by Molly Gilbert
MSRP: $395.00 plus shipping & handling
VERDICT: When I saw a video of the Tow-ster in action, operated by a single person, I thought ‘what a cool gadget for a gal to have tucked away in her garage!’. Weighing all of 38 lbs., this appeared to be a small, convenient package to have if infrequently in need of towing a motorbike.
Aside from once meeting the repeated requirement of having to start an old Datsun 280Z with a long screwdriver in the 1980s, I don’t believe I have a mechanical bone in my body.
The website shows them hauling a BMW1150R, a Triumph Speed Triple and a scooter. So, I figured, it should be able to handle my Yamaha FZ 1000. And, after some time – and a little help from fellow MMM scribe Sev Pearman – it did.
Initially, I was worried silly that my bike was going to end up falling off and being damaged or dented in some way because, well, the whole contraption seemed pretty … flimsy. I never felt quite confident with it pulling my pride & joy, but it is amazingly nimble & smooth on turns and over bumps. If your bike is broken down at the side of a road or you simply want to haul it to a track, the Tow-ster may be of interest.
CONTACT: Tow-ster; 1-800-903-1750; www.tow-ster.com