Motorcycle carrier is a device attached to a vehicle such as car or bus, to which motorcycles can be mounted to transport. Bike carriers in bus are attached to the front of the bus, which may flip up against the bus when not carrying any bikes out of the way. Mounted bike carriers in automobiles can be attached to the roof, rear tow hitch or rear trunk, depending on the vehicle.
Bikes can be mounted on the carriers by providing some additional vertical support with clamping both wheels, by clamping rear wheels and the front dropouts, or by clamping the top tube. Step-through frame bicycles that do not have top tube, equivalent device is available that connects from the stem to the seat post.
If you and your family or friends want to transport bike from one place to another, then motorcycle carrier is the best option for you. Bike carriers are the excellent towing accessory for a rider allowing bikes to easily and safely transport bikes by truck or car.
To meet the various vehicle designs and bicyclists of different levels, there is several types of bike carriers in the market. It totally depends on your vehicle, what type of carriers is available for you. There are many options of racks that include-
• Roof Mount Bike Racks
• Hitch Mount Bike Racks
• Spare Tire Mount Bike Racks
• Trunk Mount Bike Racks
• Trunk Bed Bike racks
You should be extra careful while fitting bikes and carriers. If the bike or rack is too losing, you can lose cargo or leave scratching paint. Your car and motorcycles don’t have to be enemies. Motorcycle carriers allow you the freedom of transporting your bikes across unsuitable conditions or long distances without compromising comfort, safety or the condition of your vehicle.
Motorcycle trailers are the trailers used to carry motorcycles and they can be opened or enclosed. These trailers have tracks to keep the wheels slide side to side and there are sufficient tie down points that keep motorcycle from tipping. Trailers are specifically designed or manufactured to carry motorcycles by the manufacturer. They may also include ramp or tilt to load and unload bikes.
Enclosed trailers have the advantage of providing a more secure way to keep them out of sight, protecting them from all kinds of weather and locking up the motorcycles contained within it. The design of motorcycle trailer consists of fixed platform mounted above one or more axles, where the motorcycle can be loaded by physically lifting up or rolling it up a ramp onto the platform. There are two types of trailers styles that include-