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Birdy

What Car type van for bike transport?

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Hi. Looking for the smallest car type van to take my bike on trackdays as parking space an issue. Bike length is 2 metres. Also prefer petrol as will be used for daily commute of no more than 3 miles and have had problems with running a diesel motor on these short runs in the past.

Any advise would be appreciated; trailering not an option..... 

Thanks

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I've had two Vito's, one of which was a SWB with petrol motor. Generally there's no shortage of people with bad experiences to share, but given the amount of them that you see on the road I think that this is to be expected (you could also say the same for the Vivaro/Trafic/Primastar).

In my experience the Vito was an excellent van, pleasant to be in and performed above expectation in every respect.

If you need to go even smaller than a SWB Vito, yet still carry a bike, then other options include the LWB Caddyvan, Doblo etc, but I have no direct experience of these.

-Rob

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Thanks Rob; yes smaller than a Vito though for parking reasons around here.

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Posted (edited)

you can take the front seat out of a renault kangoo to carry a bike, has to be at an angle, bit tight, sometimes needs fairings taking off etc

Edited by Robw

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I use a citroen dispatch (same as fiat scudo Peugeot expert) it carrys both my zxr400s, I've had a r1 and a zx10r on their own in before..

get the 1900 non turbo (very slow) but engines unburstable,twin sliding side doors,decent enough headroom 3 seats infront the newer model you

get the more car like they drive,

if just carrying one bike they have plenty of room for the rest of your kit/wheels/stands/geezebo etc

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Had several Vitos. Will be buying another as soon as I can raise some money.

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Kangoo looks promising, especially as I need a petrol motor. Any pics?Thanks for the replies again...

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Thanks, saw that but it was a bit old so wondered if any other bright ideas since? Also if taking out the front passenger seat from a Kangoo type vehicle, does this give problems with air bags?

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