing, Blog, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Panniers, Photos, Riders

Here’s a set of Siskiyou Panniers on a 2019 Honda Africa Twin ridden in the East Bay Regional Park District. Adventure bikes are becoming more popular for police officers and GL has outfitted several department bikes in California…

Siskiyou Panniers on a 2019 Honda Africa Twin

“Here is what they look like on the bike. Very clean and very functional with plenty of room for the required equipment. Thanks.” — Barret Lindsey, East Bay Regional Park District

Thanks for the photo, and thanks for riding with Giant Loop…

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

Adventure proof packing systems and gear — designed in Bend, Oregon. Ridden worldwide

WLF Enduro Illustrates a Perfect GL Packing System

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dry Bags, Enduro, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Reviews, Riders, Saddlebags, Straps, Tank Bags, Tech Tips

This WLF Enduro packing system illustration showcases what GL gear they use…

“The wizards over at Giant Loop have been delivering the adventure necessities for years and they keep the innovations coming! The configuration options and MacGyver-combinations are endless. Mojavi Saddlebags are a longtime WLF staple. High performing, pack what you need. Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag, the newest weapon in the arsenal. Perfect for the mid-distance journey. Possibles Pouch is WLF’s go-to for waterproof & weatherproof protection. Zigzag Handlebar Bag is a must for the easy-access goods! GL Tail Rack is the multi-modular lock & load accessory we can’t live without. Rogue Dry Bags built for battle and ready for the elements. Pronghorn Straps tie everything together! Every shape and size needed.”WLF Enduro

Gear-up — less is more. Go light. Go fast. Go far!

Adventure proof packing systems and gear — designed in Bend, Oregon. Ridden worldwide

GL’s Garage Night With “Dork In The Road” Coming October 21, 8-9 PM (Pacific)

By | bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, News, Reviews, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike, Video

Our friend Dork In The Road hosts one of the most entertaining motorcycle channels on youtube. His approachable, honest and humorous YouTube episodes make him one of our favorites. Lots of fun videos and unique bike projects. He’ll be our special guest during this month’s Garage Night — check it out!

“Adventure is for everyone, and I want to help others see how easy it is to just get out there and make it happen. I don’t claim to be an expert. I’m just your average overweight, middle-aged, bearded dude out there making it up as I go. Every new adventure has something to teach me.”Dork In The Road

Join us for a live YouTube Live conversation! Expect shenanigans and an exclusive video premiere. “Like” our Garage Night Bend page on Facebook, subscribe to Dork’s YouTube channel and stay tuned to our social media channels for reminders and updates. Thanks!

Go light. Go fast. Go far…

follow GL on Instagram here

Coyote Saddlebag on a KTM 990 Adventure

By | bike packing, Blog, Dry Bags, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, trail bike

Here’s a cool photo sent by our friend Mariah from Rekluse on her KTM 990 Adventure riding the Lolo Motorway with a Coyote Saddlebag — perfect fit!

“Thank you for the deal on the Coyote Saddlebag, it worked great for our trip and I made sure to brag it up to the guys we met out on our vacation. Thank you!”Mariah Garrett, rekluse.com

Right on, Mariah!

Go light. Go fast. Go far…

follow GL on Instagram here

A Few More Photos From The Annual Ride!

By | Blog, Camping, Dualsport, Enduro, Events, News, Overland, Photos, Riders

Thank you to the 115 riders and vendors who made the 9th Annual Giant Loop Ride the best yet! It felt great to connect with friends – especially given the strange year we’ve all experienced. Miraculously, we got a little rain on Friday evening, and it washed the forest fire smoke from the sky, giving us clear blue skies for our Saturday rides…

Our heart goes out to the many people who were not able to join us, most of them tangled up in wildfire and evacuations. We plan to return to our first weekend in June date next year, so mark your calendar for June 4-6, 2021 and look for registration to open up in January…

(Photos by Chuck Moser)

We loved this ride!!!

Join us for our 10th Annual Ride next year — see you then!

Go light. Go fast. Go far…

follow GL on Instagram here

More Photos From GL’s 2020 Annual Ride

By | Blog, Camping, Events, Photos, Riders, travel

Our Annual Ride at Crystal Crane Hot Springs was an absolute success. So many good memories — motorcycles, starry nights, hot springs — nothing better than riding with friends!

Great photo of the lineup by Veterans Back 40 Adventure

Crossing the Malheur River

Thanks to all of the vendors who joined us — Vanasche Motorsports catching the smoky sunset…

This beautiful picture taken by Dave Schelske

Super fun times! We hope you’ll join us for our 10th Annual Ride next year — see you then…

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

follow GL on Instagram here

Meet GL Ambassador Anna Baklund

By | Adventure Touring, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, News, Overland, Riders, Saddlebags, Snow Bike, travel

For someone who started riding motorcycles just a few short years ago, Anna Baklund has already made a significant mark in the motorcycle world. Her infectious enthusiasm for trail, dual sport and snow bike riding, as well as her commitment to responsible riding, trail work and advocacy, have earned her ambassador positions with Giant Loop, Twisted Throttle and Klim. The classic weekend warrior, Anna works in the construction industry and spends nearly every weekend out riding and exploring the Pacific Northwest…

“My life changed when I was 24. Up until then, I hadn’t spent very much time outdoors. My favorite part about motorcycling is still the same part that got me hooked in the first place: getting deep into the mountains. Advocating for responsible trail use as been a theme in my social media stories as well as my posts. I’m hoping to continue that conversation with folks and spread that message so that we can continue to enjoy trails 50 years from now.” — Anna Baklund

Read Anna’s Twisted Throttle, listen to her interviewed on the Bend Motorcycle Adventures Podcast and follow her on Instagram

Thank you Anna for being part of the GL global family of riders!

