Ecuador Bike Rental by Sleipner a new option in Ecuador

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  1. Gambito

    Gambito Ecuador Bike Rental by Sleipner Super Supporter

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    Now that we have the 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor and the national Distintivo Q badge from Quito's Ministerio de Turismo granted to high service quality establishments, we would like to take the opportunity that ADVrider presents on this blog, to offer you our motorcycle rental service and tours in Ecuador.

    We have been in the market for two years now and with over 500 customers in our belt, and we feel confident offering our services to this fine community. Some of the inmates here already know us.

    Our fleet comprehends different brands and models: BMW, Honda, Suzuki, Motor1, Royal Enfield, and all variety of bikes, from scooters to Honda Africa Twin's newest models.

    All protective gear has been carefully selected, and we strive to keep all of our assets renewed continuously to offer you the best possible experience.

    Please visit our website: www.ecuadorbikerental.com

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    Gambito Ecuador Bike Rental by Sleipner Super Supporter

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    Sometimes you end up with no words after some experiences in life... speechless as one can be, our experience with the Honda Africa Twin and the new automatic transmission (DCT) was simply out any other bike we've ridden before. So before continuing, please bear in mind that we are no experienced motorcycle testers, however, our own experience having ridden from Ecuador to Ushuaia twice, all around Europe and riders for Ducati on local and South American championships with good outcomes, gives us a bit of intel on what to look for on a motorcycle. So here was our experience...



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    We got brainwashed with the Africa Twin standing in the highest positions in all the shoot outs on YouTube and comparisons between high-end adventure motorcycles. So we made up our minds to go and get one of those bad-ass toys to include them in the fleet. As we walked into the dealer (very welcomed by its representative, Bernardo), he pointed at us the section where various models were on display. Two things came to my mind right away: First, those stock tires.... it was like seeing a Range Rover fitted with slicks, I thought. Little did I know that those Bridgestone were going to prove me wrong later on. And the second thing was that I couldn't help to compare the basic model with the 30th-anniversary DCT model standing right behind it. There was no doubt that if we were going to get one of these, we were going to get the best of it. Bernardo also pointed out that the bike was the last one in the country out of the few that came. No questions asked we decided to get it on behalf of our future customers at Ecuador Bike Rental by Sleipner. To be fair, we couldn't push the bike too hard due to tires and engine break-in, but it didn't disappoint.



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    An ok first ride with this monster was obviously under controlled conditions. So we decided to take it to the beach riding through twisties from the Andes towards the coast. It took 30 minutes to get used to the lack of a clutch lever. Then figure it out what was the logic on the gear shifting and engine break while going from the mountains to the Pacific Coast. Its got 3 riding modes to change its power output, thanks to its HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control), engine brake and parameters like traction control, that can be changed on the fly in 7 levels or turn it off. The user mode allows you to modify the engine output, the engine break logic, and the traction levels. Once familiar with these commands, and in drive mode, we noticed the bike is leaned a lot to fuel consumption, which can be overridden by the use of the shifters in the left-hand side. So used to up/down normal shifting, I thought this was going to be a fallback on fun, but far from it, it makes it more interesting. According to some magazines, this lady has close to 80 riding modes for all likes in all its combinations and I don't think we tested all of them. Then, we decided to test a variation of the "Drive mode" if you press the button enough, 3 levels of Sport mode open to you, and with this, it's own mapping of RPM selection for upshifting and downshifting thanks to its dual clutch system, which gives you the output needed for fun in the twisties and to hold gears off-road. And if that is not enough for you, you can always hit the manual mode as we did, and just do it manually. Perfecto!

    One plus of the DCT, it allowed us to feel more relaxed on traffic jams. I felt like if we could ride 11 straight hours with a normal bike, with this one we could go over 15 easily.





