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Best Motorcycle Ramps: Safely Load Your Bike

Load your bike into your pickup truck with these top motorcycle ramps

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BY Linsay Thomas / LAST UPDATED ON October 12, 2019

The type of motorcycle ramp you need depends on what kind of bike you have, its weight, and other factors. With numerous options available on the market, it can be a challenge to choose one that satisfies your specific requirements. Here are our top picks for the best motorcycle ramps so you can make the right choice and load your motorcycle without any accidents.

Best Overall
CARGOSMART Hybrid S-Curve Centerfold Ramp
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Summary
Summary

You get two ramps that can accommodate a motorcycle, ATV, lawn equipment, etc. Each ramp has a 750-pound weight capacity.

Pros
Pros
  • Ramps provide smooth traction and good grip
  • They are strong, durable, and don't flex
  • They accommodate low-clearance machines
Cons
Cons
  • They're not entirely steel, so they can't accommodate as much weight as other brands
  • They are a little heavy.
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CARGOSMART Hybrid S-Curve Centerfold Ramp
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Yutrax Single Folding XL Aluminum Truck, UTV/ATV, Motorcycle Loading Arch Ramp
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Summary
Summary

This single aluminum ramp is 12 inches wide by 89 inches long. It folds down to 44.5 inches, weighs 34 pounds, and has a 750-pound weight capacity.

Pros
Pros
  • Ramp is strong, lightweight and has a grippy mesh surface that provides good traction
  • Has rubber attachment points to prevent scratches on your vehicle
Cons
Cons
  • Edges of the ramp are unfinished and can cut your hands if you're not careful, so gloves are recommended
  • Only one ramp is included
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Yutrax Single Folding XL Aluminum Truck, UTV/ATV, Motorcycle Loading Arch Ramp
Honorable Mention
Black Widow Extra-Wide Plate-Style Ramp
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Summary
Summary

A very wide and sufficiently long ramp that comes with two safety straps for extra surety. It’s 6.4 feet long and 4.5 feet wide.

Pros
Pros
  • Can support up to 1,500 pounds of weight
  • Plate-style design of the ramp causes much less wear to the tires compared to ramps that have rungs
  • Tri-fold design occupies very little space
Cons
Cons
  • It’s heavy and weighs 52 pounds
  • It’s a straight ramp with a sharp transition at the threshold — motorcycles with low ground clearance will scratch the bottom
Honorable Mention
Black Widow Extra-Wide Plate-Style Ramp

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Best Overall
CARGOSMART Hybrid S-Curve Centerfold Ramp

We like the CARGOSMART Hybrid S-Curve Centerfold Ramp because you get two in the package, which allows you to load and unload motorcycles as well as ATVs, lawn equipment, and more. Each ramp has a 750-pound weight capacity, so you can safely load small-wheeled items onto your truck. The ramps feature an S-curve design for smooth, continuous traction. They also have good grip and aggressive tread. The ramps are constructed of aluminum and composite materials for strength and durability. Adjustable safety straps are included, and the ramps fold together down to 12 inches wide by 90 inches long. Users report that the ramps are well-designed and do not flex as long as you stay under the maximum recommended weight. The shape of the ramps is also helpful with low-clearance machines. However, since they're not entirely steel, they can't accommodate as much weight as some other brands. Some users also complain that they're too heavy.

Best Value
Yutrax Single Folding XL Aluminum Truck, UTV/ATV, Motorcycle Loading Arch Ramp

The Yutrax Single Folding XL Aluminum Truck, UTV/ATV, Motorcycle Loading Arch Ramp is a good, affordable option. The single ramp features an arched design and measures 12 inches wide by 89 inches long. When not in use, the ramp folds down to 44.5 inches long for storage. It weighs 34 pounds, has a 750-pound weight capacity, and is made of strong, lightweight aluminum. The surface of the ramp is made of mesh that is grippy and provides good traction when loading and unloading your bike, and the hinges are welded for security. Other features include a tall rectangular cross section and extruded rectangular side rails that are designed not to bend. There are rubber-coated tab attachment points to prevent scratches on your vehicle as well as adjustable safety straps to secure your bike. Yutrax also provides a one-year warranty should you experience any issues. One downside is that the unfinished edges are a little sharp to handle, so you may want to wear gloves to avoid being injured.

