The only thing scarier then riding a bike – is loading it into the back of a pickup. This really solves that problem.
I used the MotoTote on a 1200 mile round trip to San Diego and back. I was a little skeptical and took an aluminum ramp as a backup. The bike was a 2016 Ducati Scrambler ~ 423 lbs. w/90% fuel. My truck is a 2018 Nissan Frontier V6 4x4 with a factory Class IV Hitch towing package that's rated for 6100 lbs towing and a 610 tongue weight.
I bought a refurbished/repackaged version and the LED light kit. All the parts were included and it was not hard to assemble. The clear finish (plastic?) over the black enamel on the square hitch tube flaked off as it was assembled, but nowhere else.
Getting the bike on and off by myself is really easy, even if there isn't a slope to work off of. The tie down attachment points are really secure and I had no issues with them coming loose. I did run a couple extra tie downs from the truck bed to the carrier to prevent swaying.
The MotoTote worked great, with little noticeable sway. Truck lifted a little in the front, but not bad. After a few miles I forgot it was there.
When I arrived at my destination, I actually though that the main support tube had bent slightly. After looking at it – it wasn't that the tube had bent – the predrilled holes for the LED lights are off by 1/4-3/8" from side to side! I will drill a couple of new holes to fix that.
Great, heavy-duty product. More expensive than the competition, but worth it. Highly recommend.