m3 Motorcycle Hitch Carrier
Trusted, lightweight, motorcycle rack for standard-size tire motorcycles up to 500 lbs. (227 kg.); dirt bikes, scooters and more. Assembled in Texas.
For one year from the date of retail purchase, MotoTote LLC will, at our option, repair or replace any part or parts found to be defective in material or workmanship. Also includes lifetime support.
m3 Motorcycle Carrier Overview
Our legacy motorcycle, scooter and dirt bike hitch carrier – now assembled in Texas. Weighing only 59 lbs. and hauling motorcycles up to 500 lbs., it offers impressive structural efficiency with adjustable parts; a two piece/locking front wheel chock, an angled steel tire track for standard size tires, a broad front tie down arm with a patented design, an elongated loading ramp and a stabilizing single bolt connection to vehicles. Trust our track record and enjoy the ride with the MotoTote m3.
Angled Steel Track
ZeroWobble+ Hitch Mount
Dimensions & Specifications
"I purchased an offshore model first thinking they would all be the same, but it was a bad assumption on my part. The MotoTote carrier is substantially better. "
Quality and design is far superior to any other less expensive bolt together system. Worth the extra cost by far, especially for those going longer distances.
The engineering on this product is top notch although you pay for it.. it’s probably the most expensive carrier on the market but also the best engineering , besides that it was poorly packaged and had dings and scratches.. although the rep answered the phone immediately and sent out a touch up paint pen I still had to fix the bends in the assembly myself.. product needs supervision on packaging before sent out to customers..
The carrier arrived nicely packaged. It went together without a hitch! Seems very well made.
I tried other carriers and was very disappointed. The M3 is a good carrier and it shows in its design and construction. I've used it carrying my CRF250X on bumpy dirt roads, and I am very satisfied with how it holds my bike securely. The front tire chock holds my tire very well, as it is the right width (as opposed to my previous experience with other carriers).
If I could ask for an improvement, it would be to increase the loading ramp to 5'5" or 6'. While the M3 ramp is longer than other carriers, it still should be longer. I don't drive a low to the ground car, I drive a stock F150 (not even a lifted truck, like a lot of other guys) and parking in the dirt means uneven ground, so a longer ramp would be much better for all of us.
Basically, all carrier manufacturers (that I know of) have yet to give us a long enough ramp.....And for the higher price that Moto Tote costs, combined with the superior product that they make, I would expect them, of all manufacturers, to do so.
Moto Tote, can you Please increase your ramp length? - it would be much appreciated.
I liked the design of the MotoTote, so I decided to get one to replace the Kendon style trailer I had, which took up way too much room. The MotoTote is solid and easy to use, and I was able to be confident hauling my bike down the road at highway speed.
I bought the m3 to replace a less expensive aluminum carrier that didn’t work out due to my Honda Navi’s small wheels not rolling easily over the tray’s rungs. The m3 is a bit heavier to lift but my little wheels roll on it smooth and easy. I’m able to solo load and unload my Honda Navi (I’m 5’10” 55 yr old female). Even better, I get 5 additional inches of ground clearance. This is a big deal - I wasn’t able to get the less expensive carrier down my steep drive without bottoming out at the street! Love, love the m3. Only snag was fitting the ramp onto carrier. It didn’t quite line up but a few solid “taps” from a hammer fixed it. Overall, a Very well made piece of gear.
Just got Thur with a thousand mile trip the bike to ride great doing 75-80 mph really happy with the carrier good job mototote
Did 1200+ trouble-free miles with my new Moto-Tote last weekend. I really love how easy it is for me to load and unload solo. The strap points are awesome and the shape of it gives me more ground clearance than most of the other brands. Worthy investment if you're going to haul long distances and/or often!
Just finished assembling my new m3 rack. Overall simple assembly. Each item is well made and everything fits together quite well. Here are 3 minor things I noticed which could potentially be improved:
1- the ramp when fastened to the rack for transport doesn't feel secure. The snap ring & pin will prevent the ramp from falling off, but the ramp kinda flops around in its resting place once "locked in". I will probably solve this myself with a small bungee cord to prevent excess noise and vibration.
2- There's 2 bolts that fasten the front strap arm, the front piece for the wheel chuck, and the rear piece of the wheel chuck to the rack. These 2 bolts have square edges below the head to prevent them from spinning when tightened down. The front wheel chuck piece has round holes drilled thru whereas the other pieces all have square holes. This prevents the heads of the bolts from sitting nicely inside the square holes, instead they stick up above the rail slightly as the squared off edges don't go thru the circular holes.
3- This might've been a rare occurrence, but when I was tightening down the 2 bolts that attach the hitch box tubing to the large round tube, the paint chipped off where the metal is meant to slightly bend inward around the square tubing. I understand it's difficult to avoid this as a manufacturer but figured it was worth noting.
This rack feels 10x better than my princess auto one and will be put thru its paces holding my dirtbike to my truck going down rough logging roads in the PNW.
Very solid design and build quality. love it.