TransAm 500 Tour Proves Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure

British Rally Racer Jenny Morgan Completes 50-Day, 12000-mile, Coast to Coast Proof of Concept Tour on Giant Loop’s Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure

BEND, OREGON USA— Adventure proof packing and gear systems innovator Giant Loop recently celebrated the completion of a coast-to-coast proof of concept tour of the new Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure. British rally racer Jenny Morgan successfully finished the TransAm 500 Tour, a 50-day, more than 12,000-mile trip from west coast to east coast — and back again via the off-road Trans America Trail. Giant Loop is the exclusive North American distributor for the new Rally Raid Products off-road Adventure kit for the Honda CB500X.

“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.”

“Morgan’s accomplishment as a rider is inspiring, and the Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure performed flawlessly on this demanding endurance tour,” says Harold Olaf Cecil, Giant Loop owner. “We’re proud and excited to be part of this project. The Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure is a perfect fit with our ‘Go Light, Go Fast, Go Far’ approach to packing systems and gear.”

For start-to-finish TransAm 500 Tour photos and details, visit Morgan's reports on the Adventure Rider forum:

UK-based Rally Raid Products designed and manufactures the Honda CB500X Adventure kit, a suite of components that upgrade the stock Honda CB500X to an affordable, reliable, dirt capable, globe-crossing adventure touring motorcycle. Rally Raid Products chose the Honda CB500X as an Adventure platform because of the bike’s affordability (US MSRP $6,299 for non-ABS model), reliability and low maintenance requirements, readily available parts and service on every continent. The basic Adventure kit includes replacement spoked wheel set, longer travel suspension and low front fender, with optional accessories including protective skid plate, heavy-duty footpegs and tail and side racks designed for compatibility with the Giant Loop saddlebags, panniers and soft luggage components.

Full technical specifications, US Dollar pricing and details can be found at the Giant Loop website (web based ordering available soon):

Rally Raid Products is an engineering, design and development company, specializing in rally and off-road motorcycle racing and adventure touring parts for KTM, Triumph, Gas-Gas, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Yamaha, CCM, BMW and Honda models.

Giant Loop adventure proof motorcycle, snowmobile and outdoor packing and gear systems are available from international distributors, as well as from a network of dealers throughout the USA. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company that designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For all the details, go to or