I wanted a motorcycle carrier mainly for traveling with our motor home. I have used a trailer in the past, but they are an inconvenience. I had to leave my bike in the shop for new tires that was about 250+ miles away (long story), so the first time I used the Tote was to pickup my 1993 BMW GSPD, using my GMC Sierra. Not a small bike with the huge gas tank, so I was little apprehensive going all that way with a carrier I have never used. But all went well. I did have a buddy with me to hold the bike steady while I figured out the tie down straps for the first time. The bike fitted perfectly. It did seem a little strange having that big bike hanging off the back of my truck first of all. But there were no problems, I soon felt it was a much better way to transport a bike than on a bouncy trailer! I am well pleased with the Tote to say the least.