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Vehicle Limitations

Towing Capacity

The combined weight of the MotoTote carrier and your bike should not exceed 10% of your vehicle’s towing capacity.

CAUTION: Exceeding 10% of your vehicle’s towing capacity could cause unsafe conditions including degradation of vehicle handling and steering.

To calculate the maximum weight for your vehicle, divide your vehicle’s total towing capacity by 10 and then subtract the weight of the MotoTote carrier (Mini single - 30 lbs. / 14 kgs., Mini Dual - 60 lbs. / 27 kgs.)

Example: 3000 lbs. / 1364 kgs. towing capacity divided by 10 = 300 lbs. / 136 kgs. minus MotoTote Mini Dual weight of 60 lbs. / 27 kgs. = 240 lbs. / 109 kgs.

So in this example, 240 lbs. / 109 kgs. is the maximum weight your MotoTote carrier can safely haul.

Hitch Capacity

For vehicles with an aftermarket hitch, also ensure the combined weight of the MotoTote and your bike do not exceed your hitch’s tongue weight capacity. If your aftermarket hitches capacity differs from 10% of your vehicles towing capacity, base your maximum weight capacity off the lower value of the two minus the weight of the MotoTote at 60 lbs. (27 kgs).

CAUTION: Exceeding your hitch’s tongue weight capacity could damage the hitch or vehicle frame.

MotoTote Mini Limitations

Mini - Single bike

Maximum Bike Weight: 200 lbs. / 90 kgs.

Mini Dual - Two bikes

Maximum Total Load: 350 lbs. / 159 kgs.

Maximum Weight Per Bike:

  • Inner Bike: 200 lbs. / 90 kgs.
  • Outer Bike: 150 lbs. / 68 kgs.

For Mini PDF manual click here.

For Mini Dual PDF click here.