The 12 Best Motorcycle Hitch Carriers
The 12 Best Motorcycle Hitch Carriers
Motorcyclists love their vehicles, and they’d prefer to be riding them whenever possible. However, that’s not always possible, and sometimes you need to get your motorcycle from Point A to Point B with the aid of another vehicle. In these instances you need a motorcycle hitch carrier.
To be sure, there are literally hundreds if not thousands of different motorcycle hitch carriers available on the market today, each offering a different array of features that make them suitable for some riders over others. However, while there may be a plethora of choice, that does not mean that all of these units are created equally.
In fact, there are some motorcycle hitch carriers that are better than the rest. It’s those hitch carriers that we’re going to be looking at below. Whether made from aluminum or steel, featuring ramps or not, we’ve covered a range of great motorcycle hitch carriers in order to help you find the one that’s right for you. In fact, we’ve even could a couple that are perfect for getting more than one motorcycle around!
So, if you’re in the market for one of these hitch carriers – say to get your motorbike out to an off-road trail this weekend – then you’ve come to the right place. Here is our review of the 12 best motorcycle hitch carriers.
VersaHaul Dirt Bike Hitch Carrier With Ramp
Capable of carrying up to 500 lbs, this hitch carrier has been designed with dirt bike enthusiasts in mind. The carrier rail on this one is 71.5 inches long, which should be more than enough for all but the vary largest (and tricked out) dirt bikes. Also great about this model is the loading ramp, which allows you to easily wheel on and wheel off your dirt bike when you’re heading off to the trails. It’s rated for use with Class III and Class IV hitch receivers, and features a powder coat finish which should make it resistant to oil and gasoline. One thing to keep in mind about this hitch, though: The width of the ramp means that this carrier hitch is only capable of accommodating two-wheeled vehicles whose wheel width is less than or equal to 5.5 inches.
Titan 400 lb Capacity Aluminum Carrier Ramp Fits 2″ Hitch Receivers
Here’s a good option for those of you out there who are looking for a hitch carrier that’s perfect for dirt bikes. The reason that you may wish to consider this one is due to its aluminum construction, which is far lighter weight than the previous model than we considered. Because of this, you’ll find that attaching and detaching this hitch carrier to your vehicle is an absolute breeze.
Of course, that aluminum construction does come at the cost of load capacity. This one is only capable of supporting up to 400 lbs. However, that should be more than enough for most dirt bike enthusiasts out there. Naturally, this one comes outfitted with a loading ramp, which can accommodate a wheel width equal to or less than 5.5 inches.
Best Choice Products SKY1375 Powersports Loading Ramps
Manufacturer Best Choice has produced what might be one of the best choices when it comes to motorcycle hitch carriers on this list. This one is perfect for all manner of vehicles, from full-sized motorcycles to dirt bikes and off-road bicycles.
It features a frame that’s made from high-quality steel, and that is therefore able to stand up to a significant beating. It also features an anti-tilt device, which is a great safety feature, and a number of different tools for keeping your vehicle securely in place while in transit.
The steel frame of this hitch carrier is powder coated, which means it’s rust resistant and stands up to the abrasive qualities of gasoline and oil. But, what really counts about this hitch carrier is its versatility. Able to carry up to 500 lbs, this carrier is capable of hitching up to Class III and IV hitches, while also accommodating Class II and Class V hitches. That’s definitely something you’ll want to consider if you have multiple vehicles you intend to use your hitch carrier with that have differently designed hitch receivers.
One thing to keep in mind if you end up opting for this model: It does not include a hitch pin out of the box. You will need to purchase that separately.
Raider TOW-104 Motorcycle/Dirt Bike/Scooter Hitch Mount Hauler Carrier Ramp (500 lbs Max)
If you’ve been in the market for a budget option when it comes to your motorcycle hitch carrier, then this may be just what the doctor ordered. This one offers a very convenient and low-cost means of ferrying your motorcycle around that’s also incredibly secure. As with other models, this one features a convenient loading ramp that makes getting your vehicle onto and off this hitch carrier incredibly easy. It also features bolt-in clips that securely fasten your vehicle to the carrier itself.
The low cost of this model, of course, comes at a bit of a cost. Unlike some of the above options, this one is not capable of carrying up to 600 lbs. Instead, this one is rated only to carry up to 500 lbs. In addition, the width of the carrier is a bit smaller than you’ll find with other previously considered models – it measures only 5 inches across, meaning you won’t be able to get any fat tires onto this carrier.
However, if your needs for a motorcycle hitch carrier are more modest, then you should find this more then adequate for your needs!
Black Widow AMC-600-2 Aluminum Double Motorcycle Carrier – 600lb. Capacity
Black Widow makes some of the best motorcycle hitch carriers out there, and this one will be the perfect choice for a pair of friends (or a couple!) that’s looking to ferry their motorbikes out to the trails.
Loading up this motorcycle hitch carrier is an absolute cinch. That’s because it comes loaded with 45-1/2” long ramp, which can used both roll on and roll off your motorcycles, scooters or dirt bikes. You’ll also find that this hitch carrier doesn’t make your rides any rougher than they need to be, thanks to the anti-rattle device with which it comes loaded.
In total, this motorcycle carrier hitch is rated to carry up to 600 pounds of weight. However, do keep in mind that if you’re only going to load on one motorcycle, then the weight of that vehicle should not exceed 400 pounds. This hitch carrier has been designed to be used with Class III and Class IV 2” hitch receivers and also comes loaded with an anti-tilt bracket.
