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10 Dog Carrier For Motorcycles | Bike Pet Carrier Bag

What is the best dog carrier for motorcycles?

The best dog carrier for motorcycles on the market at this time is the Kuryakyn 5288 Grand Pet Palace.  However, that is after taking into consideration important aspects such as dog safety, overall comfort, product cost, fashion & style, etc. 

Besides the fact that it can carry larger pets than its competition, the Kuryakyn 5288 Grand Pet Palace is the most reliable, most durable, and has the best reviews its close competition and of the other models we tried.

In the end, this is considered the high end of the pet carrier world. Fortunately, don’t you worry, there are cheaper options out there for people who still want to have a safe bike ride with their dogs without having to break the bank.

10. Milwaukee Performance MP8103 - Heavy Duty Pet Carrier

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Firstly, right off the bat, here is one awesome and somewhat affordable product. It doesn’t look like much from the picture but don’t let that fool you.

Also, It comes with everything you would expect from a good quality pet motorcycle or bike carrier. It is made from heavy-duty (almost indestructible) yet quite breathable fabric.

In conclusion, Milwaukee Leather has been in the pet carrier industry for a while and more than half the price of the Kuryakyn, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to consider the MP8103 heavy-duty pet carrier as a viable option.

Key features

  • Durable PVC Material
  • Three Outside Bonus Storage Pockets
  • Universal Adjustable Strap & Clips for Easy Mounting
  • Heavy Duty Mesh Breathable Panels
  • Extra Zipper Top Loader Opening

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9. LEMON PET Dog Motorcycle Carrier - Legs out Backpack

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Coming in 9th place is one of my wife Jessica’s favorite pet carrier, the Lemon Pet legs out backpack carrier.

I have to say that I had (and still have) doubts about the safety of this one.

Also, The hooks, zippers, and overall quality of the product seem fine but I wouldn’t feel safe riding at high speed with such small protection.

For example, we did take a ride with our chihuahua at low to medium speed and our little one seemed to enjoy herself anyhow.

Moreover, this model comes in 4 different sizes and 7 assorted patterns and colors.

Wonderfully, It is machine washable, durable, comfortable, and pretty cheap.

It would also make for a nice option for hiking, biking, travel, etc.

Key features

Pet Carrier Backpack Nice for walks, bike rides and other outdoor activities, never leave your puppy alone when you you’re out on an adventure!

Small size fit for 0-2.5kg Dog; Medium Size fit 2.5kg-3.5kg; Larger Size fit for 3.5kg-6.5kg; XL size fit for 6.5kg-9.5kg

Safe design: Hook and loop, zipper and elastic openings allow you to fit your dog inside comfortably. Release Buckles on the end of straps ensure quick installation with just one hand.

Material: made of high quality Canvas and Breathable Mesh, fully Machine washable, durable and comfortable. Two mesh side panels allow maximum air circulation.

Our SIZE CHART is in the 2nd Photo, please measure your pet before your purchase, backpack Suitable for puppy, small, medium dogs and cats

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For this particular model, we didn’t initially intend to review it.

In other words, It was suggested to us by one of our good friends in the pet industry.

Here are the key features:

  • Quick-disconnect mounting straps and sissy bar sleeve allow the bag to be removed from your motorcycle in seconds
  • Sissy bar straps, multiple D-rings, and adjustable straps offer easy, secure mounting options; Features side-mounted carrying handles and a removable shoulder strap for easy portability off the bike
  • Spacious pet compartment Includes a removable and washable bottom tray and resting pad for your pet’s comfort; Includes food and water trays that stow neatly in their own compartment
  • Easy-clean removable foam cushion offers a comfortable ride for your pet; Amenities include an internal adjustable leash, 2 dishes, and removable stash pouch
  • The best way to carry your small pet on your motorcycle in comfort, plus this carrier doubles as an effective cargo bag

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  • The best way to carry your small pet on your motorcycle in comfort, plus this carrier doubles as an effective cargo bag
  • Multiple vents and access flaps let you vent fresh air to your pet while providing easy access to your pet or cargo
  • Sissy bar straps, multiple D-rings, and adjustable straps offer easy, secure mounting options; Features side-mounted carrying handles and a removable shoulder strap for easy portability off the bike
  • Similarly, Easy-clean removable foam cushion offers a comfortable ride for your pet; Amenities include an internal adjustable leash, 2 dishes, and removable stash pouch
  • Measures 20″ L x 13″ W x 15″ H, Recommended pet weight capacity is up-to 20 pounds

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Take your favorite four-legged family member on road, go the distance and discover the wide-open world.