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    Few facts about power and stats on this particular model. It's overall ready to ride weight of 240 kg is pretty well balanced on-road and off-road. Off course, we had to test it in sand and dirt roads as well. Its 998cc, outputs some sweet 94 CV and 99 Nm in torque, making it more than enough while riding this bike where it's supposed to be ridden, off-road. That mixed with increased travel in its front and rear suspension, a 21in front wheel and two little buttons on the right-hand side (G, and ABS rear off), converts this gentle machine into a dirt devour. You'd feel that the asphalt sport-convertible you were riding before, suddenly became a war tank ready to whatever is thrown at it. The Gravel button allows you to have a dryer response from the clutch, while the rear ABS turn off switch, allows you to have its tail exactly where you want it on corner entry.



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    So back to those tires... we had monsoon like those that happen every few years in Ecuador on our way back to the Andes, and those tires gripped as much as we needed. And since we were already wet, thanks to our pre-programmed route GPS, we decided to cross a river which its depth is a bit less a meter. Even with the "doubtful" rubbers, the bike managed to cross it with no hesitation.

    Once again, our guides are not professional rally racers, but this bike proved to forgive any hard mistake I did. So after 1000 km of testing, is pretty fair to shout how awesome this machine is.



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    We're really happy to have it on our fleet and to provide our customers with the best as we always strived. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

    Please visit our website: www.ecuadorbikerental.com
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    Gambito Ecuador Bike Rental by Sleipner Super Supporter

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    Quito, August 1st 2019.- KTM del Ecuador Partnered up with Ecuador Bike Rental by Sleipner to provide you with new sensations in their motorcycle tours and rentals. To start with the integration in their fleet the biggest of their models, a brand new KTM Super Adventure 1290 R.

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    KTM has come with the beast that settles the argument. The mighty 1290 Super Adventure R is the answer for those who seek strong emotions. Its 1301cc engine delivers torque starting at as low as 2500 rpm, and thanks to its advanced electronic aids, such as leaning ABS, bidirectional quick-shifter, and four already mapped riding modes (Sport, Street, Rain, and Off-Road), this motorcycle will make you feel like a proper master in the adventure.



    “As we were working on its engine’s break-in, little by little we were realizing what we were getting ourselves into” - says Sleipner’s company Co-owner David Garces - “literally we couldn’t stop smiling every time we found a new perk the bike had. It was designed as if it was meant to make you feel lands that can only be compared with Mars, like a proper asphalt road, allowing you to push to even harsh terrains with confidence.”



    The agreement between both companies will also allow providing tours in Ecuador with other models, such as the KTM 690 Enduro and the latest models of the 790 S and R. “Now is just a matter of time for our customers to point us in the right direction about which motorcycle they want most. The idea is to get one of each and expand the fleet in the right direction. We had customers that craved big motorcycles, and therefore we got this one and the latest of the Africa Twin”. - says Francisco Silva, lead asset manager in the company.

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    Ecuador Bike Rental, thanks to its customer satisfaction standard, has progressed to a point that qualifies with the highest standards in the industry — receiving awards like Quito’s “Distintivo Q” batch for quality and excellence in execution, and the “2019 Certificate of Excellence” of the giant in the tourism industry, Trip Advisor.



    “Ecuador offers so much, that in a short holiday time frame can only be explored to its best on top of a motorcycle, and that’s what we want our customers to take with them when they leave” - comments Bryan Villamil, Chief Administrator.

    You can rent this motorcycle in Ecuador, visiting https://ecuadorbikerental.com/motorcycle/super-adventure-r-1290
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    Gambito Ecuador Bike Rental by Sleipner Super Supporter

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    Quito, October 1st.

    Ecuador Bike Rental by Sleipner participated with one of their units in the most demanding endurance Ecuador has the chance to offer.
    The Andes Rider Challenge 1000 basically has it all. Riding 1010 km the Andes towards the Amazon basin in less than 20 hours intel lots of stamina, focus and a great bike. The ride was not a straight line on a highway, it included vertical variations of 1500 mts across the Andes and 230 km of harsh off-road. 10 Control points were stablished along the route with opening and closing times, and a passport system to stamp it and be able to continue on the race.

