Here is something interesting that popped up in my social media feed recently (see, online maketing does work!), which I thought was worthy of sharing with Asphalt & Rubber readers, as I am in search of the ultimate set of paddock stands for my fleet of motorcycles.
Dynamoto is a new brand name in the age-old paddock stand business. It is rare to see new things in this space, but the folks at Dynamoto seem to have an interesting concept, as its a bike lift that can move freely around the garage with the bike still on it, using a novel dual-axis wheel design.
If your garage is as choked full with motorcycles as mine is, being able to move a bike easily, especially on a service stand, is a valuable ability to have. Dynamoto seems to have this very need in its mind with its clever design, though their design does have its flaws.
At $675 for a front and rear stand, you are looking at almost double the price of the industry standard that are Pit Bull stands, but of course with the ability to more easily move the motorcycle around while its lifted.
While the Dynamoto rear stand seems really well though out in its engineering and design, and thus might justify some of that added cost, what might be a deal-breaker for many users though is the front stand, which lifts from the bottom of the tire.
This means that you cannot remove the front wheel while it is on the lift, and it also means that you cannot put tire warmers on the front wheel – two key tasks for a front wheel stand…even one that moves.
I don’t see why Dynamoto can’t adopt its design to lift from the fork tubes (or from the bottom of the steering stem), but yet that option isn’t available at this time.
For a modestly cheaper price ($549-$599) and more capabilities, the Bursig center-lift stand seems like a good option, at least for a single bike. The Bursig system relies on an adapter plates that mount to the motorcycle frame, which cost an unexplainable $120 a pop, if you want an additional one.
I really like what Bursig brings to the table, since in theory it could replace a proper service lift for a motorcycle, which again would be great in a packed garage like mine. But the cost of those adapter plates (there are seven bikes in my garage right now) would quickly make that an expensive proposition. Le sigh.
In all this, it is also worth mentioning that the Moto-D “Pro Series” floating stand offers similar capabilities to the Dynamoto design, for $175 (rear stand only), which is a pretty solid price, though it comes without all the flash of Dynamoto’s marketing machine.
My search for the ultimate motorcycle stand continues…
Bursig Center-Lift Stand:
Moto-D “Pro Series” Floating Stand: