Video overview of Giant Loop’s Fandango Pro Tank Bag. Fandango Tank Bag PRO™ (8 liters) represents a major upgrade of Giant Loop’s popular tank bag. Expandability, electronics compatibility, and features driven by rider feedback inspire this Adventure Proof state-of-the-art design.
Email from UK adventure travel journalist Duncan McCallum about his May 2015 ride:
“The trip was a 3,000km mix of off-road and road trails, May 2015, in Provence, France, Corsica, Sardinia and the Italian Alps. Five out of the six bikes had GL products – mostly tank bags but Brian on the Yamaha XT660 also bought the Coyote Saddlebag and dumped his old system. They all saw my stuff from the last trip and went to Adventure Spec?[Giant Loop’s distributor in the United Kingdom]?to buy it.”
“The more people said ?you can?t?, the more I wanted to say ?yes I can?.? ? Danell Lynn, Black Tie 2 Black Top, Triumph Spirt Magazine
“Danell Lynn is aiming to gatecrash the Guinness World Records book for the longest journey in a single country on a motorcycle. The 30-something is part way through visiting every one of America?s 50 states, Canada and Alaska, on her 2006 Bonneville called Amelia.”
GL Rider Jaume Von Arend (TrailDreamer.com) from Spain is in Morocco right now on his super dialed Yamaha XT660Z Tenere. Here’s how he’s using Pronghorn Straps to attach the new Klamath Tail Rack Pack to his Siskiyou Panniers:
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 riding a Honda CRF250L and Alex on a KTM 950 Super Enduro. We’re proud the Martens travel with Giant Loop’s Coyote Saddlebag and Diablo Pro Tank Bag on the Honda, and the Great Basin Saddlebag, Tillamook Dry Bag and Fandango Pro Tank Bag on the KTM.
They’re using the Pro model tank bags’ integrated electronics pass-through to keep their cell phones charged.
This Slavens Racing Mule Cool brake caliper cooler on the KTM 950 SE is a pretty trick way to?keep Alex from boiling his brake fluid (he likes to ride FAST).
Safe travels friends! See you on the trail!
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 Giant Loop’s 16″ Pronghorn Straps to firmly mount the Panniers without a luggage rack.
“It to some time to make sure the Siskiyou Panniers were fitted properly. But once I did it works perfectly. I was able to strap the back part securely to the factory mount so no worries on the left side.”
“Yesterday I rode from Ufa to Chelyabinsk in heavy rain with lots of trucks on the narrow roads. My Klim gear was perfect, they did not let any drop of water, same goes for the boots (Sidi Adventure) my feet was also dry. Somewhere on the road a big truck started sliding and he managed to block the way with his trailer. I was not able to pass with my bike, so I decided to find an alternative route to the main road.”
Ride Must Go On
Hello , my name is Tolga Basol and I?m from Istanbul, Turkey. I’ve been working for the media industry in Istanbul about 14 years. I bought my first motorcycle about 12 years ago. Since then I’ve tried to travel with my bike to different parts of the world on my short holidays from work. I started to carry my video equipment on my travels & figured out how to shoot while traveling on a motorcycle. Finally i decided to quit my job to fulfill probably the biggest dream in my life; riding around the world on a motorcycle.
My journey will start from Istanbul on 1st of June 2014 on a KTM 1190 Adv R. I plan to ride through Russia, Mongolia, Siberia & then I will decide to continue to Southeast Asia or to ship my bike to North America. I will try to catch up Dakar 2015 in South America. Then I will decide the route for Africa. I suspect the route might change quite a lot but I will try to travel as long as I can & I did not set an end date for the trip.
The idea behind my trip is simply ??Ride Must Go On??
KTM Turkey provided me with a brand new KTM 1190 Adv R. I bought the lightest & most compact equipment, kept my clothes to minimalistic & Giant Loop provided all the luggage I need for my journey. And now simply the Ride Must Go On.
