Best Motorcycle Tie-Downs Staff
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Stay strapped

Updated November 2020

Not all motorcycle tie-downs are created equal. There are plenty of ways to strap down your motorcycle. The type of motorcycle you have, what kind of hauler you use, and your general preference can all play a part in getting the best tie-downs to safely secure your motorcycle for your situation. We took a look at the market and considered what we have in our truck beds to bring you a list of some of the best motorcycle tie-downs we could find.

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Ancra Integra Classic Tie-Downs – $29

The Ancra Integra tie-downs feature the same basic design as the original Ancra tie-downs but with soft hook extension straps to help make sure you don’t mar your beloved scooter. The Integras are made of one-inch wide aircraft-quality nylon and offer 69 inches of usable length with 1,200 pounds of straight tension strength. Patented pressure plate cam-lock buckles are easy to use no matter how tight you’ve got them ratcheted down and have 1,800-lbs of cam-buckle strength. The S-hooks are vinyl coated.

Bottom Line

  • Classic quality

Pro Taper Tie-Downs – $33

The standout feature of the Pro Taper tie-downs are the spring loaded, swivel carabiner base hooks that prevent your straps from getting twisted as well as coming unhooked. This tie-down system is far from your traditional strap set up and has received rave reviews since being introduced. The 84-inch long straps are 1.5 inches wide and offer a straight tension strength of 1,200 lbs. Built-in soft ties are included on the rubber-coated S-hook ends and Velcro closures are included for securing excess strap. The cam-buckle on the Pro Tapers can be difficult to get open when the tie-downs are tightly cinched.

Bottom Line

  • Top rated! with swivels...

PowerTye 1.5-inch Fat Strap Ratchet Tie-Downs – $33

PowerTye makes all sorts of tie-downs right here in the good ol’ US of A. For variety, we chose the 1.5-inch Fat Strap Ratchet Tie-Downs to include in this list, though they also make the cam-buckle type. The 1.5-inch wide Fat Straps are 78 inches long and have an 800-pound straight tension strength. The vinyl-coated S-hooks have secure latching closures to ensure your hooks don’t come unhooked.

Bottom Line

  • A solid choice

Trackside Heavy Duty Tie-Downs – $30

Best for securing cargo that requires greater tensioning and holding force. The Trackside ratcheting tie-downs feature wide grip ratchets for easier operation and heat-treated and vinyl coated steel hooks for strength and durability. The hooks also include secure latching closures to ensure they stay put. These tie-downs are 72 inches long and one inch wide with 1,200 lbs of straight tension strength.

Bottom Line

  • Plenty strong

RHINO USA Ratchet Straps Heavy Duty 4-Pack Tie Down Set – $62

We generally only use two tie-downs to secure most motorcycles, but it’s not a bad idea to use four if you’re going any real distance with a heavier bike… at which point this four-pack of Heavy Duty RHINO USA Ratchet Straps makes sense. In addition to four heavy-duty 8-foot ratcheting straps, you also get four soft ties for even more tying-down flexibility and security. Those padded S-hooks also have spring-loaded keepers to prevent them falling off. You can never have too many tie-downs.

Bottom Line

  • Four straps are better than two

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