Premium Pick
Black Widow Extra-Wide Plate-Style Ramp

The Black Widow Extra-Wide Plate-Style Ramp offers increased stability for moving your motorcycle. This ramp is built to be heavy-duty, and it includes extra features and details meant to make using it a whole lot more stable and safer. The motorcycle ramp is made out of heavy-duty aluminum and measures 6 feet 5 inches x 54 inches. It has an impressive weight capacity of 1,500 pounds and can fold up for slim storage to a size of just 18 x 5 5/8 inches. On the ramp’s surface, a series of punch holes help increase traction so your motorcycle won’t slip. A set of rubber-coated fingers at each end help provide grip that keeps the ramp in place on truck tailgates and trailer beds as well as the ground. 

Best Heavy Duty
Yutrax Tri-Fold XL Aluminum Loading Ramp

If you’re looking for an exceptionally heavy-duty motorcycle ramp, you won’t want to miss the Yutrax Tri-Fold XL Aluminum Loading Ramp. This is one tough ramp — it can hold more than most competing products, up to a hefty 1,750 pounds of weight. And it’s built to last throughout many uses. The motorcycle ramp is made out of high-strength aluminum that’s lightweight. In fact, this extra-tough ramp weighs just 32 pounds on its own. It’s constructed with heavy-duty hinges and joints that are welded for extra durability. It stretches 78 inches long but can fold down to just 17.5 inches for storage and portability. There are even extruded rectangular side rails along the ramp to offer more support and stability, along with adjustable safety straps for securing motorcycles.

Honorable Mention
TOOCA Aluminum Folding Loading Ramps

The TOOCA aluminum alloy ramps are a great heavy-duty option with a 1,500-pound weight capacity. They can be used for motorcycles, ATVs, lawn mowers, snowblowers, and more. The ramps weigh 15.5 pounds and are 89 inches long by 11.8 inches wide. When folded, they are 45.3 inches long. They are manually welded, so they're sturdy and durable. They also come with load straps to prevent slippage or collapsing during use. The ramps have rubber-tipped fingers on the ends to prevent them from scratching your truck and three caps at the bottom for stability. They also feature an extra center bar to better accommodate the load. Overall, they are easy to use and fold up nicely. The biggest complaint about these ramps is that the edges are a little rough. Some users also didn't receive the straps.

Tips

  • Never ride your motorcycle up a narrow ramp as it is a recipe for disaster. You have nowhere to plant your feet if you slow down or misdirect your motorcycle.
  • It is always better to get someone to help you load your motorcycle. That way, your buddy can help steer the motorcycle while you apply the power, and vice versa.
  • If you own a dual-sport or off-road motorcycle with an adequately safe break-over angle, you can save yourself some money by buying a straight ramp.
  • When choosing a ramp, be sure to leave a margin of 150 pounds for safety. For example, if a company claims 750 pounds as the maximum supported weight, it is better to not load anything above 600 pounds.

FAQs

Q. What is “break over angle”?

A: A break over angle is the angle at which you can ride your motorcycle up a ramp without scraping the underside. The higher your ground clearance, the safer is your break over angle.

Q. What is the best motorcycle ramp?

A: We recommend buying a motorcycle ramp that is wide and strong with an arched design for easy transition at the top. This allows you to simply ride or walk your motorcycle up the ramp and into your truck by yourself without scraping the bottom.

Q. Can I load a motorcycle by myself using a single runner ramp?

A: Consider investing in a motorcycle wheel chock. You can set up the ramp so it’s in line with the chock and push the motorcycle up the ramp using a motor or manual power straight into the chock. You can also use a low stool to maintain the level with the motorcycle as you push it up the ramp.

Final Thoughts

The Titan 4-Beam Motorcycle Ramp For Cruisers is the safest and most hassle-free ramp to load your motorcycle into your pickup truck.

For a more budget-friendly option, consider the Pit Posse Single Runner Motorcycle Ramp.