Follow my page to track my journey real-time on the map & to check my photos & videos that i will try to share along the way.
Thanks for the great post, Tolga!
He rides with Giant Loop Siskiyou Panniers, Fandango Tank Bag Pro, Pannier Pockets, Tillamook Dry Bag, Rogue Dry Bag and Pronghorn Straps.
Giant Loop owner, Harold, has returned to his ancestral home of Norway, for some motorbiking and family vacation.
The first pictures are coming in, so I share them here.
His motorbike guide is Elving Stolli, who has loaned Harold a Honda Africa Twin.
Harold took a Fandango Tank bag Pro and Great Basin Saddlebag for this fly and ride.
Trontoppen- Norway’s second highest road
Packing up camp
We were working away packing orders and doing office work, when there was a knock at the door. Solana, a college instructor and Xterra race winner enjoying her first enduro bike, had come by to get some fit questions answered.?She has planned a dual sport ?ride to Canada this summer and needed a packing system for her Yamaha XT250. She had found her used XT250 online, after much searching, and was happy to get a good deal on it. Believing that Giant Loop was the right answer to her packing system questions, she rolled over to visit yesterday.
As the guys got her bike test fitted with a Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag Pro(both in her favorite color ORANGE)and Rogue Dry Bag, she was convinced that she had made the right choice to come to us. Thanks, Solana, for riding Giant Loop!
Got some pics via email, of our Fandango Pro Tank Bag, with Pannier Pockets attached, out on the trail. These pics were taken by Giant Loop Rider, Charles, while riding his KTM 450 EXC in the Whitmore Wash, in the Grand Canyon.
“We all have GL?s or we couldn?t make these trips possible. We?ve tried other options and find that having the weight placed low on the bike and close to us as possible, helps. It allows us to carry gear and have fun while doing so. We were on the bikes for a total of 4 days, around 345 miles round trip.
My set-up worked flawlessly! And let me tell you, we rode some major rough terrain! Lava rock no smaller then the size of softballs for miles! All three GL?s stayed where I put them.
Installed easily. Stayed put thru the trip. Having the two zippers on either side was the best, as i was able to pull it off and store in my tent without pulling straps! I also was able to keep important items in one location and take it with me easily. I used map compartment as we traveled several trails we?ve never traveled. It hailed on us twice and keep all contents dry. The concealed pocket was a total bonus!!
Pannier Pouches were amazing! I put two 1.89 Liter (1 extra gallon total) containers of fuel to extend the range on my moto! Carried the weight well without any issues, plus blocked some of the unexpected arctic winds/hail that we experienced on the trip out! I?m only 5?10, so I fit really well with them. My friend sat on my bike and he?s 6?6 and he still could have used them.
One of the guys has the newer Coyote Saddle Bag with the Cinch Ring Harness and he really liked it. Seemed to be a nice feature that he used to hold extra camping gear.
All said, all four of us love using your products. We are a no frills bunch who live in So-Cal and do a lot of 3-4 day trips into some very remote/rocky locations. We are hard on gear, and don?t like things to fail. Your products continue to impress us and keep us out where we want to be! Away from everyone else.”
Thanks for sharing your great story and pics,Charles!
After submitting Giant Loop bags to Powersports Business News?Nifty 50 Products, for the last 5 years, we finally got a winner!!
Giant Loop Designer, Brian Frankle, added a whole jar of secret sauce to the 2014 Fandango Tank Bag, creating our first Pro model.
Major updates of Giant Loop?s largest tank bag (8 liters) focus on expandability, electronics compatibility, and features driven by rider feedback.?An electronics pass-through enables on-bike charging and power inside the tank bag and/or the clear vinyl map pocket top. The Fandango?s underside includes a concealed document pocket, and two separate side zippers for easy mounting to harness. Full length interior lining with hook-and-loop accepting fabric, movable divider with elastic tire pressure gauge holder and slots, exterior mesh pocket and D-ring mounts for new optional Buckin? Roll pannier pockets (2 liters each side) are key new features. Fuel fills are now easily accessed by simply unzipping either side from the harness, and the concave front allows vent hoses to breath. Fits virtually any motorcycle, including dirt, dual sport, adventure and sport machines with metallic or non-metallic tanks/shrouds.
