We’ve seen many inventions for parking and turning motorcycles around in tight spaces, but none as small as this Turncycle motorcycle turntable.
The Canadian-made Turncycle consists of a sturdy but lightweight 400mm-diameter disc that supports the bike by the centre stand and then allows it to be easily turned around.
While it doesn’t work with sidestand-only bikes, Rob Baetz from Turncycle says he is working on a sidestand version.
We’ve tested it and it not only looks sturdy, but is.
Rob says they have upgraded the Turncycle with the new 20″ (508mm) disc kit.
“It is really heavy duty,” he says. “I went from 11-gauge steel to 7-gauge to give it the strength to not deflect when near the edge of the disc. It has been a better seller than the 16” (400mm) disc lately.
“I have had several inquiries from Australia about the disc kits. They love the idea of it.”
Rob says it has non-slip surfaces, is 12.7mm thick, weighs just 4.78kg and will take a bike up to 454kg.
The Turncycle will support big touring bikes like the BMW R 1200 GS which weighs almost 250kg.
“The one thing that makes my product better than some competitive models is I include the two rubber mats which raises the motorcycle up to the same height as the disc, giving you the same lifting effort as if you had the bike on the ground,” says Rob.
Once on the Turncycle, pull the rubber mats away and push down on the rear of the bike to start turning it around. It feels very light to turn yet stable; not as if your will tumble over.
Another benefit is that it raises the bike a little. That means you don’t need someone to push down on the front to lift the rear tyre so you can spin the wheel and oil your chain.
The TurnCycle centre stand disc costs $164.99 Canadian, which is close to parity with the Australian dollar.
You can buy it without the rubber mats, or get the whole package for $184.99. If you buy the rubber mats later they cost an extra $24.
Turncycle can ship to Australia for about an extra $90 which is now added in the online checkout area of the website.
The disc will work with motorcycles with a centre stand of 20-38cm (8-15″).