There are two mounting straps on the back of the pet bag. In addition to the four mounting straps around, you can also use the mounting straps to fix the bag on the back of the back seat. This makes the pet bag more stable during driving and lets you travel with pets safer.

  • Fitment – For Touring Trike Models Street Glide Road King Electra Glide Trike Glide with Passenger Seat Sissy Bar or Luggage Rack
  • Large Space – 21.6″ L x 15.7″ W x 14.9″ H, 83 liters by volume; weight capacity is up to 40 pounds. A comfortable big motorcycle dog bag also allows stow food and water trays.
  • Breathable Design & Frame Keep Shape – moto pet carrier with 4 Mesh Breathable Panels and access flaps let your lovely guys enjoy the fresh air and riding trip in a safe pet palace. The internal metal frame and a nice rigid base can protect your buddy well and make a good look on your bike at the same.
  • Detachable Cushion & Enough Storage – Easy-clean removable foam cushion ensure comfort and cleaning. 3 storage pocket is for buddy’s stuff like food, water, toys, and harness.
  • Package – includes 5 Adjustable Straps, 2 Dishes, a Rain Cover, and Removable Stash Pouch. Install instruction is included. If there is any question with the product, please email us via amazon.

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This is obviously another backpack design.

On the other hand it is the most popular dog carrier backpack on amazon. It has thousands of reviews and countless pictures of people wearing it.

For many years, this backpack has been extremely popular amongst dogs and dog owners.

Moreover, this particular medium size one is good to hold up to 30lbs / 13 kg without any problem.

In addition to the small, medium and large model, The X-Large model can support up to 80 pounds. That’s around 36 kg. Will your back be able to sustain the whole way though? Challenge accepted I suppose.

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The Nelson-Rigg Route 1 Rover Pet Carrier has been on a few people’s Instagram in the past year.

Similarly to the most expensive brands, it also has a beautiful and clean design which might have something to do with it.

Made from industry-leading UltraMax fabric, the main compartment can hold pets up to 20lbs / 9KG.

The coolest feature of all, it’s water-resistant, which means you don’t have to stop as soon as it starts raining a little bit.

It has straps for both a sissy bar as well as the lower straps.

Dimension:

LENGTH 17″
HEIGHT 15″
WIDTH 12″

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Coming in #3 is the amazing mcgrady1xm adjustable pet backpack.

Testing this one for a few weeks, I find that it’s the more versatile carrier we found so far.

Obviously, it’s the backpack kind of carrier bag. After using it for a while, I find that it is more comfortable than some of the other models.

That is for the dog as well as the dog owner.

If you are looking for a cheaper option which you can also use for hiking, walking, etc.

At the low end of the price spectrum, It might be worth considering.

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Behold, the almighty Saddlemen 3515-0131 Pet Voyager.

This one came very close to grabbing the number one spot. However, availability, shipping, and handling time combined with personal preferences were the main reasons we felt Saddlemen should be second best.

Other than the usual items you would expect from a high-end pet motorcycle carrier, here are some of the features which differentiate them from the competition and makes them one of the best dog carriers for the motorcycle you can find.

-Multiple vents and flaps

-Spacious pet compartment

-Removable and washable bottom tray

-Adjustable sissy bar

-Quick-disconnect mounting straps and sissy bar sleeve

In the end, the Saddlemen ends up being one of the best option at this time of writing this article.

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Beaver's choice

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The Beaver has spoken!

Occupying the Beaver’s Choice #1 spot for the second year in a row. The Kuryakyn 5288 Grand Pet Palace.

Indeed once again the competition was extremely fierce this year but the results were boringly almost identical.

It’s been two years so you would assume I’d be able to pronounce the name of the company right. Well, you would be wrong about that assumption.

About the product itself, as mentioned in the beginning, this is the top of the line when it comes to motorcycle and bike carriers for dogs.

However, it is far more durable, more reliable, better quality, this one is simply in a league of its own.

Although a bit more pricy than its competition but this is the kind of carrier you only buy once in your life and then you are set.

Above all, It’s easy to adjust, comes with extra straps, has an easy to clean removable foam cushion, and is weather-resistant.

For all these reasons and many more, the Kuryakyn 5288 is the ultimate top dog amonst the dog carrier for motorcycles and bike.

We ordered this one with the intent of returning it but we ended up keeping it as well.

You win again amazon, you win again…

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