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    David “Gambito” Garces, decided to be the rider representing the company in this affair. The motorcycle used was a 2019 KTM Super Adventure 1290 R. “The bike was the best choice for the job, the off-road bit was endless and it needed to be done in a matter of 3 hours. The great suspension of this bike along with the off-road mode, allowed me to be in control the whole time. It’s a good thing the bike is inside the company’s fleet.”

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    Gambito finished the endurance with all the passport stamps in less than 16 hours, being in the top 10 riders from 390 competitors. Our GPS tracking device systems were showing his route at all times should be the case he needed any support.

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    This twisty roads and awesome landscape are the perfect scenario to have a great adventure in a motorcycle. Pick the model you want and try Ecuador’s best on two wheels. As just like with this endurance, our brand new units cope with any kind of terrain.

    Visit www.ecuadorbikerental.com and in less than 4 minutes your tour will be assembled based on your preferences and budget.
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    Gambito Ecuador Bike Rental by Sleipner Super Supporter

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    Ecuador Bike Rental proudly presents their newest adventure. 1425 kilometers (890 miles) split in 8 days of the best off-road paths that this country has to offer. Ecuador, despite being small compared to its neighbors, it has a great diversity in landscapes, climates, cultures, and animals. In this routes we propose a tour focused on roads little-traveled in the country where you can see in front row hidden villages with amicable people in their daily tasks, taking care of their livestock, harvesting the fields, enjoying a football match with their friends and many other activities that will thoroughly demonstrate their culture. We must warn you that after this unforgettable adventure between dirt roads and asphalt, you will not want to stop riding motorcycles in Ecuador.

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    From Quito, we’ll ride across the Quilotoa volcano loop, and then off to the coast via Chone. With some activities in Mompiche such as black sand beaches and surf to return via Mindo, one of the most denser fauna container per square km in the Choco area. Try the flavors of this land, specially if you are a chocolate or café aficionado.

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    Our fleet is brand new, (oldest model is 2016) and is maintained by our exclusive mechanics and authorized house dealers. It includes Honda, Suzuki, KTM, Royal Enfield, BMW from all sizes. From 150cc scooters to mid-size engines, to 1000cc + for all people’s likes.


    Visit Ecuador, ride with https://ecuadorbikerental.com/tour/-road-expedition-ecuador
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    Gambito Ecuador Bike Rental by Sleipner Super Supporter

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    Ecuador Bike Rental is happy to announce the new gain to its inventory. A brand new KTM 790 Adventure has been added to their fleet thanks to the agreement between KTM del Ecuador and The rental firm.

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    ”We believe that between the midsize two-cylinder adventure range, this motorcycle has been put its name and have been tested globally to prove it's worth.” Said David Garces, the spokesman of the company. ”We had such an incredible experience with its bigger sister, the KTM 1290 Superadventure, and customers so happy with it that already has about 17000 km on its clock in less than three months of purchase and no issues whatsoever. It was an easy decision to go for this model.”

    The 799cc LC8 parallel-twin engine that provides 95 HP is being controlled by four ride-by-wire computer modes: Street, off-road, rain, and rally, with the last one being able to be adjusted its traction control in 9 levels in order to match the terrain ride with slippage precision. Also, another advantage of the small powerplant, is the freedom the engineers had To design an agile and responsive chassis around it. The ABS is also being upgraded to a cornering ABS that make sure no limits in traction are passed over.

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    The fuel tank is another masterpiece in this enduro-travel machine. It houses most of the fuel volume at the lowest point possible to have the center of mass as low as possible on the bike, besides the 450 km of autonomy with its 20 litters of capacity. The autonomy is also supported with lightweight heavy duty spoked wheels with their sizes biased to dirt: 21" in the front and 18" in the back.

    Ergonomics wise, the motorcycle has a seat height of 85 cm (33.5") which helps the rider to have a proper control when stopping, a steering bar that doesn't affect the rider's spine, and without compromising the ground clearance.

    "This model came as an answer to many clients that wants a powerful engine in their rentals and tours, but with less size than the African Twin or the KTM 1290 Super Adventure", said Francisco Silva, asset manager of the firm. "The ride is easy, our customers claim to feel much safer, and with it, we are happy to provide an even better service with more variety for all likes"

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