Check out the rest of the list:
Powersports Business announces Nifty 50 winners
February 18, 2014?
Powersports Business?has named the winners of its 15th?annual Nifty 50 products and services contest.
The winning products and services were chosen because of their potential to help dealers succeed in 2014, whether it?s through selling a Nifty 50 product or using Nifty 50 service. The Nifty 50 were chosen by the editors of?Powersports Business, along with editors of sister consumer publicationsSnow Goer,?Thunder Press?and?Rider. The following is the list of the company names along with their winning products. For more information about each product, pick up the Feb. 17 issue ofPowersports Business.
Adaptiv Technologies ? GlowRider Electro-Luminescent Vest
ADP Lightspeed ? LightspeedEVO Mobile App
Airoh ? Terminator Helmet
ARI Network Services ? AccessorySmart
ASA Electronics ? H-D Replacement Radio
Atlas Brace ? Atlas Original Neck Brace
Auction123 ? Enhanced Craigslist Posting Application
Backcountry Discovery Routes ? Arizona Backcountry Discovery Routes Map & DVD
Bell Helmets ? Bullitt
Bosski ? RevArc Dirt Bike Loading System
Caliber ? Trax Grabber
Castle Streetwear ? Hi-Vis Turbine 2
Corbin ? Dual Touring Saddle for 2014 Indian Chief
CTEK Power, Inc. ? CTEK MUS 4.3 Test & Charge
Cyclepedia Press LLC ? Cyclepedia PRO
Divas SnowGear ? Avid Technical Jacket
Dominion Powersports Solutions ? DX1
Dowco ? Guardian Trailerable Tri-Layer PWC Cover
Drag Specialties Seats ? Touring Seat for Victory
DragonFire Racing ? XL High Backs
Giant Loop LLC ? Fandango Tank Bag
Holeshot ? Smart Pad
Icon ? Icon 1000 Vigilante
iTapMenu ? iPad F&I Menu Selling Tool
Joe Rocket ? HeartBreaker Boot
Klock Werks ? Honda GoldWing and F6B Flare Windshield
Kuryakyn ? L.E.D. Saddlebag Extensions
Lynx Hooks Systems LLC ? Interlocking Adjustable Tie Downs
McGraw Powersports Group ? Dealer 360
Midland Radio Corporation ? BTX2 Twin Advanced Intercom System
More Than Rewards ? Web2Phone
Motion Pro ? T-Handle Spinner Bit Driver
Mustang Motorcycle Products ? Tripper Fastback Seat for the Bolt
Nelson Rigg ? CL-2020 GPS Tank Bag
Renthal ? Sportbike Intellilever Clutch & Brake Levers
S&S Cycle Inc. ? T2 Long Block Engine
Schuberth North America ? Schuberth HelmetLok
Scorpion Sports Inc. ? Scorpion EXO R2000 Helmet
Seizmik ? LED Light Bar
Shoei ? RF-1200
Shorai ? LFX19A4-BS12
STI Off-Road ? HD Alloy HD4 Wheels
SuperTrapp Industries ? FPS Racing High Performance Radiators
TCF Inventory Finance ? Full Circle Analysis
TechSpec-USA ? Tank Grip Pad Accessory for the Grom
The Carlson Company ? CEMB K22 Computerized Motorcycle Wheel Balancer
Two Brothers Racing ? Comp-V Intake System
Vance & Hines ? Super Radius
Vee Rubber ? Arachnid
Works Connection ? Air Fork EZ Fill
While we are still getting some of the 2014 details updated on our web page, the Giant Loop Online Store has the majority of our 2014 line with the latest designs and pricing.
Find the new Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag?Pro,
and Diablo Tank Bag Pro.