Our best selling dirt bike and motorcycle carrier can be installed on Class III, IV and V 2" trailer hitch. Made from aircraft grade aluminum, this motorcycle carrier is lightweight and easy to handle but very durable. This carrier comes with a loading ramp that stores away on the carrier when not in use. Includes an anti-tilt device to ensure stability during use.
For motorcycles or dirt bikes
Made from lightweight 'no rust' aluminum - weighs only 36 lbs
Includes a sturdy aluminum loading ramp with a welded 2/3" hook
The AMC-400 is constructed of aircraft aluminum making it lightweight, rust proof, and easy to handle! The dirt bike carrier can be installed on a Class III, IV, or V 2" trailer hitch receivers and can carry up to 400 lbs! Features a loading ramp that can be stored on the carrier when not in use! Included with your purchase of the AMC-400 is a one year warranty and a reverse anti-tilt locking device for stability during transport!
Want to haul your motorcycle but don't want the problems of pulling a trailer? The AMC-400 aluminum motorcycle carrier is just what you are looking for! This motorcycle carrier has been specifically designed for hauling motocross bikes and off road dirt bikes with up to 5 1/2" wide tires. This motorcycle carrier also includes a lightweight aluminum loading ramp for loading your cycle on the carrier and it conveniently attaches on the carrier next to the carrier track for transport. Includes a spacer bar adapter for transporting youth 50-80cc dirt bikes.
This motorcycle hitch carrier has a carrying capacity of 400 lbs, so please check your vehicle's hitch rating as well as the suspension carrying capability of the carrying vehicle before loading. This carrier comes standard to fit in a 2" square class III, IV, or V receiver. The reverse anti-tilt locking device keeps the carrier from rocking. This aluminum motorcycle carrier works great for RVs, pick up trucks, vans, and SUVs. A Double Motorcycle Carrier version, the AMC-600-2, is also available.
Reverse anti-tilt device to keep the carrier stable
Lightweight aircraft aluminum construction
All aluminum design will never rust
Loading ramp features a full width, welded attaching lip with 2/3" hook
1 year warranty
Assembles in minutes with 8 bolts/nuts
NOT for scooters/mopeds
Steel powder coated main hitch tube
Designed to safely carry 400 lbs
Includes aluminum ramp that mounts on carrier
Spacer bar adapter for youth 50-80cc bikes
Main hitch tube is 18" long from center of hitch pin to center of ramp
Fits any 2" square receiver
Hitch pin NOT included
Warning and Usage Guidelines
Carrier Carrying Capacity: The AMC-400 carrier is designed to safely carry 400 lbs
Hitch Weight Limit: Most Class III hitches are rated for 500 lbs - Most Class IV hitches are rated for 1,000 lbs
Vehicle Hauling Capacity: Your hauling weight may be limited by your vehicle's capacity to carry a load
Will not work with Class II or smaller receivers
Some vehicles may require air shocks or heavier springs to stiffen up the suspension to prevent sagging
Please check with your dealer to find out your vehicle's carrying capacity
NOT recommended for tow-behind trailers including 5th wheel trailers & camping trailers
NOT recommended for use with hitch adapters / extensions
Will the AMC-400 clear the back of my vehicle? Please measure back 18" from the center of the pin hole on the trailer hitch and strike a chalk mark on the ground. Roll the bike over the chalk mark and visually check for clearance. The 18" measurement is the distance on the carrier to the center of the track. Keep in mind that the bike will be level with the height of the trailer hitch.
We purchased a small Yamaha V star 250 for my wife which was located out of state. The bike weighs 325lbs. so I decided to buy a small carrier instead of a one shot rental. The assembly was very easy (about 15 Minutes total) and the ramp is very light. I did have a bit of and issue with the hardware that is supplied with the carrier. They are not high quality bolts and nuts and I could easily have stripped them out. I will replace them for a few dollars just for piece of mind. I guess a street bike sits a tad lower than a dirt bike and I had a problem where the frame of the bike made contact with the carrier as we were loading right where the ramp and carrier meet. The ramp would actually have to be longer to get around this. We fortunately had another helper who lifted the bike a bit from the rear and we cleared the carrier. Just be prepared and see if you can raise the ramp prior to loading. Very happy with the 400 mile trip and how the carrier performed. I did check on the bolts on the anti-rattle device they include and tweaked them twice during the trip. Overall the carrier is worth the money due to compactness and light weight.
5 StarsGreat option for low cost carrier
KTM_Dude from WA wrote (September 26, 2014):
I don't have a pickup or a trailer, but my riding buddies do so I just needed something for mostly short hauls, this carrier is actually very sturdy and I would have no problem doing a long haul with this.
A couple of key items not clear from the description - the receiver portion is actually steel, and the aluminum tray bolts to that. The piece included to prevent rocking works great. It is a steel collar with 4 bolts that tighten up the whole system in the receiver and really cinches it up. I added nuts to the 4 bolts to make sure they don't vibrate loose. Set the bolts, then tighten the nuts tight against the collar (on the first 100 mile haul they did not come loose, but I am a bit OCD when it comes to this sort of thing).
The ramp works great, and attaches with a couple of wing nuts, which I didn't trust. If I attached the ramp in the future I will also use some straps. I have a KTM 450 and it fits no problem, weights 246 lbs dry. Carrier works fine for this, make sure you have a receiver that can handle 500 lbs tongue weight ( I think that is class V). As a side note, this will get double duty as I am also going to use this for my full-suspension Mt. Bike since my current carrier isn't designed for full-suspension bikes.