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Here is my comparison of the NV200 vs. the Ford Transit Connect as a motorcycle transporter and with the Ram Pro-Master City.

Nissan vs Ford:
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The NV200 looks the be a capable motorcycle transporter even for my tall dirt bike I used in the analysis. The Ford has too low of a door opening height to easily get the bike in.

I also compared the NV200 to the higher priced Ram ProMaster City mini cargo van.

Nissan vs.Ram:
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The NV200 has about 5/8 inch less rear door height clearance than the Ram which is not significant as both allow for rolling the bike in. The extra dollars with the Ram is mainly for the larger engine, rear independent suspension and the application of their 9 speed auto transmission claiming good take off power and 29 mpg highway.

I'm still looking into the Rams tire wear as it may be better that the NV200s owners are experiencing because of the rear independent suspension and larger wheels.

Nissan makes the NV200 mechanically durable and so is the Ram. It may come down to a test ride comfort feeling and budget on the purchase decision.

Also, both Vans can make good campers for us rugged individualist American citizens wanting our liberty and our self reliance.

Any comments, questions, or concerns?
 

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I looks to me that the nv200 has the most space of the 3. Something about the cargo area just looks slightly larger... The Ram is rather ugly IMO... Also the nv200 costs slightly less, but that difference gets closed when you figure in buying new rims and tires...
 

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I specifically picked up an NV200 for hauling the bike to the races. I have the option of taking my truck and/or enclosed trailer, but its nice to have options. For what its worth, with tall bars and hand guards, I had to install a device on my right fork leg that will hold my front suspension in a semi-compressed state (this isn't the device's intended use, but works great to decrease the height an extra 4" or so). Otherwise, I can't quite make it through the door opening. Anyway, hope this is helpful to someone.
 

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Thank you for this. I have been trying to decide between this and the Ram or even going with a Mazda CX-5 and a hitch hauler. I thought the holeshot device would be needed but was really unsure about the length. I'm getting a Beta 250RR or Husqvarna TE250. Where did you pickup the wheel chock and how is it attached? Again thanks for posting the pics. Very helpful.
 

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There are already plugs/holes where the chock goes!! Bolts right in. I've had yz yams, and ktm's in mine and the roll right in no need to compress. I've mx flag style hand guards and they sometimes touch rolling in or out but barely and big deal! The nv is awesome Moto van imo
 
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