Might wanna consider warranty re: clutch and trans if smart does not recommend towing. Kinda hard to hide the hitch.
Another untruth.....I have pulled my trailer thousands of miles behind numerous bikes..never a problem...dont even know they are back there while driving.. Another untruth quashed!Because people will buy them, just like mortorcyclist by them. Not very safe for the bikers either.
Well I am glad you have never had issues with the trailer on your bike. I ride as well and have had enough issues I guess over the years with just the bike and potential accidents where the additiona weight and possibly the whip action of a trailer might have made me, well, dead. I am just a safety type person I guess. Ya try to have a great day/week and be safe out there.Another untruth.....I have pulled my trailer thousands of miles behind numerous bikes..never a problem...dont even know they are back there while driving.. Another untruth quashed!
It looke similar to a and old BMW I think. Anyway thanks for the photo. I'll bet it does draw a crowd.The car is an all original 1958 Isetta 300 survivor. Supposed 80 mpg if I could ever drive it far enough (at 45mph) to test that theory without getting run down. Funny enough there is a factory trailer hitch setup available for the car. It has 1 cyl, 13 hp and weighs some 600 pounds. Makes the smart look big in comparison. If you think people look at the smart you should see them when I take this for a drive
Hi Donald,You and "Archie'" are another example of people spouting off when they don't know what they are talking about.
The German government has certified the Smart for towing (BTW: their towing regulations are much stricter than ours.
"The German government's strict TUV certifies the smart fortwo to tow a maximum of 330kg (726 lbs) with a maximum tongue load of 30kg (66 lbs) so long as the total weight (vehicle + passengers + trailer + cargo) does not exceed 1240kg (2728 lbs)."
There is some discussion of trailers in another thread:here
There are numerous options with the current (450) model, including towing longer canoes, etc.... so it is possible. But of course, with the introduction of a new model comes with the lag of aftermarket suppliers to design and produce a new hitch. (assuming with the redesign the current hitches won't quite fit) Bottomline is yes, but you might have to wait!
That's great news!
BTW, does anyone know if there's enough space for the hitch if you have a modified center dual exhaust? The receiver hitch is higher, but I don't know if the other parts are in the way of the exhaust.
i dont know if id put any money on that.
I could be wrong, but I asked because I thought it was a matter of finding space for the 2" external hitch. I would hope the internal mechanism that attaches to the frame would not interfere with the exhaust. If it does, then it would take another mod, and then who knows what that would do to the integrity of the hitch.You can not use a hitch IF you have the center exhaust!
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Let me qualify my statement by saying you can't use this hitch with it: Smart Car Parts and Accessories » Smart Car Universe .comi dont know if id put any money on that.