If you’re a real grease monkey that loves to tinker around with your bikes or you simply have a bike that you don’t ride that often but need to move around for some reason, you’ll probably want a decent dolly.

Dollies provide the perfect way to move bikes around in confined spaces, and if you start collecting classics you may very well start feeling the pinch when it comes to space in your automotive area.

Luckily, dollies aren’t all that expensive and it’s pretty difficult to get them wrong. Still, I had a look at some of the better prospects, which as usual you’ll find below.

Rage Powersports Dolly

Cruisers and choppers are some of the heaviest, longest, and most unwieldy bikes money can buy. Which means that they are also most likely to benefit from the dolly treatment, as their weekend-warrior owners have to work around them during the week.

Unfortunately, you can’t just roll one of these puppies onto any old dolly since you may end up simply crushing the poor thing. You need something heavy duty and extra long like this dolly from Rage Powersports. You can put as much as 1250 pounds on this sucker, which is considerably more than even the heaviest production model bikes from companies like Harley Davidson.

It’s powder-coated to help stave off the rust and has a really neat kickstand plate that’s also adjustable. The dolly has a fair bit of assembly required from the box, so you should budget at least an hour. Some people also seem to think that the wheels won’t hold up to 800+ pound bikes for very long, so it may be necessary to beef up the caster wheels in the future.

Some bikes with very long kickstands also seem to flex the kickstand plate, which may be a problem in some cases, but in most cases it seems to be fine.

This is not a cheap dolly, but if you want to run with the big boys you have to pony up and this dolly will safely move your even more expensive pride and joy around.

Hardline MS-1

We’ll here is something entirely different. While most dollies consist of a big steel frame rolling on some coasters, the MS-1 is a heavy-duty disc with a bunch of tiny castor wheels underneath. You put the rear wheel of the bike on it and suddenly you have almost the same level of easy movement you’d get with a full-size, traditional dolly.

There is no upper limit on the weight this can handle – well, at least not in terms of what a bike can weigh.

I really like the idea behind this dolly. It’s simple, it’s cheap, and it uses a very clever idea to do a job that’s usually given to something much more complicated.

The problem seems to be that this puck-style dolly works too well. Some people have been caught out by how little resistance it provides and had to really reel in their bikes, so be careful.

It also seems as if the casters do rust a bit and may make it less slidey in future, but given that it is too slidey out of the box that may be a good thing. This really is a perfect little device for the average person’s garage and is probably what I would spend my money on as an everyday biker who needs a way to more easily move my bike around a confined space. This is a big two thumbs up from me.

Motomover Premium Motorcycle Dolly

Hey Mr. Moneybags or, more likely, bike shop owner. Here is something that will cost you five Benjamins and promises a lot of “premium” for that money. So what’s on offer?

Well this can carry an astounding 1500 pounds of weight. I’m not sure which bikes actually weight that much, but hey – if you have one you can put it on this dolly.

It also has a better grade of caster, which is often a place they skimp on with cheaper dollies. So they work well for a bit at the start and you end up having to buy new ones. I expect these medical grade casters should do a better job than that.

If you are an owner of a bike like the monstrous Triumph Rocket III with a 240 rear tire then this is really one of your only options.

If you can afford it, buy this dolly.

Pit Viper

You can tell from the name what the Pit Viper’s intentions are. This is unashamedly a trackday tool, which is why it’s priced a bit more than a small sportsbike dolly you’d usually buy.

Of course, nothing is stopping you from using it as a regular dolly, since really there isn’t much difference. This dolly is billed as being “portable”, but I have no idea why, since they don’t say how exactly this is the case.

It’s got a nice locking pin system to make sure there’s no chance the bike will roll off either end, which is obviously good. There’s also a kickstand plate.

Assembly doesn’t seem to be problematic as long as you can keep track of all the nuts and bolts. Putting together a dolly is not for you if you are very disorganized. It may take a while, is what I’m saying.

The product is solid, but nothing special. The wheels, as is often the case, may need replacing with something of better quality, however.