Bolt-on towbar ("hitch" for riders in USA and Canada) available in black or chrome. All kits include bike specific towbar, needed bolts, ball, bracket for plug-in wiring connector, 7 pin electrical connectors, 1.3meters (4+ feet) of 7 core wiring, fuse, wiring guide and detailed instructions (with pictures). No cutting or welding required - designed for easy bolt-on installation. Each towbar is hand crafted to exacting standards using 16mm (5/8") round bar and 10mm (3/8") plate for extra strength, durability and towability. These high standards result in towbars that can tow daily for many years - and beg for more!
Features include: Safety chain fastening points welded to towbar, not part of the ball/receiver assembly, for safety; designed to meet the strict ADR standards (Australian Design Rules that are the minimum standards for the AU auto industry that also meet or exceed EU/USA/CA standards); Chrome finish is a quad plating process to provide a lasting finish; Black is powder coated Gloss Black for a great look; rated for max trailer weight of 230 kg (507 lbs) - see note below about how to determine max trailer weight for your bike.
Note: towball installs directly on towbar - does not have a removable receiver - meets requirements for towbars in most countries. A removable receiver is only legal in USA and Canada.
Two versions available: (picture is for XV1600 - CI-TY50 is slightly different)
The SAE version (USA/Canada) has a 1-7/8" chrome towball.
The metric version (most European countries, Australia, etc) has a 50mm towball.
If your model is not listed, or you aren't sure, please contact us for additional help/clarification.
A basic "rule of thumb" to determine your max trailer weight: While the towbar is rated for up to 230 kg (507 lbs), the real limiting factor is the bike itself. For safe towing, the loaded trailer weight should NOT be more than 2/3 of the dry unlaidened weight of the bike. This means that if your bike weight is 300 kg (661 lbs), the loaded trailer weight should be no more than 200 kg (441 lbs). In addition, the trailer should be loaded so that the tongue weight is 10-15% of trailer weight - this is for a "positive" load on the hitch for handling and stability. Too much tongue weight is as dangerous as too little tongue weight. Consult your owner manuals for bike and trailer specific information.