Black Widow MCC-600 600 lb Heavy Duty Steel Motorcycle Carrier – 600lb. Capacity
If you’re in the market for something heavy duty when getting your motorcycle from here to there, then you should definitely take a closer look at this offering from Black Widow. Made from steel, you can bet that this motorcycle hitch carrier can stand up to all of the wear and tear that the open road can throw its way. That heavy duty construction also means that it can comfortable hold up to 600 lbs.
One of the best features of this particular motorcycle hitch carrier is its extra-long loading map. Measuring up at 71” long, it makes rolling your bike onto and off of the carrier a cinch, and the ramp folds away for easy storage when not in use. As with the previous Black Widow hitch we examined, this one comes outfitted with an anti-rattle device, which makes for smooth operation when you’re underway. In addition, this has also been designed for use with Class III and Class IV hitch receivers, and comes with a 2” hitch pin.
Black Widow MX-600X Steel Motorcycle Carrier–600lb.Capacity
If the previous motorcycle hitch carrier was a bit too much for your needs, then you might consider this option from Black Widow which comes in at a lower price point. While it features the exact same steel construction as the previous model, there are a few differences with this one that make it appropriate for someone that doesn’t need all of the bells and whistles.
Most notably, this motorcycle hitch carrier features a shorter loading ramp – with the one on this model measuring at just under 60 inches. This means you’ll need to put a little more muscle into things when you’re loading the carrier up, but not too much muscle as to be prohibitive. As before, the ramp on this model is detachable and can be easily stored on the carrier itself when it is not in use.
The length of the carrier track on this model is just under 75 inches, and features 5-inch rung spacing along with rung pins that can be adjusted in order to match the wheelbase of your particular motorcycle. This model also features an anti-tilt bracket, which is a virual must have!
TMS T-NS-MRC001 500-Pound Heavy Duty Motorcycle Carrier
Whether you’re carrying around dirt bikes, motorcycles or off-road dirt bikes, this offering from TMS has plenty to offer. While it’s not capable of carrying as much weight as the previous models we’ve looked at, plenty of riders should find that the 500-pound capacity of this motorcycle hitch carrier should be plenty enough for their needs.
One key benefit for this particular hitch carrier as compared to the previous is its versatility. Not only is it designed to work with Class III and Class IV hitch receivers, it can also work with Class II and Class V. This model also comes outfitted with a dual-sided loading ramp, which promises to make loading and unloading your bikes, dirt bikes and motorcycles and absolute breeze. Finally, this motorcycle hitch carrier is sure to look smart when its trailing the back of your vehicle thanks to its steel construction and power-black finish.
EGO BIKE Steel Hitch Mount Rack Ramp
This is a great way to your motocross bike, scooters and off road dirt bikes. It’s heavy-duty steel frame makes it reliable and gives it strength and durability. It’s portable in design and features a ramp, making it easy to load your bike onto the carrier. FEATURES: Loading ramp; Anti-tilt locking device (prevents wobble); Heavy-duty power-coated steel construction; Easy assembly (8 bolts and nuts); Made for a 2″ square receiver (class II, III, IV, OR V trailer hitch); Multi-load (load from either side) SPECIFICATIONS: 500 lbs capacity; Main hitch tube: 18″(L); Loading ramp: 38.5″(L) x 4.75″(W); Carrier overall dimensions: 76″(L) x 7″(W) PLEASE NOTE:Trailer hitch pin not included
GudCraft ALEKO Hitch Mounted Sport Motorcycle Carrier Hauler Rack Ramp 600Lb
This hitch carrier is perfect for your motorcycle or any other two-wheel vehicles you might have to ferry around, provided that they weigh less than 600 lbs, of course! Like many of the previous hitch carriers we’ve look at, this one is made from steel, which means its as rugged and durable as it is smart looking and practical. This one features a powder coating finish, which makes it resistance to leaks from gas and oil, something that should be important to many of you motorcyclists out there!
And, when it comes to loading up this motorcycle hitch carrier, you’ll find it’s a breeze. That’s due to the ramps, which fold up and down from the carrier itself, locking in place when they’re not in use. Also, you’ll have plenty of real estate for your vehicle, as this model features a 79” carrier track, along with two tie-down bars.
Ultimate MX Hauler Black
If you’re looking for a low-impact hitch carrier that’s easy to attach and detach from your vehicle, then you’ll definitely want to give this one some consideration. Weighing in at only 57 pounds, it’s one of the lightest on the list, making it perfect for someone who may not have the muscle for something more heavy duty. In fact, this one is perfect for someone who fancies themselves as more of a solo operation.
Of course, that drop in weight does mean that you won’t be able to carry quite as large of a load as you would with some of the earlier motorcycle hitch carriers that we’ve looked at. However, for smaller two-wheeled vehicles, this model should offer more than enough support. Also, this hitch allows you to adjust the height, making it adaptable to a wide range of vehicles that are out there.
Versa Haul VH-55DMRO Double Motorcycle Carrier with Ramp
This is another motorcycle hitch carrier that you’ll want to take a look at if you anticipate having to carry more than one motorcycle around. This one is rated to carry up to 600 lbs of total weight, with each of the tracks capable of supporting up to 500 lbs on its own. (So, if you’ll only sometimes need to have two bikes on the back of your vehicle, then this one should be perfect!)
Versa Haul has made a motorcycle hitch carrier that’s designed for use with Class III and Class IV hitch receivers. This one comes with four tie downs for securing your vehicles, and also features a convenient loading ramp for getting those vehicles on and off the carrier. Do note that with this particular model, Versa Haul suggests that you may need a stiffened suspension on the rear of your vehicle in order to avoid sagging. Also, Versa Haul recommends that this hitch carrier not be used with fifth-wheel trailers.