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First Impression: 2×2 Cycles Motorcycle Bicycle Rack
By Justin Steiner,
I’ve written previously about the extensive crossover between cycling and motorcycling. The logical extension of these shared passions is combining the two. Like many, I’ve often daydreamed about being able to commute to and from a mountain bike ride on my moto.
Apparently the folks at 2×2 Cycles felt the same way, so they chose make this dream a reality. Their Motorcycle Bike Rack is a made in America, bolt-on solution for a number of makes and models of motorcycles from Suzuki, BMW, Triumph, Kawasaki, Ducati, Buell, Honda, and many more. They’re constantly developing fitment kits for additional bikes, so please do contact them for specific make/model fit questions.
Installation on my 2002 Suzuki V-Strom was pretty straightforward thanks to its large and robust rear cargo rack. The base plate simply bolts onto the rack with provided hardware. Though basic, the 2×2 instructions are clear and comprehensive, providing a smart additional tip of placing a piece of bicycle tube between the moto’s cargo rack and the 2×2 base plate. With the base plate in place, you simply slide the telescoping arm into place to support the rear of the bike…
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