There are certain necessities you need when choosing a motorcycle jack or lift that’s right for you. Not only does it need to be strong, sturdy, and stable, but it also needs to provide you with the right amount of functionality when in use and easy storage when it isn’t.
There are literally dozens of hydraulic (and non-hydraulic) motorcycle lifts on the market that claim to be the best, which can be completely overwhelming to the average person. We’ve done the research and came up with our top picks for this specialty floor jack. Here are our picks for best motorcycle floor jacks currently available.
This model by PowerZone is our top pick for all of your motorcycle maintenance needs. Users immediately notice the sleek design of this jack, with its professional red, black, and chrome finish. Be assured, however, this particular model won’t just look good in your garage. Much like our pick for our favorite 3-ton jack, PowerZone makes some of the best products for the money.
A great choice for both motorcycles and ATVs, this hydraulic motorcycle lift stand is perfect for a variety of bikes. It has a lift range of 4-1/2″ to 14-1/2″ and a lift capacity that maxes out at 1700 lbs. The PowerZone also includes a safety lock with multiple locking positions for maximum user safety, as well as a removable T-Handle that provides the user an extra secure grip.
Speaking of grips, this lift also has saddle pads with superior gripping abilities that ensure your motorcycle or ATV is always protected. The 3800474 was definitely designed to provide the utmost in safety and security. Another great feature of this motorcycle jack is its intuitive foot-activated hydraulic pump. These features leave your hands free to better position and stabilize your vehicle while it is getting worked on.
Weighing in at 62.4 lbs. and collapsing to just 4-1/2″ high, this model is easy to use and easy to store. Each arm measures 2-3/8″ x 12″ and the total platform measures 12″ x 12″. Combine all of these great features with its sturdy, steel construction, and you have a motorcycle lift that can handle anything from a Yamaha to a Harley.
The main drawback of the PowerZone is that others have reported it having trouble lifting larger bikes, as the arm length is a bit short and needed to be expertly maneuvered in order to get a bigger bike in place. However, if you’re sure that your bike will fit within the length restrictions, this is an excellent jack to have in your workshop for any maintenance that may arise on your motorcycles or ATVs.
Our first runner up is this motorcycle lift jack from OTC, a name synonymous with hydraulic jacks. This motorcycle lift has a lift capacity of 1,500 lbs., a lift range that goes as low as 3-1/2” (the lowest on the market), and a maximum height of 16-3/4 inch. With its 17-inch long skids, it can fit some of the widest and longest cruisers currently on the market, making this an incredibly versatile piece of equipment.
This motorcycle jack also includes a removable handle, which provides you with an ultra accessible 360-degree access to the load. Safety features on this model include foot pedal release locking, sturdy rear casters, and an automatic safety lock. Similarly, two ratcheting tie down straps ensure that your bike is always securely in place.
Combine all of these features with a 2-year manufacturer warranty, and this model is a great value. Some users report that the foot pedal is a bit finicky and controlling the rate of descent is a bit tougher than other models. Another drawback to the OTC 1545 Motorcycle Lift is that it is really only ideal for motorcycles and not recommended for ATVs, riding lawnmowers, or other specialty vehicles.
While the Black Widow looks pretty basic, its durable functionality, lightweight design, and low price point make for a very practical choice for a lift stand. This motorcycle scissor jack has an all black, steel frame with a 1,100 lb. capacity, which is impressive considering this jack weighs in at only 32 lbs. itself.
It is perfect for lifting cruisers or touring motorcycles from 3.75″ to 16.25″, and even includes removable frame adapters, adding an additional 2″ to 3.25″ to the maximum height.
The manually operated scissor lift frame is designed for lifting a motorcycle from either the front or the rear and is not meant for lifting an entire bike at once. This product is easy to use and easy to store, as well as ideal for providing a little extra height needed to work comfortably at a either a motorcycle table or a workbench.
Overall, this is a stable, practical, and compact jack that will provide you with basic front- or back-end motorcycle maintenance. You won’t get the same convenience, easy-of-use, and weight capacity as the two models above, but for many, it’s a great no-frills choice.
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