Hitch-mounted motorcycle carrier comes with integrated tie-down loops, a 45" long aluminum ramp, and an anti-tilt device to prevent sway. Lightweight, sturdy aluminum construction makes carrier extra durable and easy to mount.
Holds 1 motorcycle not exceeding 400 lbs
Perfect for motocross and dirt bikes
Mounts in standard 2" hitch receiver
Constructed of lightweight, durable, rustproof aluminum
Includes aluminum ramp for easy loading and unloading
Ramp secures to carrier during travel
Designed with security in mind
Carrier surface has 16" opening between rungs for front tire to drop into
2 Tie-down loops are built in for quick and easy fastening
Prevents carrier sway and shift with lockable, anti-tilt device
Note: Not recommended for use behind Fifth Wheel trailer or motorhome. Only use with trailer hitch receivers with 500 lbs or more tongue weight capacity.
Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitches
Capacity: 400 lbs
Ramp length: 45"
Track length: 75"
Track width: 5-1/2"
Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of track: 18"
Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest edge of carrier: 14-3/4"
Transporting your dirt bike has never been easier. This convenient, hitch-mounted carrier includes a sturdy, lightweight ramp that attaches to the aluminum frame, making loading and unloading your motorcycle a snap. Once your bike is secured on the carrier, the ramp detaches and mounts parallel to the track for simple storage.
Security and stability are no longer concerns because this carrier includes a 16"-wide channel for the front tire of your bike to drop into and integrated attachment points for tie-down straps. In addition, the Rage PowerSport rack features a built-in anti-tilt device to prevent the carrier from leaning, thus keeping your motorcycle steady and stationary during transport.
Video Transcript for Rage Powersports Hitch Mounted Motorcycle Carrier Review
Alright. today we are going to review motorcycle carrier, part number AMC400 from Rage Powersports products. OK, this motorcycle carrier is their aluminum version with a tray that holds the bike that is aluminum. Also, the loading ramp is aluminum. However, the main post that goes into the receiver hitch is a painted and primer steel shank. It also comes with an anti-rattle device. So when you install it, it helps to keep it from rattling around a little bit. And the loading ramp is actually stored with the carrier. The carrier does come with a tie-down loop to help tie down your bike, too. There is one on the outboard side and one on the inboard side. There is a bolt in the front where you put your front wheels. It is adjustable. You can take out one bolt for larger size wheels and you install the bolt for a smaller size vehicle. This has a load capacity of up to 400 pounds. 0:53
Alright, we will go ahead and install the hitch pin. We are just going to use a standard hitch pin, as shown here. But also you can use your favorite locking hitch pin if you have one. Then we slide on our anti-rattle device as far as possible. And we will tighten up the bolts that go underneath. It helps to keep it from rattling around a little bit. Alright, next we will go ahead and employ the ramp. We will just go ahead and undo the wing nuts here. Put the wing nuts back into place. And attach our ramp right here, it has a hook. Go ahead and attach it and just pull it right down. Keep it straight and we can load our bike onto it. Alright, since the fact we are going to load up and have a larger diameter tire, we are just going to go ahead and remove this bolt right here so our wheel can fully sink in right here. OK, alright let us go ahead and load our bike. One side is going to sink down because the weight is going to be on one side. Then we will put the bike on the other side and it all balances out. 1:54
You can use your favorite tie-downs. However, in this case, we are going to be using part number EM05729 and those are from Erickson Manufacturing. Alright, the nice part about this strap is that it has a nice built-in loop at the end and the tie-down hook will actually go into that. And then you just have the fabric itself on your bike. It down not scratch up your surface too bad. So let us go ahead and just put it around the handle bar and then put it through the loop. See how it holds it? And to release it we will just unbuckle it right here by pushing down on this button. See how that releases? Alright and we put it onto our tie-down loop on the motorcycle carrier. Alright, once you have it the way you want it just go ahead and pull it back down. And it kind of ratchets it in place and you squeeze it together and it is secure. 3:04
OK, we are going to put the other one on to stabilize the bike. We are not going to put it completely tight because we need to have a little bit of wiggle room so we can get the ramp back on. Alright, to get the ramp loose we are going to roll the bike forward a little bit if you can and pick it up. And pull the ramp out. Then we will go ahead and store the ramp again. Then we will finalize tying down the motorcycle. And when you finalize it, you can go ahead and pull down on the strap even tighter. Alright, with our bike loaded up we are ready to hit the trail. And there you have it for part number AMC400, from Rage Powersports products.
