MotoTote Weights and Limitations
Do not exceed any of these three limits:
1. 10% of Vehicle Towing CapacityIn any case, the combined weight of the MotoTote and motorcycle should not exceed 10% the vehicle towing capacity. This is normally specified in the vehicle user manual.
EXCEEDING THIS WEIGHT COULD CAUSE UNSAFE CONDITIONS INCLUDING DEGRADATION OF VEHICLE HANDLING AND STEERING.
To calculate the required towing capacity for your bike, add 60 lbs. (27 kg) to it's weight then multiply that by 10. Example: Bike weight = 440 lbs. (200 kg) + MotoTote weight 60 lbs. (27 kg) = 500 lbs. (227 kg) X 10 = 5000 lbs. (2273 kg) towing capacity required.
To see how heavy of a bike you can carry on your vehicle, divide it's towing capacity by 10 then subtract 60 lbs. (27 kg) Example: 5000 lbs. (2273 kg) towing capacity divide by 10 = 500 lbs. (227 kg) minus MotoTote weight 60 (27 kg) = 440 lbs. (200 kg) net capacity remaining for the bike.
2. Hitch Tongue Weight CapacityIn any case, the combined weight of the MotoTote and motorcycle should not exceed the tongue weight capacity of the hitch. Tongue weight is the downward force at the hitch. A class III or better hitch is required. Here are a couple of articles with useful information on hitches:
3. MotoTote Weight Capacity
Weight capacity of the MotoTote. In any case, the weight of the bike should not exceed these amounts: MTX m3
= 500 lbs. (227 kg) , MTX Sport
= 600 lbs. (273 kg).