On this episode we talk about the Rally Raid conversion kit that transforms what is basically a street bike, the Honda CB500X, into what may the ultimate mid-weight adventure bike. The end result seems to impress everyone that comes across it and a quick look at some of the videos on this page have to impress you. With the heart of the beast being an ultra reliable Honda twin cylinder 471cc fuel injected power plant you are melding the Honda reliability with some incredibly well designed suspension pieces manufactured by Rally Raid and Tractive Suspension. Hidden nuggets include a two piston fork that has both high speed and low speed dampening, which is unheard of elsewhere.
“I can confirm that there is no other twin cylinder adventure bike on the market that even comes close to the all-round ability and confidence inspiring handling both on- and off-road that this bike now delivers with the Rally Raid Products upgrades,” says Morgan. “The best analogy I can think of is it rides like an open class rally bike, but with a lower seat and bullet-proof reliability. You will not be disappointed.”’ - Giant Loop press release
John Mitchinson: Owner & machinist/engineer, Rally Raid Products
Jenny Morgan: British rally racer rode Giant Loop’s bike on the TransAm 500 Proof of Concept tour in 2015, a 50 day trip, covering more than 12,000 miles from the west to east coast and back again on the Trans America Trail
Jenny ADV Rider Forum: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/trans-am-500-the-seven-year-itch.1061450/
Trans America Trail: http://www.transamtrail.com
Harold Olaf Cecil: Owner & Co-Founder at Giant Loop Moto, the distributor in the US for the Rally Raid Kit for the Honda CB500X.
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A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon.
Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories.
Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.
“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica.
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