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Average Customer Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (16 Customer Reviews)
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Light weight and easy to assemble. Almost a one man job when using the carrier. I'm using it on a 2011 Wrangler and spare tire gets in the way of the tie-downs, but I was still able to secure the bike on the carrier. I highly recommend ratcheting tie-downs and a buddy to help you secure it.48042
Came next day. Assembled easy. very light weight. Doesn't even feel like i'm hauling anything on the back of my SUV. The only problem is it is about 1 inch too short, so I have to lift the back tire of my 250F in order to remove the loading ramp. Not a big deal. Also you need tire straps that does not come with the product. Overall way worth the money. It would be nice if it came with a way to lock the bike onto the carrier.46515
Staff was very helpful and appreciative of my business. The product was exactly as detailed on the website. I ordered on a Saturday afternoon and they shipped on Sunday.
This product carries my Honda CRF230L like a charm.
Great, light weight, hitch carrier! Used it to transport my new to me WR250x. Traveled about 200 kms and never had any problems, couldn't even tell there was a motorcycle on the hitch.
It is a great product and the shipping was super fast, 4 days, and I live in bc, canada!49433
I had already borrowed one exactly like I ordered so I knew the quality of the product but the service was amazing. It shipped within an hour after I ordered it and arrived the next day. A very high quality rack at a great price. Saves hooking up my trailer for a one bike race. 31808
Nice Product, easy to assembly except bolts are low grade, one broke and one the threads stripped. Replaced all bolts and nuts with stainless steel and added washers. Ramp is to short for my scooter causing the scooter to bottom out when loading and unloading.18441
I have not used it to yet to transport my DRZ400S. My hitch is about 3-4 inches behind the bumper. I have air lift load leveler and therefore, my bumper dropped only 2 inches with the bike loaded.
Pros: Well made and easy to put together. It takes about 15-20 minutes Max to put together. I would recommend it. Even with the hitch being recessed behind my bumper, there is still about 4 inches of clearance between the handlebars and the back window of my caravan. They increased the number of bolts attaching the horizon supports from 4 to 8. The anti tilt now has 3 bolts on the carrier side and 1 bolt on the tonque side, instead of only 1 bolt.
Cons: the instructions are for an older version. 11297
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The Rage PowerSport Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier for 2 inch Hitch Receiver, item # AMC400, will work in a front mount hitch as long as the weight of the motorcycle and the weight of the carrier (40 pounds) will not exceed the capacity of the front mounted hitch or the vehicle frame. Rage recommends that the tongue weight capacity for the hitch and vehicle be at least 500 pounds. Check the hitch and with your vehicle dealer for these capacities. You will also need to take into account the amount o view full answer...
I would recommend the Rage PowerSport Steel Motorcycle Carrier # MX600. This carrier has a front tire cradle that adjusts with pull pins from 8 inches to 12 inches for perfect fit. It also is designed to fit smaller scooters like yours that are less than 300 pounds.
The Rage PowerSport Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier # AMC400 is made for smaller, two-wheel motored vehicles (not exceeding 400 pounds), and there is a 16 inch opening for the front tire to drop into so it may not work with the wheel view full answer...
The Anti-Tilt device is tightened against the hitch tube, not the vehicle bumper. It pushes against the hitch to hold the carrier steady. I have included a link to a video of a demo and review of the 2 bike version of this carrier. We show how the Anti-Tilt Device attaches.
Depending on your bumper shape, it may prevent the device from sliding all the way back to the hitch. The device is not meant to touch or use the bumper.
Please note that the tongue weight capacity for all the hitches w view full answer...
The Rage PowerSport Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier, item # AMC400, is designed to safely carry 400 pounds of weight. The vehicle weight capacity is usually listed in the owner manual or can be obtained from the dealer or manufacturer, and you will need to check the tongue weight capacity of the hitch on your Patriot.
As long as the vehicle and trailer hitch tongue weight capacity is 500 pounds or more, and it is used under normal conditions, you will not have a problem using the # AMC400 carrier view full answer...
To use the Rage PowerSport Motorcycle Carrier, part # AMC400, or any motorcycle carrier, you would need to install a Class III 2 inch hitch on your 2005 Ford Explorer. I would recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75132, which has a tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs.
The OEM or factory 1-1/4 inch hitch that is on your Ford Explorer does not have the capacity to support a motorcycle carrier and motorcycle. The Draw-Tite Hitch will install below your factory 1-1/4 hitch and will allow y view full answer...
The Rage PowerSport Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier # AMC400 that you referenced has tongue weight capacity of 400 lbs and you should have no problem carrying your Yamaha Zuma 125 Scooter that weighs 200 lbs with it.
