In Part 1, we looked at storage options for motorcyclists that don't have a garage to call their own. But even for bikers that do have garages, there are other issues, like how to fit the bike in the space when it's being shared with a car.
One design solution is to get the bike in there first, then get it up and out of the way before Florence Four-Wheels comes home. For that there's the nifty Moto-Lift from Germany:
From Italian company Bike Shuttle comes a similar solution, minus the lift:Bike Shuttle also has a design that works in the reverse order, with the car going in first:
All three of the solutions above require planting the bike into a fixed position. For a more flexible solution, a British company called Biker Tidy sells this "Wheelie" Bike Stand Trolley:
Also from the UK, a the developers of the Moovamoto figure some bikers can get by with a trolley under just one wheel. And they've got a kind of Benny Hill take on gender roles:
For bikers that both have a dedicated garage space that doesn't have to be shared, and don't like backing the bike out the hard way, there's the EZI Parker Motorcycle Turntable out of Australia that comes in two varieties:
The American Cycle Spinner is a beefier take on this idea, and their advertising takes the "So simple even a child could use it" angle:
If you've got some welding chops, you can always make your own, like this Canadian rider did. It's nowhere near as beefy as the Cycle Spinner, but you can't beat the price--he worked his up for $67 Canadian:
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