Importance of Stability in Hauling Motorcycles

Honda Grom Motorcycle Rack for Jeep Cherokee

When you're transporting a motorcycle on the back of your vehicle, there's nothing more important than your bike's stability on the road.

This is why our innovative zero wobble bolt is essential to any motorcycle hauler. Without this, your motorcycle carrier will wobble at the hitch and will loosen with hundreds of pounds moving back and forth. In the worst-case scenario, this could result in damage to your carrier, motorcycle, or vehicle.

In this article, we'll discuss how our zero wobble mount works, what else contributes to motorcycle stability, and why they are so important for motorcycle hauling.

Honda Grom Motorcycle Carrier on Jeep Cherokee

How Does The Zero Wobble+ Mechanism Work?

The zero wobble bolt secures the MTX platform to the receiver tube. Through its innovative design, it has been optimized to perfectly recess and tighten between the attachment holes on hitch receivers and your MotoTote motorcycle hauler. This connection point has zero extra spaces or gaps, eliminating any lateral movement between the two parts when tightened fully.

And to keep installation simple, our zero wobble bolt installs with only one tool, as one end has a built-in handle that can be held while tightening.

ZeroWobble+ Hitch Mount for Motorcycle Carriers

What else contributes to motorcycle stability?

Besides the Zero Wobble Bolt, the material construction of a motorcycle hauler is critical to overall stability. At MotoTote, we use designs we've developed over 20 years of business and the highest quality materials in all of our products. Our motorcycle carriers are made from 14-gauge steel tubing, which is thicker than many competing models on the market. And to further increase strength and stability, we laser cut and robotically weld each carrier precisely to spec.

Max Motorcycle Carrier

One part of the motorcycle carrier that is often overlooked is the wheel stop chock. Our StableStop chock has an innovative design that wedges the front tire with an adjustable backstop and optimally placed tie-down arms that pull the bike into position. Not only does the wheel stop chock contribute to stability, but it also simplifies the tie-down process.

Motorcycle Carrier Wheel Stop

Lastly, tie-downs and tie-down arms are the final element that impacts overall stability. Unlike many motorcycle carriers, MotoTote carriers have multiple tie-down locations with strategic placement and wider tie-down arms. This ensures that when you tie down your motorcycle, you have maximum leverage, which translates to maximum stability.


MotoTote is the leading experts in motorcycle hauling and has proudly served riders for over 20 years. Shop our selection of motorcycle haulers and find the perfect one for you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.