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Any SUV that can fit a motorcycle inside?

I'd like to get rid of my truck and drive a car again. My girlfriend wants another SUV and I was thinking if I could get her to buy one that can fit my bike in it I really wouldn't need a truck.

Are there any SUV's that can fit a bike inside? I don't think there are but I am hoping therefore I ask.
I know the Avalanch thingy is convertible but its still basically a pickup. SHe won't go for it.

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Re: Any SUV that can fit a motorcycle inside?

Not likely... Unless you consider a cargo van to be a SUV.
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Re: Any SUV that can fit a motorcycle inside?

Not even the massive Escalade or Tahoe? I guess the inside height is the issue.

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Re: Any SUV that can fit a motorcycle inside?

Maybe if you take off the windscreen or the front fairing it would fit. Might need an Excursion or similar.
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Re: Any SUV that can fit a motorcycle inside?

i have seen people put bikes in minivans....
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Re: Any SUV that can fit a motorcycle inside?

unless you feel like removing parts and or getting a strap to squat the bike the smallest van you can get is a utility van. i had an astro van once that i bought partially for hauling my bike but it turned out to be to small. had to remove the windscreen and compress the forks to fit.
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Re: Any SUV that can fit a motorcycle inside?

Someone on here has pics of a 929 in a Honda Element. Looked like it fit all right but was leaning over a bit.
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Re: Any SUV that can fit a motorcycle inside?

If it can fit in an element, can't it with in an Escalade?

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Re: Any SUV that can fit a motorcycle inside?

My 929 fit real well inside a '95 Astro Van. Drilled some eyebolts into the frame at the four corners for tiedowns, and threw a ramp in the back. That worked for me. During hurricane season, it doubled as a garage!
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Re: Any SUV that can fit a motorcycle inside?

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That was mine! Yeah, the bike fit, but as you can see it was pretty tight. We didn't have the rear seats out and I had to sit back there with it 'cause we didn't have any tie-downs.
This was a rescue-from-a-flat kinda deal. We got the Element because we ride/race mountain bikes and have dogs. We liked the lower floor and higher roof which allow us to roll our bikes right in w/out taking the wheels off. I don't know of many other SUVs that have that feature. You may be better off looking at a small trailer for your bike, which is something we've talked about as well. Good luck with your search!
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Re: Any SUV that can fit a motorcycle inside?

toyota tacoma x runner. its only a pickup truck with the bike in the back. take that out and its an awesome sports car in disguise
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Re: Any SUV that can fit a motorcycle inside?

I don't really know about SUVs, but I've moved a Honda Interceptor in a Toyota Sienna before. Honestly, the hardest part by far was getting it up in there by myself. At least at the dealership I got a couple of guys from the service department to help me unload it.
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Re: Any SUV that can fit a motorcycle inside?

Do you perhaps have the Mersedes Vito there, it works wonderfully!
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Re: Any SUV that can fit a motorcycle inside?

would she consider a ford sport-trac? same size inside as a car with a little junior box and an extended box cargo cage thing...
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