Last week I was at the Marymoor Velodrome and came across something that made me do a double-take. It is not odd to see a bike rack on a vehicle at a bike track, in fact it is very common. What was weird was the type of vehicle upon which the rack was mounted: a Suzuki SV650S motorcycle.
I guess if you have to transport your bike somewhere, and you want to use a motorcycle instead of a car, this is a great way to do it. The rack itself is a normal fork-mount Yakima rack that is secured to the rear of the motorcycle using a cinch-strap. As long as it is stable enough I guess it would work fine. What happens when you have to perform a hard stop? Does the bike hit you in the back of the head? How does it do no hard turns?
Despite my concerns this is genius.
UPDATE: Submitted to BikeHacks.com on 5/27. Maybe he'll post it.
MORE UPDATE: You can actually buy a Yakima Rack conversion kit at Globetrottin.com for around $150 plus the cost of the Yakima rack. Not sure I would ever try this (don't own a donor-cycle) but I find it amazing that someone has actaully decided to sell/market a product like this.
Even more update: Globetrottin.com carries a full rack kit for around $300.