Go light. Go fast. Go far…

GL on the Leh Manali Highway in the Himalayas

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, travel

A customer from Australia, musician and artist Nosh Mistry, sent us this amazing photo…

“I took that picture coming down the Rohtang Pass towards a village called Gramphu on the Leh Manali Highway. The person in the picture is Tony Balkin aka Nugget riding a Royal Enfield Himalayan. The Great Basin Saddlebag was perfect for this trip as he was carrying most everything he needed in it even from Sydney. Dave and I had the Fandango Tank Bags as we find it best to carry all our camera gear and have it easily accessible to get our shots. If the cameras were packed away in a normal camera bag/backpack, it is a lot more work to get them out and get the shots we want.” — Nosh Mistry

Nosh rides with our friend David Darcy in Australia, and Nugget is one of the characters who appears in his video adventures…

Giant Loop — designed in Bend, Oregon. Ridden worldwide

follow GL on Instagram here

Tour of Idaho With Fandango Tank Bag and MoJavi Saddlebags

By | Adventure Touring, Beta, bike packing, Blog, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, travel

Our buddy Mike from Rocky Mountain Detours conquered the Tour of Idaho challenge  riding Betas decked out in GL gear

“The Tour of Idaho challenge starts for us next week. I will be promoting Giant Loop during this challenge.” — Michael Georgeson

Congratulations Mike — nice ride!

follow Rocky Mountain Detours on Instagram here

Go light. Go fast. Go far…

Preservation in Ecuador With GL Ambassador Janelle Kaz

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, Indian, Riders, Saddlebags, travel, Video

Check out this fantastic video produced for Easyriders of  Janelle Kaz traveling on an Indian Scout Sixty in Ecuador with GL Great Basin Saddlebags

Janelle travels through South America on her own — with ‘Onca,’ an Indian Motorcycle Scout Sixty that she named after the jaguars that are native to this region (scientifically known as Panthera onca centralis). She says, ‘This isn’t exactly the type of terrain Onca was made for. But any motorcycle can become an adventure bike if you simply take it on adventures — and I suppose I’m out to prove that.'”Easyriders, video by Frédéric Lagrange

subscribe Easyriders on YouTube here

Giant Loop — designed in Bend, Oregon. Ridden worldwide

Framing the Spirit of Our 9th Annual Ride

By | Adventure Touring, Camping, Dirt bike, Dualsport, Enduro, Events, News, Overland, Photos, Riders, trail bike, travel

A couple of great photos by the amazing photographer Dave Schelske to kick off the occasion

“Woohooo! First time I’ve seen blue in the sky in almost 2 weeks. A great way to kick off the 9th Annual Giant Loop Ride! A day early for the Rally and already have 222 miles in on some epic desert terrain.”Dave Schelske @advnorthwest

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

And thanks Dave, for riding with Giant Loop!

Tracker Packer Sales Donated to Kurt Caselli Foundation This Month

By | Giant Loop Gear, News, Riders, Tech Tips

Giant Loop developed the Tracker Packer holsters in collaboration with the Kurt Caselli Foundation as part of its mission to improve the safety of riders and racers in the off-road motorcycling industry…

During September, we’re donating 100% of gross sales revenue for the Tracker Packer holsters to the Foundation to support its safety tools, training, scholarship and other key programs.

The safest way to carry and use a GPS-enabled emergency beacon is to secure the device to the user. In motorcycle accidents, bike and rider often separate. The rugged Tracker Packer holster ensures the device stays with the rider and is plainly visible to first-on-the-scene…

With the ability to check in, send messages via satellite and to summon SOS emergency rescue, devices like the SPOT Gen3 and Garmin inReach have become indispensible kit for every adventure beyond cell phone range.

CHECK OUT THE TRACKER PACKERS — AND SUPPORT THE KURT CASELLI FOUNDATION!

The Dakota 600

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Events, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, News, Reviews, Riders, Saddlebags

We love this email from our friends at Dakota 600

“I wanted to take the time to thank you for your continued support of The Dakota 600. With your generosity all riders leave with a very nice gift. I took home Mojavi Saddlebags and have very much enjoyed the size and versatility. Thank you again for your support!” — David Rossi

Thanks Dave — GL is proud to be part of it!

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

Off-roading in Bogota

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Dry Bags, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, trail bike, travel

A couple of great photos from riders in Columbia off-roading with GL bags on a Husqvarna 701

“Hola! We are users of Giant Loop products. We like them a lot and we are admirers of their quality. Somos 3 off road!!!” — Alejandro Restrepo

Thanks for the pictures!

Giant Loop — designed in Bend, Oregon. Ridden worldwide

follow us on Instagram here

Last Day to Register for GL’s Annual Ride!!!

By | Adventure Touring, Blog, Camping, Enduro, Events, Giant Loop Gear, News, Riders, travel

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE 9TH ANNUAL GIANT LOOP RIDE IS ON — LET’S GO

9th Annual Giant Loop Ride is September 18-20, 2020 in Crystal Crane Hot Springs, Oregon, USA…

Join us — over 170 people registered already, for the biggest dual sport event in Oregon!

2020 Giant Loop Ride Shirt backFollow GL on Instagram here…

Giant Loop — designed in Bend, Oregon. Ridden worldwide

Gear-up here!