When you step back and look at it, American motorcyclists are really spoiled. We often have a bike for each discipline, with the rare case of a crossover. But what if I told you, you can use one bike as a utility for the other?
When you are fortunate enough to have multiple bikes, a new set of first world problems start to arise. You get that perfect weekend, where the weather is just right, and your vacation time has just kicked in. But now you have that dreadful decision to make, which one of these two-wheeled machines do I go play on? Well, get ready to sell your F150, because this is a game changer, as you no longer have to choose.
The guys over at On Two Wheels have just revolutionized the motorcycle industry with the act of ‘bikes towing bikes.’ Yup, you read that right. These California daredevils took out a pair of cruisers, fit them each with a trailer hitch, and slapped on a trailer. Once their chariots were set up they found a couple middle-weight dirt slayers and strapped them on. Ready, set, adventure. While at first, it may seem a little silly, the idea is actually quite brilliant. I mean, think of all the pros.
One of the biggest pros that come to mind is slightly subjective, but it should still count. With a setup like this, you are literally spending your entire moving time on a motorcycle, making the most of any good weekend excursion. But more than that, it could be an economical solution to your motorcycling habit. A bike like the Honda Goldwing that Zack is using, averages in the mid 40’s when it comes to gas mileage. Leaps and bounds better than the average pickup truck here in the US. And even though it’s just a bike, that 1800cc flat-six cranks out 123lb-ft of torque, more than enough to move itself and a load full of cargo.
Now, it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows when taking on a tow rig like this. I mean, sure. It sounds like a lot of fun, but as you can see from the film, air conditioning can be quite nice. I can see this form of travel being quite exhausting when it’s all said and done, but boy do you have a story to tell. The other thing to consider is where you will be riding. While the bikes are more nimble than a pickup, they are also a fair bit less offroad adaptive, meaning you really need to pick your campground wisely. Nothing is worse than picking up a 900lb Goldwing.
All jokes aside, I could see this being a really fun road trip type of transportation. Not sure I would do it on a regular basis, but it makes a great way to travel on your dirt bike and cruiser all in tow. It sure looked like Zach and Ari enjoyed themselves, and that’s all we are after at the end of the day. I wouldn’t actually sell your F150, but maybe leave it behind once in a while. Check On Two Wheels out down below.