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. "
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.
Overall, I think the M3 is a good carrier. Especially at its current price point. It’s easy to load the bikes on and when they’re strapped down they’re very secure. So far the anti-woble seems to be working well. My only complaint is when the carrier arrived, there was some damage that occurred during shipping. Some of the powder coating was scuffed off the platform and parts of the platform were bent. This is easily remedied with tools and touch up paint. However, I feel for something new, it shouldn’t be that way, I did send an email to Mototote about my situation and got no response. I do feel that the way they communicate could also be improved. Not providing a phone number on their web site makes it difficult to have one-on-one conversation to understand the nuances of your purchase. If they improve their shipping issues and their customer service, I would give them five stars
Had chance to load up my beta 390 on mototote mtx3. Did 4 hour trip both ways. Included 3 miles of bumpy dirt road. Easy to put together. Is not flimsy or scary when Bike is on it. Totally silent on my jeep trailhawk hitch. Good adjustment options. I’d say you won’t beat it..except they are kind of pricey. Recommend it, but it ain’t cheap.
I'm very pleased with M3 hitch carrier! Initiallly I was going to get the much cheaper models on Amazon, but my bike, a DR650, weighs about 365 lbs dry. Was worried about having a 400 lb max and also saw on youtube that less expensive Chinese hitch carriers tend to wobble while driving.
The M3 has been rock solid. My bike does not wobble at all...even over bumps at 80 mph.
My only disappointment is that even at twice the price, it still isn't completely American made. I guess Mototote is a US company in TX, but the M3 has mostly Chinese pieces-to the best of my knowledge
[MotoTote comment:] Thank you so much for your review, Tony! You are correct that the components of the m3 are fabricated overseas. We just want people to know that these are engineered by us and built to our exacting specifications by a long-time trusted supplier with whom we have a close relationship. After fabrication, we bring them to our Texas factory for quality control, finishing and assembly.
A 2022 Tiffin 32 SA and a MTX3 motorcycle hitch carrier were joined together on November 5, 2022, in a joyful celebration of a product, (MTX3), that works and a motor home. This setup has made TWO round trips from New Jersey to Red Bay Alabama for lets say, corrections in manufacture of the motor home. The scooter is a 2022, Suzuki Bergman 200. Scooter loads from the drivers side to clear the ladder and ease of reach of throttle. Securing the scooter is interesting due to the Tupperware. More trips to Red Bay AL are in the future as multiple corrections fell apart, discovered at 221 miles.