Item #: MTX3
Availability: Back Order
Ships in August. (Orders placed before May 18 shipping soon). Order now and get 20 bucks off
ETA Date: 8/13/2021

The m3 is our original motorcycle, moped, scooter, and dirt bike carrier. Built on a reliable 500 lb. rated platform, it securely hauls motorcycles with tire sizes up to 4.75" in the front and 6" in the rear with its angled steel tire tracks and innovative attachments. It attaches to any 2" receiver, transforming your car, truck, van, or RV into a motorcycle hauler.

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Price: $499.00
  • $20 pre-order discount
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Technologies & Features:

  • MTX Platform: Heavy-duty steel main support connects to 2" receivers, hauls up to 500 lbs. (227 kgs.), supports track, chock, orientation, and distance from vehicle adjustability, alongside the attachment of innovative components.
  • Angled Steel Track: Angled track with advanced geometry secures rear tire sizes up to 6" (152 mm) wide and adjusts up to 65" (165 cm) wheelbases.
  • StableStop Chock: Adjustable front tire mount secures tires up to 4.75" (120 mm), adds lateral support, and holds the bike upright while securing tie-downs.
  • EasyLoad Ramp: A longer webbed steel ramp reduces angle, maximizes traction, and eliminates bottoming out at the top of the ramp. Ramp hooks directly into tire track and will not disengage during loading.
  • BroadPull Arms: Wide tie-down arms optimize strap angles and improve lateral support.
  • ZeroWobble Hitch-Mount: Innovative bolt and nut assembly eliminate rack movement laterally in transport.

Specifications:

  • Carrier Weight: 65 lbs. (29.5 kgs.)
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs (227 kgs.)
  • Tire Widths: 4.75" (120 mm) Front, 6" (152mm) Rear
  • Track Length: 74" - 80" (188 cm - 203 cm)
  • Loading Ramp Length: 56.5" (144 cm)

MotoTote MTX Instructions

MTX (current) Carriers: User Manual or Online Instructions

This includes 2009 and newer MTX m3 and MTX Sport motorcycle carriers

Overall Customer Rating of 77 Reviews:
Ohio

Performed well on a cross-country RV trip

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  • stability
  • quality
  • U.S. made
  • esthetics
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  • price
  • rusting of hardware
Having a class C RV, we needed a solution for local transportation after setting camp, and a scooter was our solution. However, a reliable hitch mount rack was a necessity. The Mototote was the most esthetically pleasing, and without adjustable pins to fit around the tires like the cheaper hitch mount rack models, it was very easy to load (I'm 65 years old). The tie down arms were far enough from the body of the scooter to seem very stable, and using the "Canyon Dancer" handlebar harness, we were able to securely transport the scooter on a cross-country trip without any issues of tilting or jostling. The only downside is that the mounting bolts rusted very quickly, though substituting stainless steel bolts would easily solve this small problem.

Excellent engineering and amazing customer service

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So I don't typically write customer reviews (yeah, I know I'm that guy). But in this case I wanted to give credit where credit is due. I did a bunch of research on the best hitch carrier for my Ram 2500 and a small dual sport to go with it (went with the Yamaha XT250 which I can also recommend). After researching I decided to go with the MotoTote M3 as that seemed the best fit for my application. Unfortunately after installing both the M3 and the LED light kit one of the lights didn't work (it worked when installed but didn't work after I applied the zip ties). I contacted MotoTote and the customer service experience was simply 2nd to none. Jennifer from MotoTote responded immediately with an RMA form to ship the light set to their engineering department for inspection and shipped me out a replacement set same day.
Upon receveiving and installing the replacement set I had to drive 1.5 hours on the freeway to pick up the XT250 from the dealer as all the local shops were sold out. Putting a brand new bike on a brand new carrier and hauling it 1.5 hours at 70 miles an hour was a bit nerve wracking to say the least. But the MotoTote's design and build quality were awesome. The bike never wobbled or moved the entire trip home.
I can highly recommend both the product and the company!

Regarding the m3 motorcycle hitch carrier, Tyrefix tie-down and the Mototote™ LED light kit:

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One must keep in mind that I am not an expert in motorcycle hitch racks, but I have found this one to be absolutely ideal for my needs.
Easy to install, not too heavy (for me) and definitely sturdy enough for the weight of my Juice™ Scorpion e-bike (about 140 lbs.). The quality of construction is most appreciated and relieves any worries about bending or breaking while driving on and/or off road.

The LED tail lights, though not necessary in my case, are installed and add a degree of safety.

The Tyrefix™ strap works wonders and really helps secure my bike to the rack. Well worth the money spent.

Another great feature for this hitch carrier is the ramp. I’s length make it easy for me to get the bike up and onto the rack.

Though only 81 years old, I feel that this hitch carrier will serve me well and allow me to safely take my e-bike wherever I want to go.

Another main reason for dealing with the Mototote™ company is the competent and friendly support staff. So very important and they do a wonderful job.

Switzerland

Great product !

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Very great product, probably the best motorcycle hitch carrier ! And very great contact with Marvin

Rusted already on arrival.

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The carrier itself is convenient to use, but the main bar (that connects to the tow hitch) is already rusted to heck inside. It was rusted when I took it out of the package prior to assembly, and that is unacceptable from a product of this price. When I pay $400+ for a brand new hunk of metal, I expect it to arrive in brand new condition--not like someone left it in the rain for a month before shipping.

https://imgur.com/a/pz3aM94