Throwback Thursday: Husaberg Adventure Team Sets New World Record for Elevation Reached by Motorcycle


We’re celebrating 15 years of Giant Loop by looking back at where we’ve been along the way.

From the original Giant Loop Blog, originally posted 3/20/2012:

Giant Loop Riders: Husaberg Adventure Team Sets New World Record for Elevation Reached by Motocycle

Congratulations to the Husaberg Adventure Team for making the new world record altitude reached by motorcycle.

“Yesterday, 18 March 2012, at 2:30 pm the Husaberg Adventure Team (Walter J Colebatch – UK, Barton Churchill – USA, Lukas Matzinger – Austria) set a new world record for altitude reached by motorcycle of 6,361 m / 20,869 ft, with a Husaberg FE 570 motorcycle on the snow covered volcano Ojos Del Salado, in Chile. This improves the previous best of 6,245 m / 20,489 set in 2008 by an Indian team in the Himalayas by 116 meters / 400 ft. Verification by Guinness World Records is pending. The team thanks our families, friends, our first class equipment and logistics sponsors, and the incredible community support that made this achievement possible”

This team was rocking the Giant Loop Coyote Saddlebag and Giant Loop Fandango Tank Bag when they accomplished this massive achievement back in 2012.

Keep an eye out for future Throwback Thursday glimpses into Giant Loop’s past as we celebrate 15 years of facilitating adventures worldwide!

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