If you are going to be riding a motorcycle on public roads, then you need to get one of the best hitch bike racks available. There are several types of racks, but the most important ones are described here in order from most expensive to least expensive.
The Standard Rack: This is the cheapest type of hitch bike rack available. It is mounted onto the back of the motorcycle and provides support to the bike. It has two hooks, or clips, and you have to push the motorcycle onto one of the hooks in order to secure it.
The Torsion hitch Bike Rack: These hitch bike racks are built with a central pivot that holds the bike up in the air and turns it into a support. It does not have a hook and you have to push the motorcycle onto it. It also costs more than the standard type. It is a good choice if you live close to a road or highway and want to keep your motorcycle on the ground.
The Stanchion Bike Rack: This is the type of hitch bike rack that is designed to mount onto a motorcycle and not on the back. This type of rack is often made with a strong metal structure and has a steel pole and metal brackets. It attaches onto the motorcycle and then a metal hook on each side supports the bike. The hooks are held in place using a hook clamp. It does cost more than the standard type, but it looks more professional and makes a more sturdy vehicle support for your motorcycle.
The Tubeless Basket hitch Bike Rack: This is the most popular type of hitch bike rack and provides the best support for your motorcycle. The basket is made of a large basket that can easily be secured to your bike and is covered in some kind of mesh. It provides enough support to the motorcycle for the wheels to turn in the air and provide the maximum safety. You must push the bike into the basket and the hook and straps are very secure. It is the heaviest, but it provides the best support for your bike.
The H-Bar hitch Bike Rack: This hitch bike racks are built with the most secure structure and are the most expensive type available. The metal pole and bracket system hold the motorcycle in the air and provide the most support. The bracket system is very secure and provides the support needed for a bike to turn while in the air. They come with the hooks and straps in a fixed position and require you to pull the bike against the hitch. It is the heaviest and provides the most support possible.
The Locking hitch Bike Rack: This is another type of hitch bike rack that has both hooks and straps attached to the frame of the motorcycle. The hook on each side of the bike will move into a lock position once the motorcycle is secure. Then the hooks move out in a locking manner when the bike is secured. The straps secure the motorcycle to the hooks and the lock mechanism prevents you from pulling the bike off of the hitch.
The last type of hitch bike racks is the Locksmith Bike Rack. This hitch bike rack is the strongest type of bike rack available that offers the best support and security. There are some drawbacks to this type of hitch bike rack and some people consider them unattractive and others may feel they are unattractive.