The wheelbase of your scooter is right at 50 inches and the track length of the # AMC400 75 inches. This would allow you help center the weight of your scooter with the extra track length on the carrier, that way you are not putting all of the weight of the scooter onto one side of t view full answer...
As you may have figured the length of the ramp and the angle at which the ramp must be placed to rest on the ground will make a big difference in whether a scooter will bottom out when placing it on either of these carriers. All things being equal, the carrier with a longer ramp, # MX600, will have less of an angle and be a better option for scooters with low center heights. If you can find a slight slope to pull the vehicle up next to before loading the scooter, you will not have to worry about view full answer...
It looks like the Kawasaki 250 bikes can have a dry weight of about 320 pounds. As long as the bike weighs under 400 pounds, you can use it on the Rage carrier, # AMC400.
For the wheelbase length, as long as the wheelbase of the bike is less than 75 inches and the tires are less than 5-1/2 inches wide, it should fit on the carrier.
The hitch on your Chevy Blazer will need to have a tongue weight capacity greater than the combined weight of the carrier, about 40 pounds, and the weight of th view full answer...
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The carrier is a universal fit item. Basically, if you take a look at the mounting surface dimensions and pattern in the pictures I have provided and they will allow your tire to be mounted to it, it will fit on the c view full answer...
I like the aluminum carrier because it is going to offer more corrosion resistance and it will be lighter. because your bike weighs only 238 pounds, the heavier steel carrier is not really needed. I would go with # AMC400 that you have referenced. It will accept tires up to 5-1/2 inches wide.
You will need to make sure that you have at least a Class III trailer hitch on the vehicle that has a tongue weight capacity that is greater than the combined weight of the motorcycle and carrier. The ca view full answer...
There are a few things we will need to verify before recommending the use of the Rage PowerSport Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier, # AMC400, on your Jeep Wranger.
The first and most important note for this carrier is that it should not be used on trailer hitches or vehicles that have a tongue weight capacity of less than 500 lbs. Be sure you verify the tongue weight capacity of both your trailer hitch and your vehicle. Most trailer hitches we offer for Jeep Wranglers only have a 400 lb tongue weig view full answer...
The reason that we do not recommend that the motorcycle carriers be used on motor homes is the extended distance between the rear axle and the rear bumper. This distance is greater on a motorhome than what would typically be found on a passenger car, SUV or truck. This greater distance will subject anything carried on the receiver to extra jarring and shaking forces that would not be experienced if the carrier was installed on a regular vehicle. This shaking and jarring will place additional for view full answer...
Because it would not be possible to individually test each bike or scooter with each vehicle, I cannot provide you with a yes or no answer, but I will gladly explain the process of taking measurements that will tell you if the carrier will work for you.
For starters, you will need to determine how much distance is necessary to clear your spare tire. Measure rearward from the hitch pin hole until you clear the spare tire (see diagram).
The shank of the Rage PowerSport Aluminum Motorcycle C view full answer...
To determine if the Rage motorcycle carrier, # AMC400, will fit your Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the bike will clear the spare, there are some measurements you will have to take. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the spare tire.
Next measure the width of the bike at the widest point, usually the handle bars, and divide by 2.
The carrier measures 18 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the track. Take 18 an view full answer...
The tongue weight capacity of the 2006 Toyota RAV4 will be the key factor to determining if you can carry your 325 lb motorcycle using the Rage PowerSport Motorcycle Carrier, # AMC400. The tongue weight capacity of the base and sport models of the RAV4 is approximately 150 lbs and the tongue weight capacity of the limited model is approximately 350 lbs. I would not recommend using any hitch mounted motorcycle carrier on a 2006 Toyota RAV4 to carry your 325 lb bike because the vehicles cannot sup view full answer...
There are 2 inch hitches available for your RAV4 SUVs, and as long as you have one on your vehicle you could install a cargo carrier designed for 2 inch hitches. However, since I do not know what year vehicle you have I cannot say for certain which 2 inch hitch you would need if you do need one.
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The Rage Motorcycle Carrier, part # AMC400, can itself carry up to 400 pounds. The carriers 40-lb weight does not count toward that limit. However, the 400-lb maximum load plus the 40-lb weight of the carrier itself mean that the maximum total 440-lb load requires a 2-inch hitch receiver with a tongue weight rating of at least 500 pounds.
You will first want to confirm the capacity of your hitch; this will be indicated on the safety/warning sticker. You cannot exceed the tongue weight rating view full answer...